Welcome to our research group web page.

We are based in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, 
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Dharwad, KA. Our research aims at numerically investigating the physics of fluid flow at micro, meso and macro scales. Our research work also covers investigations of multiphysics phenomena and coupled to fluid physics, e.g. interactions of applied electrical field and/or magnetic field, chemical reactions and combustible flow modelling, radiative and neutron transport. Further, our research interests span to investigate multiphase flows (e.g. fluid-solid flows, immiscible liquids, liquid-gas flows, particle laden flows).

Our prime numerical methodology tool is the Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM) which is a kinetic theory based method derived as a discrete Boltzmann equation. We also research on developments and applications of other numerical and particle based methods and our current research interests may be accessed from here.


Laboratory News and Announcements

  • A new research article is now published A new article from collaborative research with Dr. Mittal, Prof. Ray (IIT Mandi) and Prof. Gadhela (University of Bristol, UK) is now published in the Volume 3, Issue 1 of ...
    Posted Jul 8, 2020, 12:25 AM by Dhiraj Patil
  • A new article is now published in Physics of Fluids The part of MS work of Mr. Sharey Deep Guleria (IIT Mandi) has been published in the Physics of Fluids. Sharey Deep Guleria and Dhiraj V. Patil. Experimental investigations of ...
    Posted May 14, 2020, 11:12 AM by Dhiraj Patil
  • Discrete Simulation of Fluid Dynamics (DSFD) 28th International Conference, 22-26 July 2019 The 28th International Conference on Discrete Simulation of Fluid Dynamics (DSFD 2019) is being held at JNCASR Bangalore from 22-26 July 2019. Visit the website for additional information: https ...
    Posted Jul 15, 2019, 9:47 AM by Dhiraj Patil
  • Available BTech Projects for IIT Dharwad Students 2019-2020 Python implementation of a lattice Boltzmann elliptic equation solverFluid-particle coupled CFD simulation for erosion process
    Posted Jun 12, 2019, 11:21 PM by Dhiraj Patil
  • Shivakumar Kandre joined as PhD student at IIT Dharwad Shivakumar Kandre, MTech in Thermal Power Engineering from Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumakuru and B.E. Mechanical Engineering from Basaveshwara College of Engineering, Bagalkot has joined the group as a ...
    Posted Jan 6, 2019, 4:48 AM by Dhiraj Patil
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Course Homework Assignments

  • ME 625: Introduction to Turbulence, Term papers (PG) Following are assigned term papers for ME625 class. Term paper review and presentations carry total of 30% weight. There are 3 sets of presentations planned for each student: (a) First ...
    Posted Feb 9, 2018, 9:14 AM by Dhiraj Patil
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We are continuously looking for exceptional researchers to help us move forward in our research field.  If you are interested in joining our group as a research associate (post-doc), or JRF, or as a summer intern, please let us know by sending your CV with a statement of research interests (and/or problem statement). 

If you are interested in joining us as a M.S. (Research) or PhD Research Scholar, please visit IIT Dharwad web page for an updated information on admissions procedures, eligibility criterion, application deadlines and other related information.