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

  • 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
  • Amitkumar Gawas presented his research on Thermal LBM Amitkumar presented his research results as a contributed talk at the 5th International Conference on Computational Methods for Thermal Problems, 9th-11th July, 2018,  Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, on ...
    Posted Jul 11, 2018, 4:12 AM by Dhiraj Patil
  • CFD Workshop @ IIT Dharwad: Five (5) days of Skill Development Workshop on "Computational Fluid Dynamics: Traditional Finite-Volume Technique" is being organized at Indian Institute of Technology, Dharwad, Karnataka from 11-06-2018 to ...
    Posted Apr 11, 2018, 1:37 AM by Dhiraj Patil
  • Invited lecture at IIT Madras DVP was invited to deliver a lecture on 12th March, 2018, titled "Numerical investigations of Fluid Flows using Kinetic Theory based Lattice Boltzmann Scheme" organised at Department of Chemical Engineering ...
    Posted Mar 26, 2018, 10:34 PM by Dhiraj Patil
  • Visitor to the Group: Dr. Mathias Krause, KIT, Germany Dr. Mathias Krause, Head, Lattice Boltzmann Research Group (LBRG), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, KIT, Germany visited the our group at IIT Mandi from 1st October, 2017 to 13th October, 2017
    Posted Mar 26, 2018, 10:35 PM 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.