Dr. Balakrishnan Bakthavatchalam is currently working as Principal Scientist at CSIR National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore & Associate Professor in AcSIR (Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research) New Delhi. His main interest are in the area of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) of Aircraft and Aerospace structures. He has a vast experience in the field of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) for structural analysis. His expertise sprawls in handling simulation softwares like NASTRAN/PATRAN, Hyper Mesh, ANSYS, VAOne and ABAQUS. He has received his Bachelor & Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with specialisation in Machine design from UVCE, Bangalore University. He has received his PhD from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad. He has been working in the area of structural analysis of aircraft structures since he joined NAL in 2008. He has contributed to the major national programs of strategic importance for ISRO, DRDO, ADA, ADRDE, HAL, CSIR-NAL, Indian Airforce (IAF) and external sponsored projects of Elbit systems ISRAEL.

His current research area is in vibro-acoustics simulation, testing and development of sound proofing structures through impedance tube using multiwall carbon nano tubes (MWCNT). He has been trained in gfaiTech GmBH Berlin, Germany in handling integrated 3D acoustic measurement system, & Noise-Image data processing software

His awards include three NAL’s outstanding performance award for Excellence in Design, Development and Project execution, Special Certificate of Merit and Appreciation, CSIR Platinum award for theme Aerospace at India international Trade Fair, New Delhi and Best paper award at MSC Software India User Conference, Bangalore.

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