Sridhar Ravi

Senior Lecturer

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.

Preprints
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Jakobi T; Kolomenskiy D; Ikeda T; Watkins S; Fisher A; Liu H; Ravi S, 2018, Bees with attitude: the effect of gusts on flight dynamics, http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.1802.03580
2018
Kolomenskiy D; Ravi S; Takabayashi T; Ikeda T; Ueyama K; Engels T; Fisher A; Tanaka H; Schneider K; Sesterhenn J; Liu H, 2016, Added costs of insect-scale flapping flight in unsteady airflows, http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.1610.09101
2016
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, http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.1603.00221
2016
Wildmann N; Ravi S; Bange J, 2013, Towards higher accuracy and better frequency response with standard multi-hole probes in turbulence measurement with Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/amtd-6-9783-2013
2013
Ravi S; Noda R; Gagliardi S; Kolomenskiy D; Combes S; Liu H; Biewener A; Konow N, Modulation of Flight Muscle Recruitment and Wing Rotation Enables Hummingbirds to Mitigate Aerial Roll Perturbations, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3389378
Book Chapters
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Kolomenskiy D; Ravi S; Xu R; Ueyama K; Jakobi T; Engels T; Nakata T; Sesterhenn J; Farge M; Schneider K; Onishi R; Liu H, 2021, 'The Dynamics of Bumblebee Wing Pitching Rotation: Measurement and Modelling', in Advances in Critical Flow Dynamics Involving Moving/Deformable Structures with Design Applications, pp. 125 - 133, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-55594-8_13
2021
Conference Papers
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Dhileep K; Mazharmanesh S; Singh S; Staska S; Young J; Medina A; Fisher A; Ravi S, 2022, 'Influence of ground and ceiling effect on the aerodynamic characteristics of flapping wings', in AIAA AVIATION 2022 Forum, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, presented at AIAA AVIATION 2022 Forum, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/6.2022-4022
2022
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
2012
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
2012
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
2011
Journal articles
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Ji X; Wang L; Ravi S; Tian FB; Young J; Lai JCS, 2022, 'Influences of serrated trailing edge on the aerodynamic and aeroacoustic performance of a flapping wing during hovering flight', Physics of Fluids, vol. 34, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/5.0070450
2022
Ravi S; Siesenop T; Bertrand OJ; Li L; Doussot C; Fisher A; Warren WH; Egelhaaf M, 2022, 'Bumblebees display characteristics of active vision during robust obstacle avoidance flight', The Journal of experimental biology, vol. 225, http://dx.doi.org/10.1242/jeb.243021
2022
Li L; Ravi S; Wang C, 2022, 'Editorial: Robotics to Understand Animal Behaviour', Frontiers in Robotics and AI, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/frobt.2022.963416
2022
Huang Q; Liu Z; Wang L; Ravi S; Young J; Lai JCS; Tian FB, 2022, 'Streamline penetration, velocity error, and consequences of the feedback immersed boundary method', Physics of Fluids, vol. 34, pp. 097101 - 097101, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/5.0101584
2022
Mazharmanesh S; Young J; Tian FB; Ravi S; Lai JCS, 2022, 'Energy harvesting of inverted piezoelectric flags in an oscillating flow', Journal of Fluids and Structures, vol. 115, pp. 103762 - 103762, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2022.103762
2022
Bertrand OJN; Doussot C; Siesenop T; Ravi S; Egelhaaf M, 2021, 'Visual and movement memories steer foraging bumblebees along habitual routes', Journal of Experimental Biology, vol. 224, http://dx.doi.org/10.1242/JEB.237867
2021
Li Q; Yuan J; Shen H; Deng J; Jakobi TR; Ravi S; Wang X; Ji A, 2021, 'Aerodynamics of a half-rotating wing in hovering flight: An integrated study', Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, vol. 235, pp. 2407 - 2425, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0954410021996545
2021
Li L; Ravi S; Xie G; Couzin ID, 2021, 'Using a robotic platform to study the influence of relative tailbeat phase on the energetic costs of side-by-side swimming in fish', Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, vol. 477, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspa.2020.0810
2021
Mazharmanesh S; Stallard J; Medina A; Fisher A; Ando N; Tian FB; Young J; Ravi S, 2021, 'Effects of uniform vertical inflow perturbations on the performance of flapping wings', Royal Society Open Science, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.210471
2021
Thoma A; Moni A; Ravi S, 2021, 'Significance of parallel computing on the performance of digital image correlation algorithms in matlab', Designs, vol. 5, pp. 1 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/designs5010015
2021
Mazharmanesh S; Stallard J; Medina A; Fisher A; Ando N; Tian FB; Young J; Ravi S, 2021, 'Performance of passively pitching flapping wings in the presence of vertical inflows', Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-3190/ac0c60
2021
Ravi S; Siesenop T; Bertrand O; Li L; Doussot C; Warren WH; Combes SA; Egelhaaf M, 2020, 'Bumblebees perceive the spatial layout of their environment in relation to their body size and form to minimize inflight collisions', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 117, pp. 31494 - 31499, http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2016872117
2020
Wang W; Ji A; Chen G; Ravi S; Shen H; Gorb SN; Dai Z, 2020, 'Kinematics of gecko climbing: the lateral undulation pattern', Zoology, vol. 140, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.zool.2020.125768
2020
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
2020
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
2020
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
2019
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
2019
Kolomenskiy D; Ravi S; Xu R; Ueyama K; Jakobi T; Engels T; Nakata T; Sesterhenn J; Farge M; Schneider K; Onishi R; Liu H, 2019, 'Wing Morphology and Inertial Properties of Bumblebees', Journal of Aero Aqua Bio-mechanisms, vol. 8, pp. 41 - 47, http://dx.doi.org/10.5226/jabmech.8.41
2019
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
2019
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
2018
Ravi S; Bertrand O; Siesenop T; Manz L-S; Doussot C; Fisher A; Egelhaaf M, 2018, 'Gap perception in bumblebees', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/315432
2018
UEYAMA K; KOLOMENSKIY D; NAKATA T; LIU H; RAVI S, 2017, 'Aerodynamic performance of bumblebee with flexible wing hinges', The Proceedings of the Bioengineering Conference Annual Meeting of BED/JSME, vol. 2017.29, pp. 2F21 - 2F21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1299/jsmebio.2017.29.2f21
2017
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
2016
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
2016
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
2016
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
2016
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
2016
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
2016
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
2016
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
2015
Ravi S; Kanow N; Noda R; Combes S; Liu H, 2015, 'OS1-3 DYNAMICS OF HUMMINGBIRDS FLYING IN HIGHLY TURBULENT WINDS(OS1: Bio-inspired Flight System Biomechanics I)', The Proceedings of the Asian Pacific Conference on Biomechanics : emerging science and technology in biomechanics, vol. 2015.8, pp. 64 - 64, http://dx.doi.org/10.1299/jsmeapbio.2015.8.64
2015
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
2015
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
2015
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
2014
Dyer AG; Ravi S; Garcia JE, 2014, 'Flying in Complex Environments: Can Insects Bind Multiple Sensory Perceptions and What Could Be the Lessons for Machine Vision?', Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, vol. 07, pp. 406 - 412, http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/jsea.2014.75037
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
2013
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
2013
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
2012
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
2012
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
2011
Watkins S; Ravi S; Loxton B, 2010, 'The effect of turbulence on the aerodynamics of low Reynolds number wings', Engineering Letters, vol. 18
2010

Biomechanics, Bio-mimetics, Fluid Mechanics, Flight Control, Fluid-Structure Interaction, Compliant Actuators, Aerial and Aquatic Locomotion, Neuroethology, Collective Behaviour, Insect Flight

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