About Kakkattukuzhy Isaac


  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Doctor of Philosophy, 1982

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Kakkattukuzhy Isaac

Mechanical & Aerospace Engin
194G Toomey Hall

573-341-4604 | isaac@mst.edu | Personal site


  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Doctor of Philosophy, 1982

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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, Chennai. And he received his Ph. D. degree in aerospace engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.


Research interests

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation of transport phenomena such as combustion, adsorption, multiphase flow and electrochemistry; Microfluidics; Lab-on-a-Chip; unsteady, low Reynolds number flows


Selected Journal Publications
  • Isaac, K. M., J. Rolwes, and A. Colozza, "Unsteady Flow Features of a Flapping and Pitching Wing at Low Reynolds
    Number," AIAA-2006-3145, 36th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and
    Exhibit, San Francisco, June 2006.
  • Isaac, K. M., Colozza, A. and Rolwes, J., "Force Measurements on a Flapping-and-Pitching Wing at Low Reynolds
    Numbers," AIAA-2006-0450, AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, Jan.
  • Isaac, K. M., Shivaram, P. and DalBello, T., "Low Re, High a Aerodynamics with Controlled Wing Kinematics," AIAA
    2003-4019, 33rd Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit, Orlando, June
  • X. Bai, K. M. Isaac, R. Banerjee, D. Klein, W. Breig, and L. Oliver, "Modeling and Simulation of n-Butane Adsorption/Desorption in a Carbon
    Canister," 2004-01-1680, SAE 2004, World Congress, March 2004.
  • Banerjee, R. and Isaac, K. M., "An Algorithm to determine the Mass Transfer Rate from a Pure Liquid
    Surface using the Volume of Fluid Multiphase Model," International Journal
    of Engine Research, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2004, pp. 23-37.
  • 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, Vol.
    124, pp. 412-420, April 2002.
  • 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.
  • 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),
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Distance courses

2021 Fall Semester
2021 Spring Semester