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Dr. Vagesh D. Narasimhamurthy
Associate Professor
Fluid Mechanics Group, Department of Applied Mechanics,
IIT Madras
Chennai 600 036, India
Office: FMB 202
Phone: +91 44 2257 4079
Email: vagesh _AT_ iitm.ac.in
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Lab News
Congratulations to Charan Theja D., recipient of the Usha Kothandaraman Memorial Prize (Silver Medal) for academic excellence in MTech, IIT Madras, 2018.


Professional activities
  • Technical Committee member of HiPC CFD workshop (IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing).
  • Member of European Research Community on Flow, Turbulence and Combustion (ERCOFTAC) Special Interest Group (SIG45).
  • Member of Indian Society of Applied Mechanics (ISAM).
  • Member of National Center for Combustion Research and Development (NCCRD).
  • Reviewer for the journals: Physics of Fluids, Computers & Fluids, PSEP, J. Wind Eng. & Ind. Aero., and J. Fluids Struct.
  • Reviewer for the conferences: Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power.
  • Senior software developer of FLACS commercial CFD software (2011 - 16).
  • Project manager of European Commission (EC) 7th Framework Programme (FP7) funded CO2PipeHaz (CO2 Pipeline Hazards) project (2011 - 13).
  • Project member of International Energy Agency (IEA) and EC’s HySafe project (2011 - 13).
  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) from Scrum Alliance.
  • Industry promoter and recruiter at IAESTEs Naeringslivsdager (career fair) at NTNU, Trondheim (2014 - 15).


            Research interests

            • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD), direct numerical simulation (DNS), turbulence modeling (URANS, LES/DES), Lagrangian particle tracking, high-performance computing (HPC).
            • Turbulence, transition, bluff-body flows, multi-phase flows, premixed combustion, fire & explosion safety.
            • Immersed boundary method and porosity/distributed resistance (PDR) modeling.