Anil Variyar

Anil Variyar

Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics
Durand Building, Room 010A
Stanford, CA 94305


Ph.D. Candidate, Aeronautics & Astronautics, Stanford University, 2013-present
M.S , Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, 2013
B.Tech, Mechanical Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India, 2011

Research Interests

  • Aircraft Conceptual Design
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Aeroelastics
  • System Level Modelling and Analysis

Current Research Focus

My current research is on the conceptual and preliminary design and optimization of unconventional aircraft configurations. The focus is on inclusion of aircraft geometry and the use of physics-based methods like FEA based weight estimation at the conceptual design stage. We are also working on integrating aeroelastic constraints into the conceptual / preliminary design process.


Palacios, F., Economon, T. D., Aranake, A. C., Copeland, S. R., Lonkar, A. K., Lukaczyk, T. W., Manosalvas, D. E., Naik, K. R., Padron, A. S., Tracey, B., Variyar, A., and Alonso, J. J., "Stanford University Unstructured (SU2): Open-source analysis and design technology for turbulent flows," AIAA Paper 2014-0243, AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition 2014: 52nd Aerospace Sciences Meeting, National Harbor, MD, January 13-17, 2014.
Variyar, A., Alonso, J. J., Lukaczyk, T. , Colonno, M., "Fuel-Burn Impact of Re-Designing Future Aircraft with Changes in Mission Speci cations," AIAA Paper 2014-0181, 52nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, National Harbor, MD, January 13-17, 2014.