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Dr. Ram Prakash Bharti
Ram Prakash Bharti Associate Professor rpbharti[at]iitr.ac.in +91-1332-28 5304 Website
Areas of Interest
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD): , Convective Hydrodynamics of Non-Newtonian Fluids and Bluff Bodies Flows
  • Microfluidics:, Electrokinetic flow in microchannels
  • Experiments:, Flow visualization and characterization using PIV, Complex fluid rheological measurements
  • Development of Computational Complex Flow Solvers:, FVM, FEM, LBM and Meshless methods
Professional Background
FromToDesignationOrganisation
2016PresentAssociate Professor IIT Roorkee (India)
20092016Assistant ProfessorIIT Roorkee (India)
20072009Post Doctoral Research FellowUniversity of Melbourne (Australia)
20072007Senior Project AssociateIIT Kanpur (India)
Educational Details
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear
Ph.D.Chemical EngineeringIIT Kanpur (India)2006
M.Tech.Chemical EngineeringIIT Bombay (India)2002
B.Tech.Chemical EngineeringSLIET Longowal (India)2000
Administrative Background
FromToDesignationOrganisationLevel
2017PresentMember, Advisory CommitteeInstitute Computer Centre, IIT Roorkee
2019PresentMember, Institute AC CommitteeEstate and Works, IIT Roorkee
2014PresentO.C. (Website and E-mail)Chemical Engineering, IIT Roorke
Apr 2018PresentMember, Department Purchase Committee (DPC)Chemical Engineering at IIT Roorkee
Mar 2018PresentConvener, Departmental Faculty Search Committee (DFSC)Chemical Engineering, IIT Roorkee
Jun 2017Jun 2018Central Purchase Officer (CPO), Coordinating Committee of BhawansDoSW, IIT Roorkee
20142017Presiding Office, SAC ElectionDoSW, IIT Roorkee
20172018Returning Officer, SAC ElectionDoSW, IIT Roorkee
20172017Member, Technical Committee for E-mail systemInstitute Computer Centre, IIT Roorkee
Jun 2017Jun 2018Chief Warden, Rajendra Bhawan (June 01, 2017 - June 30, 2018) DoSW, IIT Roorkee
Jan 2016Apr 2016Coordinator, Academic Reinforcement Program (ARP)DoSW, IIT Roorkee
Jan 2016Apr 2016Faculty Advisor, SC/ST StudentsIIT Roorkee
2014Jan 2019O.C. (CAD Centre)Chemical Engineering, IIT Roorkee
Aug 2014Jun 2018Faculty Advisor (Ist Yr, B.Tech. Chemical Engineering)IIT Roorkee
Mar 2015Jan 2019O.C. (Examinations) Chemical Engineering, IIT Roorkee
Jun 2014May 2017Warden, Rajendra BhawanDoSW, IIT Roorkee
Dec 2012Dec 2014Manager - Task Force (Master Planning of Campuses)IIT Roorkee
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Opinions on phosphorus pentachloride (PCl5) manufacturing process Pharma Chemicals Industries (PCI), Gujrat2010
Bluff body hydrodynamics of non-Newtonian fluidsSRIC, IIT Roorkee2010
Development of highly selective and low cost polymer electrolyte membranes for microbial fuel cellDST - SERB (NPDF file no. PDF/2016/001581, Dr. Piyush Kumar)2017
Memberships
  • The Institution of Engineers (India), MIE (#M-1551617)
  • SLIET Alumni Association (SAA) Longowal, Member, Executive Committee (2017 - Present)
  • Indian Institue of Chemical Engineers (IIChE), Life Member (#LM-49655)
  • International Association of Engineers (IAENG), Member (#105527)
  • IAENG Society of Chemical Engineering, Member
  • IAENG Society of Scientific Computing, Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Optimization of Chemical Engineering ProcessesCHN-322B.Tech. (Chemical Engg.) & B.Tech. (Poly. Sci. Engg.) 3rd year (2018-19)Spring
Computational Fluid DynamicsCHN-324B.Tech. (Chemical Engg.) & B.Tech. (Poly. Sci. Engg.), 3rd year (2016-17, 2017-18)Spring
Advanced Transport PhenomenaCHN-503M. Tech./Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering), 1st Year (2016-17, 2017-18) Autumn
Mathematical Methods in Chemical EngineeringCHE-501M.Tech. (Chemical Engg.), 1st year; Ph.D.; B.Tech. (Chemical Engg.) 4th year (2018-19)Autumn
Projects and Thesis Supervised
Title of ProjectNames of Students
55000 MTPA Ethylene Glycol (MEG) production using coal as feedstock(1) Abhishek Kumar, (2) Ashutosh Rungta, (3) Sanjay Godara, (4) Shivam Kumar, (5) Shanu Singhal, and (6) Vaibhav Pal. CH-402: B. Tech. Project (Major), [2017]
100000 MTPA phenol production by toluene oxidation(1) Faisal Saifi, (2) Ishtyaque Ahmad Ansari, (3) M. Satyam, (4) Mohit Goyal, (5) Rahul, and (6) Virendra Kumar Verma. CH-402: B. Tech. Project (Major), [2016]
Simulation of Urea Synthesis process(1) Shivansh Singh, (2) Shobhit Gupta, (3) Shubham Gusain, (4) Shubham Kumar Jain, and (5) Shyam Pratap Singh. CH-300: Case Studies [2016]
Research Scholar Groups
Scholar NameInterest
Dr. Piyush Kumar, Post-Doctoral Fellow (SERB-NPDF)PEM, Fuel Cells
Abhishek Kumar LalCFD, Bluff Bodies, Non-Newtonian fluids
Akepogu VenkateshwarluCFD, Microfluidics, Bubble Dynamics, Non-Newtonian Fluids
Jitendra DhakarCFD, Microfluidics, Electrokinetic flows, Non-Newtonian fluids
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Convective flow and heat transfer analysis by using thermal lattice Boltzmann methodKrunal M Gangawane (Apr 2015)AJul 2010
Periodic flow of non-Newtonian fluids across an array of cylindersRam Pravesh Ram (Jan 2018)AJul 2012
The development of meshless local Petrov Galerkin (MLPG) method for complex fluid flow simulationVijay Kumar Verma (Apr 2018)AJan 2011
CFD Simulations of Complex Fluid FlowsAbhishek Kumar LalOJul 2013
Bubble dynamics in non-Newtonian fluid flowAkepogu VenkateshwarluOJan 2016
CFD of non-Newtonian fluidsJitendra DhakarOJan 2018
Computational Fluid Dynamics and Rheology of Complex FluidsLekhraj MalviyaOJan 2019
Rheological studies of Complex FluidsVinay MohaniaOJul 2019
Invitations
TopicOrganistaionCategoryYear
Non-Newtonian flow around circular cylindersNational Chemical Laboratory (NCL) Pune, IndiaI2006
Courses or Conferences Organised
Conference NameSponsored ByDate
Convener, 12th International Conference on Complex Fluids and Soft Matter (COMPFLU-2018)IOCL, Anton-Parr India Pvt Ltd, PSE UK, ACS and RSCDec 6 - 9
Convener, Indo-US Workshop on Soft Matter (IUWSM - 2018)IUSSTFDec 9-11
Joint Organizing Secretary, International Conference on Advances in Chemical Engineering (ACE 2013)Tata Chemicals, IOCL, and many moreFeb 22-24
Special Lectures Delivered
TitlePlaceDate
Electrokinetics in microchannel flowThapar University, Patiala17.09.2013
Introduction to Meso-scale Modeling: Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM)IIT Roorkee22.06.2016
National International Collaboration
TopicOrganisationLevel
Deforming-Spatial-Domain/Stabilized Space-Time (DSD/SST) method in computation of non-Newtonian fluid flow and heat transfer with moving boundaries.Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA; Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, ChinaRP
Books Authored

Book Chapters

  1. P. Sivakumar, R.P. Bharti and R.P. Chhabra. Steady power-law flow over a circular cylinder, In: S.K. Dwivedy and D. Maity (Eds.). Recent Advances in Computational Mechanics and Simulations, Volume II, 1st edition. pp. 1254-1260 (2007). IK International Publishing House Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi. ISBN: 9788189866167
  2. V.N. Venkatesan, K.-P. Weiss, R.P. Bharti, H. Neumann and R. Ramalingam. Strain calibration of substrate-free FBG sensors at cryogenic temperature, In: Mandler B. et al. (Eds.) Internet of Things. IoT Infrastructures. IoT360 2015. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering (LNICST) book series, Volume 170. Chapter 24, pp. 191-202 (2016). Springer, Cham. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-47075-7_24
  3. P. Kumar, R.P. Bharti, V. Kumar and P.P. Kundu. Polymer electrolyte membranes for microbial fuel cells: Part A. Nafion-based membranes. In: P.P. Kundu and K. Dutta (Eds.) Progress and Recent Trends in Microbial Fuel Cells, 1st edition, Chapter 4, pp. 47-72 (2018). Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-444-64017-8.00004-X
Refereed Journal Papers
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In Refereed International Journals [author for correspondence]

  1. N. Mangadoddy, Ram Prakash and R.P. Chhabra. Forced convection in cross flow of power law fluids over a tube bank. Chemical Engineering Science 59(11) 2213-2222 (2004). DOI: 10.1016/j.ces.2004.01.054
  2. R.P. Bharti, R.P. Chhabra and V. Eswaran. Steady flow of power-law fluids across a circular cylinder. Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering 84(4) 406-421 (2006). DOI: 10.1002/cjce.5450840402
  3. P. Sivakumar, R.P. Bharti and R.P. Chhabra. Effect of power-law index on critical parameters for power-law flow across an unconfined circular cylinder. Chemical Engineering Science 61(18) 6035-6046 (2006). DOI: 10.1016/j.ces.2006.05.031
  4. R.P. Bharti, R.P. Chhabra and V. Eswaran. A numerical study of the steady forced convection heat transfer from an unconfined circular cylinder. Heat and Mass Transfer 43(7) 639-648 (2007). DOI: 10.1007/s00231-006-0155-1
  5. R.P. Bharti, R.P. Chhabra and V. Eswaran. Steady forced convection heat transfer from a heated circular cylinder to power-law fluids. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 50(5-6) 977-990 (2007). DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2006.08.008
  6. P. Sivakumar, R.P. Bharti and R.P. Chhabra. Steady flow of power-law fluids across an unconfined elliptic cylinder. Chemical Engineering Science 62(6) 1682-1702 (2007). DOI: 10.1016/j.ces.2006.11.055
  7. R.P. Bharti, R.P. Chhabra and V. Eswaran. Two-dimensional steady Poiseuille flow of power-law fluids across a circular cylinder in a plane confined channel: wall effects and drag coefficient. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 46(11) 3820-3840 (2007). DOI: 10.1021/ie070166+
  8. R.P. Bharti, R.P. Chhabra and V. Eswaran. Effect of blockage on heat transfer from a cylinder to power-law liquids. Chemical Engineering Science 62(7) 4729-4741 (2007). DOI: 10.1016/j.ces.2007.06.002
  9. R.P. Bharti, P. Sivakumar and R.P. Chhabra. Forced convection heat transfer from an elliptic cylinder to power-law fluids. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 51(7-8) 1838-1853 (2008). DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2007.06.032
  10. R.C. Patil, R.P. Bharti and R.P. Chhabra. Steady flow of power-law liquids over a pair of cylinders in tandem arrangement. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 47(5) 1660-1683 (2008). DOI: 10.1021/ie070854t
  11. R.P. Bharti, D.J.E. Harvie and M.R. Davidson. Steady flow of ionic liquid through a cylindrical microfluidic contraction-expansion pipe: Electroviscous effects and pressure drop. Chemical Engineering Science 63(14) 3593-3604 (2008). DOI: 10.1016/j.ces.2008.04.029
  12. R.C. Patil, R.P. Bharti and R.P. Chhabra. Forced convection heat transfer in power-law liquids from a pair of cylinders in tandem arrangement. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 47(23) 9141-9164 (2008). DOI: 10.1021/ie7017178
  13. R.C. Patil, R.P. Bharti and R.P. Chhabra. Forced convection in cross flow of power law fluids over a pair of circular cylinder in tandem arrangement. 2008 Proceedings of the ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Conference, FEDSM 2008, Volume 1: Symposia (Parts A and B), pp. 207-215. DOI: 10.1115/FEDSM2008-55066
  14. R.P. Bharti, D.J.E. Harvie and M.R. Davidson. Fully developed flow of power-law fluid through a cylindrical microfluidic pipe: pressure drop and electroviscous effects. 2008 Proceedings of the ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Conference, FEDSM 2008, Volume 1: Symposia (Parts A and B), pp. 223-232. DOI: 10.1115/FEDSM2008-55128
  15. M.R. Davidson, R.P. Bharti, P. Liovic and D.J.E. Harvie. Electroviscous effects in low Reynolds number flow through a microfluidic contraction with rectangular cross-section. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology 40 , pp. 256-260 (2009). DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1071828
  16. R.P. Bharti, D.J.E. Harvie and M.R. Davidson. Electroviscous effects in steady fully develope flow of power-law liquid through a cylindrical microchannel. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow 30(4) 804-811 (2009). DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2009.01.012
  17. M.R. Davidson, R.P. Bharti, P. Liovic and D.J.E. Harvie. Electroviscous effects in low Reynolds number flow through a microfluidic contraction with rectangular cross-section. International Journal of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering 3(2) 63-67 (2009).
  18. V.K. Patnana, R.P. Bharti and R.P. Chhabra. Two dimensional unsteady flow of power-law fluids over a cylinder. Chemical Engineering Science 64(12) 2978-2999 (2009). DOI: 10.1016/j.ces.2009.03.029
  19. A.T. Srinivas, R.P. Bharti and R.P. Chhabra. Mixed convection heat transfer from a cylinder in power-law fluids: effect of aiding buoyancy. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 48(21) 9735-9754 (2009). Invited article for special issue in the  Honour of Dr. B.D. Kulkarni. DOI: 10.1021/ie801892m
  20. V.K. Patnana, R.P. Bharti and R.P. Chhabra. Two dimensional unsteady forced convection heat transfer in power-law fluids from a heated cylinder. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 53(19-20) 4152-4167 (2010). DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2010.05.038
  21. M.R. Davidson, R.P. Bharti and D.J.E. Harvie. Electroviscous effects in a Carreau liquid flowing through a cylindrical microfluidic contraction. Chemical Engineering Science 65(23) 6259-6269 (2010). DOI: 10.1016/j.ces.2010.09.011
  22. J.D. Berry, M.R. Davidson, R.P. Bharti and D.J.E. Harvie. Effect of wall permittivity on electroviscous flow through a contraction. Biomicrofluidics 5(4), 044102 (17 pages) (2011). DOI: 10.1063/1.3645194
  23. A. Kumar, A.K. Dhiman and 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), 167-196 (2014). DOI: 10.1002/htj.21071
  24. F.-B. Tian, R.P. Bharti and Y.-Q. Xu. Deforming-Spatial-Domain/Stabilized Space-Time (DSD/SST) method in computation of non-Newtonian fluid flow and heat transfer with moving boundaries. Computational Mechanics 53(2), 257-271 (2014). (Selected and highlighted as Featured Article in Advances in Engineering, under the section of Mechnical Engineering, April 13, 2014). DOI: 10.1007/s00466-013-0905-0
  25. K.M. Gangawane, R.P. Bharti and S. Kumar. Two dimensional lattice Boltzmann simulation of natural convection in differentially heated square cavity: Effect of Prandtl and Rayleigh numbers. Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 93(4), 766-780 (2015). DOI: 10.1002/cjce.22161
  26. K.M. Gangawane, R.P. Bharti and S. Kumar. Lattice Boltzmann analysis of natural convection in a partially heated open ended enclosure for different fluids. Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 49, 27-39 (2015). DOI: 10.1016/j.jtice.2014.11.020
  27. K.M. Gangawane, R.P. Bharti and S. Kumar. Lattice Boltzmann analysis of effect of heating location and Rayleigh number on natural convection in partially heated open ended cavity. Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering, 32(8), 1498-1514 (2015). DOI: 10.1007/s11814-014-0361-3
  28. K.M. Gangawane, R.P. Bharti and S. Kumar. Effects of heating location and size on natural convection in partially heated open ended enclosure by using lattice Boltzmann method. Heat Transfer Engineering, 37(6), 507-522 (2016). DOI: 10.1080/01457632.2015.1060748
  29. R.P. Ram, R.P. Bharti and A.K. Dhiman. Forced convection flow and heat transfer across an in-line bank of circular cylinders. Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 94(7), 1381-1395 (2016). DOI: 10.1002/cjce.22483
  30. K.M. Gangawane and R.P. Bharti. Computational analysis of MHD natural convection in partially-differentially heated cavity: effect of cooler size. IMechE, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 232(3), 515-528 (2018). Invited article for special issue on the Lattice Boltzmann Method and its Applications in Complex Flows and Fluid-Structure Interactions. DOI: 10.1177/0954406217752745
  31. R. Kumar, V. Pancholi and R.P. Bharti. Material flow visualization and determination of strain rate during friction stir welding. Journal of Material Processing Technology, 255, 470-476 (2018). DOI: 10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2017.12.034
  32. A. Bhattacharyya, F. Nasim, R. Mishra, R.P. Bharti and P.P. Kundu. Polyurethane incorporated Chitosan/alginate core-shell nanoparticles for controlled oral insulin delivery. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 135(26), 46365(01-15) (2018). DOI: 10.1002/app.46365
  33. R. Pravesh, A. Dhiman and R.P. Bharti. Aiding buoyancy mixed convection flow and thermal features across a periodic array of heated cylinders. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 130, 1141-1162 (2019). DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2018.11.035
  34. R. Pravesh, A. Dhiman and R.P. Bharti. Non-Newtonian power-law fluid's thermal characteristics across periodic array of circular cylinders. Journal of Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering, 41(2), article no. 88 (20 pages) (2019). DOI: 10.1007/s40430-019-1584-3
  35. P. Kumar, and R.P. Bharti. Nanocomposite polymer electrolyte membrane for high performance microbial fuel cell: synthesis, characterization and application. Journal of Electrochemical Society, 166 (15), F1190 - F1199 (2019). DOI: 10.1149/2.0671915jes