The primary research interest of Dr. Ranadev Datta is related to ship and offshore structure seakeeping. He developed a higher order 3D time domain panel method to solve ship motion problems during his graduation. Presently, his research area includes hydroelasticity, non linear fluid structure interaction problem, computational geometry etc.
One of his research team is working on a project supported by the Naval Research Board where they are trying to solve hydroelasticity problem by coupling the boundary element method (BEM) and finite element method (FEM) in time domain. Another group has been working on the non linear wave ? structure interaction problem; the focus is to find an efficient way to couple the classical potential flow method with popular CFD solvers; so that the local phenomenon such as deck wetness/ slamming can be modelled using CFD.
Dr. Ranadev Datta has worked on several industries related projects. He has helped IRS (International register for shipping) to develop their classification rule book. He developed stability software for jack up Rigs with Green Palm Marine Consultancy.
Apart from his work related to numerical ship and offshore structure hydrodynamics, he is also keen in developing an automated meshing engine for ship like structure using the key concept of computational geometry.
Ship Design for Inland and Coastal Water Ways Ministry of Shipping
Area of Research: Structure and Motion Analysis of Floating Platforms
Area of Research: Fluid Structure Interaction
Suraj Kanchak Garad
Area of Research: Fluid-Structure Interaction
Tushar Kanti Show
Area of Research: Hydroelasticity