Chemical Engineering
IIT Kanpur

Microfluidics and Complex Fluids Group

V Shankar

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  1. M. Agarwal et al., Distinguishing Thixotropy from Viscoelasticity, Journal of Rheology, 65, 663-679 (2021). Download PDF
  2. Satya Sekhar and V. Shankar, Instability of ultrathin freestanding viscoleastic films, Physics of Fluids, 33, 032115 (2021). Download PDF
  3. Mohammad Khalid, Indresh Chaudhary, Piyush Garg, V. Shankar, and Ganesh Subramanian, The center-mode instability of viscoelastic plane-Poiseuille flow, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 915, A43-1 - A43-40 (2021). ArXiv PDF
  4. Indresh Chaudhary, Piyush Garg, Ganesh Subramanian and V. Shankar, Linear instability of viscoelastic pipe flow, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 908, A11-1 - A11-53 (2021). ArXiv PDF
  5. Rishav Agrawal and V. Shankar, Electrohydrodnamic instability of confined viscoelastic liquid jets, Journal of non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, 288, 104453. doi link (2021).
  6. Ramkarn Patne and V. Shankar, Instability induced by wall deformability in sliding Couette flow, Physics of Fluids, 32, 114102 (2020). Download PDF
  7. S. Mandloi and V. Shankar, Stability of flow in a deformable channel with an unrestrained boundary, Physics of Fluids, 32, 054107 (2020). Download PDF
  8. S. Mandloi and V. Shankar, Stability of gravity-driven free-surface flow past a deformable solid: The role of depth-dependent modulus, Physical Review E, 101, 043107 (2020). Download PDF
  9. Bidhan Chandra, V. Shankar and Debopam Das, Early transition, relaminarization, and drag reduction in the flow of polymer solutions through microtubes, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 885, A47-1 - A47-34 (2020). Download PDF
  10. Bidhan Chandra, V. Shankar and Debopam Das, Onset of transition in the flow of polymer solutions through deformable tubes, Physics of Fluids, 31, 114103 (2019). Download PDF
  11. Indresh Chaudhary, Piyush Garg, V. Shankar and Ganesh Subramanian, Elasto-inertial wall mode instabilities in viscoelastic plane Poiseuille flow, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 881, 119-163 (2019). Download PDF
  12. Parag Joshi and V. Shankar, Flow-induced resonant shear-wave instability at the interface between a viscoelastic fluid and an elastic solid, Physics of Fluids, 31, 084107 (2019). Download PDF
  13. B. Chandra et al., Instability driven by shear thinning and elasticity in the flow of concentrated polymer solutions through microtubes, Physical Review Fluids, 4, 083301 (2019). Download PDF
  14. Ramkarn Patne and V. Shankar, Stability of plane Poiseuille flow of a Bingham fluid through a deformable neo-Hookean channel, Physical Review Fluids, 4, 083302 (2019). Download PDF
  15. Ramkarn Patne and V. Shankar, Stability of flow through deformable channels and tubes: implications of consistent formulation, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 860, 837-885 (2019). Download PDF
  16. Vineet Nair, Ishan Sharma and V. Shankar, Planar equilibria of sessile and pendant liquid drops on geometrically non-linear elastic membranes, Physics of Fluids, 30, 082114 (2018). Download PDF
  17. V. S. Tanmay, Ramkarn Patne and V. Shankar, Stability of plane Couette flow of Carreau fluids past a deformable solid at arbitrary Reynolds numbers, Physics of Fluids, 30, 074103 (2018). Download PDF
  18. P. Garg et al., Viscoelastic pipe flow is linearly unstable, Physical Review Letters, 121, 024502 (2018). ArXiv PDF
  19. A. Jain et al., Role of inertia and thixotropy in start-up flows of aging soft materials: Transient dynamics and shear banding in a rate-controlled flow field, Journal of Rheology, 62, 1001-1016 (2018). ArXiv PDF
  20. Bidhan Chandra, V. Shankar and Debopam Das, Onset of transition in the flow of polymer solutions through microtubes, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 844, 1052-1083 (2018). Download PDF
  21. Ramkarn Patne and V. Shankar, Absolute and convective instabilities in combined Couette-Poiseuille flow past a neo-Hookean solid, Physics of Fluids, 29, 124104 (2017). Download PDF
  22. Ramkarn Patne, D. Giribabu and V. Shankar, Consistent formulations for stability of fluid flow through deformable tubes and channels, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 827, 31-66 (2017). Download PDF
  23. D. Giribabu and V. Shankar, Stability of plane Couette flow of a power-law fluid past a neo-Hookean solid at arbitrary Reynolds number, Physics of Fluids, 29, 074106 (2017). Download PDF
  24. Shivam Sahu and V. Shankar, Passive manipulation of free-surface instability by deformable solid bilayers, Physical Review E, 94, 013111 (2016). Download PDF
  25. D. Giribabu and V. Shankar, Consistent formulation of solid dissipative effects in stability analysis of flow past a deformable solid, Physical Review Fluids 1, 033602 (2016). Download PDF
  26. S. Sarkar, K. K. Singh, V. Shankar, and K. T. Shenoy, CFD simulations to study the effects of wall protrusions on microfluidic mixing, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 25, 084008 (2015). Download PDF
  27. Gaurav and V. Shankar, Manipulation of interfacial instabilities by using a soft, deformable solid layer, Sadhana, 40, 1033-1048 (2015). Download PDF
  28. V. Shankar, Stability of fluid flow through deformable tubes and channels: An overview, Sadhana, 40, 925-943 (2015). Download PDF
  29. V. Shankar and V. Kumaran, Foreword: International Union on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM) Symposium: Deformable Tubes, Sadhana, 40, 889-890 (2015). Download PDF
  30. R. Neelamegam and V. Shankar, Experimental study of the instability of laminar flow in a tube with deformable walls, Physics of Fluids, 27, 024102 (2015). Download PDF
  31. S. Sarkar, K. K. Singh, V. Shankar, and K. T. Shenoy, Numerical simulation of mixing at 1–1 and 1–2 microfluidic junctions, Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification, 85, 227 - 240 (2014). Download PDF
  32. R. Neelamegam, D. Giribabu and V. Shankar, Instability of viscous flow over a deformable two-layered gel: Experiments and theory, Physical Review E, 90, 043004 (2014). Download PDF
  33. R. Neelamegam, V. Shankar and Debopam Das, Suppression of purely-elastic instabilities in the torsional flow of viscoelastic fluid past a soft solid, Physics of Fluids, 25, 124102 (2013). Download PDF
  34. Gaurav and V. Shankar, Manipulation of interfacial instabilities in core-annular flows using a deformable solid layer, Physics of Fluids, 25, 014104 (2013). Download PDF
  35. Gaurav and V. Shankar, Role of wall deformability on interfacial instabilities in gravity-driven two-layer flow with a free surface, Physics of Fluids, 22, 094103 (2010). Download PDF
  36. Gaurav and V. Shankar, Stability of pressure-driven flow in a deformable neo-Hookean channel, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 659, 318-350 (2010). Download PDF
  37. D. Bandyopadhyay, A. Sharma and V. Shankar, Electric-field - contact-force tunable patterns in slipping soft elastic films, European Physical Letters 89, 36002 (2010). Download PDF
  38. Gaurav and V. Shankar, Stability of fluid flow through deformable neo-Hookean tubes, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 627, 291-322 (2009). Download PDF
  39. A. Jain and V. Shankar, Elastohydrodynamic suppression of free-surface instabilities in annular liquid film flow outside wires and inside tubes, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 47, 6473-6485 (2008). Download PDF
  40. D. Bandopadhyay, A. Sharma and V. Shankar, Instabilities and pattern minaturization in confined and free-elastic viscous bilayers, Journal of Chemical Physics, 128, 154909 (12 pages) (2008). Download PDF
  41. A. Jain and V. Shankar, Instability suppression in viscoelastic film flows down an inclined plane lined with a deformable solid layer, Physical Review E, 76, 046314 (2007). Download PDF
  42. G. Tomar, V. Shankar, A. Sharma and G. Biswas, Electrohydrodynamic instability of a confined viscoelastic liquid film, Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, 143, 120-130 (2007). Download PDF
  43. Gaurav and V. Shankar, Stability of gravity-driven free-surface flow past a deformable solid at zero & finite Reynolds number, Physics of Fluids, 19, 024105 (11 pages) (2007). Download PDF
  44. Janakiramulu Adepu and V. Shankar, Suppression or enhancement of interfacial instability in two-layer plane Couette flow of FENE-P fluids past a deformable solid, Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, 141, 43-58 (2007). Download PDF
  45. G.Tomar, V.Shankar, S.K.Shukla, A.Sharma and G.Biswas, Instability and dynamics of thin viscoelastic liquid films, European Physical Journal E, 20, 185-200 (2006). Download PDF
  46. V. Shankar and Akhilesh K Sahu, Suppression of instability in liquid flow down an inclined plane by a deformable solid layer, Physical Review E, 73, 016301-1 - 016301-12 (2006). Download PDF
  47. V. Shankar, Stability of two-layer viscoelastic plane Couette flow past a deformable solid layer: Implications of fluid viscoscity stratification, Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, 125, 143 - 158 (2005). Download PDF
  48. A. Sameer Kumar and V. Shankar, Instability of high-frequency modes in viscoelastic plane Couette flow past a deformable wall at low and finite Reynolds number, Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, 125, 121-141 (2005). Download PDF
  49. V. Shankar and Lalit Kumar, Stability of two-layer Newtonian plane Couette flow past a deformable solid layer, Physics of Fluids, 16, 4426-4442 (2004). Download PDF
  50. V. Shankar, Stability of two-layer viscoelastic plane Couette flow past a deformable solid layer, Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, 117, 163-182 (2004). Download PDF
  51. V. Shankar and Ashutosh Sharma, Instability of the interface between thin fluid films subjected to electric fields, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 274, 294-308 (2004). Download PDF
  52. V. Shankar and Satish Kumar, Instability of viscoelastic plane Couette flow past a deformable wall, Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, 116, 371-393 (2004). Download PDF
  53. V. Shankar, Matteo Pasquali and David C Morse, Theory of linear viscoelasticity of semiflexible rods in dilute solution, Journal of Rheology, 46, 1111-1154 (2002). Download PDF
  54. V. Shankar and V. Kumaran, Stability of wall modes in fluid flow past a flexible surface, Physics of Fluids, 14, 2324-2338 (2002). Download PDF
  55. M. Pasquali, V. Shankar and D. C. Morse, Viscoelasticity of dilute solutions of semiflexible polymers, Physical Review E, 64, 020802(R) (2001). Download PDF
  56. R. Thoakar, V. Shankar and V. Kumaran, Effect of tangential wall motion on the viscous instability in flow past flexible surfaces, European Physical Journal B, 23, 533-550 (2001). Download PDF
  57. V. Shankar and V. Kumaran, Asymptotic analysis of wall modes in a flexible tube revisited, European Physical Journal B, 19, 607-622 (2001). Download PDF
  58. V. Shankar and V. Kumaran, Weakly nonlinear stability of viscous flow past a flexible surface, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 434, 337-354 (2001). Download PDF
  59. V. Shankar and V. Kumaran, Stability of fluid flow in a flexible tube to nonaxisymmetric disturbances, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 407, 291-314 (2000). Download PDF
  60. V. Shankar and V. Kumaran, Stability of non-parabolic flow in a flexible tube, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 395, 211-236 (1999). Download PDF

Books

  1. R. P. Chhabra and V. Shankar, Coulson and Richardson's Chemical Engineering (7th edition) Volume 1A: Fluid Flow: Fundamentals and Applications, Elsevier (2017)
  2. R. P. Chhabra and V. Shankar, Coulson and Richardson's Chemical Engineering (7th edition) Volume 1B: Heat and Mass Transfer: Fundamentals and Applications, Elsevier (2017)
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Book Chapter

  1. V. Shankar and Gaurav, Suppression of interfacial instabilities using soft, deformable coatings, in Nanoscale and microscale phenomena, pp 179-232, Springer (2015) DOI:10.1007/978-81-332-2289-7_9.