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Visiting address 🏴 FMB 113-114, Fluid Mechanics Building, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras
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Inhouse HPC parallel cluster (PAVAN) specifications:
Master node - Dell PowerEdge R740 server (single Intel Xeon Silver 4110 - 8 Core/16 Threads, 64 GB RAM, 1.2 TB HDD, 24 TB storage)
Compute nodes (4) - Dell PowerEdge R740 server (Dual Intel Xeon Silver 4116 Skylake - 12 Core/24 Threads, 96 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD)
Compute nodes (2) - Dell PowerEdge R740 server (Dual Intel Xeon Silver 4214 Cascade - 12 Core/24 Threads, 96 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD)
Primary interconnect - Intel Omni-Path Fabric Adapter 24 Ports (100 Gbps per port)
Secondary interconnect - D-Link 24 port switch (1 Gbps per port)
Infrastructure

Post-docs

Name Previous affiliation Research topic Status Current position
Manish K. Dhiman IIT Guwahati, India Turbulent combustion modeling Completed Research Scientist, Reliance Industries Ltd., Jamnagar, India
Tanmoy Mondal Gyeongsang National University, South Korea Wake instabilities Completed Faculty, Dept. Applied Mechanics, MNNIT Allahabad, India
Aniruddha Choudhary Virginia Tech, USA Two-phase flow simulations Completed Lead CFD engineer, ESI Group, India

PhD Students

Name Previous affiliation Thesis topic Status Current position
Mahesh Somasani University College of Engineering, Osmania University Turbulent combustion dynamics using LES ongoing
Deekshith I. Poojary SJEC, Mangalore DNS of particles in turbulence ongoing
Gokul S. IIST Thiruvananthapuram Transition to turbulence in plane Couette flows ongoing
Karthikeyan J. NIT Kurukshetra DNS of rotating turbulent flows ongoing
Harshal P. Mahamure NIT Warangal DNS of particles in turbulence ongoing
Harish Varma Tamada IIST Thiruvananthapuram LES of rough wall turbulence ongoing Scientist D, NARL, India
Prince Victor Jenies C. GCT Coimbatore Turbulent jet flows ongoing
Shashi Kumar Javanappa NMIT Bangalore Turbulent plane Couette flows ongoing
Sudarsan Srinivasan* IIT Madras Vortex induced vibrations ongoing Teaching Associate, NPTEL, India
Fatemeh H. Dadmarzi* Dept. Marine Tech., NTNU, Norway DNS of wake interference effects Completed Post doc, NTNU, Norway
Helene Hisken* Dept. Phys. Tech., Univ. Bergen, Norway Investigation of instability and turbulence effects on gas explosions: experiments and modelling Completed Product Certification Engineer, Gexcon, Norway
Dan Yang* Dept. Marine Tech., NTNU, Norway Transition & turbulence behind inclined flat plates Completed Faculty, Naval Architecture & Ocean Engg, Huazhong Univ. Sci. & Tech., China

MS Students

Name Previous affiliation Thesis topic Status Current position
Manoj Kumar Chitumalla MVSR College, Osmania University Perforated bluff-body wake dynamics ongoing
Anand S. Zambare Savitribai Phule Univ, Pune Turbulent combustion ongoing
Pradeep A. Jadhav Savitribai Phule Univ, Pune Shear-layer instabilities ongoing Engineer, Bajaj R & D, India
Ankit Pandey IET, Lucknow Two-phase flow modeling ongoing Engineer, ANSYS, India
Narasimha Varadhan M. SASTRA Bluff-body flows Completed Engineer, Renault-Nissan, India
Manohar Teja Kalluri MVGRCE, Vizianagaram Turbulent/non-turbulent interface dynamics Completed PhD student, University of Exeter, UK
Abhinav Singh MSRIT, Bangalore DNS of perforated bluff-body wakes Completed Engineer, GE Renewable Energy, India
Alexander Moen Dept. Phys. Tech., Univ. Bergen, Norway Evaluation of turbulence models in gas dispersion Completed Faculty, Hoyskole, Bergen, Norway

MTech Students

Name Affiliation Thesis topic Status Current position
Kishore Ram Sathia Dept. Mech Engg., IIT Madras Bluff-body flows ongoing
Jinan P. Physical Science, IISER Kolkata Two-dimensional turbulence ongoing
Asapu Sai Kiran Dept. Mech Engg., IIT Madras Two-phase flow modeling Completed
Charan Theja D. Dept. Applied Mechanics, IIT Madras LES of stepped-cylinder wake flows Completed Senior engineer, TCS, India
Anand S. Dept. Applied Mechanics, IIT Madras Flow predictions over Ahmed body Completed Senior engineer, TCS, India
Athul Vinod Dept. Applied Mechanics, IIT Madras LES of cross-plate wake flow Completed Applications engineer, KLA Tencor, India

BTech Students/Interns/Project Associates

Name Affiliation Research topic Status Current position
Amruth Saroj A. NIT Rourkela Particulate dispersion simulations Ongoing
Meysiva V. Dept. Chem Engg., IIT Madras Turbulent combustion simulations Completed MS-PhD student, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA
Yashwanth Teja NIT Trichy Two-phase flow modeling Completed MS student, KTH, Sweden
Balavignesh V. N. BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Premixed combustion simulations Completed MS-PhD student, Ohio State University, USA
Aswin Chandrasekar Dept. Chem Engg., IIT Madras Two-phase flow modeling Completed PhD student, McMaster University, Canada

*Co-advisor