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Harsha K. Chelliah

Professor
Unit: School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Office location and address
Mechanical & Aerospace Building, Rm 333
570 Edgemont Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
B.S. ​Mechanical Engineering, University of Moratuwa in Sri Lanka, 1981
M.S. ​Mechanical Engineering, SUNY at Stony Brook, 1984
Ph.D. ​Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, 1989
Biography

Professor Chelliah joined the UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA in the Fall of 1992. He received his B.Sc. degree (First-Class Honors) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Moratuwa in Sri Lanka in January 1981, MS degree in Mechanical Engineering from SUNY at Stony Brook in August 1984, and Ph.D. degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University in January 1989. After completion of his Ph.D., he continued his research work at Princeton University as a Research Associate/Staff Member from 1988-1992.

Professor Chelliah is an active member of the Combustion Institute, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is an Associate Fellow of AIAA and a member of the AIAA Technical Committee on Propellants and Combustion. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Combustion Theory and Modelling.

A Micro-CVI Reactor for SiC/SiC CMC Development (Part 2: Optimum interface recipes)
Source: Rolls-Royce Corporation
June 01, 2021 – May 31, 2022
Soot Production and Oxidation in a Micro-flow Tube Reactor: Species and Soot Particle Size Distribution Measurements for Soot Model Validation
Source: Rolls-Royce Corporation
October 01, 2019 – December 31, 2021
NSF IPA
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
October 23, 2018 – October 22, 2020
Soot Production and Oxidation in a Micro-flow Tube Reactor: Species and Soot Particle Size Distribution Measurements for Soot Model Validation
Source: Rolls-Royce Corporation
December 15, 2018 – August 31, 2019
A Micro-CVI Reactor for SiC/SiC CMC Development (Part 2: Experimental Investigation of the Heterogeneous Reaction Pathways in SiC CVD)
Source: Rolls-Royce Corporation
December 01, 2018 – March 31, 2019
A Micro-CVI Reactor for SiC/SiC CMC Development - Part 1: Experimental and Computational Investigation to Better Understand the Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Reaction Pathways and Mass Transport Effects
Source: Rolls-Royce Corporation
June 01, 2017 – September 30, 2018
EN-MAE Turbulent Flame Structure of Cavity Stabilized Reacting Sherer Layers; Effects of Flow Compressibility, Heat Release, and Finite-rate Kinetics
Source: U.S. DOD - Air Force - Afosr
July 01, 2015 – September 29, 2018
Uncertainty-Analysis-Driven Reduced-Order Kinetic Models Targeting Combustion Dynamics
Source: Combustion Research and Flow Technology, Inc.
September 29, 2017 – September 13, 2018
EN-MAE-CH20 PLIF measurement of turbulent flame structure in a scramjet combuster
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
June 01, 2016 – May 31, 2018
Soot Production and Oxidation in a Micro-flow Tube Reactor: Species and Soot Particle Size Distribution Measurements for Soot Model Validation
Source: Rolls-Royce Corporation
July 15, 2017 – December 31, 2017
EN-MAE-Reduced-Order Kinetic Models for Real Fuels Applicable to High-Pressure Turbulent Flows
Source: Combustion Research and Flow Technology, Inc.
August 26, 2016 – August 31, 2017
EN-MAE- Compact Kinetic Models for High-Pressure Turbulent Flows_CLOSED
Source: Combustion Research and Flow Technology, Inc.
August 01, 2016 – January 31, 2017
EN-MAE Prediction and Measurement of the Soot Build-Up in Film-Cooled Rocket Engines
Source: Combustion Research and Flow Technology, Inc.
August 04, 2015 – August 05, 2016
Characterization of Radical and Stable Species from Pyrolytic and Catalytic Endothermic Fuel Decomposition
Source: U.S. DOD - Air Force - Afosr
September 30, 2012 – November 29, 2015
Merging Hyperspectral Imagery and Multi-Scale Modeling for Laser Lethality
Source: U.S. DOD - Air Force - Afosr
September 15, 2010 – November 14, 2015
EN-MAE Center for Hypersonic Combined Cycle Flow Physics
Source: U.S. DOD - Air Force - Afosr
June 01, 2009 – December 31, 2014
EN-MAE Soot Modeling and Testing
Source: Rolls-Royce Corporation
January 01, 2014 – December 31, 2014
EN-MAE-VSGC-Investigation of Counterflow Flame Nozzle Geometries Using a Two-Dimenstional Axisymmetric Reacting Flow Model
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
June 01, 2013 – May 31, 2014
EN-MAE Soot Modeling and Testing
Source: Rolls-Royce Corporation
January 01, 2013 – December 31, 2013
VSGC GRA - RJohnson
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
June 01, 2011 – May 31, 2013
MAE 2100: Thermodynamics
Credits: 3
Includes the formulation of the first and second laws of thermodynamics; energy conservation; concepts of equilibrium, temperature, energy, and entropy; equations of state; processes involving energy transfer as work and heat; reversibility and irreversibility; closed and open systems; and cyclic processes. Prerequisite: APMA 1110.
MAE 3120: Thermal Systems Analysis
Credits: 3
Analysis of thermodynamic cycles and energy conversion systems. Topics include multi-component system analysis, real fluids, chemical equilibrium, and renewable energy systems. Applications include power generation, internal combustion engines, refrigeration/heat pump systems, energy audits, fuel cells, bio-derived fuels, and solar, wind, and water energy systems. Prerequisite: MAE 2100.
MAE 4513: Aerospace Engineering Special Projects
Credits: 2
Applied research in areas pertinent to aerospace engineering; conducted in close consultation with a departmental faculty advisor. Includes the design and construction of experiments, analysis, or the investigation of physical phenomena. The research may be related to ongoing faculty research and may be the topic of the senior thesis, but its scope must be significantly beyond that required for the thesis. Prerequisite Fourth yr. standing.
MAE 4514: Aerospace Engineering Special Projects
Credits: 2
Applied research in areas pertinent to aerospace engineering; conducted in close consultation with a departmental faculty advisor. Includes the design and construction of experiments, analysis, or the investigation of physical phenomena. The research may be related to ongoing faculty research and may be the topic of the senior thesis, but its scope must be significantly beyond that required for the thesis. Prerequisite Fourth yr. standing
MAE 4610: Mechanical Engineering Design I
Credits: 3
Coverage of the design process including project management, specifications, budgeting and case histories, Conceptual, preliminary, and detailed design phases. Technical proposal and report preparation and technical presentations. Organization of design teams to work on specific semester long mechanical design projects selected to illustrate the design process. Engineering 4th Year Standing or instructor permission.
MAE 6592: Special Topics in Mechanical and Aerospace Science: Intermediate Level
Credits: 1–3
Study of a specialized, advanced, or exploratory topic relating to mechanical or aerospace engineering science, at the first-graduate-course level. May be offered on a seminar or a team-taught basis. Subjects selected according to faculty interest. New graduate courses are usually introduced in this form. Specific topics and prerequisites are listed in the Course Offering Directory.
MAE 8897: Graduate Teaching Instruction
Credits: 1–12
For master's students.
MAE 8999: Master's Thesis Research, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Credits: 1–12
Formal documentation of faculty supervision of thesis research. Each full-time, resident Master of Science student in mechanical and aerospace engineering is required to register for this course for the number of credits equal to the difference between his or her regular course load (not counting the one-credit MAE 7510 seminar) and 12.
MAE 9897: Graduate Teaching Instruction
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral students.
MAE 9999: Dissertation Research, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Credits: 1–12
Formal documentation of faculty supervision of dissertation research. Each full-time resident doctoral student in mechanical and aerospace engineering is required to register for this course for the number of credits equal to the difference between his or her regular course load (not counting the one-credit MAE 8591 seminar) and 12.

Thomas Jefferson Visiting Fellow at Downing College, Cambridge, UK 2016

Visiting Fellow at Peterhouse College, Cambridge, UK Fall 2015