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Sumana Ghosh
Sumana Ghosh Assistant Professor ghoshfch[at]iitr.ac.in
Areas of Interest
  • Two-phase flow, Hydrodynamic Cavitation, Air -water flow in mini channels, Liquid-liquid flows
Professional Background
FromToDesignationOrganisation
Dec 2012Feb 2014Assistant ProfessorBITS Pilani
June 2014Till dateAssistant ProfessorIIT Roorkee
Honors and Awards
AwardInstituteYear
Best paper Award in Transport phenomena CFD and Interfacial EnggSCHEMCON 20052005
Educational Details
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear
B.EChemical EngineeringN.I.T Durgapur2003
M.TechCryogenic EngineeringI.I.T Kharagpur2006
Ph.DChemical EngineeringI.I.T Kharagpur2011
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Water management in PEM Fuel cellSERB2015
Numerical Simlation of Annular flow to predict dryoutBRNS2017
Liquid-liquid flow in miniature geometriesCSIR2018
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Air- water flow in mini channelsMs Sneha MalhotraO2014
Liquid-liquid reactive flow in miniature geometriesMr Raj VermaO2016
Free surface flow with moving objectMs Ranjana RathurO2017
Numerical simulation of two-phase flow with phase changeMr Liril SilviO2018
Liquid-liquid non reactive flows in serpentine geometriesMr Ravi PrakashO2018
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
UPMC ParisPost doctoral studyMay 2011
Participation in short term courses
Couse NameSponsored ByDate
Chemical Micro Process Engineering: Flow Modeling and ApplicationsAICTE20/6/2016
Multiphase Flow in Miniature Systems : Flow Modeling & ApplicationsAICTE4/6/2018
Books Authored

 Liquid-liquid flow through pipe and pipe fittings, S. Ghosh, G. Das, P. K. Das, Lap Publishing, Saarbrücken, Germany, 2013

Refereed Journal Papers

International Journal Publications:

  1.  Effects of channel diameter on flow pattern and pressure drop for air–water flow in serpentine gas channels of PEM fuel cell-An Ex situ Experiment, Sneha Malhotra and Sumana Ghosh, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 100(2019) 233-250.
  2. Effect of GDL surface wettability gradient on water behavior in a serpentine gas flow channel of proton exchange membrane fuel cell, S. Malhotra and S.Ghosh, Journal of Fluids Engineering 140 (2018) 081302-1-9
  3. Design of a hydrodynamic cavitating reactor, N. Jangir, P. Dwivedi, S.Ghosh, Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification 122(2017)128-142
  4.  Air- water flow through a single serpentine channel-Flow pattern and Pressure drop, S. Malhotra, A.Despande, S.Ghosh, International Journal of Multiphase Flow ,96 (2017) 48–55.
  5. Liquid buckling in a practical situation, S. Ghosh, G. Das, P. K. Das, Euro Physics Letter(EPL),115,2016,44004
  6. Computational fluid dynamic simulation of single and two phase vortex flow-A comparison of flow field and energy separation, G. Sharma, S. Ghosh, S. Karmakar, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, 138, 2016, 082003-1-8.
  7.  Inception and termination of the core annular pattern for oil-water downflow through a vertical pipe, S. Ghosh, G. Das, P. K. Das,AIChE Journal, 58(7), 2012, 2020-2029.

  8. 3-D lattice Boltzmann model for asymmetric Taylor bubble and Taylor drop in an inclined channel, S. Ghosh, P.K. Patil, A.K. Das, S.C. Mishra, P.K. Das, Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics, 6(3), 2012, 383-394.

  9. CFD Simulation of core annular flow through sudden contraction and expansion, V.V.R. Kaushik, S. Ghosh, G. Das, P.K. Das, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 86-87, 2012,153-164.

  10. Numerical study of dynamics of bubbles using lattice Boltzmann method, S. Ghosh, A. Vaidya, A.K. Das, S.C. Mishra, P.K. Das, Industrial Engineering and Chemistry Research, 51(18), 2012, 6364-6376

  11. Studies on low viscous oil-water flow through return bends, M. Sharma, P. Ravi, S. Ghosh, G. Das, P. K. Das,Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 35(3), 2011, 455-469.

  12. Pressure drop analysis for liquid-liquid downflow through vertical pipe, S. Ghosh, G. Das, P. K. Das,Journal of Fluid Engineering, 133, 2011, 011202, 1-10.

  13. Hydrodynamics of lube oil-water flow through 1800 return bends, M. Sharma, P. Ravi, S. Ghosh, G. Das, P. K. Das,Chemical Engineering Science, 66(20), 2011, 4468-4476.

  14. CFD modeling of water flow through sudden contraction and expansion in a horizontal pipe, V. V. R. Kaushik, S. Ghosh, G. Das, P. K. Das, Chemical Engineering Education 45(1),Winter 2011, 30-36.

  15. Simulation of core annular in return bends – A comprehensive CFD study, S. Ghosh, G. Das, P. K. Das,Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 89(11), 2011, 2244-2253.

  16. The influence of phase inversion on mass transfer during liquid-liquid flows through milli-channels, P. Mondal, S. Ghosh, G. Das, S. Ray,Chemical Engineering and Processing 49(10),2010, 1051-1067.

  17. Simulation of core annular downflow through CFD- A comprehensive study, S. Ghosh, G. Das, P.K.Das,Chemical Engineering and Processing, 49(11), 2010, 1222-1228.

  18. Oil water flow through sudden expansion/contraction: Phase distribution and Pressure drop T. Balakrishna, S. Ghosh, G. Das and P. K. Das,International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 36, 2010, 13-24.
  19. Rise of Taylor bubbles through narrow rectangular channels, S. Bhusan, S. Ghosh, G. Das and P. K. Das,Chemical engineering journal 155, 2009, 326-332.
  20. Review of oil water core annular flow, S. Ghosh, T. K. Mandal, G. Das, P. K. Das, Renewable and sustainable energy reviews, 13(8), 2009, 1957-1965 


Conference publications:

  1. Khan, S.H., Ghosh, S., 2016. CFD simulation of water removal from gas flow channel of PEMFC using wettability gradient, ICMF, Firenze, Italy, May 22 to 27.

  2.  Alam, M.S., Ghosh, S., 2015. CFD Analysis of  Hydrogen mixing in air, 42nd National conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, NIT Surathkal, Karnataka, India, December 14 to 16

  3. Samad, N., Ghosh, S., 2015. CFD Simulation of steam injection in suppression pool, 42nd National conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, NIT Surathkal, Karnataka, India, December 14 to 16

  4. Samad, N., Ghosh, S., 2015. CFD Simulation of steam injection in suppression pool, 23rd National Heat and Mass Transfer Conference and 1st International ISHMT-ASTFE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, Thiruvananthapuram, India, December 17 to 20

  5. Dwivedi, P., Ghosh, S.,2015. Experimental investigation of Hydrodynamic cavitation in sudden contraction, CHEMCON, Guwahati, India, December 27 to 30.

  6. Malhotra, S., Ghosh, S.,2015. CFD Analysis of  water behavior  in a proton exchange membrane fuel cell using wettability gradient, CHEMCON, Guwahati, India, December 27 to 30.

  7. Khan, S.H., Ghosh, S., 2015. Computational studies of 3D multiphase flow in PEMFC microchannels, CHEMCON, Guwahati, India, December 27 to 30

  8. Sharma., G., Ghosh, S., Karmakar., S., 2013. CFD Analysis of a vortex tube, 22nd National & 11th International ISHMT-ASME Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, Kharagpur, India, December 28 to 31.
  9. Ghosh, S., 2013. CFD Analysis of water behavior and removal technique in a proton exchange membrane fuel cell, International Conference of Multiphase Flow, Jeju, Korea, May 26 to 31.
  10. Sharma., G., Ghosh, S., Karmakar., S., 2013. CFD Analysis of a vortex tube air separatorl, International Conference of Multiphase Flow, Jeju, Korea, May 26 to 31.
  11. Experimental investigation of the influence of air injection on the collapse of bubble clouds, D. Fuster, S. Ghosh, P. Guibert, S. Zaleski, 8th International Symposium on Cavitation, Singapore, 13th – 16th August, 2012
  12. Effect of Return Bends on Kerosene-Water Flow Through a Horizontal Pipe, P. Ravi, M. Sharma S. Ghosh, G. Das and P. K. Das, International Conference on Multiphase Flow 2010 (ICMF-2010) Tampa, Florida, USA, May 30 to June 4, 2010.
  13. Hydrodynamics of lubeoil-water downflow through a vertical pipe, S.Ghosh, G. Das and P. K. Das,  International Conference on Multiphase Flow 2010 (ICMF-2010) Tampa, Florida, USA, May 30 to June 4, 2010.
  14. Phase inversion during liquid-liquid flows and its influence on mass transfer characteristics, P. Mandal, S. Ghosh and G. Das,20th National & 9th ISHMT-ASME Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, Mumbai, India, January 1-4, 2010.
  15.  Effect of return bends on lube oil-water flows through a horizontal pipe, P. Ravi, M. Sharma, S. Ghosh, G. Das , P. K. Das, CHEMCON, Visakhapatnam, India, 2009
  16.  Effect of return bends on kerosene-water flows through a horizontal pipe, P. Ravi, M. Sharma, S. Ghosh, G. Das , P. K. Das, Young Reseacher Conference, Mumbai, India, 2008.
  17.  Gas-liquid two phase flow through narrow rectangular channel, S. Bhusan S. Ghosh, G. Das, P. K. Das, CHEMCON, Kolkata, India, 2007.
  18.  Experimental study of  wall shear in an airlift loop reactor, H. Varshney, S. Ghosh, G. Das, P. K. Das, CHEMCON, Kolkata, India, 2007
  19. CFD Analysis of a Cryogenic Vortex Tube Air Separator,S. Ghosh, T. Dutta, P. Sandilya , S. S. Bandyopadhyay ,CHEMCON, Ankleshwar,India2006.
  20. CFD Analysis of a Vortex Tube , S. Ghosh, P. Sandilya , S. S. Bandyopadhyay,SCHEMCON, Guwahati, India, 2005