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Latha Sethuraman

Researcher III-Electrical Engineering

Latha.Sethuraman@nrel.gov | 303-384-7481

Latha's expertise is in modeling and design of direct-drive generators and coupled aeroelastic simulation of drivetrain systems. At NREL, she supports the drivetrain modeling effort under the Gearbox Reliability Collaborative, focusing on high-speed shaft and bearing loads analysis. Latha has also been investigating the dynamics of main bearings for three-point suspension systems. Her research experience is multidisciplinary and covers a range of topics, including hydrodynamic response modelling, electro-mechanical system design and optimization, structural analysis, and multi-body simulation. In addition, Latha holds industrial experience carrying out detailed design calculations for substation electrical equipment and power system analysis for industrial power plants.

Education

Ph.D. and M.Sc., University of Edinburgh (Scotland)