Steven Frankel

Steven Frankel

Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering

School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2088
Phone: +1 765 49-41507


  • B.S. SUNY at Buffalo, '88
  • M.S. North Carolina State, '90
  • Ph.D. SUNY at Buffalo, '93

Research Interests

  • Combustion
  • Turbulent reacting flows
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Aeroacoustics
  • Multiphase flow

Awards and Recognitions

  • Scholarship for summer training at von Karman Institute of Fluid Dynamics (1988).
  • AFOSR Summer Faculty Research Program (1994).
  • Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award (1995-1998).
  • Letter of Outstanding Performance for Distance Learning Education from General Motors Technical Education Program (1997).
  • B.F.S. Schaefer Outstanding Young Faculty Scholar Award (2000).
  • Discovery in Mechanical Engineering Award (2008).
  • Cor Vitae Award, American Heart Association, Lafayette Heart Ball (2011).
  • Ten Select Publications

    Chandy, A. and Frankel, S. H., “Regularization-based Subgrid-Scale (SGS) Models for Large Eddy Simulation (LES) of High-Re Decaying Isotropic Turbulence”, J. of Turbulence, 10(25), 1-22, 2009.

    Chandy, A. and Frankel, S. H., “The t-model as a Large Eddy Simulation Model for the Navier-Stokes Equations”, Multiscale Modeling and Simulation, 8(2), pp. 445-462, 2009.

    Shetty, D., Chandy, A., and Frankel, S. H., “A new fractal IEM mixing model for LES/FMDF applied to a multi-scalar three-stream turbulent jet”, Phys. Fluids, 22, 025102, 2010.

    Shetty, D., Shen, J., Chandy, A. J., Frankel, S. H., “A Pressure Correction Scheme for Rotational Navier-Stokes Equations and its Application to Rotating Turbulent Flows”, Comm. Comp. Phys., Special Issue for David Gottlieb, 9, pp. 740-755, 2010.

    Dittakavi, N., Chunekar, A., and Frankel, S. H.,“Large Eddy Simulation of Turbulent-Cavitation Interactions in a Venturi Nozzle’’, J. Fluids Eng., 132(12), 2010.

    Rodefeld, M. D., Coats, B., Fisher, T., Giridharan, G. A., Chen, J., Brown, J. W., and Frankel, S. H., “Cavopulmonary Assist for Univentricular Fontan Circulation: von Karman Viscous Impeller Pump (VIP)”, J. Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 140(3), pp. 529-536, 2010.

    Shetty, D., Fisher, T., Chunekar, A., and Frankel, S. H., "High-Order Incompressible Large Eddy Simulation of Fully Inhomogeneous Turbulent Flows", Journal of Computational Physics, 229(23), pp. 8802-8822, 2010.

    Chandy, A. and Frankel, S. H., “Leray-alpha LES of Magnetohdyrodynamic Turbulence at Low Magnetic Reynolds Number”, Journal of Turbulence, 12(17), 2011.

    Fisher, T. C., Carpenter, M. H., Yamaleev, N., and Frankel, S. H., “Boundary Closures for Fourth-Order Energy Stable Weighted Essentially Non-Oscillatory Finite Diference Schemes”, Journal of Computational Physics, 230, pp. 3727-3752, 2011.

    Kennington, J. R., Frankel, S. H., Chen, Jun, Koenig, S. C., Sobeiski, M. A., Giridhiran, G. A., Rodefeld, M. D., “Design Optimization and Performance Studies of an Adult Scale Viscous Impeller Pump for Powered Fontan in an Idealized Total Cavopulmonary Connection”, Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology, DOI: 10.1007/s13239-011-0558-2, 2011.