Dr Sridhar Ravi

Senior Lecturer
School of Engineering and Information Technology

LOCATION

Building 21 Room 366

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Dr. Sridhar Ravi is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering and Information Technology at UNSW Canberra. He is also the Leader of the Micro Flight Testing Facility and the Engineering Work Experience Coordinator.

Dr. Sridhar Ravi completed Bachelors of Engineering (Aerospace) and PhD from RMIT University in 2007 & 2011 respectively. For his PhD, Dr. Ravi studied the influence of wind turbulence on the aerodynamic performance of wings. Between 2012 and 2014 he was a Post-Doc in the Dept. of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology in Harvard University where he studied insect and bird flight in complex spatial and wind environments.  From 2015 – 2017 Dr. Ravi worked in Chiba University and University of Bielefeld on JSPS Fellowship and Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship respectively. Here he studied bio-inspired design and neuroethology of flight through complex environments. Dr Ravi returned to Australia in 2017 as a Lecturer in RMIT University in 2019 joined UNSW-Canberra as a Senior Lecturer.

Journal articles

Ravi S; Noda R; Gagliardi S; Kolomenskiy D; Combes S; Liu H; Biewener AA; Konow N, 2020, 'Modulation of Flight Muscle Recruitment and Wing Rotation Enables Hummingbirds to Mitigate Aerial Roll Perturbations', Current Biology, vol. 30, pp. 187 - 195.e4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2019.11.025

Tian R; Li L; Wang W; Chang X; Ravi S; Xie G, 2020, 'CFD based parameter tuning for motion control of robotic fish', Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, vol. 15, pp. 026008, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-3190/ab6b6c

Kolomenskiy D; Ravi S; Xu R; Ueyama K; Jakobi T; Engels T; Nakata T; Sesterhenn J; Schneider K; Onishi R; Liu H, 2019, 'The dynamics of passive feathering rotation in hovering flight of bumblebees', Journal of Fluids and Structures, vol. 91, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2019.03.021

Li L; Liu A; Wang W; Ravi S; Fu R; Yu J; Xie G, 2019, 'Bottom-level motion control for robotic fish to swim in groups: Modeling and experiments', Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-3190/ab1052

Ravi S; Bertrand O; Siesenop T; Manz LS; Doussot C; Fisher A; Egelhaaf M, 2019, 'Gap perception in bumblebees', Journal of Experimental Biology, vol. 222, http://dx.doi.org/10.1242/jeb.184135

Jakobi T; Kolomenskiy D; Ikeda T; Watkins S; Fisher A; Liu H; Ravi S, 2018, 'Bees with attitude: The effects of directed gusts on flight trajectories', Biology Open, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1242/bio.034074

Ravi S; Garcia JE; Wang C; Dyer AG, 2016, 'The answer is blowing in the wind: Free-flying honeybees can integrate visual and mechano-sensory inputs for making complex foraging decisions', Journal of Experimental Biology, vol. 219, pp. 3465 - 3472, http://dx.doi.org/10.1242/jeb.142679

Ravi S; Kolomenskiy D; Engels T; Schneider K; Wang C; Sesterhenn J; Liu H, 2016, 'Bumblebees minimize control challenges by combining active and passive modes in unsteady winds', Scientific Reports, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep35043

Liu H; Ravi S; Kolomenskiy D; Tanaka H, 2016, 'Biomechanics and biomimetics in insect-inspired flight systems', Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol. 371, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2015.0390

Fisher A; Ravi S; Watkins S; Watmuff J; Wang C; Liu H; Petersen P, 2016, 'The gust-mitigating potential of flapping wings', Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-3190/11/4/046010

Shyy W; Kang CK; Chirarattananon P; Ravi S; Liu H, 2016, 'Erratum: Aerodynamics, sensing and control of insect-scale flapping-wing flight (Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences (2016) 472 (20150712) DOI: 10.1098/rspa.2015.0712)', Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, vol. 472, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspa.2016.0096

Shyy W; Kang CK; Chirarattananon P; Ravi S; Liu H, 2016, 'Aerodynamics, sensing and control of insect-scale flapping-wing flight', Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, vol. 472, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspa.2015.0712

Switzer CM; Hogendoorn K; Ravi S; Combes SA, 2016, 'Shakers and head bangers: differences in sonication behavior between Australian Amegilla murrayensis (blue-banded bees) and North American Bombus impatiens (bumblebees)', Arthropod-Plant Interactions, vol. 10, pp. 1 - 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11829-015-9407-7

Crall JD; Ravi S; Mountcastle AM; Combes SA, 2015, 'Bumblebee flight performance in cluttered environments: Effects of obstacle orientation, body size and acceleration', Journal of Experimental Biology, vol. 218, pp. 2728 - 2737, http://dx.doi.org/10.1242/jeb.121293

Mountcastle AM; Ravi S; Combes SA, 2015, 'Nectar vs. Pollen loading affects the tradeoff between flight stability and maneuverability in bumblebees', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 112, pp. 10527 - 10532, http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1506126112

Ravi S; Crall JD; McNeilly L; Gagliardi SF; Biewener AA; Combes SA, 2015, 'Hummingbird flight stability and control in freestream turbulent winds', Journal of Experimental Biology, vol. 218, pp. 1444 - 1452, http://dx.doi.org/10.1242/jeb.114553

Wildmann N; Ravi S; Bange J, 2014, 'Towards higher accuracy and better frequency response with standard multi-hole probes in turbulence measurement with remotely piloted aircraft (RPA)', Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, vol. 7, pp. 1027 - 1041, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/amt-7-1027-2014

Ravi S; Crall JD; Fisher A; Combes SA, 2013, 'Rolling with the flow: Bumblebees flying in unsteady wakes', Journal of Experimental Biology, vol. 216, pp. 4299 - 4309, http://dx.doi.org/10.1242/jeb.090845

Ravi S; Watkins S; Watmuff J; Fisher A, 2013, 'Transient loads occurring over a thin airfoil subjected to large-scale freestream turbulence', AIAA Journal, vol. 51, pp. 1473 - 1485, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.J052142

Ravi S; Watkins S; Watmuff J; Massey K; Petersen P; Marino M, 2012, 'Influence of large-scale freestream turbulence on the performance of a thin airfoil', AIAA Journal, vol. 50, pp. 2448 - 2459, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.J051640

Ravi S; Watkins S; Watmuff J; Massey K; Petersen P; Marino M; Ravi A, 2012, 'The flow over a thin airfoil subjected to elevated levels of freestream turbulence at low Reynolds numbers', Experiments in Fluids, vol. 53, pp. 637 - 653, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00348-012-1316-2

Ravi S; Petersen P; Watkins S; Marino M; Watmuff J, 2011, 'Aerodynamic performance and flow structure over a thin airfoil under smooth and turbulent conditions at low reynolds numbers', Journal of Flow Visualization and Image Processing, vol. 18, pp. 253 - 274, http://dx.doi.org/10.1615/JFlowVisImageProc.2012003945

Watkins S; Ravi S; Loxton B, 2010, 'The effect of turbulence on the aerodynamics of low Reynolds number wings', Engineering Letters, vol. 18

Ravi S; Bertrand O; Siesenop T; Manz L-S; Doussot C; Fisher A; Egelhaaf M, 'Gap perception in bumblebees', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/315432

Conference Papers

Ravi S; Watkins S; Watmuff J; Petersen P; Marino M, 2012, 'The influence of turbulence intensity on the flow structure over a thin airfoil at low Reynolds numbers', in 28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences 2012, ICAS 2012, pp. 946 - 954

Marino M; Ravi S; Watkins S, 2012, 'Optimum location of pressure measurments around a wing as a dynamic control input in smooth and turbulent conditions', in 28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences 2012, ICAS 2012, pp. 955 - 962

Ravi S; Watkins S; Petersen P, 2011, 'Pressure fluctuations over an airfoil in smooth and turbulent flow at low Reynolds number', in 14th Australian International Aerospace Congress, AIAC 2011