Koushik Bangalore Gangadharacharya
I am a PhD researcher working at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) located in Brussels, Belgium. As an engineer I always want to work on innovative and sustainable technologies. My PhD is one such opportunity as it deals with developing and validating a numerical simulation model of atmospheric corrosion process. The model is expected to predict the corrosion rate of metal exposed to any given environment and thus help in the better management of corrosion.
PhD Student, (VUB) Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
November 2017 – Present
Numerical modelling of dynamic thin electrolyte including mass transfer for long-term prediction of atmospheric corrosion.
Quality Assurance and Customer support engineer, ESI Software Pvt. Ltd., India
December 2015 – July 2017
Responsible for assuring the quality, certification and central customer support for ESI’s welding and heat treatment simulation module of an engineering analysis software.
Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering, (KTH) Royal Institute of Technology
September 2013 – October 2015
Specialization in aeronautics. Master thesis in collaboration with GKN Aerospace AB, Sweden, dealt with Scale-Adaptive Simulation on Ansys-CFX and experimental validation of drag over a truncated airfoil.
Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering, (VTU) Visvesvaraya Technological University, India
August 2009 – June 2013
Dealt with fundamental concepts of mechanical engineering with a thesis on determining natural vibrating frequency modes of deployable space structures using 1-D Finite Element Analysis (FEA).