September 26 to 30, 2016



Dr. Shantanu Pramanik
Assistant Professor Mechanical Engineering Department

Dr. Rabindra Nath Barman
Assistant Professor Mechanical Engineering Department

Dr. S. C. Rana
Assistant Professor Mechanical Engineering Department


Prof. Asok De
Director, NIT Durgapur

Advisory Committee

Prof. Sudip Chattopadhyay, Dean(R&C)
Prof. K. C. Ghanta, Coordinator TEQIP II
Prof. A. K. Meikap, Nodal officer (Academic) TEQIP II
Prof. N. Banerjee, HOD (Mechanical Engineering)


Prof. B. Halder
Prof. A. N. Mullick
Prof. I. Basak
Prof. N. Banerjee
Dr. A. K. Biswas
Dr. K. Khan
Mr. A. Patari
Mr. A. K. Das
Mr. B. Bera



National Institute of Technology Durgapur (NITD) is a leading technical institute offering undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes in various disciplines of engineering, technology, science, social science and management studies. The education system is holistic with equal importance being attached to all-round development of the students. NITD was established as a Regional Engineering College Durgapur (RECD) in 1960 as a joint venture of the Government of India and Government of West Bengal. REC Durgapur was converted to NIT Durgapur under the full administrative and financial control of the Ministry of Human Resource Development of Government of India with a Deemed University status on 3rd July, 2003. Subsequently NITD has been given the status of a University by the UGC Act. The Institute was declared an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India on August 15, 2007. The city of Durgapur is recognized as one of the fastest developing Tier–II cities in the national scenarios. Durgapur is situated at a distance of about 180 km from Kolkata. It is located right on the major railway and expressway (NH-2) connecting Kolkata to Delhi and Durgapur can be reached from Kolkata (and vice versa) in about 3 hours.


Department of Mechanical Engineering is the largest and one of the oldest departments of the Institute started in the year 1960. It offers both undergraduate (B.Tech.) and postgraduate (M.Tech.) degree course apart from doctoral programme. The annual intake of the UG course is above 150 and that of the PG course is about 60. At present about 42 students are doing their doctoral research with the department. The department comprises of well-qualified faculty members, supporting staff and suitably equipped laboratories. The continuous development of faculty and up gradation of the laboratories makes the department at par with the current day academic and research requirement of global standard which is reflected by continuously increasing student of the department opting for higher studies in India and abroad. Department of Mechanical Engineering offers three PG courses with specialization of Fluid Mechanics & Heat Transfer, Machine Design and Thermal Engineering. A parallel module of part-time post graduate and doctoral programmes are offered by the department to facilitate the need of the working professionals of nearby institutes and industries.


The domain of fluid and thermal sciences is vast. The more we explore, the more we discover its omnipresent influences in our everyday life. The main objective of the workshop is to provide a unique opportunity of presenting and discussing recent developments in different aspects of advances in Thermal-Fluid Science and Engineering. A special emphasis is also given to the new and emerging areas of the fluid and thermal sciences which are gradually becoming more and more relevant in improving the quality of human life and environment around us. In this context, the faculty members of Mechanical Engineering Department at National Institute of Technology, Durgapur felt the need of organizing a three-day national level workshop on Recent Advances in Thermal-Fluid Science and Engineering. This workshop would bring the academicians, researchers and practitioners in the area of fluid and thermal sciences and allied areas to a common platform to disseminate their knowledge and share their experiences. We welcome you to this challenging field, which offers exciting opportunities in learning new computational techniques in solving transportation of heat, momentum and species in flow through engineering systems, understanding of flow through micro and nano-channels, development of micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), enhancing heat transfer in nano and micro scales, development of more efficient fuels and fuel systems, exploring new energy sources, analyzing complex movement of biological fluids in biological systems, etc.


  • Micro and Nano Fluidics

  • Science and Engineering of Droplets

  • Computational Methods and Tools

  • Turbulent flows and Turbulence Modeling

  • Turbulent Heat transfer

  • Experimental Techniques

  • State-of-the-art and Future Trend of Research

  • Hands-on Session with Computational Tools

    Dr. S. K. Som
    Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, India.

    Prof. Sarit Kumar Das
    Director, IIT Ropar, Nangal Road, Rupnagar, Punjab, India.

    Prof. Suman Chakraborty
    Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India.

    Dr. Saptarshi Basu
    Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IISc Bangalore, India.

    Dr. Trushar Gohil
    Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, VNIT, Nagpur, India

    Dr. Himadri Chattopadhyay
    Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Jadavpur University, India

    Dr. Dipankar Chatterjee
    Sr. Scientist, CMERI, Durgapur, India.

    Dr. T. Murugan
    Scientist, CMERI, Durgapur, India.



    Boarding, lodging and travel expenses shall be borne by the participants. Limited shared accommodations may be available in the Institute Guest House on first come first served basis. Several good hotels are available in and around Durgapur. Participants may contact directly or through the coordinator(s) for accommodation in Hotels. No TA/DA will be paid to the participants by NIT Durgapur.

    Registration Fees

    A. For Faculty/Staff member: Registration fee Rs.3, 000/- (Three Thousand only)
    B. For Ph.D./M.Tech. Student: Registration fee Rs.2, 000/- (Two Thousand only)
    Registration fee includes kit, study/lecture materials, copy of the Proceedings, refreshment and lunch for 5 days during the course.


    Hard copy of filled and signed registration form duly forwarded by Director/ Dean of the Institute/ HOD should be sent to the contact person on or before 10.09.2016 along with Demand Draft in favour of ''RATFSE 2016" payable at Durgapur

    Contact Us

    Dr. Shantanu Pramanik, Dr. R.N. Barman and Dr. S.C. Rana Mechanical Engineering Department NIT Durgapur
    Durgapur-713209, West Bengal
    Phone No: +919434788146, +919434788147 and +919434789018
    Email: shantanu.pramanik@me.nitdgp.ac.in
    Email: rahul.barman@yahoo.co.in
    Email: subhasrana@yahoo.co.in


    This video shows a density volume rendering of a magnetohydrodynamic simulation of gas filaments formed in an infrared dark cloud (IRDC) 5 parsecs in size, 800,000 years after the turbulent region began gravitational collapse. As the camera view rotates around the IRDC, it zooms in on the main filament, showing a dense molecular core that is 0.1 parsec in size. Continued simulation of this region shows further collapse and filamentation, and the early stage formation of a high-mass star. (Research: Richard Klein, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Pak Shing Li, University of California, Berkeley; Visualization: Tim Sanstrom, NASA/Ames)      Volume rendering of the density field from an idealized experiment of magnetized hypersonic turbulence, without self-gravity. Dense filaments and cores are formed from turbulent shocks, even without the assistance of self-gravity. Bright areas and yellow dots in the latter part of the simulation, represent the position of newly formed stars. (Investigator: Paolo Padoan, University of Barcelona; Visualization: Tim Sandstrom, NASA/Ames)