Research

Research Focus


  • High Speed Flows and Aeroacoustics
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  • Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI)
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  • Multiphase Flows and Combustion
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  • Turbulence Modelling (DNS, LES, Hybrid RANS/LES)
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  • Turbo-machinery + Flow Control
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  • Energy Harvesting + Electrochemical Systems
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TOTAL FUNDING: ~Rs. 10.0 crores [~2.1 million USD]


Ongoing Projects


  • PI: Investigation of spray characteristics at elevated temperature and pressure under swirling cross flow. Science and Engineering Research Board, India ; 2022-2025
  • PI: Investigation of near and far field acoustics due to the jet impingement on the flame deflector during rocket lift-off. Indian Space Research Organization-IITK Space Technology Cell ; 2020-2022
  • PI: Numerical investigation of evaporating spray in cross flow. Department of Science and Technology under National Super Computing Mission (NSM), India ; 2021-2023
  • Co-PI: Design, Development, Testing And Evaluation of A Lean-Premixed Swirl Stablized Gas Turbine Combustor For Stationary Power Generation Using High-Hydrogen Content Fuel. Department of Science and Technology, India ; 2020-2023
  • Co-PI: Development of Integrated Dampers For Combustion Dynamics Abatement For Low Emission/Advances, Biojet Fuel Gt Combustor. Science and Engineering Research Board, India ; 2019-2022

Completed Projects

  • PI: Development and Assessment of Hybrid RANS/LES models for predicting flow physics in an airfoil with leading edge tubercles. Aeronautical Research and Development Board, India ; 2019-2021
  • PI: Development of impurity transport code for Aditya -U tokamak at IPR Gandhinagar. Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS), India ; 2019-2021
  • PI: Three dimensional transient analysis of side load for current and future booster nozzles during start-up and shut down. Indian Space Research Organization-IITK Space Technology Cell; 2016-2019
  • PI: CFD-CAA simulation of flow-acoustic coupling in a half-dump combustor. Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology, India ; 2017-2019
  • PI: Control of Transition in Dual-Bell Nozzle using film cooling. Indian Space Research Organization-IITK Space Technology Cell; 2017-2019
  • Co-PI: Numerical Investigation of Lox-CH4 combustion. Indian Space Research Organization-IITK Space Technology Cell ; 2018-2020
  • PI: Off-design Engine modelling of aero engines. Defense Materials Research Laboratory, India; 2016-2018
  • PI: Stochastic Probability Density Function (PDF) based combustion modelling using Flamelet Generated Manifold (FGM) tabulated chemistry for jet-in-hot coflow flames. Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology, India ; 2016-2018
  • PI: Numerical Investigation of Soot Formation in Turbulent Diffusion Flames. Aeronautical Research and Development Board, India ; 2015-2017
  • PI: Numerical characterization of Strut-ramp injector for supersonic combustion using Large Eddy Simulation (LES). Indian Space Research Organization-IITK Space Technology Cell ; 2013-2016
  • Co-PI: Passive and active control of hooting. Pratt & Whitney, Canada ; 2012-2015
  • PI: Development of a 2D Parallelized compressible FVM Code for simulation of multi-species non-reacting flows in gas turbine combustor. Aeronautical Research and Development Board, India ; 2012-2014
  • PI: Large Eddy Simulation (LES) study of Delft-Jet-in-Hot-Coflow burner using Eddy Dissipation Concept model for Turbulence-Chemistry Interaction. Indian Institute of Technology- Start-up Grant ; 2011-2013

Image Gallery


Video Gallery


Ignition kernel formation of spray flames in vitiated coflow



Water Evaporation at elevated temperature



Shock wave past a rigid body using Immersed Boundary (IB) Method



Shock wave moves a rigid body using Immersed Boundary (IB) Method



Acoustic wave generation due to entropy source



Acoustic wave generation due to shock-vortex interaction



Shock-Boundary layer interaction at M=7



Supersonic flow over cavity at M=3



Pitching airfoil using Immersed Boundary (IB) Method



Thermal Enhancements using Vortex Induced Vibration



Asymmetrically Pitching airfoil



Elliptic foil interaction using LB-IB method



LES of Flashback with CH4+H2(50%-50%)Combustion



LES of Ignition kernel in MILD Combustion



PhD Dissertation


  • Nitish Arya: Aeroacoustics Investigation of Cavity Flows and Impinging Jets. October 2021
  • Gaurav Kumar: Numerical Study of Viscous Interaction Between Shock Waves and Separation Region in Hypersonic Flow Over a Corner. July 2021
  • Alok Mishra: Passive Flow Control Over the Aerodynamic Bodies at Low-Reynolds Number and Transition Regime. July 2021
  • Pradeep Kumar Seshadri: Sharp Interface Immersed Boundary Framework for All-Speed Flow Solver. July 2020
  • Jithin M (jointly with Prof. M. K. Das): Lattice Boltzmann Simulation of Electrochemical Systems. January 2020
  • Rahul Kumar Soni: Large-Eddy Simulation of Mixing Characteristics in Strut Injectors. January 2019
  • Vivek Pandey (jointly with Prof. A. Kushari): Numerical and Experimental Studies of Gas Turbine Combustion. May 2015

Master's Thesis


M.Tech


  • Rahul Trivedi (jointly with Prof. Ibrahim) : Numerical Investigation of Unsteady Flow Characteristics of Planar Plug Nozzle Incorporating Acoustics Analysis.
  • Shourya Gupta (jointly with Prof. Ibrahim) : Numerical Investigation of Hypersonic Flow in an Inlet-Isolator Model at Mach 5 Flow.
  • Tom Johny: Numerical Investigation of Liquid Jet in Cross Flow.
  • Akhil V: Numerical study on vortex dynamics of pitching airfoils.
  • Vijaymanikandan V (jointly with Prof. S. De): Large Eddy Simulation of non-premixed swirl stabilized flames using sparse Multiple Mapping Conditioning approach.
  • Shubham Onave (jointly with Prof. A. V. Singh): Numerical Investigation of Methanol Pool Fire using LES.
  • Amit Kumar (jointly with Prof. A. Kushari): Numerical Investigation of JHC Flames Using Multi-FGM Approach.
  • Mohd Hanzla: Investigation of Laminar Vortex Shedding for a flow over 2D slit cylinder.
  • Rajkumar Yadav: Effect of Film Cooling on Transition NPR in Dual-Bell Nozzle.
  • Shivakumar S: Numerical study of soot formation in turbulent non-premixed flames at elevated pressure.
  • Piyush Chettri: Computational Study of Base Bleed Projectile in Different Flight Regime.
  • Sajag Poudel (jointly with Prof. D. Das): Numerical Investigation of Compressible Vortex Ring: Evolution and Interaction.
  • Jithin M (jointly with Prof. M. K. Das): Lattice Boltzmann Simulation of Flow through Expanding Channel.
  • Ahilan K (jointly with Prof. D. Das): Numerical Study of Axial Interaction of Compressible Vortex ring with cylinder.
  • Rupesh K Sinha (jointly with Prof. M. K. Das): Numerical Investigation of Combustion Characteristics in Rocket Engines.
  • Mayank Verma: Numerical Simulation of Supersonic Flow in Rocket Nozzles.
  • Gokulakrishanan S: DNS study on the turbulence-chemistry interaction in premixed turbulent flames.
  • Bharat Bhatia: Direct Numerical Simulation of Forced Jet in Coflow.
  • Swetha Prakash: Numerical Investigation of NOx in Turbulent Diffusion Flames using Unsteady Flamelet Modeling.
  • Vijaypal Singh Negi (jointly with Prof. Abhishek): CFD analysis of spinning projectile with canard fins.
  • Gaurav Kumar: Investigation of Separated Flow using Hybrid RANS-LES Models.
  • Sudharsan K: Numerical Study Of Active Control Of Hooting.
  • Shashank Sharma: Numerical Simulations of Shaped and Circular Jet Flows with Coaxial Interactions Using Quasi-Equilibrium Lattice Boltzmann Model.
  • Pratik Das: Numerical Study of Drag Reduction Techniques Used in Supersonic Projectiles.
  • Saravana Kumar L: Passive Flow Control On Streamlined and Bluff Bodies.
  • Arpita Das (jointly with Prof. S. De): Numerical Investigation of Turbulent Lifted H2 Flames in A Vitiated Coflow Using RANS-CMC Approach.
  • Rohit Saini: Numerical Study of Soot Formation in Liquid and Gaseous Kerosene Combustion.
  • Nitish Arya: Identification of Coherent Structures in Supersonic Flow.
  • Abhishek Jaiswal: Numerical Investigation of Jet-In-Hot-Coflow Flames Using CMC.
  • B Manedhar Reddy: Numerical Investigation of Soot Formation in Turbulent Diffusion Flames.
  • Suresh Balaji V: Numerical Investigation of Turbulent Swirling Flames.
  • Arun Goving Neelam (jointly with Prof. A. Mandal): Identification of Coherent Structure In a Confined Wall Jet.
  • Pradeep Kumar S (jointly with Prof. D. Das): Clap & Fling Simulation Using Immersed Boundary-Lattice Boltzmann Method.
  • Arun Kumar (jointly with Prof. A. Kushari): Effects of Leading-Edge tubercles on compressor cascade performance.
  • Akshay Dongre: Assessment of Turbulence-chemistry Interaction Models in MILD combustion.
  • Rohit Bhaya: Large-eddy Simulation of Delft-Jet-in-Hot-Coflow (DJHC) Burner using PDF based Turbulence-Chemistry interaction models.

MS-R


  • Vivek S (jointly with Prof. S. De):Atomization of a round liquid jet in a near-nozzle region using LES-ESF approach.
  • Sindhuja Priyadarshini (jointly with Prof. M. K. Das): Numerical Investigation of Coaxial GCH4/LOx Combustion Characteristics at Transcritical Conditions.
  • Miteshkumar Thakor (jointly with Prof. D. Das): Numerical Investigation of Low Reynolds Number Airfoil undergoing Asymmetric Sinusoidal Pitching Motion at High Reduced Frequency.

Master's Report


  • Aviral Sharma (jointly with Prof. D. Das): Evolution of Elliptic Vortex Ring.
  • Vishal Baburao Khairnar (jointly with Prof. S. Mariappan): Vortex Shedding Behind A Circular Disk.
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