DOCTORAL THESES

Subbarao, P.M.V., Experimental Study of The Effect of Stable Thermal Stratification on a Class of Turbulent Shear Flows, (October, 1995).

Debasish Mishra, Experimental Study of Rayleigh-Benard Convection using Interferometric Tomography,(September, 1998).

Arun K. Saha, Dyamical Characteristics of the Wake of a Square Cylinder at Low and High Reynolds Numbers, (February, 1999).

Tanuja Sheorey, Numerical modeling of enhanced oil recovery from porous and fractured formations, (2002).

Sunil Punjabi, Interferometric Study of Convection in Superposed Gas-Liquid Layers, (2002).

Andallib Tariq, Heat transfer enhancement and fluid flow transport behind surface mounted solid and permeable ribs (August 2004).

J. Banerjee, Modeling of the Czochralski crystal growth process, role of magnetic fields and influence on the thermomechanical properties, (August 2004).

Atul Srivastava, Schlieren tomographic measurements of flow and transport around a crystal growing from its aqueous solution, (March, 2006).

Sushanta Dutta, Sensitivity of a square cylinder wake to orientation and oscillations in the intermediate Reynolds number regime (December, 2006).

Chanpreet Singh, Unsteady convective heat transfer in liquid saturated and unsaturated porous media with reference to an energy storage system (October, 2007).

Sunil Verma, Convection, concentration, and surface feature analysis during crystal growth from solution using shadowgraphy, interferometry and tomography (May, 2008).

Trushar Gohil, Flow Control in circular and square jets using helical and dual mode perturbations (December, 2010).

Anamika S. Gupta, Optical visualization and analysis of protein crystal growth process (April 2012).

Basant Sikarwar, Multiscale modeling of dropwise condensation over inclined textured surfaces (December 2012).

Susheel Bhandari, Determination of thermophysical properties of soft glassy materials using laser interferometry (July 2013).

Sushanta Biswal, Subcritical and transcritical open channel flow in right angled compound channel junctions (2012).

Narendra Gajbhiye, Numerical Simulation of Magnetohydrodynamics Flow and Heat Transfer in Enclosures and Ducts (2016).

Yogesh Nimdeo, Mass diffusivity of solutions and sol/gel forming colloidal suspensions (2016).

Praveen Somwanshi, Three dimensional imaging and analysis of coalescence of drops underneath textured surfaces (December, 2018).

Abdullah Usmani, Imaging oscillatory flow in deforming arterial bifurcations (January, 2018).

Ganesh Shirsath, Design and performance of an improved solar still using membranes (October, 2018).

Krishna Chandran, Accelerators for linear solvers in three dimensional CFD with applications (in progress).

Raghavendra Pratap Singh, Analysis of methane recovery techniques and CO2 sequestration in the K-G basin (in progress).

Supriya Upadhyay, Electrically controlled coalescence of droplets on mesh-like hydrophobic surfaces (in progress).

Mohammad Owais, Hemodynamic loading of compliant patient-specific models and particle transport with blood-mimicking fluids (in progress)

Manish Bhendura, Evaporation and condensation in variable porosity media with an application to a loop heat pipe (in progress).

Gopinath Sahu, Jet impingement mist cooling of electronic components using micro-nozzles (in progress).

Waquar Raza, Dropwise condensation over mesh-like surfaces (in progress).

Raghavendra Dwivedi, Locomotion of small liquid drops in minichannels using an electric field (in progress).

MASTER'S THESES

Applications of a PC- Based Data Acquisition System to frequency Measurement in Fluid Flows (1989).

Study of Free Stream Turbulence in an Adverse Pressure Gradient Flow (1989).

Decay of Turbulence in a Homogeneous Stably Stratifed Flow (1990), Operator Splitting Algorithms for Convection- Diffusion Problems (1990).

Experimental Study of Cooling of Electronic Components (1991).

Experimental Study of Dynamic Performance of Flow Transducers (1992).

An Experimental Study of the Effect of Heating on Flow Past Cylinders (1992).

Force and Displacement Spectra for Sluice Gates Placed in Open Channel Liquid Flow (1993).

Interferometric Study of Cooling of Electronic Equipment Using Digital Image Processing (1993).

numerical Study of Enhanced Oil Recovery Using Surfactants, (1993).

Interferometric Study of Transient Rayleigh - Benard Convection using Digital Image Processing (1993).

Experimental Study of Transformation of Regular and Random Surface Waves in a Variable Depth Liquid Layer, (1994).

Experimental Study of Forces and Moments Induced on a Circular Cylinder by Regular and Random Waves, (1994).

Development of a Preconditioned Conjugate Gradient Method for Transient Diffusion Problems in Complex Geometries, (1995).

Development of a FEM-based Operator-Splitting Code with Domain Decomposition for Advection-diffusion Problems, (1995).

Interferometric Study of Rayleigh - Benard Convection in a Square Cavity Including Three Dimenisonal Reconstruction, (1995).

Wake Interference and Vortex Shedding a Pair of Circular Cylinders in Cross-flow, (1996).

Investigations on Extent of Thermally Generated Noise in Interferometric Images, (1996).

Experimental Study of Turbulent Fluctuations in Depth and Base Pressure in a Hydraulic Jump, (1996).

Tomographic reconstruction of Axisymmetric Temperature Fields using a Mach-Zehnder Interferometer, (1997).

Comparison between Direct and Non-intrusive Measurements of the Temperature Fields in Rayleigh-Benard Convection, (1997).

experimental Study of Rayleigh-Benard Convection in an Intermediate Aspect Ratio Enclosure (1998).

Iterative Methods in Computerized Tomography, (1999).

On the Determination of the Viscosity of AFM Media, (1999).

Numerical Simulation of Enhanced Oil Recovery from Porous Formations,
(1999).

Numerical Analysis and Thermodyanmic Modeling of a Stirling Cycle Cryocooler, (1999) at Kyoto University, Japan.

Analysis of Pulse-tube Cryocoolers using the Method of Characteristics, (in progress) at Kyoto University, Japan.

Parameter Estimation in Nonlinear Diffusion Problems using Inverse Techniques, (2000).

Laser Interferometric Study of Rayleigh-Benard Conevction in an Axisymmetric Differentially Heated Fluid Layer, (2000).

Simulation and Correction of the Beam hardening Effect in X-ray Tomography, (2000).

Buoyancy-driven Convection in Superimposed Air-Water Layers, (2001)

Experimental Study of Convective Heat Transfer from Flat and Ribbed Surfaces, (2001).

Modeling Drop Shapes above and below Horizontal and Inclined Surfaces, (2001).

Parallelization of a 3-D Finite Volume Incompressible Navier-Stokes Solver for a Complex Geometry, (2002).

Flow, Heat and Mass Transfer in Low Pressure CVD Reactors, (2002).

Visualization and Analysis of Convective Fields using a Schlieren Technique, (2003).

Role of Unsteadiness in Heat Transfer Enhancement from a Ribbed Surface, (2003).

Estimation of the Forced Convection Heat Transfer Coefficient from Flat and Ribbed Surfaces by an Inverse Technique, (2003).

Assessment of a Preconditioned Conjugate Gradient Algorithm for Matrix Inversion and its Application to Solutal Transport in a Crystal Growth Process, (2003).

Modeling Flow Within a Liquid Drop Sliding on an Flat Inclined Surface, (2003).

Interferometric study of Steady and Unsteady Convection in Cylindrical and Eccentric annuli (2005).

Turbulence characteristics of boundary-perturbed channel flow: experiments at low and high frequencies (2006).

Interface deformation and convective transport in differentially heated AIR-oil layers (2006).

Wake interactions at intermediate Reynolds numbers for an oscillating square cylinder placed in a uniform stream (2006).

Color schlieren imaging of solutal concentration around a KDP crystal growing from its aqueous solution (2006).

Imaging hanging drops on inclined textured surfaces (2007).

Study of aging behavior of the aqueous laponite suspensions by an interferometry technique (2007).

Study of heat transfer distribution during dropwise condensation using liquid crystal thermography (2007).

Amplitude modulated synthetic jet actuator array for control of turbulent channel flow (2007).

Simulation of flow in a laser dye cell (2007).

Schlieren interferometry study of a square cylinder wake: influence of buoyancy and orientation (2008).

Understanding ageing dynamics in colloidal glasses (2008).

Imaging convective transport using coherent gradient sensing interferometry (2008).

Computational investigation of jet mixing in a tubular reactor (2008).

Laminar and turbulent boundary layer manipulation using synthetic jet actuation (2008).

Vapor-liquid equilibrium of systems containing organic phosphates (2009).

Dropwise condensation over inclined surfaces (2009).

Study of heat transfer through soft glassy materials using laser light interferometry (2010).

Experimental study of heat transfer from a plate placed inside a rotating enclosure (2010).

Imaging oscillatory flow in straight compliant tubes and bifurcations (2010).

Mathematical modeling of methane recovery from gas hydrates reservoirs (2011).

An educational website on interferometry (2011).

Numerical simulation of flow and transport in curved tubes and T-junctions (2011).

Imaging fluid flow during impingement of differentially heated jets over a flat surface (2012).

Interferometry- website and implementation of the phase-shifting algorithm (2012).

Imaging oscillatory flow in arterial models (2012).

Understanding drop coalescence through simulation and experiments (2012).

Simulation of oscillatory flow in rigid and flexible tubes with a bulge (2012).

Pulsatile flow in porous media with applications in aortic and cerebral aneurysms (2013).

Determination of mass diffusivity of a binary liquid system using shadowgraph technique (2013).

Modeling methane recovery from gas hydrate reservoirs jointly with CO2 sequestration (2013).

Wake dynamics of a square cylinder subjected to mild longitudinal shear (2013).

Simulation and experimental study of a digital off-axis holographic system (2013).

M.Sc. PROJECTS:

Applying operator splitting algorithmsto the advection-diffusion equation as applied to Stirling cryocoolers (2005).

Imaging and interferometric analysis of protein crystal growth (2007).

UNDERGRADUATE PROJECTS:

A diaphragm-pump as a heart machine (1990).

A linear pneumatic drag measuring apparatus (1991).

Nonlinear fluidic device exhibiting chaos (1999).

Stirling cryocooler for laboratory-scale demonstration (1999).

Linear motor driven free piston, free displacer cryocooler (2000).

Piston-driven miniature cryocooler (2000).

FPFD cryocooler with an energized displacer (2001).

Monitoring a crystal growth apparatus using the schlieren technique (2001).

Control of convection in a low-temperature Czochralski crystal growth test cell (2003).

Tomographic crystal growth apparatus for laser interferometry (2003).

An experimental set-up to study interaction of curvature with rotation in a channel flow geometry (2006).

Artifical heart machine for testing aortic valves (2006).

Vortex generation in micro-, mini-, and macro-channels at low Reynolds numbers (2007).

An attachment for uniaxial testing suitable for anisotropic specimens (2007).

A flow facility for studying oscillatory flow in aortic aneurysms (2010).

Functional flow generator (2011).

An enhanced solar still for water purification (2013).

A compact pulse tube cryocooler (2013).