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Dr Arun Prabhakar

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Room MSB 2.30
Department of Computer Science
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL
Phone: +44 (0) 24765 23930


Dr. Arun Prabhakar is a Research Fellow in the Department of Computer Science and is currently working on ASiMoV (Advanced Simulation and Modelling of Virtual Systems) in partnership with Rolls-Royce and a consortium of partners, including the universities of Cambridge, Edinburgh, Oxford and Bristol. His research focuses on using High Performance Computing(HPC) in order to address the challenges involved in carrying out the high fidelity simulations associated with the project.

He is a Chartered Engineer and is registered as a member with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers(IMechE),UK. He received his BEng (Hons) and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nottingham. He was a recipient of the prestigious Dean's Excellence PhD Scholarship from the University of Nottingham. During the course of his research career he has published several papers and also won awards for his research work.

Before joining the University of Warwick, Dr. Arun worked as Research fellow in the Gas Turbine and Transmissions Research Centre(G2TRC) which hosts the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in the University of Nottingham. During his time in G2TRC he has worked with a number of academics in the university and engineers from Rolls Royce in order to help them get an insight of the multi-phase and turbulent flows that arise in an aero-engine using Computational Fluid Dynamics(CFD). Applications of his research at G2TRC included modelling the complicated two phase flow in various sections of the Aero-engine such as the gearbox and bearing chambers and also associated thin film flows.


  • Arun Prabhakar, Stephen Ambrose and Herve Morvan, 2019, “Numerical Investigation of two phase flow in a dual drive booster (DDB)”, ASME Paper No. GT2019-90347
  • Paloma Paleo Cageo, Kathy Simmons, Arun Prabhakar and Budi Chandra, 2019, “Assessment of the Oil Scoop Capture Efficiency in High Speed Rotors”, J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power, GTP-17-1167, 141(1)
  • Arun Prabhakar, Yousif, Abdalla Abakr and Kathy Simmons, 2018, “Numerical Investigations to Assess the Impact of Shaft Speed on the Performance of Scoop Devices”, ASME Paper No. GT2018-76177.
  • Arun Prabhakar, Yousif, Abdalla Abakr and Kathy Simmons, 2017, “Effect of Vortex Shedding on the Performance of Scoop Based Lubrication Devices”, ASME Paper No. GT2017-63444.

Research Interests

  • High Performance Computing(HPC)
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics(CFD)
  • Numerical Modelling