Dr. Amitabha Ghosh

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Rochester Institute of Technology

 

Contents

Work Information

Professional Memberships

Contact Information

Current Projects

Biographical Information

Personal Interests

Work Information

Job title

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Key responsibilities

Areas of Focus

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Professional Memberships

AIAA

SIAM

ASME

Sigma-Xi

Tau-Beta-Pi

Sigma-Gamma-Tau

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Contact Information

Electronic mail address

angeme@rit.edu

RIT Web address

http://people.rit.edu/angeme

Office phone

716-475-2191

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Current Projects

Modernization of the RIT Wind Tunnel

The RIT low speed subsonic wind tunnel is being upgraded for research quality data acquisition. The goal is to improve data quality. So far the tunnel test section has been redesigned (for a quick view, click here). and new data acquisition systems have been added. Currently interference assessment is being made. Some of the new and challenging projects involve design and testing of micro-air vehicles, low Reynolds number flows, automotive applications, moonbuggy, and the aeromodeling club.

Transonic Wall Interference Corrections using TWNTN4A

The 0.3 meter Transonic, Cryogenic Tunnel at NASA-Langley is currently being upgraded for the use of TWNTN4A. This computer code uses the non-linear transonic small disturbance equations for adaptive wall test sections to obtain wall interference corrections. The goal is to improve data quality and productivity.

Wall Interference Corrections using PMARC

This development is part of the WICS Project at NASA-Ames. PMARC Code is used to model the flow at the NASA 12 ft. Pressure Tunnel. The objective is to develop and test coding which can communicate with the experimental data and apply theoretical corrections in simulated real-time while the wind tunnel tests are running.

Pressure Controlled Restacking

Today's high speed copiers require speed and accuracy in the restacking operation. This involves analytical modeling of the restacking step and experimentally verifying the model.

Graphical Interpretations of Iterative Solvers

This project explores the efficiency of iterative solvers from a graphical standpoint. So far two of the popular solvers - The Conjugate Gradient Method and the Davidson's method have been investigated.

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Biographical Information

I was born in Howrah, India. It is a part of the state of West Bengal. I had schooling in Bengal Engineering College Model School from 1956-1969. Then I obtained my B.Tech. and M.Tech. degrees in Aeronautical Engineering in 1969 and 1974 from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur . I came to the U.S. as a student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Mississippi State University , obtained my Ph.D. in General Engineering Composite (Major: Aerospace Engineering) , and joined the faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology in 1980. You may view my resume if you click here.

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Personal Interests

I am very interested in working with students keen to learn the mechanics of fluid flows. My active interests are in the fields of mathematics and physics. I am the Chairman of the Aerospace Engineering Option in Mechanical Engineering at RIT. On the personal side, I enjoy photography, good music, camping and reading. In 1998-99, I was the President of the Bengali Association. I have also been involved in activities of scouting, and mentored students for Pittsford school science projects and the Science Congress.

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Last Revised: December 18, 2001