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Dutta Sushanta
Sushanta Dutta Associate Professor duttafme[at] +91 1332 285410
Areas of Interest
  • Experimental fluid mechanics; Experimental heat transfer; Optical measurement techniques , Active and passive control of flow field, Wake Dynamics, Turbulence study; Schlieren, HWA, PIV, LCT
  • Micro fluidics, heat transfer augmentation using phase change material
Professional Background
2014Till DateAssociate ProfessorIIT Roorkee
20082014Assistant ProfessorIIT Roorkee
20062008Assistant ProfessorNIT Silchar
19951998Assistant EngineerSanghi Textiles Ltd. (Paper division)
Educational Details
Ph.D.Mechanical EngineeringIIT Kanpur2006
M. Tech.Mechanical EngineeringIIT Kanpur2001
B.E.Mechanical EngineeringGovt. Engineering College, Jorhat, Assam1993
Administrative Background
2015till dateWardenRavindra Bhawan
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Feed back controlDST2011
Unsteady aerodynamics of LP TurbineDST, SERB2019
Unsteady flow phenomena on a flapping wing and its control using synthetic jetAR& DB2019
  • American society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Member
  • FMFP India, Life time member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Fluid MechanicsMI 263UGSpring
ThermodynamicsMI 106UGAutumn
Power PlantMIN413UGSpring
Convective heat and mass transferMIN 536PGSpring
Fluid MachineryMIN 304UGAutumn
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Numerical & Experimental Studies on Solar Air Heater with Surface Mounted ObstaclesAddisu BekeleA2008
Characterisation of wake and suppression of fluid forces acting on a row of square prismsBhupendra S MoreA2011
Study of flow field over a square prism for vortex load reduction using active and passive controlManish ChauhanA2011
Flow control and heat transfer enhancement over a surafce mounted obstcale using synthetic jetAbhishek MalikA2014
Flow control over flapping aerofoilKamal Raj SharmaO2015
Bio-inspired riblet surface for drag reductionVikas SharmaO2017
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
ASME conference, Nevada, USAInternational conference (ASME 2013 Fluid Engineering division summer meeting), FEDSM 2013July 2013
Université des Mascareignes, MauritiusInternational Conference on Renewable Energy Sources and Sustainability ,(Resus 2015March 2015
Tohoku University, Sendai Japan13th International conference on Fluid Dynamics, 2016Oct 2016
Institute of thermo mechanics of the Czech academy of sciences, PragueTopical Problems of Fluid Mechanics 2019Feb 2019
Participation in short term courses
Couse NameSponsored ByDate
Modern Measurement techniques in Fluid and thermal engineeringMHRDJuly 2011
Challenges in Measurements of Single and Two Phase Flow – Recent TrendsMHRDJune 2013
Advances in Fluid flow control and Measurement TechniquesMHRDDec 2016
Jet Flows: Subsonic, Supersonic and Synthetic with ApplicationsGIAN, MHRDDec 2019
Refereed Journal Papers
  • B S More, Sushanta Dutta,  B K Gandhi, “Flow around three side by side square cylinders and the effect of the cylinder oscillation” ASME J Fluid Engg., 2019,
  • Sushanta Dutta, Abhishek Malik, “Flow field investigation behind a trapezoidal rib and the effect of the synthetic jet” Sadhana, 2019, http://DOI: 10.1007/s12046-019-1210-1
  • Kamal Raj Sharma, Sushanta Dutta, “Effect of length of a flexible wake splitter on flow across a square cylinder” J Flow Visual Image Process (in press), Begell House Inc. USA.
  • Manish Kumar Chauhan, Sushanta Dutta, B K Gandhi, “Wake flow modification behind a square cylinder using control rods” J. Wind Engg & Industrial Aerodynamics (Elsevier), Vol. 184, pp. 342-361, 2019. (
  • Manish Chauhan, Sushanta Dutta, Bhupendra S More, B K Gandhi, “Experimental investigation of flow over a square cylinder with an attached splitter plate at intermediate Reynolds number” J. Fluids and Structures (Elsevier), Vol. 76, pp. 319-335, 2018. (
  • Namit Agrwal, Sushanta Dutta; B K Gandhi, “Experimental investigation of flow field behind triangular prisms at intermediate Reynolds number with different apex angles” Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science (Elsevier), Vol. 72, pp. 97-115, 2016. (
  • Manish Chauhan, Sushanta Dutta, B K Gandhi, Bhupendra S More, “Experimental investigation of flow over a transversely oscillating square cylinder at intermediate Reynolds  number”, ASME J Fluid Engineering, Vol. 38, pp. 1-19, 2016. (DOI: 10.1115/1.4031878)
  • Bhupendra S More, Sushanta Dutta , Manish K Chauhan, , BK Gandhi, “Experimental investigation of flow field behind two tandem square cylinders with oscillating upstream cylinder” Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science (Elsevier), Vol. 68, pp. 339-358, 2015. (
  • Addis Bekele, Manish Mishra, Sushanta Dutta, “Performance characteristics of solar air heater with surface mounted obstacles”, Energy Conversion and Management(Elsevier) Vol. 85, pp. 603–611, 2014. (
  • Adisu Bekele, Manish Mishra and Sushanta Dutta, “Heat transfer augmentation in solar air heater using delta shaped obstacles mounted on the absorber plate”, International Journal of Sustainable Energy (Taylor & Francis), Vol. 32 (1), Feb. pp. 53-69, 2013. (
  • Dheeraj Gupta, Bhobi, P., Apurbba Kumar Sharma, Sushanta Dutta, “Development and Characterization of Microwave Composite Cladding”, Journal of Manufacturing Processes (Elsevier), Vol.14, pp.243-249, 2012. (
  • Adisu Bekele, Manish Mishra and Sushanta Dutta, “Effect of Delta Shaped Obstacles on the Thermal Performance of Solar Air Heater”, Advances in Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 2011, pp. 1-10, 2011.(DOI:10.1155/2011/103502)
  • Sushanta Dutta, K. Muralidhar & P.K. Panigrahi, “Feedback control of vortex shedding behind a square cylinder with inline oscillations” J. Control Engg and Technology, Vol. 2 , pp.110-117, 2011
  • Sushanta Dutta, P. K. Panigrahi & K. Muralidhar, “Experimental investigation of flow past a square cylinder at an angle of incidence”  ASCE, J. Engineering Mechanics, Vol. 134, No.8, pp. 788-803, 2008. (
  • Sushanta Dutta, P.K.Panigrahi & K.Muralidhar, “Sensitivity of a square cylinder wake to forced oscillations.” ASME- Journal of Fluid Engg, Vol. 29, pp. 852-870, 2007. (DOI:10.1115/1.2742736)
  • Sushanta Dutta, Srivastava, A., Panigrahi, P. K. & Muralidhar, K. “Laser Schlieren measurement of vertical flow past a heated horizontal circular cylinder”, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer (Elsevier), Vol.32, pp. 520-528, 2005. (
  • Sushanta Dutta, P.K.Panigrahi and K.Muralidhar, “Effect of orientation on the wake of     a square cylinder at low Reynolds Numbers”, Indian journal of Engg. & Material Sciences, Vol. 11, pp. 447-459, 2004. (IPC Code: Int. Cl.7 F 15D)
  • Sushanta Dutta, K.Muralidhar, P.K.Panigrahi, “Influence of the orientation of a square cylinder on the wake properties”, Experiments in Fluids, (Springer), Vol.34, pp. 16-23, 2003. (