Ashwin Vishnu Mohanan

Phone: +46 8 790 61 84
Fax: +46 8 796 98 50
E-mail: avmo@mech.kth.se
WWW: Personal Homepage
Room: 2606 Osquars backe 18


M.Tech., Aerospace Engg., 2014: Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K), India

B.Tech., Mechanical Engg., 2011: College of Engineering, Trivandrum, India

Research and Professional Activities

  • Geophysical flows, Turbulence
  • Numerical methods, scientific computing

Doctoral Project (2014 - ): Waves and vortices in geophysical turbulence

  • Study of energy cascade and interaction between wave and vortical modes in shallow-water turbulence.
  • Modified shallow-water equations to study shallow water turbulence sans shocks.
  • MILESTONE project: Mixing and length scales in stratified turbulence.
  • Core developer: FluidDyn project on Bitbucket

Graduate Project (2013 – 14): Mixed convection instabilities with and without Boussinesq approximation

  • Study on the effect of heating and cooling on flow instabilities leading to transition in mixed convection regime by using DNS and through linear viscous and inviscid stability theories for mixed convection
  • A newly developed energy based receptivity approach.
  • Developed a code based on compressible NS equation to validate the above results in a variable density Non-Boussinesq formulation.


Please note that this list might not be complete. Follow each article link for additional authors.

2019FluidDyn: A Python Open-Source Framework for Research and Teaching in Fluid Dynamics by Simulations, Experiments and Data Processing
Journal of Open Research Software 7  (Published)
2019FluidFFT: common API (C++ and Python) for Fast Fourier Transform HPC libraries
Journal of Open Research Software 7  (Published)
2019FluidSim: modular, object-oriented Python package for high-performance CFD simulations
Journal of Open Research Software 7  (Published)
2019Shallow water wave turbulence
Journal of Fluid Mechanics   (Submitted)
2017A two-dimensional toy model for geophysical turbulence
Physics of Fluids 29  (Published)
2016FluidImage, a libre framework for scientific treatments of large sets of images: A software for the fluid dynamic community, by the fluid dynamic community
Congrès Francophone de Techniques Laser (CFTL), Toulouse, France   (Published)
2016First report of the MILESTONE experiment: strongly stratified turbulence and mixing efficiency in the Coriolis platform
VIIIth International Symposium on Stratified Flows (ISSF)   (Published)
2014KdV Equation and Computations of Solitons: Nonlinear Error Dynamics
Journal of Scientific Computing 62(3) 693-717 (Published)