Sushanta Dutta
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Experimental fluid mechanics; Experimental heat transfer; Optical measurement techniques , Active and passive control of flow field, Wake Dynamics, Turbulence study; Schlieren, HWA, PIV, LCT, PSP, Micro fluidics, heat transfer augmentation using phase change material
Educational Details
Professional Background
Administrative Positions


Honours and Awards

Teaching Engagements
Teaching Engagements

Associate Scholars

Educational Details
IIT Kanpur
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
IIT Kanpur
M. Tech., Mechanical Engineering
Govt. Engineering College, Jorhat, Assam
B.E., Mechanical Engineering
Professional Background
Assistant Professor
01 Jan 2008 - 01 Jan 2014
IIT Roorkee
Assistant Professor
01 Jan 2006 - 01 Jan 2008
NIT Silchar
01 Jan 2020 - Present
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Administrative Positions
01 Jan 2015 - 01 Jan 2018
IIT Roorkee
Feed back control 01 Jan 2011 40 lacs DST Dr M Mishra; Dr. B K Gandhi
Unsteady aerodynamics of LP Turbine 01 Jan 2019 57 lacs DST, SERB
Unsteady flow phenomena on a flapping wing and its control using synthetic jet 01 Jan 2019 36 lakhs AR& DB
Effect of Synthetic jet on heat transfer augmentation for Electronics cooling 01 Jan 2019 23 lakhs CSIR

Honors And Awards
American society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
07 Jul 2020 - Present
FMFP India
07 Jul 2020 - Present
Life time member
Teaching Engagements
Teaching Engagements
Fluid Mechanics ( MI 263 )
Thermodynamics ( MI 106 )
Power Plant ( MIN413 )
Convective heat and mass transfer ( MIN 536 )
Fluid Machinery ( MIN 304 )
Numerical & Experimental Studies on Solar Air Heater with Surface Mounted Obstacles
01 Jan 2008 - 01 May 2013
Other Supervisors: Dr. Manish Mishra, Scholar: Addisu Bekele
Characterisation of wake and suppression of fluid forces acting on a row of square prisms
01 Jan 2011 - 02 Nov 2015
Other Supervisors: Dr. B K Gandhi, Scholar: Bhupendra S More
Study of flow field over a square prism for vortex load reduction using active and passive control
01 Jan 2011 - 01 May 2016
Other Supervisors: Dr. B K Gandhi, Scholar: Manish Chauhan
Flow control and heat transfer enhancement over a surafce mounted obstcale using synthetic jet
01 Jan 2014 - 15 Aug 2018
Other Supervisors: none, Scholar: Abhishek Malik
Flow control over flapping aerofoil
01 Jan 2015 - 21 May 2021
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Kamal Raj Sharma
Bio-inspired riblet surface for drag reduction
01 Jan 2017 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Vikas Sharma
Design and fabrication of micro-fluidic device for bio-medical applications
01 Jan 2018 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: TARA CHAND KUMAR MAURYA
Modern Measurement techniques in Fluid and thermal engineering
01 Jan 2011 - Present
Challenges in Measurements of Single and Two Phase Flow – Recent Trends
01 Jan 2013 - Present
Advances in Fluid flow control and Measurement Techniques
01 Jan 2016 - Present
Jet Flows: Subsonic, Supersonic and Synthetic with Applications
01 Jan 2019 - Present
ASME conference, Nevada, USA
International conference (ASME 2013 Fluid Engineering division summer meeting), FEDSM 2013
Université des Mascareignes, Mauritius
International Conference on Renewable Energy Sources and Sustainability ,(Resus 2015
Tohoku University, Sendai Japan
13th International conference on Fluid Dynamics, 2016
Institute of thermo mechanics of the Czech academy of sciences, Prague
Topical Problems of Fluid Mechanics 2019
Refereed Journal Papers

1.    Kamal R Sharma, Sushanta Dutta, "Flow over a square cylinder at intermediate Reynolds numbers" ASME J Fluid Engg, DECEMBER 2022, Vol. 144 (2022)

2.    Vikas Sharma, Sushanta Dutta, "Experimental Investigation of Flow characteristics over a Surface-modified Structured Torpedo model" J Wind Engg. Ind Aerodyn, Vol. 230, 2022

3.    Vikas Sharma; Sushanta Dutta, “Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Bio-Inspired Riblet for drag reduction” ASME J Fluid Engg. Volumes:  Nov 2022

4.    Kamal R Sharma, Sushanta Dutta, "Influence of length and effective stiffness of an attached flexible foil for flow over a square cylinder" J Fluids and Structures; 104 (2021) 28 pages

5.    Sushanta Dutta, Shantanu, “Effects of the synthetic jet on the flow field and heat transfer over a surface-mounted square rib, Exp. Thermal Fluid Sci, Vol. 139, 110708, (2022)

6.    Kamal Raj Sharma, Sushanta Dutta, “Flow control over a square cylinder using attached rigid and flexible foil at intermediate flow regime" Phys. Fluids 32, 014104 (2020);

7.    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,

8.    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.

9.    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 

10. 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. (

11. 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 numberJ. Fluids and Structures (Elsevier), Vol. 76, pp. 319-335, 2018. (

12. 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. (

13. 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)

14. 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. (

15. Adisu 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. (

16. 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. (

17. 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. (

18. 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)

19. 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.

20. 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. (

21. 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)


22. 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. (