Dr. Anirban BhattacharyaAssistant Professor
School of Mechanical Sciences

Research Interests

1. Solidification and microstructure modelling. 2. Additive manufacturing. 3. Energy storage systems. 4. Heat transfer in biological systems - cryopreservation, cryosurgery. 5. Multiscale transport phenomena and phase change.

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Contact Details

  • 317 School of Mechanical Sciences
  • +91 9886557225
  • anirban@iitbbs.ac.in

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Education

 Degree Discipline Year School
 Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering 2014 Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
 ME Mechanical Engineering 2007 Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
 BE Mechanical Engineering 2005 Jadavpur University
 

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Teaching

ME3L501: Applied Thermodynamics; ME3L013: Computational Fluid Dynamics; ME3L008: Power Plant Engineering; ME6L110: Gas Turbine and Jet Propulsion; ME6L102: Computational Methods in Thermal & Fluid Engineering; ME6L157: Transport Phenomena in Material Processing; ME6P001 Mechanical Systems Simulation Lab - I; ME6P103: Thermo Fluids Systems Simulation Lab

 

Recent Publications (International Journals)

1Dinesh, B. V. S., & Bhattacharya, A. (2020). Comparison of energy absorption characteristics of PCM-metal foam systems with different pore size distributions. Journal of Energy Storage, 28, 101190.
2Jegatheesan, M., & Bhattacharya, A. An enthalpy based model for microstructure evolution during binary alloy solidification. Computational Materials Science, 186, 110072.
3Barman, C., Rath, P., & Bhattacharya, A. (2020). A Non-Fourier Bioheat Transfer Model for Cryosurgery of Tumor Tissue with Minimum Collateral Damage. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, 105857.
4Parida, A., Bhattacharya, A., & Rath, P. (2020). Effect of convection on melting characteristics of phase change material-metal foam composite thermal energy storage system. Journal of Energy Storage, 32, 101804.
5Sinhababu, A., Bhattacharya, A., & Ayyalasomayajula, S. An efficient Pseudo-spectral based phase field method for dendritic solidification. Computational Materials Science, 186, 109967.
6Bhattacharya, A. (2020). PCM-Metal Foam Composite Systems for Solar Energy Storage. In Solar Energy (pp. 207-234). Springer, Singapore.
7Dinesh, B. V. S., & Bhattacharya, A. (2019). Effect of foam geometry on heat absorption characteristics of PCM-metal foam composite thermal energy storage systems. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 134, 866-883.
8Bhattacharya, A. (2019). Binary alloy dendrite growth in presence of shrinkage induced convection. Materials Research Express, 6(12), 126544.
9Jakhar, A., Bhattacharya, A., Rath, P., & Mahapatra, S. K. (2019). Combined effect of thermal anisotropy and forced convection on the growth of binary alloy equiaxed dendrites. Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications, 11(5), 051010.
10Jakhar, A., Bhattacharya, A., Rath, P., & Mahapatra, S. K. (2018). Effect of thermal anisotropy on binary alloy dendrite growth. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 127, 1114-1127.
11Bhattacharya, A., Kiran, A., Karagadde, S., & Dutta, P. (2014). An enthalpy method for modeling eutectic solidification. Journal of Computational Physics, 262, 217-230.
12Bhattacharya, A., & Dutta, P. (2014). Effect of shrinkage induced flow on binary alloy dendrite growth: An equivalent undercooling model. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 57, 216-220.
13Bhattacharya, A., & Dutta, P. (2013). An enthalpy-based model of dendritic growth in a convecting binary alloy melt. International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, 23(7), 1121-1135.
14Bhattacharya, A., Karagadde, S., & Dutta, P. (2013). An equivalent undercooling model to account for flow effect on binary alloy dendrite growth rate. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 47, 15-19.
15Bhattacharya, A., & Dutta, P. (2013). Role of convection in microstructure evolution during solidification. Current Science, 480-485.
16Karagadde, S., Bhattacharya, A., Tomar, G., & Dutta, P. (2012). A coupled VOF–IBM–enthalpy approach for modeling motion and growth of equiaxed dendrites in a solidifying melt. Journal of Computational Physics, 231(10), 3987-4000.

Conferences (International)

1Swain, A., & Bhattacharya, A. "Effect of Marangoni and Natural convection during Laser Melting." 64th Congress of the Indian Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 2019, Bhubaneswar, India
2Moharana, S., Kumar, P., Das, M. K., & Bhattacharya, A. "Mathematical Modelling of Single and Multiple Bubbles during Boiling." 64th Congress of the Indian Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 2019, Bhubaneswar, India
3Jegatheesan, M., & Bhattacharya, A. "Comparative study on the effect of forced convection and natural convection on nanoparticle distribution during micro-scale solidification" 64th Congress of the Indian Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 2019, Bhubaneswar, India
4Monde, A. D., Bhattacharya, A., & Chakraborty, P. R. "Shrinkage induced flow and Free surface evolution during solidification of pure metal." XII International Conference on Computational Heat, Mass and Momentum Transfer (ICCHMT), 2019, Rome Italy
5Kumar, C., Monde, A. D., Bhattacharya, A., & Chakraborty, P. R. "Modeling of dendrite growth in undercooled solution sodium acetate trihydrate." XII International Conference on Computational Heat, Mass and Momentum Transfer (ICCHMT), 2019, Rome Italy
6A Bhattacharya, “Modelling of microstructure evolution with shrinkage convection” Fifth International Conference on Computational Methods for Thermal Problems (THERMACOMP 2018), July 09-11, 2018, IISc Bangalore, India.
7A Swain, PM Khan and A Bhattacharya, “Effect of laser scan speed on melt pool evolution during selective laser melting” Fifth International Conference on Computational Methods for Thermal Problems (THERMACOMP 2018), July 09-11, 2018, IISc Bangalore, India.
8A Jakhar, A Bhattacharya, P Rath and SK Mahapatra, “Study of combined effect of thermal anisotropy and forced convection on the growth of an equiaxed dendritic crystal” Fifth International Conference on Computational Methods for Thermal Problems (THERMACOMP 2018), July 09-11, 2018, IISc Bangalore, India.
9S. Sarkar, A. Bhattacharya, P. Dutta and S.K. Ajmani, “Numerical simulations of dendrite growth in a convective binary alloy melt with a super-imposed magnetic field". 5th International and 41st National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, Dec 12-14, 2014, IIT Kanpur, India.
10S. Karagadde, A. Bhattacharya, G. Tomar and P. Dutta, “Study of dendrite growth in a rotational flow field” Proceedings of the 21st National & 10th ISHMT-ASME Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, December 27-30, 2011, IIT Madras, India.
11A. Bhattacharya, S. Karagadde and P. Dutta, “A Scaling Analysis for dendrite tip growth rate". 3rd International Conference on Advances in Solidification Processes, ICASP3, June 7-10, 2011, Rolduc (Netherlands).
12S. Karagadde, A. Bhattacharya, G. Tomar and P. Dutta, “Numerical modeling of floatation of equiaxed dendrites”, 3rd International Conference on Advances in Solidification Processes, ICASP3, June 7-10, 2011, Rolduc (Netherlands).
13S. Karagadde, A. Bhattacharya, G. Tomar and P. Dutta, “Modeling growth and motion of equiaxed dendrites in a convecting melt". Thermal Issues in Emerging Technologies, ThETA3, December 19-22, 2010, Cairo, Egypt.
 

Academic Honors & Awards

  • Early Career Research Award - DST SERB (2018).
  • Prof. B K Subba Rao Gold Medal for Best PhD Thesis, IISc (2016).
  • General Motors Doctoral Fellowship (2009).
  • S.V. Shastry Memorial Gold Medal, IISc (2007).
  • General Electric (GE) Foundation Scholarship (2006).
 

Research Scholar

Current PhD Students:
  1. Aurabinda Swain - Multiscale modelling of laser based additive manufacturing
  2. Subhakanta Moharana - Flow boiling over elliptical tube bundles
  3. Jegatheesan M - Modelling of solidification & grain structure evolution of metal matrix nano-composites
  4. Arijit Sinhababu - Fast and accurate pseudo-spectral scheme development for fluid flow and phase change problems.
 
 
Current M.Tech Students:
  1. Vidula Athawale - Modelling of encapsulated PCM energy storage system
  2. Satyanarayan Panda - Effect of shrinkage in PCM based energy storage systems
  3. Pavan Kori - Cryopreservation of single boilogical cells
  4. Manshu Agrawal - Development of particle scale model for thermo-chemical energy storage system
  5. Jibin Joy - 3d model for PCM-Metal foam composite systems for energy storage applications
  6. Devam Joshi - Impact dynamics and thermal evolution of project-armor plate impacts
  7. Shivam Ambekar - Cooling of Lithium battery using PCM based design
  8. Guruprahalada - Modelling of flow boling over differrent types of heated tube bundles.
  9. Sachin Singh - Modeliing of laser-tissue interaction
 
 
 
 
 
 

Professional Experience

  1. Postdoctoral Researcher (Mar 2015 – Feb 2016), GE Global Research, Bangalore, India
  2. Research Associate (June 2014 – Mar 2015), University of Manchester, UK
  3. Senior Engineer (Aug 2007 – July 2009), General Motors, Bangalore, India
  4. Intern (Sep 2012 – Dec 2012), General Motors R&D Center, Warren, USA

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