Manav Bhatia, Ph.D.

Bhatia_ManavManav Bhatia, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
318C Walker Engineering Building
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Phone: 662.325.7294
Email: bhatia@ae.msstate.edu

http://bhatia.ae.msstate.edu/

 

 

Bio-Sketch

Manav Bhatia received his PhD in 2007 from the University of Washington, Seattle WA where he worked on the problem of computational design procedures for high-speed flight vehicles. He gained industry experience as a Loads and Dynamics Engineer at Aviation Partners Boeing, Seattle WA, before moving to Virginia Tech as a PostDoctoral Research Associate. He worked as a Research Engineer at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson Air Force Base from Feb 2012 to Aug 2014. Following this, Manav joined the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Mississippi State University as an Assistant Professor. His research interests lie in the development of adaptive computational technologies and their application towards design of engineering systems that exhibit strong multidisciplinary interactions. The nature of his studies has varied from more fundamental, like the development of an adaptive high-order unsteady compressible Euler solvers for fluid-structure interaction, to more applied, such as the design of truss-braced-wing airplanes.

 

Research Interests

  • Computational mechanics
  • High-order, adaptive, finite element analysis
  • Fluid-structure interaction
  • Aeroelasticity
  • Multidisciplinary design optimization

 

Teaching

  • Airplane Design (AOE 4065/4066, Virginia Tech 2010-2011)

 

Funding Agencies

  • Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson Air Force Base

 

Selected Journal Publications

  • Bhatia, M. and Livne, E., Design-Oriented Thermostructural Analysis with External & Internal Radiation, Part I: Steady State, AIAA Journal, Vol. 46, No. 3, March 2008, pp. 578-590
  • Bhatia, M. and Livne, E., Design-Oriented Thermostructural Analysis with External & Internal Radiation, Part II: Transient Analysis, AIAA Journal, Vol. 47, No. 5, May 2009, pp. 1228-1240
  • Gur, O., Bhatia, M., Schetz, J. A., Mason, W. H. and Kapania, R. K., Design Optimization of a Truss-Braced Wing Aircraft, Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 47, No. 6, 2010, pp. 1907-1917
  • Bhatia, M., Kapania, R. K. and Evans, D., A Comparative Study of Optimal Stiffener Placement for Curvilinearly Stiffened Panels, Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 48, No. 1, 2011, pp. 77-91
  • Gur, O., Bhatia, M., Mason, W. H., Schetz, J. A., Kapania, R. K. and Nam, T., Development of Framework for Truss-Braced Wing Conceptual MDO, Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Vol. 44, No. 2, 2011, pp. 277-298
  • Bhatia, M., Kapania, R. K. and Haftka, R. T., Structural and Aeroelastic Characteristics of a Truss Braced Wing: A Parametric Study, Journal of Aircraft, 2012, Vol. 49, No. 1, pp. 302-310
  • Bhatia, M., Patil, M., Woolsey, C., Stanford, B. K., and Beran, P. S., Stabilization of Flapping-Wing Micro-Air Vehicles in Gust Environments, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 2014, Vol. 37, No. 2, pp. 592-607
  • Stanford, B. K., Beran, P. S., and Bhatia, M., Aeroelastic Topology Optimization of Blade-Stiffened Panels, Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 51, No. 3, pp. 938-944
  • Bhatia, M., and Beran, P. S., h-Adaptive Stabilized Finite Element Solver for Calculation of Generalized Aerodynamic Forces, AIAA Journal, In press
  • Bhatia, M., and Beran, P. S., Higher-Order Transonic Flutter Solutions, AIAA-2014-0336, 55th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, National Harbor, MD, Jan. 13-17, 2014

Professional Memberships

  • Senior member, AIAA