Masters Thesis and Doctoral Dissertation

M. Tech.


1. Fluidic thrust vectoring of a supersonic nozzle flow, Wing Cmd. Rajkumar
2. POD analysis of Liquid Jet breakup in cross flow of air, Sushant
3. Effect of stagger on the performance of a compressor cascade with leading edge serrations, Manabendra Pradhan
4. Development of a mini gas turbine engine, Arjun Chouhan


1. “Experimental Analysis of Thrust and Pressure Characteristics of a Pulse Combustor”, Aditya Sai C, 2014.
2. “Primary Breakup of Liquid Jet in an Annular Passage in Cross-Flow of Air”, Deepak Kumar, 2014.
3. “Experimental Investigation of Leading Edge Serrations in Compressor Cascades”, M. S. Rajeshwaran, 2014.
4. “Study of Fluidic Thrust Vectoring in a 3D Nozzle”, T. Chandrasekar, 2014.
5. “Design and Fabrication of a self-sustainable mini gas turbine engine”, Anirudh Gupta, 2014.
6. “Combustion instabilities in Gas Turbine Combustors”, B. Ramanasrinibas, 2013.
7. “Liquid jet breakup in swirling cross flow of air”, Tushar Sikroria, 2013.
8. “Study in 2-D nozzle”, Arun Rajput, 2013.
9. “Effects of Leading-Edge Tubercles on Compressor Cascade Performance”, Arun Kumar, 2013.
10. “Design and Development of an Annular Cascade Tunnel”, Manoj Kumar K D, 2012.
11. “An experimental study of partially premixed combustion”, Surbhi, 2012.
12. “Detailed characterization of a S-duct diffuser”, Mitul Kumar Sonkar, 2012.
13. “Control of flow separation in a S-duct diffuser”, Rahul Kumar Singh, 2012.
14. “Effect of Swirling External Air Flow on Spray Properties”, Sandeep C. S., 2011.
15. “Hybrid modeling and control of axial compressor surge”, S. M. Ananth, 2011.
16. “Effectiveness of Vortex Generator Jets and Wall Suction in Serpentine-duct Diffuser”, Keerthi M. C. 2011.
17. “Control of Combustion Driven Oscillations in Bluff-body stabilized Nonpremixed Combustor”, S. R. Sarangi, 2011.
18. “Analysis of a Subsonic Expansion Jet under the Influence of a Finite Wall at the Exit”, Vaivab Shukla, 2011.
19. “Numerical investigation of diffusion flame stabilized by a cone”, Ankit Kumar Singh, 2011.
20. “Study of fluidic thrust vectoring of a 2D nozzle flow”, Smreeti Dahariya, 2010.
21. “Combustion Oscillations in Cone Stabilized Confined Diffusion Flames”, Tapish Agarwal, 2009.
22. “Water Mist as Fire Suppressant: Numerical and Experimental Study”, Jag Parvesh, 2009.
23. “Identification of Precursor and Active Control of Surge in Axial Flow Compressor’, Shekhar Sahu, 2009.
24. “Controlling the Curved Accelerating Flows using Open-loop Fluidic Control Mechanism”, Masutge Sunny Nabhiraj, 2009.
25. “Numerical Simulation of Flow through Serpentine Duct with and without Controls”, Neeraj Tripathi, 2009.
6. “Effectiveness of a Serpentine Inlet Duct Control Scheme”, Sushant Chandra, 2008.
27. “Aerodynamics of Projectile with Wrap around Fins”, G. Vasanth Kumar, 2008.
28. “Experimental Investigation of the Forced Response of a Cascade Blade subjected to Transverse Periodic Aerodynamic Loading”, K. Naresh Babu, 2008.
29. “Dynamics of Accelerated Curved Flows”, Ajay Vikram Singh, 2008.
30. “Formulation and Solution of Coupled Bending Torsion Flutter in Turbo-machinery Blades”, Harsh Pathak, 2007.
31. “The effect of inlet isentropic disturbances on bluff body stabilized combustion”, M. Madanmohan, 2007.
32. “Numerical Study of Fire Extinguishment in an enclosure”, Praveena, Ch Bala Pavanaja, 2007.
33. “Parametric investigation of a low aspect ratio dump combustor”, R. Sailaja, 2007.
34. “Study of Spray through an Internally Mixed Twin-Fluid Swirl Atomizer”, Jaideep Karnawat, 2006.
35. “Development and Characterization of Pulsed Plasma Thrusters without Igniter Plug”, A. Srikanth, 2006.
36. “Aerodynamic study of missile with wrap around fins”, Vikas Tayal, 2005.
37. “Vibration induced perturbations in flow through closed conduits”, Kumaresh Bagchi, 2005.
38. “Flow Dynamics inside a low aspect ratio dump combustor with tapered exit”, Srinibas Karmakar, 2005.
39. “Development and Characterization of Helical Passage Pressure Swirl Atomizer”, Palash Barman, 2003.



1. N. P. Yadav, Aerospace Engineering, IIT Kanpur, “Combustion in Re-circulating Turbulent Flow Fields”, 2011.
2. Rakesh Yadav, “Numerical Investigation of Applicability of DQMOM-IEM method in Gaseous Non-premixed Turbulent Combustion modeling”, Principle Supervisor Dr. V. Eswaran, 2011.
3. G. G. Dutta, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Kanpur, “Parameter Estimation from Radar-tracked Flight Data”, Principal supervisor Dr. A. K. Ghosh, 2010.
4. Suresh Lal, Dept. of Mechanical Engg., DEC, “Fire Suppression using Water Mist”, Co-supervisor Dr. S. Maji, 2011.


1. Vivek Pandey, Aerospace Engineering, IIT Kanpur, “Continuous Combustion with Alternative Fuels”.
2. Keerthi, M. C., Aerospace Engineering, IIT Kanpur.
3. Sumer Dirbude, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kanpur, “ Numerical simulation of reacting and non-reacting sprays”
4. B. Muralidhar, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Kanpur, “Aerodynamics of Sabot Separation”, Principal supervisor Dr. A. K. Ghosh.
5. J. Dinesh, Aerospace Engineering, IIT Kanpur, “Experimental Analysis and Control of Hooting in a Gas Turbine Combustor”.
6. “Active and Passive Control of Jet Mixing for Curved Nozzles”, A. Nageshwara Rao.
7. “Experimental and Analytical Investigation of Variable-Pitch Vertical Axis Wind Turbine”, Yonas Gebre.
8. “Identification of Flutter Precursors and Fluidic Control of Wing Flutter”, T. Chandrasekar.
9. “Detailed study of the effect of leading edge tubercles in Compressor Cascades”, Ramraj H. Sundararaj.