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Tarun Kumar Sheel
Postdoctoral Researcher in Applied Mechanics
Research Fellow in PAMADA Project with cenaero (CENAERO)
Associate Professor in Mathematics (SUST)

Center for Systems Engineering and Applied Mechanics (CESAME )
Department of Mechanics
(Applied Mechanics and Mathematics - MEMA)
Shahjalal University of Science & Technology (SUST), Sylhet, Bangladesh
Contact information
Université Catholique de Louvain
Euler Building
4, Avenue Georges Lemaitre
1348 Louvain-La-Neuve
Tel. +32 (0)10 47 80 55
GSM. +32 (0)496 28 45 79
Fax. +32 (0)10 47 21 80
Email: ucl sust yahoo hotmail

Short biography

I completed my MSc in Applied Mathematics from University of Dhaka (DU), Bangladesh, under the supervision of Professor Amal Krishna Halder. I obtained a PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2008 from Keio University (KEIO), Japan, under the supervision of Professor Shinnosuke Obi. I am working as an Associate Professor in mathematics of Shahjalal University of Science & Technology (SUST), Sylhet, Bangladesh. Currently, I am doing postdoctoral research in the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), under the supervision of Professor Jean-François Remacle.

Downloadable resume: Resume (pdf)


Areas of Research

Scientific Computing, Fluid Dynamics, Mesh Free Methods (e.g. Vortex Method), Fast Multipole Method (FMM), Parallel Mesh Generation and Adaptation, Nodal Discontinuous Galerkin Method with Parallel GPUs (Tesla Computing), Finite Element Methods, Fluid Flow Simulations with Complex Geometries (e.g., Landing Gear, 3D wing), Fluid-Structure Interaction, Ocean Modeling

Research overview

In PhD research, the fully mesh less vortex method (VM) has been used to simulate high Reynolds number turbulent flows. Thesis title is Development of a Fast Vortex Method for Fluid Flow Simulation using Special-Purpose Computers. The VM calculation has been accelerated by a factor of 1000 without loss of numerical accuracy with the simultaneous use of Fast Multipole Method (FMM) and Special-purpose computer; MDGRAPE-3. MDGRAPE-3 has been exclusively designed for molecular dynamics simulations. I have profound knowledge in numerical analysis scientific computing, which I have studied and taught for more than 15 years.

In present research, I am developing an algorithm for parallel mesh generation and adaptation for complex geometries (e.g. Landing gear and 3D wing). The main goal is to generate huge meshes (>50 M nodes) and parallel adaptation to make a good quality of elements. The adaptation of boundary layer mesh (e.g. 3D wing with 1st bending mode) will be performed. In addition, the present algorithm can be applied to adaptive Boundary Layer mesh, Ocean Modelling and Fluid Structure Interaction problems. All computations are performed in parallel computers with Open MPI and parallel MAdLib. I am also looking into the modeling of fluid-structure interaction problems. In particular I experiment partitioned methods for applications involving large structural deformations. Possible applications are the modeling of arterial flows or more generally the behavior of thin structures in a

I'm also developing parallel MAdLib, an open source parallel mesh adaptation library which transiently adapts a tetrahedral mesh by local modifications. Mesh adaptivity can be required in problems involving large displacements or deformations of objects. For instance, in fluid-structure simulations in which the structure is highly deformable, the common node relocation techniques cannot always provide an acceptable mesh. Mesh adaptivity is also a strong tool to concentrate the resources on particular parts of the domain and save resources elsewhere.

Parallel mesh adaptation procedures, mesh adaptation on geometries (using the geometry module of Gmsh) and anisotropic meshes are also considered.
Further details about MAdLib can be found on the MAdLib web page.

Here are some animations of adapting meshes:

Further details: Research (pdf)


List of publications

August 2008 - Now: Associate Professor in Mathematics, SUST, Sylhet, Bangladesh.
April 1 - 27, 2008: Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, KEIO, Yokohama, Japan.
August 2001 - August 2008: Assistant Professor in Mathematics, SUST, Sylhet, Bangladesh.
August 1998 - August 2001: Lecturer in Mathematics, SUST, Sylhet, Bangladesh.

Calculus with Analytic Geometry, Differential Equations, Numerical Analysis, Scientific Computing, Finite Element Methods, Discrete Mathematics and Networking, Mathematical Modeling, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Ocean Dynamics and Modeling etc.

Further details: Teaching (pdf)


Prof. S. Obi (Vortex Methods)
Prof. Leslie Greengard (Fast Methods)
Prof. Y. Fukumoto (Vortex Dynamics)
Prof. Tim Warburton (nudg++, pyCuda)
Dr. Jahrul Alam (Scientific Computing)
Dr. Manosh C Paul (Fluid Mechanics)
Prof. Kenji Yasuoka (Special Purpose Computers)


Université Catholique de Louvain
Keio University
Shahjalal University of Science & Technology
University of Dhaka
History of Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing
SIAM Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
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CFD Job Bank in applied Mathematics and Engineering

Family Album
Myself: Tarun Kumar Sheel
My Wife: Nilanjan Chanda
We both: Tarun & Nila
Our Son: Navonil Tirtho
My Family: Tarun, Nila & Tirtho
Others: Family & Friends


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