
Aniket C. Aranake
Background
Ph.D. Candidate, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, 2011present.
M.S., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, 2011.
B.S., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Rutgers University, 2009.
Research Interests
My research is on the analysis and design of diffuser augmented wind turbines (DAWTs) using computational fluid dynamics. A DAWT is a wind turbine encased in an aerodynamic shroud, which serves to accelerate incoming airflow before it passes through the blades of the turbine. Accurate modelling of such systems depends heavily on capturing complex interactions between the wake of a wind turbine and the fluid boundary layer of the encasing shroud. Highorder methods are preferred for the simulation of such systems to reduce the decay of wake vorticity. As such, overset meshes with structured grids are used frequently in this work. The phenomenon of laminarturbulent transition has also been shown to greatly influence both the viscous and pressure loads on turbine blades, and accurate transition modelling is another key feature of this project.
My research interests include:
 Wind turbines and wind energy
 Turbulence and turbulence modelling
 Laminarturbulent transition
Publications

Aniket Aranake, Vinod Lakshminarayan, and Karthik Duraisamy, Computational Analysis of Shrouded Wind Turbine Configurations Using a 3Dimensional RANS Solver. Renewable Energy 75 (2015): 818832


Aniket Aranake, Vinod Lakshminarayan, and Karthik Duraisamy, "Assessment of loworder theories for analysis and design of shrouded wind turbines using CFD." Journal of Physics: Conference Series. Vol. 524. No. 1. IOP Publishing, 2014.

 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): Opensource analysis and design technology for turbulent flows," AIAA Paper 20140243, AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition 2014: 52nd Aerospace Sciences Meeting, National Harbor, MD, January 1317, 2014. 

Palacios, F., Colonno, M. R., Aranake, A. C., Campos, A., Copeland, S. R., Economon, T. D., Lonkar, A. K., Lukaczyk, T. W., Taylor, T. W. R., Alonso, J. J., "Stanford University Unstructured (SU^{2}): An opensource integrated computational environment for multiphysics simulation and design.," AIAA Paper 20130287, 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Grapevine, Texas, January 710, 2013. 

Aniket Aranake, Vinod Lakshminarayan, and Karthik Duraisamy (2013), Computational Analysis of Shrouded Wind Turbine Configurations. 51st Aerospace Sciences Meeting


Aniket Aranake, Vinod Lakshminarayan, and Karthik Duraisamy (2012), Assessment of Transition Model and CFD Methodology for Wind Turbine Flows. 42nd AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit:
eISBN: 9781600869334 
