Dr Rajeev Kumar JAIMAN
Assistant Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Block EA-02-03
9 Engineering Drive 1
Singapore 117575
Contact: +65-6601-2547

Homepage: https://blog.nus.edu.sg/fsig/
Rajeev K. Jaiman is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS). An aeronautical engineer by training, his research concentrates on a high-fidelity physical modeling via high-performance computing, with emphasis on large-scale computations of fluid-solid and fluid-fluid interfaces. Of particular interest have been on the interface discretization techniques for spatial and temporal coupling of interacting physical fields, whereby numerous fundamental numerical issues are solved with high accuracy and stability for general geometric and physical conditions. Several mission-critical projects have employed some of our pioneering modeling tools and techniques, both in academia and industry (aerospace, marine/offshore, wind-turbine, bio-locomotion and various energy-related and civil engineering applications).

Prior to his current appointment at NUS, Dr. Jaiman was the Director of CFD Development at Altair Engineering, Inc., Mountain View, California. He was responsible for the development of commercial finite element based CFD solver, AcuSolve. Before Altair, he was the Lead CFD Developer at ACUSIM Software, Inc from 2007-2010. Dr. Jaiman earned his Bachelor of Technology degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai. Dr. Jaiman received his master's and doctorate degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2005, he was awarded the Strehlow Memorial “Outstanding Researcher” recognition. In 2002 and 2004, he was nominated as a fellow of Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) department at UIUC. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal and conference proceedings and has served as expert reviewers for numerous leading journals.

Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, UIUC
MS, Aero. and Astro. Engineering, UIUC
BTech, Aerospace Engineering, IIT, Mumbai

Modules Taught
ME 4231 - Aerodynamics and Propulsion
ME 5302 - Computational Fluid Mechanics
ME 5361 - Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics
ME 5303 - Industrial Aerodynamics
ME 3103 - Mechanical Systems Design Modules
EG 2401 - Engineering Professionalism

Research Interests
Computational Fluid Mechanics
Fluid-Structure Interaction
Multiphysics Simulations
Flow Control and Drag Reduction
Model Reduction and Data-Driven Computing
Compressible Flows and Shock Waves
Variational and Reduced-Kinetic Theory Methods

Selected Publications
1. V Joshi, R.K. Jaiman "A positivity preserving and conservative variational scheme for phase-field modeling of two-phase flows", J. of Computational Physics, 360, 137-166, 2018.
2. V Joshi, R.K. Jaiman, “A Positivity Preserving Variational Method for Multi-dimensional Convection-Diffusion-Reaction Equation’’, J. of Computational Physics, 339, 247-284, 2017.
3. A. Yenduri, R. Ghoshal, R.K. Jaiman, “A new partitioned staggered scheme for flexible multibody interactions with strong inertial effects”, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol. 315, pp. 316-347, 2017
4. Yao, W. and Jaiman R.K. “Feedback Control of Vortex-Induced Vibrations Using Eigensystem Realization Algorithm”, J. of Fluid Mechanics, 827, 357-393, 2017
5. Yao, W. and Jaiman R.K. “Model Reduction and Mechanism for the Vortex-Induced Vibrations of Bluff Bodies”, J. of Fluid Mechanics, 827, 394-414, 2017
6. Jaiman, R.K., Pillalamarri, N.R. and Guan, M.Z, “A stable second-order partitioned iterative scheme for freely vibrating low-mass bluff bodies in a uniform flow,” Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 301:187–215, 2016.
7. Jaiman, R. K., Parmar, M. and Gurugubelli, “Added mass and aeroelastic stability of a flexible plate interacting with mean flow in a confined channel”, J. Applied Mechanics, 81, 2013.
8. Gurugubelli, P.S. and Jaiman R.K. “Self-induced flapping dynamics of inverted flexible foil”, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 781, 657-694, 2015
9. B. Liu, Jaiman, R.K. “Interaction dynamics of gap flow with vortex-induced vibration in side-by-side cylinder arrangement”, Physics of Fluids, 28 (12), 127103, 2016
10. Mysa, R.C., Kaboudian, A. and Jaiman, R.K., “On the origin of wake-induced vibration in two tandem circular cylinders at low Reynolds number”, J. of Fluids and Structures, 61, 76-98, 2016
11. R.K. Jaiman, S. Sen, and P. Gurugubelli. A fully implicit combined field scheme for freely vibrating square cylinders with sharp and rounded corners. Computers and Fluids, 112:1–18, 2015.