Dept. of Applied Mechanics,
IIT Madras,T.N. 600036
B. Tech, Mechanical Engg, Calicut University.
M.Tech, Thermal & Fluids Engg, IIT Bombay.
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, IISc Bangalore.
Post Doctoral Research, LEGI-CNRS, Grenoble, France.
A. Coherent structures in turbulent convection
Turbulent convection occurs in areas ranging from atmospheres, oceans, mantles to manufacturing processes, electronic cooling, PCR as well as in day to day cooking. The heat flux in turbulent convection is critically decided by the phenomena near the hot surface. Our interest is in understanding the dynamics of the coherent structures near the hot, horizontal surface, observed as rising sheets called line plumes, and their role in transporting heat. A model to explain the observed mean plume spacings  and total length of plumes  have been built. Commonalities in the plume structure under differing conditions were detected, implying a common dynamics. Scaling laws for the dynamics of line plumes have been found recently .
Gunasegarane, G. S., Joshy, P. J., Sangeeth, K., Anoop, P., Anurag Pant, A. M. Ayyappadas
Vipin, K., Sanal Mohanan
Technical staff :
H. Udayakumar, Technician
Laboratory : Laser velocimetry and fluorescence lab
1. G.V.Ramareddy, M.S., 2010, PhD student, University of Melbourne.
2. V.Senthil Kumar, M.S., 2011, Transoft International, Bangalore.
Visualisation of fungal spore emission, IITM exploratory project. (ongoing)
Investigation of near-wall dynamics in turbulent convection, DST. (completed)
Interaction of natural convection and microporous transport, ICSR , IITM. (completed)
Project position available:
None available as of now. Students interested in M.S. or Ph. D positions in other areas related to my research interests are welcome to contact by email.