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Harish Viswanathan

Dr Harish Viswanathan

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering


Dr Harish Viswanathan is currently a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering associated with Thermofluids Group.

  • About

    Dr Viswanathan received his MSc degree in Industrial Mathematical Modelling and PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from Loughborough University. He held a postdoctoral position at the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Colorado on a collaborative research work with Iowa State University, Princeton University and the National Energy Technology Lab in the USA. He started as an Applications Engineer with COMSOL Multiphysics worked for two years, and then worked for Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India as a Technical Leader in the area of Fuel Systems CFD for five years. Dr Viswanathan has authored several papers, has published in prestigious journals including the Journal of Fluid Mechanics and Physics of Fluids, and has filed 8 patents with Daimler.

    Specialist areas of interest

    Harish has special interests in modelling Fuel tank filling, aerodynamics and water management in cars, aero-vibro acoustics and effect of aerodynamics due to heavy wind and rain for passenger cars. Broadly he is interested in two-phase flows with turbulence, both reacting and non-reacting, phase change with evaporation, fluid-structure interaction, Aero-Vibro Acoustics and Conjugate Heat transfer

  • Teaching

    Department of Engineering and Mathematics

    Science, Technology and Arts

    Engineering and Mathematics

    Thermofluids, Computational Fluid dynamics

  • Publications

    Journal articles

    Viswanathan, H. (2018). Breakup and coalescence of drops during transition from dripping to jetting in a Newtonian fluid. International Journal of Multiphase Flow.

    Ganuga, R.S., Viswanathan, H., Sonar, S., & Awasthi, A. (2014). Fluid-structure interaction modelling of internal structures in a sloshing tank subjected to resonance. International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research, 41 (2), 145-168.

    VISWANATHAN, H., SHEIKH, N.A., WILDMAN, R.D., & HUNTLEY, J.M. (2011). Convection in three-dimensional vibrofluidized granular beds. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 682, 185-212.

    WILDMAN, R.D., MARTIN, T.W., HUNTLEY, J.M., JENKINS, J.T., VISWANATHAN, H., FEN, X., & PARKER, D.J. (2008). Experimental investigation and kinetic-theory-based model of a rapid granular shear flow. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 602, 63-79.

    Viswanathan, H., Wildman, R.D., Huntley, J.M., & Martin, T.W. (2006). Comparison of kinetic theory predictions with experimental results for a vibrated three-dimensional granular bed. Physics of Fluids, 18 (11), 113302.

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