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Venkataramani Sumantran

Venkataramani Sumantran, Indian automotive engineer. Achievements include creation of experimental data-base for computational fluid dynamics code validation in aerodynamics. Senior member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (chairman honors and awars 1990-1993); member Society Automotive Engineers (chairman vehicle configuration committee 1993-1998, chairman Land and Sea Group, since 1999, chair Auto Body Activity 1994-1997).

Background

  • Sumantran, Venkataramani was born on September 27, 1958 in Madras, India. Came to the United States, 1981. Son of Salem Ganapati and Girija (Lakshmi-Ratan) Venkataramani.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Technology in Aerospace Engineering, Indian Insurance of Technology, Madras, 1981. Microsoft Security Essentials in Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, 1983. Doctor of Philosophy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1985.

      Master of Science in Management Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1994.

    Career

    • Senior research engineer General Motors Research Laboratories, Warren, Michigan, 1985-1990, staff research engineer, 1990-1994. Manager vehicle airflows section General Motors Research and Development Center, 1994-1998. Manager technical analysis and simulation SAAB research and development, Sweden, since 1997.

      Laboratory group manager General Motors research and development center, Warren, since 1998.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include creation of experimental data-base for computational fluid dynamics code validation in aerodynamics.

    Works

    • Author: Indian Automobile Industry, 1993. Analysis of Vehicle Aerodynamics, 1994, Investigations into Vehicle Aerodynamics, 1995. Editor journals) Society of Automotive Engineers Passenger Car transactions, 1995, Vehicle Aerodynamics—Progress in Technology, 1995.

    Membership

    Senior member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (chairman honors and awars 1990-1993). Member Society Automotive Engineers (chairman vehicle configuration committee 1993-1998, chairman Land and Sea Group, since 1999, chair Auto Body Activity 1994-1997).

    Connections

    • Married Venil Naranan, December 14, 1987.
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    Born September 27, 1958
    (age 59)
    • 1981
      Indian Insurance of Technology
    • 1983
      Princeton University
    • 1985
      Virginia Technology
    • 1994
      Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    • 1985 - 1990
      Senior, research engineer General Motors Research Laboratories
      Warren, Michigan, United States
    • 1994 - 1998
      manager, vehicle airflows section General Motors Research and Development Center
    • 1997
      manager, technical analysis and simulation SAAB research and development
      Sweden
    • 1998
      laboratory group manager, General Motors research and development center
      Warren, Michigan, United States
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