About me

Ananth Sridharan, PhD

Welcome! I am an Aerospace Engineer with a specialization in flight dynamics and aeromechanics of rotary-wing vehicles - helicopters and other VTOL platforms. I completed my B.Tech in Aerospace Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 2008, followed by an M.S. and Ph.D. at the University of Maryland, College Park in 2014. Currently, I am an Aircraft Design Engineer working at project Vahana (A3/Airbus).

Over the years, my interests have grown to include physics-based modeling, scientific computing and code acceleration techniques. By applying program optimization to the implementation of aero-flight-mechanics models, I developed a real-time "engine" for a high-fidelity flight dynamic simulator. For more, please explore the research section.

All of 
my work has been on simulation modeling using numerical computing. For individual projects, I developed analysis and design tools using a combination of MATLAB, Fortran 90, Python, CUDA-C/CUDA-Fortran, C and OPENMP. My interests are physics-based modeling of vehicles for design & simulation, and application of parallel computing to speed up these processes.