Interfacial Flows and Fluid-Structure Interaction Laboratory @IIT Bombay




Our lab is currently investigating two broad areas, namely

  • Droplets / Interfaces
  • Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI) / CFD

The sub-topics (included but not limited to) in these areas are also listed below. We use state-of-the-art computational and experimental techniques for our research.
  • Droplets / interfaces
    • Droplet impact and evaporation on solid surfaces
    • Designing bioinspired microtextured surfaces, Bouncing droplets
    • "Coffee-ring" colloidal deposits
    • Colloidal particles sorting via evaporating droplets
    • Droplet breakup in microfluidic circuits
    • Dynamic wetting at contact line
  • Fluid-structure interaction (FSI) / CFD
    • Computational techniques in FSI, Immersed boundary method
    • Flapping/Pitching thin plates for thrust generation
    • Fish-like biolocomotion
    • Vortex Induced Vibration
    • Convective heat transfer augmentation via FSI
    • Energy harvesting techniques using FSI
    • Drag reduction of flexible plates

Updates:
  • Apply here for sponsored reseeach internship at IIT Bombay.
  • Admissions to PhD program - Spring 2020 intake. 
    • Opening for two Ph.D. students. See details here
    • Application link.


Contact us:
Rajneesh Bhardwaj
Associate Professor,
Room S36 (second floor)
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay,
Powai, Mumbai, 400076, India.
Extension: 7534
e-mail: rajneesh.bhardwaj [AT] iitb.ac.in


Lab address:
Interfacial Flows and Fluid-Structure Interaction Laboratory
Steam power shed,
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Extension: 4388