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Dr. Phanindra Tallapragada

Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 200 Fluor Daniel Building
Phone: (864) 656-5643
Fax: (864) 656-4435

Dr. Tallapragadas' Web Site 


PhD, Virginia Tech, Engineering Mechanics, 2006-2010
MS, Virginia Tech, Mathematics, 2009-2010
BTech, M.Tech, IIT Kharagpur, 1999-2004

Research Interests

Dynamical Systems, Fluid mechanics, Geometric mechanics, Robotics, Biomimetics and Microfluidics

Selected Publications

P. Tallapragada and S. D. Kelly, [2013]. Propulsion of a Spherical Body Shedding Coaxial Vortex Rings in an Ideal Fluid, Regular and Chaotic Dynamics, 18, 21-32.

P. Tallapragada and S. D. Ross, [2012]. A set oriented definition of the finite-time Lyapunov exponents and coherent sets. Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, 18(5), 1106-1126.

P. Tallapragada, S. D. Ross, D. G. Schmale, [2011]. Lagrangian coherent structures are associated with fluctuations in airborne microbial populations. Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science , (21), 033122.

D. G. Schmale III, S. D. Ross, T.L. Fetters, P. Tallapragada, A. K. Wood-Jones and B. Dingus, [2011]. Isolates of Fusarium graminearum collected 40 to 320 meters above ground level cause Fusarium head blight in wheat and produce trichothecene mycotoxins. Aerobiologia, (28), 1-11.

P. Tallapragada and S. D. Ross, [2008]. Particle segregation by stokes number for small neutrally buoyant spheres in a fluid. Physical Review E, Vol 78.

Phanindra Tallapragada