Kakkattukuzhy M. Isaac, Ph. D.

Professor of Aerospace Engineering









Contact Information

mailing address: 102 Toomey Hall, 1870 Miner Circle, Missouri S&T, Rolla, MO 65409

Phone: (573) 341 4604, Fax: (573) 341 6899, email: isaac@mst.edu 


Isaac was born in Kerala, India. He received his B. Tech. and M. Tech. degrees in aerospace engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. And he received his Ph. D. degree in aerospace engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Research Interests

Fluid dynamics and combustion.  Aero-structure interaction and control, intelligent aircraft, active flow control, waveriders, microfluidics, insect-inspired flight, emissions from combustion and evaporative systems, detonation,   and CFD applications in fluid dynamics and combustion problems.

Selected Publications

Isaac, K. M., Rolwes, J. and Colozza, T., "Unsteady Flow Features of a Flapping and Pitching Wing at Low Reynolds Number," AIAA-2006-3145, AIAA Meeting, San Francisco, June 2006.

Isaac, K. M., Colozza, T., and Rolwes, J., "Force Measurements on a Flapping and Pitching Wing at Low Reynolds Numbers," AIAA-2006-0450, AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Jan. 2006.

Isaac, K. M., Shivaram, P. and DalBello, T., "Low Re, High Aerodynamics with Controlled Wing Kinematics," AIAA 2003-4019, 33rd Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit, Orlando, June 2003.

Banerjee, R., Bai, X., Pugh, D., Isaac, K. M., Klein, D., Edson, J., Breig, W. and Oliver, L., "CFD Simulations of Critical Components in Fuel Filling Systems," SAE 2002, World Congress, March 2002.

Lunia, A., Isaac, K. M., Chandrashekhara, K., and Watkins, S., "Wind Tunnel Testing of a Smart Composite Wing using Fiber Optic Strain Sensing and Neural Network," Smart Materials and Structures, 9, (2000), 767-773.

Johnston, A. P. and Isaac, K. M., "Spray Evolution of a Coflowing Round Liquid Jet in High Speed Air Flow," Atomization and Sprays, Vol. 11, No. 4, Jul.-Aug. 2001, pp. 305-316.

Banerjee, R., Isaac, K. M., Oliver, L. R. and Breig, W. F., "Features of Automotive Gas Tank Filler Pipe Flow: Experiments and CFD Simulations," ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbine and Power (to appear).

Pellett, G. L., Isaac, K. M., Humphreys, W. M., Gartrell, L. R., Roberts, W. L., Dancey, C. L. and Northam, G. B., "Velocity and Thermal Structure, and Strain- Induced Extinction of 14 to 100% Hydrogen-Air Counterflow Diffusion Flames," Combustion and Flame, Vol. 112, No. 4, March 1998, pp. 575-592.

Zhao, J. and Isaac, K. M., "Influence of Geometry and Heat Release on Counterflow Diffusion Flames: A Navier-Stokes Model," International Journal of Computational Fluid Dynamics, Vol. 8, pp. 287-298, 1997.

Shi, Y.-J., Miles, J. R. and Isaac, K. M., "Computational Fluid Dynamic Simulation of Inviscid and Viscous Waverider Flowfields with Sideslip," AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets Vol. 34, No. 1, Jan.-Feb. 1997, pp. 76-82.

Zhao, J. Isaac, K. M. And Pellet, G. L., "Global Characteristics and Structure of Hydrogen-Air Counterflow Diffusion Flames," AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 12, No. 3, May-June 1996, pp. 534-542.

Shi, Y.-J., Tsai, B.-J., Miles, J. B. and Isaac, K. M., "Cone-Derived Waverider Flowfield Simulation Including Turbulence and Off-Design Conditions," AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 33, No. 2, March-April 1996, pp. 185- 190.

Isaac, K.M., Missoum, A., Drallmeier, J. A. and Johnston, A. P., "Atomization Experiments in a Coaxial Coflowing Mach 1.5 Flow," AIAA Journal, Vol. 32, No. 8, August 1994, pp. 1640-1646.

Isaac, K. M. , "Characteristics of Stretched Hydrogen-Air Diffusion Flames at Elevated Pressures," Transition, Turbulence and Combustion, Vol. II, ICASE/LaRC Interdisciplinary Series in Science and Engineering, M. Y. Hussaini et al. (Eds.), Kluver Academic Publishers, Boston, 1994, pp. 203-216.

Liao, J. R., Isaac, K. M., Miles, J. B., and Tsai, B. J. "Navier-Stokes Simulation of Cone- Derived Waverider," AIAA Journal, Vol. 30, No. 6, June 1992, pp. 1521- 1528 .

Isaac, K. M., "A Computational Study of Gas Turbine Combustion Chamber Flow Field," International Journal of turbo and Jet engines. Vol. 9, 1992, pp. 285-299.

Isaac, K. M. and Jakubowski, A. K., "Experimental Study of the Interaction of Multiple Jets with a Cross Flow," AIAA Journal, Vol. 23, No. 11, November 1985, pp. 1679-1683.