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B.K. Gandhi Professor bkgmefme[at]iitr.ac.in 91-1332-285544
Areas of Interest
  • Fluid Mechanics, Flow measurement, Artificial roughness and Computational fluid dynamics
  • Hydro-dyanamic Machines, Hydraulic Turbines and Pumps, Performance Testing of SHP stations
  • Erosion wear, Slurry erosion and cavitation wear
Professional Background
FromToDesignationOrganisation
19841985Trainee EngineerKirloskar Brothers Ltd., Dewas (MP)
19851991LecturerSGSITS Indore
19912001Senior LecturerSGSITS Indore
20012005Assistant ProfessorIIT Roorkee
20052007Associate ProfessorIIT Roorkee
2007ContdProfessorIIT Roorkee
Honors and Awards
AwardInstituteYear
JSPS Post-Doc FellowshipNagoya University, Japan2001-2002
Star PerformerIIT Roorkee2004
Chair Professor HALIIT Roorkee2015-Cont.
Chairman, Technical Committee on Hydro ResearchCPRI2015-contd
ISH Jal Vigyan Puraskar (Best Paper in ISH Journal) ISH2016
• Member in panel of experts in area of Erosion wear of BHELBHEL, India
Chair Professor-Hindustan Aeronautics LimitedHindustan Aeronautics Limited
Educational Details
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear
B.E.Mech. Engg.S.G.S.I.T.S., Indore1984
M.Tech.Thermal & Fluid Engg.IIT Bombay1992
Ph.D.Fluids EngineeringIIT Delhi1998
Administrative Background
FromToDesignationOrganisationLevel
19951997General SecretaryApplied Mechanics Society (IIT Delhi)
20032005Staff AdvisorMechanical and Industrial Engineering Students’ Society
20052007Staff AdvisorLawn Tennis
20072011Co-Coordinator QIP CentreIIT Roorkee
20072011Co-Coordinator Continuing Education Centre
20082009Member, Executive CommitteeInstitution of Engineers (I), Roorkee Local Center
20092011Coordinator, Thermal EngineeringIIT Roorkee
2015-Cont.----Coordinator CEC, QIP and ET CellIIT Roorkee
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Study on Parametric Dependence of Erosion Wear for Flow of Solid-Liquid MixtureAICTE, MHRD, Govt. of India1999
Slurry Erosion Properties of Laser CladdingBRNS (DST), Govt of India2002
Modernization of Mechanical Engineering LaboratoriesBRNS (DST), Govt of India2004
Cost Effective Transportation of Bulk Solids through Slurry PipelineMHRD, Govt of India2005
Development of Non-cobalt base Cavitation Resistant Surfaces by Laser Cladding ProcessBRNS (DST), Govt of India2006
Flow Field Investigation of an Axial Flow Pump under near Stall and Stall ConditionsDepartment of Science and Technology India and DAAD Germany2007
Investigation on Vortex Generator Induced Heat Transfer Enhancement Using Liquid Crystal ThermographIIT Roorkee2008
Investigations on Ash Disposal System of a Thermal Power Plant for Transportation of Bottom Ash.....Department of Science and Technology2009
Setting up of Small Hydro Turbine R&D Laboratory at AHECMNRE, India2010
Manipulation of Flow Field over a Square Prism for Vortex Load Reduction using Feedback ControlDepartment of Science and Technology2011
Thermodynamic efficiency tests in the HPP Baner and BinwaVoith Hydro, India2016
Memberships
  • Institution of Engineers (I), Fellow
  • International Association of Hydraulic Research (IAHR), Member
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Member
  • National Society of Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, Life Member
  • Indian Society for Technical Education, Life Member
  • Indian Society of Water Resource, Life Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Fluid MachineryMI304B Tech III yrSpring
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow Characteristics of Rib-grooved Artificially Roughened Solar Air HeatersAnand Rao JaurkarA2002
Study on Slurry Erosion Characteristics of Ductile Type Materials and Laser Cladded SurfacesGirish R. DesaleA2003
Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow Characteristics of Discrete-rib Roughened Solar Air HeatersKashi Ram AharwalA2004
Heat Transfer & Fluid Flow Investigation in a Rectangular DuctMd. Shaukat AliA2008
Experimental and Numerical Investigations on Steady State and Transient Characteristics of a High...Chirag TrivediA2009
Study on Performance Characteristics of Centrifugal Slurry Pump handling Ash Slurries Satish KumarA2008
Characterization of Wake and Suppression of Fluid Forces acting on a Row of Square Prisms using.....Bhupendra MoreA2012
Study of Flow Field over a Square Prism for Vortex Load Reduction using Active and Feedback ControlManish ChauhanA2011
Transient Flow Analysis of a Francis TurbineRahul GoyalO2013
Performance and wear characteristic s of centrifugal slurry pumpsRahul TarodiaO2014
Study on vortex rope formationSandeep KumarO2017
Participation in short term courses
Couse NameSponsored ByDate
Best Practices in Agricultural Pump-sets and Rural Demand Supply ManagementPFL Ltd., New Delhi28-11-2005
Orientation Programme for Finishing School Participating InstituteMHRD, Govt. of India24-04-2008
Finishing School ProgrammeMHRD, Govt. of India26-05-2008
Computational Fluid DynamicsAICTE, QIP center, IIT Roorkee11-06-2008
Finishing School ProgrammeMHRD, Govt. of India28-05-2009
Computational Fluid DynamicsQIP center, IIT Roorkee28-06-2010
Computational Fluid DynamicsIEI (I) Local centre Roorkee20-08-2010
Modern measurement techniques in fluid and thermal engineeringQIP center, IIT Roorkee07-07-2011
Drinking Water for supply courses organised (20) Swajal,Uttarakhand2009-11
Advances in Fluid Flow Control and Measurement TechniquesQIP Center, IIT Roorkee05.12.2016
Courses or Conferences Organised
Conference NameSponsored ByDate
International Workshop on Recent Trends in Flow VisualizationDST, IIT Roorkee, etc.29.12.2009
Second International (& 29th National) Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid PowerFMFP SocietyDec 2002
Workshop on Laboratory Manual Writing for Fluid Mechanics LaboratoryAICTEFeb 1993
18th National Conference of Fluid Mechanics and Fluid PowerFMFP SocietyDec 1991
National International Collaboration
TopicOrganisationLevel
Transients in Francis turbineLulea University of Technology, SwedenPHD
Study of errosion wear in a slurry pot tester.Voith Hydro, GermanyRP
Flow Field Investigations of an Axial Flow Pump under near Stall and Stall ConditionsPfleiderer Institute of Turbomachinery Technical University of Braunschweig, GermanyRP
Books Authored
  1. “Proceedings of 18th National Conference of Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power”, SGSITS Indore, December 1991 (Co-editors: Prof. M. D. Agrawal and Prof. D. Singh)
Refereed Journal Papers
  1. B. K. Gandhi and D. P. S. Chauhan, “Role of Volute Tongue on Performance and Noise Behaviour of Centrifugal Pump”, J. Institution of Engineers (India), Vol. 75, Pt. MC4, 1994, pp.131-135.
  2. D. P. S. Chauhan, B. K. Gandhi and Vijay Sukhwani, “Effect of Inlet Vane Passage Blockage in Centrifugal Pump and its Diagnosis”, J. Institution of Engineers (India), Vol. 78, Pt. MC2, 1997, pp. 7-10.
  3. B. K. Gandhi, S. N. Singh and V. Seshadri, “Prediction of Performance Characteristics of a Centrifugal Slurry Pump Handling Clear Liquid”, Indian Journal of Engineering and Materials Sciences, Vol. 5, June 1998, pp. 91-96. (Google scholar citation = 3, impact factor = 0.362)
  4. B. K. Gandhi, S. N. Singh and V. Seshadri, “Study of the Parametric Dependence of Erosion Wear for the Parallel Flow of Solid-Liquid Mixtures”, Tribology International, Vol. 32, 1999, pp.275-282.(Google scholar citation = 26, impact factor = 1.802)
  5. A. Biswas, B. K. Gandhi, S. N. Singh and V. Seshadri, “Characteristics of Coal Ash and their Role in Hydraulic Design of Ash Disposal Pipelines”, Indian Journal of Engineering and Materials Sciences, Vol.7, February 2000, pp. 1-7.(Google scholar citation = 19, impact factor = 0.362)
  6. B. K. Gandhi, S. N. Singh and V. Seshadri, “Improvements in the Prediction of Performance of Centrifugal Slurry Pumps handling Slurries”, J. Energy and Power, Proc. Instn. Mech. Engrs. (UK), Part A, Vol. 214, 2000, pp. 473-486.(Google scholar citation = 9, impact factor = 0.635)
  7. B. K. Gandhi, S. N. Singh and V. Seshadri, “Performance Characteristics of Centrifugal Slurry Pumps", ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 123, No.2, 2001, pp. 271-280.(Google scholar citation = 27, impact factor = 0.44)
  8. B. K. Gandhi, S. N. Singh and V. Seshadri, “Variation of Wear along the Volute Casing of a Centrifugal Slurry Pump”, JSME International Journal, Series B, Vol. 44, No.2, 2001, pp. 231-237.(Google scholar citation = 7, impact factor = 0.285)
  9. B. K. Gandhi, S. N. Singh and V. Seshadri, “Effect of Speed on the Performance Characteristics of Centrifugal Slurry Pumps", Trans. ASCE, J. Hydraulic Engineering, Vol. 128/2, 2002, pp. 225-229.(Google scholar citation = 18, impact factor = 1.4)
  10. H. S. Sondh, S. N. Singh, V. Seshadri and B. K. Gandhi, “Design and Development of Variable Area Orifice meter", Flow Measurement and Instrumentation, Vol. 13, No. 3, 2002, pp. 69-73.(Google scholar citation = 9, impact factor = 1.192)
  11. P. K. Banchhor, S. N. Singh, V. Seshadri and B. K. Gandhi, “Performance Characteristics of Wedge Flowmeter using CFD ", Computational Fluid Dynamics J., Vol. 11, No. 3, 2002, pp. 279-284.(Google scholar citation = 3, impact factor = 0.87)
  12. B. K. Gandhi and S. V. Borse, “Effect of Particle Size and Size Distribution on Estimating Erosion Wear of Cast Iron in Sand-Water Slurries”, Indian Journal of Engineering and Materials Sciences, Vol. 9, 2002, pp. 480-486. (Google scholar citation = 2, impact factor = 0.362)
  13. B. K. Gandhi, S. N. Singh and V. Seshadri, “A Study of the Effect of Surface Orientation  on Erosion Wear of Flat Specimens moving  in a Solid-liquid Suspension", Wear, Vol. 254, 2003, pp. 1233-1238.(Google scholar citation = 9, impact factor = 1.809)
  14. V. Seshadri, B. K. Gandhi, S. N. Singh and R. K. Pandey, “Analysis of the Effect of Body Shape on Annubar Factor using CFD”, Measurement, Vol. 35, 2004, pp.25-32.(Google scholar citation = 18, impact factor = 1.159)
  15. B. K. Gandhi and S. V. Borse, “Nominal Particle Size of Multi-sized Particulate Slurries for Evaluation of Erosion Wear and Effect of Fine Particles”, Wear, Vol. 257, 2004, pp. 73-79.(Google scholar citation = 26, impact factor = 1.809)
  16. S. N Singh, B. K. Gandhi, V. Seshadri and V. S. Chauhan, “Design of a Bluff Body for Development of Variable Area Orifice-meter”, Flow Measurement and Instrumentation, Vol. 15, 2004, pp. 97-103.(Google scholar citation = 11,, impact factor = 1.92)
  17. B. K. Gandhi, S. N Singh, V. Seshadri and J. Singh, “Effect of Bluff Body Shape on Vortex Flow-meter Performance”, Indian Journal of Engineering and Materials Sciences, Vol. 11 (5), October 2004, pp. 378-384. (Google scholar citation = 6, impact factor = 0.362)
  18. G R. Desale, B. K. Gandhi and S. C. Jain, “Improvement in the Design of a Pot Tester to Simulate Erosion Wear due to Solid-liquid Mixture”, Wear, Vol. 259, 2005, pp. 196-202.(Google scholar citation = 23, impact factor = 1.809)
  19. A. R. Jaurker, J. S. Saini and B. K. Gandhi, “Heat Transfer and  Friction Characteristics of Rectangular Solar Air Heater Duct using Rib-grooved Artificial Roughness”, J. Solar Energy, Vol. 80/8,  2006, pp 895-907. (Google scholar citation = 87, impact factor = 3.433)
  20. G R. Desale, B. K. Gandhi and S. C. Jain, “Effect of Erodent Properties of Erosion Wear of Ductile Type Materials”, Wear, Vol. 261, 2006, pp. 914-921.(Google scholar citation = 36, impact factor = 1.809)
  21. G R. Desale, B. K. Gandhi and S. C. Jain, “Slurry Erosion of Ductile Materials under Normal Impact Condition”, Wear, Vol. 264, 2008, 322-330.(Google scholar citation = 28, impact factor = 1.809)
  22. K R Aharwal, B K Gandhi and J S Saini, “Effect of Gap in Inclined Ribs on the Performance of Artificially Roughened Solar Air Heater Duct”, Renewable Energy, Vol. 33, 2008, 585-596. (Google scholar citation = 51, impact factor = 3.456)
  23. Dheeraj Gupta, B. K. Gandhi, S. R. Gupta, C P Paul and A K Nath, “Wear Behaviour of Laser Cladded Cr3C2, WC and Mo on Austenitic AISI 304L Stainless Steel”, J. Laser Applications, Vol. 20, 2008, No. 3, pp. 140-145.
  24. Girish R. Desale, C.P. Paul, B. K. Gandhi, “Slurry Erosion Wear Properties of Laser Cladding”, Kiran, Vol. 20, No.2, 2009, pp. 26-33.
  25. G R. Desale, B. K. Gandhi and S. C. Jain, “Erosion Wear Behavior of Laser Clad Surfaces of Low Carbon Austenitic Steel”, Wear, 266, 2009, pp. 975-987.(Google scholar citation = 28, impact factor = 1.809)
  26. G R. Desale, B. K. Gandhi and S. C. Jain, “Particle Size Effects on the Slurry Erosion of Aluminium Alloy (AA 6063)”, Wear, 266, 2009, pp. 1066–1071.(Google scholar citation = 10, impact factor = 1.809)
  27. K. R. Aharwal, B. K. Gandhi, and J. S. Saini, “Heat Transfer and Friction Characteristics of Solar Air Heater Ducts Having Integral Inclined Discrete Ribs on Absorber Plate”, International Journal of Heat and Mass transfer, 52, 2009, pp.  5970–5977.(Google scholar citation = 22, impact factor = 2.598)
  28. Anshul Mittal, B K Gandhi and K M Singh, “Improvement in design of Centrifugal Impeller used for Oil Cooling Blower System using CFD - A case study”, J. Power and Energy, Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK) Part-A, 223, 2009.(Google scholar citation = 1, impact factor = 0.635)
  29. B. K. Gandhi, Krishna M. Singh and Sumedh Pawar, “Experimental and Numerical Investigations on Flow through Wedge Shape Rib Roughened Duct”, J. Institution of Engineers (India), Mechanical Engineering Division, Vol. 90, 2010, pp 3-8.(Google scholar citation = 8)
  30. K. R. Aharwal, B. K. Gandhi and J. S. Saini, “An Experimental Investigation of Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow in a Rectangular Duct with Inclined Discrete Ribs” International Journal of Energy and Environment, Volume 1/6, 2010, pp.987-998.(Google scholar citation = 4, impact factor = 0.319)
  31. G R. Desale, B. K. Gandhi and S. C. Jain, “Development of Correlations for Predicting the Slurry Erosion of Ductile materials”, J. Tribology, Tans. ASME, Vol. 133, 2011, pp 031603-1-11.(Google scholar citation = 2, impact factor = 1.196)
  32. S.S. Patnaik, H.K. Verma and B.K. Gandhi, “New Technology for Discharge Measurement at Small Hydro Stations”, Hydropower & Dams, Issue 5, 2011, pp 103-108.
  33. S. Kumar, S.K. Mohapatra and B. K. Gandhi, “Effect of Addition of Fly Ash and Drag Reducing on the Rheological Properties of Bottom Ash”, International Journal of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (IJMME), Vol. 8 (1), , 2013, pp. 1-8.
  34. S. Kumar, S.K. Mohapatra and B. K. Gandhi, “Investigation on Centrifugal Slurry Pump Performance with Variation of Operating Speed”, International Journal of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (IJMME), Vol. 8 (1), 2013, pp. 40-47
  35. Chirag Trivedi, B. K. Gandhi and Cervantes J. Michel, “Effect of Transients on Francis Turbine Runner Life: A Review”, J. Hydraulic Research, Vol. 51(2), 2013, 121–132.(Google scholar citation = 3, impact factor = 1.037)
  36. Md Shaukat Ali, Andallib Tariq, B. K. Gandhi, “Flow and Heat Transfer Investigation behind Trapezoidal Rib using PIV and LCT Measurements”, Experiments in Fluids, 2013, 54:1520.(Google scholar citation = 1, impact factor = 0.852)
  37. Chirag Trivedi, Michel Cervantes, B. K. Gandhi and Ole Dahlhaung, “Experimental and Numerical Investigations of a High Head Francis Turbine at Several Operating Points” ASME J of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 135, 2013, pp. 02-1 to 02-17.(Google scholar citation = 1, impact factor = 0.44)
  38. S. Kumar, B. K. Gandhi and S.K. Mohapatra, “Performance Characteristics of Centrifugal Slurry Pump with Multi-Sized Particulate Bottom and Fly Ash Mixtures”, Particulate Science and Technology, Volume 32(5), 2014, pages 466-476, DOI:10.1080/02726351.2014.894163.
  39. Chirag Trivedi, Michel Cervantes, B. K. Gandhi and Ole Dahlhaung, “Pressure Measurements on a High Head Francis Turbine during Load Acceptance and Rejection”, J. Hydraulic Research, 52(2) 2014, DOI:10.1080/00221686.2013.854846.
  40. Chirag Trivedi, Michel Cervantes, B. K. Gandhi and Ole Dahlhaung, “Experimental Investigations of Transient Pressure Variations in a High Head Model Francis Turbine during Start-up and Shutdown” J. Hydrodynamics, Volume 26 (2), 2014, pp. 277-290, DOI: 10.1016/S1001-6058(14)60031-7.
  41. Chirag Trivedi, Michel Cervantes, B. K. Gandhi and Ole Dahlhaung, “Transient Pressure Measurements on a High Head Model Francis Turbine During Emergency Shutdown, Total Load Rejection, and Runaway”, ASME J of Fluids Engineering.December 2014, Vol. 136, 121107-1-18.
  42. C P Paul, B K Gandhi, P Bhargava, D K Dwivedi and L M Kukreja, “Cobalt Free Laser Cladding on AISI type 316L Stainless Steel for Improved Cavitation and Slurry Erosion Wear Behavior”, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, Vol. 23 (12), December 2014, DOI: 10.1007/s11665-014-1244-9.
  43. Chirag Trivedi, Michel Cervantes., B. K. Gandhi and Ole Dahlhaung, “Experimental and Numerical Investigations on a Francis Turbine during Runaway Operating Conditions”, Online March 13, 2015, Paper No: FE-14-1516; doi: 10.1115/1.4029729, J. Fluids Eng. 137(6), 061106 (Jun 01, 2015) (10 pages).
  44. S. Kumar, B. K. Gandhi and S.K. Mohapatra, “Leaching  characteristics of Bottom Ash from Thermal Power Plant” Accepted in Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects.
  45. K. M. Singh, B. K. Gandhi and V. K. Goel, “Aerodynamic Design of High Speed Diesel Trains for Indian Railways”, Accepted in Indian Railway Technical Bulletin.
  46. Chirag Trivedi, B. K. Gandhi, Michel Cervantes and Ole Dahlhaung, “Experimental investigations on a model Francis turbine during shutdown at synchronous speed”, Accepted in Renewable Energy, DOI:10.1016/j.renene.2015.05.026.
  47. B. S. More, M. K. Chauhan, S. Dutta and B. K. Gandhi,  “Investigation of Flow Interference between Two Inline Square Cylinders with One Oscillating Cylinder at Intermediate Reynolds Number”, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, Vol. 68, pp. 339-358, 2015.
  48. Manish Kumar Chauhan, Sushanta Dutta, B. K. Gandhi and Bhupendra Singh More, “Experimental Investigation of Flow over a Transversely Oscillating Square Cylinder at Intermediate Reynolds Number”, ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 138, pp. 051105-1- 051105-19.
  49. N. Agrawal, S. Dutta and B.K. Gandhi, “Experimental investigation of flow field behind triangular prisms at intermediate Reynolds number with different apex angles”, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, Vol. 72, 2016, pp. 97-111, DOI: 10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2015.10.032 (in press)
  50. B.K. Gandhi, H.K. Verma and Boby Abraham, “Mathematical Modeling and Simulation of Flow-Velocity Profile for Rectangular Open Channels”, ISH Journal of Hydraulic Research, Volume 22, No. 2, pp. 193-203, 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09715010.2015.1136244.
  51. Chirag Trivedi, Michel Cervantes and B. K. Gandhi, “Experimental and Numerical Investigations on a Francis Turbine during Runaway Operating Conditions”, Energies, 9, 149, 2016; doi:10.3390/en9030149.
  52. S. Kumar, B. K. Gandhi and S.K. Mohapatra, “Leaching  characteristics of Bottom Ash from Thermal Power Plants”, Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, Vol. 38, No. 5, 2016, pp 686–694.
  53. Md. Shaukat Ali, A. Tariq and B. K. Gandhi, “Role of Chamfering angles and Flow through Slit on Heat Transfer Augmentation behind a Surface Mounted Rib”, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, 2016; 138(11), pp.111901-111901-16, doi: 10.1115/1.4033747.
  54. Rahul Goyal, Chirag Trivedi, B. K. Gandhi, Michel Cervantes and Ole Dahlhaung, “Pressure measurements at part load operating condition of a high head model Francis turbine”, Sadhana, Vol. 41, No. 11, 2016, pp. 1311–1320.
  55. Rahul Tarodiya and B. K Gandhi, “Hydraulic Performance and Erosive Wear of Centrifugal Slurry Pumps - A review”, Powder Technology, Vol. 305, 2017, pp. 27–38.
  56. Rahul Goyal, Carl Bergan, Michel Cervantes, B. K. Gandhi and Ole Dahlhaung, “Experimental Investigation on a High Head Model Francis Turbine during Load Rejection”, IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science 49 (8), 2016, 082004.
  57. Rahul Goyal, B. K. Gandhi and Michel Cervantes, “Vortex rope formation in a high head model Francis turbine”, Accepted for publication in ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering.
  58. Arun Kumar, B. K. Gandhi, Praveen Kumar Kulkarni, “Effect of Misalignment of Penstocks on Pressure Loss”, Accepted for publication in Journal of Pipeline Systems, ASCE.
  59. Rahul Goyal, Michel Cervantes and B. K. Gandhi, “Characteristics of Synchronous and Asynchronous modes of fluctuations in Francis turbine draft tube during load variation”, Accepted for publication in International Journal of Fluid Machinery and Systems.
Miscellaneous
  • Consultancy Projects = 117 (Completed) + 5 (Uncompleted)
  • International / National Conferences publications = 65
  • Under Graduate Project guided = 42 and Post Graduate theses supervised = 45