Akshay L. Patil
Affiliations.Delft University of Technology
BK West 550
Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
I studied Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Pune in India to obtain my Bachelors of Engineering [B.E.]. I then moved to the Delft University of Technology [TUD] at the CiTG faculty to study Environmental Fluid Mechanics, where I worked mainly on developing and applying Computational Fluid Dynamics [CFD] for tsunami interactions with sea walls and wave overtopping predictions in shallow coastal environments. While at TUD, I briefly visited the University of Western Australia [UWA] as part of my MSc. thesis research.
Inspired by the viability of CFD in environmental flows, I then moved to Stanford University in the United States to study the interaction of surface gravity waves, turbulence, and tidal currents over naturally rough walls. Here I developed a highly efficient parallel code to enable direct simulations of the Navier-Stokes equations for such complex flow environments to better understand the turbulence physics.
I am passionate about environmental flows, turbulence physics, and CFD. Outside my scientific interests, I enjoy music and travelling. Within the 3D Geoinformation research group, I will focus on applying CFD techniques to study flows within urban environments and quantify the uncertainties in these predictions.
|Mar 1, 2023||Excited to begin my post-doctral research with Prof. Clara Garcia-Sanchez|
|Jan 20, 2023||Defended my Ph.D. thesis work and enjoying a wonderful break with my wife in CA|
|Sep 16, 2019||Moved to Stanford University in sunny CA for a Ph.D. with Prof. Oliver Fringer|
|Aug 31, 2019||Graduated with an MSc.|
|Feb 1, 2019||Started working on my MSc. thesis|
|Dec 1, 2018||Started as a Graduate intern at Arcadis B.V., Zwolle, NL|
|Aug 21, 2018||First publication [here]|
|Jun 21, 2016||Graduated with a B.E.|
Characterising the roughness in channel flows using direct numerical simulationsJournal of Hydraulic Engineering, Tbd 2023
Drag enhancement by the addition of weak waves to a wave-current boundary layer over bumpy wallsJournal of Fluid Mechanics, Aug 2022