Pranav Hosangadi

PhD student in Aerospace Engineering | Applied Aerodynamics Group
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC


Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

2015 to present

M.S., Aerospace Engineering
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

2013 to 2015

B.E., Mechanical Engineering
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India

2009 to 2013


Jun 2015
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Improved Stall Prediction for Swept Wings Using Low-Order Aerodynamics
Pranav Hosangadi, Ryan C. Paul, Ashok Gopalarathnam
Presented at the 33rd AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, Dallas, TX

Jan 2016
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Variation of Leading-Edge Suction at Stall for Steady and Unsteady Airfoil Motions
Shreyas Narsipur, Pranav Hosangadi, Ashok Gopalarathnam, Jack R. Edwards Jr.
Presented at the 54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, San Diego, CA


Jun 2012 - May 2013

Aero Design Team, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology

  • Captained first Aero Design team from college at SAE Aero Design 2013 West, Van Nuys, CA
  • Designed airframe to lift 15lb. payload, propelled by glow engine
  • Developed system to air-drop 3lb. cargo onto target from a height ≥100ft.
  • Identified and assembled components for data acquisition system for real-time telemetry and video
  • Designed, developed and maintained team website, blog and social media

Aug 2014 - Dec 2014

Dynamics of a Balloon-tethered Airborne Wind Turbine

  • Explored dynamics of a wind turbine held aloft by a balloon and tethered to the ground
  • Final course-project for MAE511, Advanced Dynamics of Aerospace Systems

Jun 2012 - May 2013

A Model for Self-Propulsion of Leidenfrost Droplets

  • Studied the phenomenon of self-propulsion of liquid droplets suspended on a vapor cushion on a hot, grooved surface
  • Developed a model for the propulsive force felt by the droplets
  • Final course-project for MAE708, Advanced Convective Heat Transfer

Work Experience

Jan 2014 - present

Graduate Research Assistant

North Carolina State University

Participated in NASA funded project for development of low-order methods for post-stall flight. Studies of CFD results over swept wings showed the motion of the stalled, separated boundary layer tipwards. I developed modifications to an existing Decambering-Augmented-VLM to account for sweep effects in near- and post-stall. This work is still in progress, more details in the paper we published.

Jul 2012 - Dec 2013

Application Developer

I wrote a combination of desktop applications and webservices to dynamically generate and execute queries on a massive database of horse-racing data. Applications also included visualization of queried data for use in optimization betting algorithms. Also performed end-user support and debugging and modifications based on user feedback

Jul 2011 - Aug 2013

Application Developer

PageOneTraffic Ltd.

I developed multiple desktop applications using Adobe AIR to implement SEO-focussed algorithms. I also supported the applications through the entire lifecycle

Jul 2011 - Aug 2013

Freelance Programmer |

Participated in various projects, ranging from implementing a sun and moon calculator to generating machine-translations of large quantities of text to designing logos and web-pages.

Jul 2009 - Sep 2010

Web Application Developer

Vacation Rental Partner LLC

I was the sole developer on this project, in charge of coding the front-end in Adobe Flex and later HTML+CSS+JS and back-end in Adobe ColdFusion

Skills and Technologies



  • C++

  • Java

  • Shell Scripting

  • LaTeX




  • ANSYS Fluent

  • Pro Engineer

  • Solidworks

  • AutoCAD


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