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Amit Kumar Dhiman
Amit Kumar Dhiman Associate Professor amitdfch[at]iitr.ac.in 01332-285890 Website
Areas of Interest
  • Fluid Mechanics, CFD, Non-Newtonian Fluids, Bluff Body Flow and Heat Transfer, FVM and FDM Solvers
Professional Background
FromToDesignationOrganisation
2014On goingAssociate ProfessorIIT Roorkee
20072014Assistant ProfessorIIT Roorkee
20062007Asst. ManagerR & D Centre for Iron & Steel (RDCIS), SAIL, Ranchi
Honors and Awards
AwardInstituteYear
IEI Young Engineers AwardIEI2011
Most cited author for a paperChemical Engineering Research & Design2006
Cash award for research work publicationIIT Kanpur2006
Educational Details
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear
Ph.D.Chemical EngineeringIIT Kanpur2006
Administrative Background
FromToDesignationOrganisationLevel
2015till dateChief WardenRajiv Bhawan, IIT Roorkee
20142015WardenJawahar Bhawan, IIT Roorkee
20082013WardenJawahar Bhawan, IIT Roorkee
20102012Dy. CoordinatorSTEP, IIT Roorkee
20122014S.A. (Rowing)IIT Roorkee
20132017O.C. (Time Table)ChED, IIT Roorkee
20122013Supdt. ExamChED, IIT Roorkee
2014till dateO.C. (Store)ChED, IIT Roorkee
2014till dateO.C. (HCRL)ChED, IIT Roorkee
2017till dateMember DRCChED, IIT Roorkee
Participation in seminars
NamePlaceSponsored ByDate
International Conference on Mechanical Engineering (ICME-2010)Imperial College London-02-07-2010
International Conference on Advances in Modelling, Optimization and Computing (AMOC-2011)IIT Roorkee-05-12-2011
5th International and 41st National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power (FMFP-2014)IIT Kanpur-12-12-2014
Conference on Modelling Fluid Flow (CMFF’15)Budapest, Hungary -30-08-2015
Memberships
  • Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE), Life Member
  • The National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI), Life Member
  • Journal of Nonlinear Dynamics (Hindawi Publishing Corporation), Member, Editorial Board
  • International Association of Engineers (IAENG), Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Fluid DynamicsCHN-104U.G.Spring
CFDICH 01U.G.Autumn
Advanced Transport PhenomenaCH 503P.G.Autumn
CFDCH 512P.G.Spring
Oil and Gas TransportCH 558P.G.(including Pre Phd Course)Spring
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Microbial production of Ployhydroxyalkanoates using inexpensive and renewable materialsMohd. ZafarA2008
CFD analysis of non-Newtonian mixed convection around a square bluff bodyNeha SharmaA2008
Non-Newtonian flow and heat transfer around triangular bluff bodiesRicha AgarwalA2010
Investigations on solid fuel fire in a compartmentBK DhurandherA2011
Non-Newtonian flow over a heated square bluff body under buoyancyDeepak KumarO2012
Periodic flow of non-Newtonian fluidsRam Parvesh RamO
Flow and heat transferA SanyalO
Non-Newtonian flow and heat transfer Mohd. AsifO
Courses or Conferences Organised
Conference NameSponsored ByDate
Indo German Winter AcademyIIT Roorkee and University of Erlangen, Germany13-12-2009
Refereed Journal Papers
  • Neelesh BhallaAmit Kumar Dhiman, Pulsating flow and heat transfer analysis around a heated semi-circular cylinder at low and moderate Reynolds numbers, Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering, In press.

  • Deepak Kumar, Amit Kumar Dhiman, Computations of incompressible fluid flow around a long square obstacle near a wall: laminar forced flow and thermal characteristics, SADHANA-Academy Proceedings in Engineering Science, In press.

  • Richa Agarwal, Amit Dhiman, Thermal characteristics of non-Newtonian power-law fluid flows around a confined triangular prism, Heat Transfer Research.

  • Bhisham Kumar Dhurandher, Ravi Kumar, Amit K. Dhiman, Akhilesh Gupta, Investigation of thermal equilibrium in a compartment involving crib fire, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, In press.

  • Bhisham Kumar Dhurandher, Ravi Kumar, Amit Kumar Dhiman, An experimental study on rib fires in a closed compartment, Thermal Science, In press.

  • Vivek Kumar Verma, Amit Dhiman, A comparative study on cross-buoyancy mixed convection around expanded and tapered trapezoidal bluff bodies, Proceedings of the iMeche, Part E: Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering, 231 (3) (2017) 513 - 532.

  • Bhisham Kumar Dhurandher, Ravi Kumar, Amit K. Dhiman, Akhilesh Gupta, Pavan K. Sharma, An experimental study of vertical centerline temperature and velocity profile of buoyant plume in cubical compartment, Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering, 39 (5) (2017) 1813 - 1822

  • Bhisham Kumar Dhurandher, Ravi Kumar, Amit Kumar Dhiman, Pavan Kumar SharmaAn investigation on compartment fires with plywood cribsFire and Materials, 41 (3) (2017) 209 - 224.

  • Aniruddha Sanyal, Amit Dhiman, Effect of forced convection heat transfer over side-by-side square cylinders in a steady confined flow regime, Journal of Computational and Applied Mechanics, 11 (2) (2016) 197 - 209.

  • Amit Kumar Dhiman, Flow and heat transfer phenomena around an equilateral triangular bluff body: effect of wall confinement, Heat Transfer – Asian Research, 45 (7) (2016) 608 - 630.

  • Deepak Kumar, Amit Dhiman, Computations of Newtonian fluid flow around a square cylinder near an adiabatic wall at low and intermediate Reynolds numbers: effects of cross-buoyancy mixed convection, Numerical Heat Transfer Part A, 70 (2) (2016) 162 - 186.

  • Anuj Kumar, Amit Dhiman, L. Baranyi, Fluid flow and heat transfer around a confined semi-circular cylinder: onset of vortex shedding and effects of Reynolds and Prandtl numbers, International Journal of Heat & Mass Transfer, 102 (2016) 417 - 425.

  • Ram Pravesh, Ram P. Bharti, Amit K. Dhiman, Forced convection flow and heat transfer across an in-line bank of circular cylinders, Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 94 (7) (2016) 1381 - 1395.

  • Krishnakant Dhakar, Akshay Dvivedi, Amit DhimanExperimental investigation on effects of dielectric mediums in near-dry electric discharge machining, Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, 30 (5) (2016) 2179 - 2185.

  • Ankit Kumar, Amit Dhiman, Forced convection heat transfer of Newtonian fluids from a backward-facing step: effects of expansion ratio, Reynolds and Prandtl numbers, Heat Transfer – Asian Research, 45 (4) (2016) 313 - 341.

  • Deepak Kumar, Amit Dhiman, Opposing buoyancy characteristics of Newtonian fluid flow around a confined square cylinder at low and moderate Reynolds numbers, Numerical Heat Transfer Part A, 69 (8) (2016) 874 - 897. [Most read article, 2016]

  • Richa Agarwal, Amit Dhiman, Time-periodic non-Newtonian power-law flow across a triangular prism, Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering, 38 (1) (2016) 227 - 240.

  • Bhisham Kumar Dhurandher, Ravi Kumar, Amit DhimanImpact Assessment of Thermal Radiation Hazard from LPG Fireball, Procedia Earth and Planetary Science, 11 (2015) 511 - 518.

  • Malik Parveez, Amit Dhiman, Tanveer Rasool, Transition to periodic unsteady and effects of Prandtl and Richardson numbers on the flow across a confined heated trapezoidal prism, Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering, 37 (4) (2015) 1291 - 1307.

  • Anuj Kumar, Amit Dhiman, Laminar flow and heat transfer phenomena across a confined semi-circular bluff body at low Reynolds numbers, Heat Transfer Engineering, 36 (18) (2015) 1540 - 1551.

  • Amit Dhiman, Shipra Verma, Ritwik Ghosh, Laminar momentum and heat transfer in a channel with a built-in tapered trapezoidal bluff body, Heat Transfer – Asian Research, 44 (4) (2015) 324 - 346.

  • Richa Agarwal, Amit Dhiman, Confined flow and heat transfer phenomena of non-Newtonian shear-thinning fluids across a pair of tandem triangular bluff bodies, Numerical Heat Transfer Part A, 68 (2) (2015) 174 - 204.   

  • Tanveer Rasool, Amit Dhiman, Malik Parveez, Cross-buoyancy mixed convection around a confined triangular bluff body, Numerical Heat Transfer Part A, 67 (4) (2015) 454 - 475.

  • Sudheer Bijjam, Amit Dhiman, Vandana Gautam, Laminar momentum and heat transfer phenomena of power-law dilatant fluids around an asymmetrically confined cylinder, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 88 (2015) 110 - 127.

  • A. Kumar, A. Dhiman, L. Baranyi, CFD analysis of power-law fluid flow and heat transfer around a confined semi-circular cylinder, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 82 (2015) 159 - 169.

  • V. Khandelwal, A. Dhiman, L. Baranyi, Laminar flow of non-Newtonian shear-thinning fluids in a T-channel, Computers and Fluids, 108 (2015) 79 - 91.

  • M. Zafar, S. Kumar, S. Kumar, J. Agrawal, A. K. Dhiman, Valorization of Glycerol into Polyhydroxyalkanoates by Sludge Isolated Bacillus sp. RER002: Experimental and Modeling Studies, Chemical Product and Process Modeling, 9 (2) (2014) 117 - 131.

  • Manu K. Sukesan, Amit K. Dhiman, Laminar mixed convection in a channel with a built-in semi-circular cylinder under the effect of cross-buoyancy, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 58 (2014) 25 - 32.

  • Richa Agarwal, Amit Dhiman, Flow and heat transfer phenomena across two confined tandem heated triangular bluff bodies, Numerical Heat Transfer Part A, 66 (9) (2014) 1020 - 1047.

  • M. Zafar, S. Kumar, S. Kumar, A.K. Dhiman, H.-S. Park, Maintenance-energy-dependent dynamics of growth and poly (3-hydroxybutyrate) [P(3HB)] production by Azohydromonas lata MTCC 2311 using simple and renewable carbon substrates, Brazilian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 31 (2) (2014) 313 - 323. 

  • Amit K. Dhiman, Neha Sharma, Surendra Kumar, Buoyancy-aided momentum and heat transfer in a vertical channel with a built-in square cylinder, International Journal of Sustainable Energy, 33 (5) (2014) 963 - 984.

  • Neha Sharma, Amit Dhiman, Surendra Kumar, Power-law shear-thinning flow around a heated square bluff body under aiding buoyancy at low Reynolds numbers, Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering, 31 (5) (2014) 754 - 771.

  • A. Kumar, A. K. Dhiman, R. P. Bharti, Power-law flow and heat transfer over an inclined square bluff body: effect of blockage ratio, Heat Transfer – Asian Research, 43 (2) (2014) 167 - 196.

  • A.V.V.S. Durga Prasad, A. K. Dhiman, CFD analysis of momentum and heat transfer around a pair of square cylinders in side-by-side arrangement, Heat Transfer Engineering, 35 (4) (2014) 398 - 411.

  • Alex Denial, Amit Dhiman, Aiding buoyancy mixed convection from a pair of side-by-side heated circular cylinders in power-law fluids, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 52 (48) (2013) 17294 - 17314.

  • Neha Sharma, Amit Dhiman, Surendra Kumar, Non-Newtonian power-law fluid flow around a heated square bluff body in a vertical channel under aiding buoyancy, Numerical Heat Transfer Part A, 64 (10) (2013) 777 - 799.

  • Amit Dhiman, Mudassir Hasan, Forced convection flow and heat transfer across a trapezoidal bluff body: steady and unsteady regimes, Asia Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering, 8 (3) (2013) 433 - 446.

  • Amit Dhiman, Ritwik Ghosh, Computer simulation of momentum and heat transfer across an expanded trapezoidal bluff body, International Journal of Heat & Mass Transfer, 59 (2013) 338 - 352.

  • Amit K. Dhiman, Shailesh Kumar, Effect of blockage ratio on the flow of non-Newtonian power-law fluids across a confined triangular bluff body in a channel, Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering, 30 (1) (2013) 33 - 44.

  • N. S. K. Chaitanya, A. K. Dhiman, Non-Newtonian power-law flow and heat transfer across a pair of side-by-side circular cylinders, International Journal of Heat & Mass Transfer, 55 (21 - 22) (2012) 5941 - 5958.

  • Shashi Kumar, Mohd. Zafar, Surendra Kumar, Amit K. Dhiman, Modeling and optimization of poly(3hydroxybutyrate-3hydroxyvalerate) production from cane molasses by Azohydromonas lata MTCC 2311 in a stirrer-tank reactor: effect of agitation and aeration regimes, Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology, 39(7) (2012) 987 - 1001.

  • Amit Kumar Dhiman, Neha Sharma, Surendra Kumar, Wall effects on the cross-buoyancy around a square cylinder in the steady regime, Brazilian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 29 (2) (2012) 253 - 264.

  • Varun Sharma, Amit Kumar Dhiman, Heat Transfer from a Rotating Circular Cylinder in the Steady Regime: Effects of Prandtl Number, Thermal Science, 16 (1) (2012) 79 - 91.

  • Sudheer Bijjam, Amit Kumar Dhiman, CFD analysis of two-dimensional non-Newtonian power-law flow across a circular cylinder confined in a channel, Chemical Engineering Communications, 199 (2012) 767 - 785.

  • Neha Sharma, Amit K. Dhiman, Surendra Kumar, Mixed convection flow and heat transfer across a square cylinder under the influence of aiding buoyancy at low Reynolds numbers, International Journal of Heat & Mass Transfer, 55 (2012) 2601 - 2614.

  • Madhusoodan Ojha, Amit K. Dhiman, K. C. Guha, Simulation of thermally protected cylindrical container engulfed in fire, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 25 (2012) 391 - 399.

  • Mohd. Zafar, Shashi Kumar, Surendra Kumar, Amit K. Dhiman, Artificial intelligence based modeling and optimization of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) production process by using Azohydromonas lata MTCC 2311 from cane molasses supplemented with volatile fatty acids: A genetic algorithm paradigm, Bioresource Technology, 104 (2012) 631 - 641.

  • Mohd. Zafar, Shashi Kumar, Surendra Kumar, Amit K. Dhiman, Optimization of polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) production by Azohydromonas lata MTCC 2311 by using genetic algorithm based on artificial neural network and response surface methodology, Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, 1(1) (2012) 70 - 79.

  • Ankit Kumar, A. K. Dhiman, Effect of a circular cylinder on separated forced convection at a backward-facing step, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 52 (2012) 176 - 185.

  • Harsh Chaudhary, Amit Dhiman, Two-dimensional laminar fluid flow and heat transfer over a backward facing step, Heat Transfer Research, 42(4) (2011) 379 - 402.

  • Amit Dhiman, Radhe Shyam, Unsteady heat transfer from an equilateral triangular cylinder in the unconfined flow regime, ISRN Mechanical Engineering, 2011 (2011) 1 - 13.

  • Madhusoodan Ojha, A. K. Dhiman, Problem, Failure and Safety Analysis of Ammonia Plant: a Review, International Review of Chemical Engineering (IRECHE) Rapid Communications, 2 (6) (2010) 631 - 646 (Invited Paper).

  • S. Srikanth, A. K. Dhiman, S. Bijjam, Confined Flow and Heat Transfer Across a Triangular Cylinder in a Channel, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 49 (2010) 2191 - 2200.

  • Amit Dhiman, Mudassir Hasan, CFD Analysis of the Steady Flow Across a Tapered Trapezoidal Cylinder, Lecture Notes in Engineering & Computer Science, 2184 (1) (2010) 1094 – 1096.

  • A. K. Dhiman, Heat Transfer to Power-law Dilatant Fluids in a Channel with a Built-in Square Cylinder, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 48 (8) (2009) 1552 - 1563.

  • A. K. Dhiman, R. P. Chhabra, V. Eswaran, Steady Flow across a Confined Square Cylinder: Effects of Power-Law Index and of Blockage Ratio, Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, 148 (2008) 141 – 150.

  • A. K. Dhiman, R. P. Chhabra, V. Eswaran, Steady Mixed Convection Across a Confined Square Cylinder, International Communications in Heat & Mass Transfer, 35 (2008) 47 – 55.

  • A. K. Dhiman, N. Anjaiah, R. P. Chhabra, V. Eswaran, Mixed Convection From a Heated Square Cylinder to Newtonian and Power-Law Fluids, Trans. ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, 129 (2007) 506 – 513. [First in the list of Top 10 Most Downloaded Articles, October 2009]

  • A. K. Dhiman, R. P. Chhabra, V. Eswaran, Heat Transfer to Power-Law Fluids From a Heated Square Cylinder, Numerical Heat Transfer Part A, 52 (2007) 185 - 201.

  • A. K. Dhiman, R. P. Chhabra, V. Eswaran, Steady Flow of Power-Law Fluids Across a Square Cylinder, Chemical Engineering Research & Design, 84A (2006) 300 - 310. [Award of most cited author for the paper, 2006 - 2009]

  • A. K. Dhiman, R. P. Chhabra, A. Sharma, V. Eswaran, Effects of Reynolds and Prandtl Numbers on Heat Transfer Across a Square Cylinder in the Steady Flow Regime, Numerical Heat Transfer Part A, 49 (2006) 717 – 731.

  • A. K. Dhiman, R. P. Chhabra, V. Eswaran, Flow and Heat Transfer Across a Confined Square Cylinder in the Steady Flow Regime: Effect of Peclet Number, International Journal of Heat & Mass Transfer, 48 (2005) 4598 - 4614.