Dr. Avinash Chandra

Associate Professor

Specialization

Non-Newtonian Fluid Flow & Heat Transfer

Email

avinash.chandra@thapar.edu

Specialization

Non-Newtonian Fluid Flow & Heat Transfer

Email

avinash.chandra@thapar.edu

avichiitk@gmail.com

Contact No.: +91 (175) 239 3444; 3348 (O); +91 (175) 239 3105 (Fax) ; Mobile : + 91 9914255295

Biography

Dr. AvinashChandra’scurrent research interests are non-Newtonian/ Newtonian fluid flow, transport through porous media, industrial scale residence time distribution (RTD) analysis, application of radiotracer, extraction of valuable compounds (essential oil, bioactive molecules, etc.) from the natural herbs / aromatic plants, etc.

Dr. Chandra has undertaken 03 sponsored research projectsfunded byvarious agencies (UGC, DAE-BRNS, etc.). Theindustry-oriented project was with the collaboration of BARC and Satia Industries Ltd. Muktsar (Punjab). A pilot scale pulp digester wasalso designed, fabricated and installed in the departmentfor future research.

Research Area:

  • Fluids flow
  • Heat transfer
  • Non-Newtonian fluids
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • Industrial scale RTD using radiotracer
  • Radiotracer applications
  • Bioprocess and Natural Products

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Education:

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, IIT Kanpur, INDIA (2012
  • M. Tech., Chemical Engineering, HBTI Kanpur, INDIA (2005)
  • B. Tech., Chemical Engineering, IET, Lucknow, INDIA (2000)
  • PG Diploma in Operation Management, Indira Gandhi National Open University, INDIA (2004)
  • Certificate course on Radiation Safety Aspects in the Research Application of Ionizing Radiation, IARP, BARC, Mumbai, INDIA (2014)

Certificate course:

Certificate course in “Radiation Safety Aspects in the Research Application of Ionizing Radiation”, IARP, BARC, Mumbai, INDIA ( 2014)

Research Projects:

  1. Project Title:- Investigation of Hydrodynamics and RTD of Pulp Digester Using Radiotracer Technique; Funding agency: DAE-BRNS
    Duration: July 2014- March 2018
  2. Project Title:- Solvent Free Microwave Assisted Extraction of Essential Oil from Turmeric; UGC     Duration: October 2013- March 2016.
  3. Project Title:-Modified steam distillation process for cleaner production of essential oil from turmeric; Funding agency: Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala  Duration: October 2013- March 2015

Experience:

           14 years of Teaching & Research

Publications and other Research Outputs

SCI

  1. A. Chandra and R.P. Chhabra, Flow over and forced convection heat transfer in Newtonian fluids from a semi-circular cylinder, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 54 (2011) 225-241.
  2. A. Chandra and R.P. Chhabra, Momentum and heat transfer characteristics of a semi-circular cylinder immersed in power-law fluids in the steady flow regime, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 54 (2011) 2734-2750.
  3. A. Chandra and R.P. Chhabra, Influence of power-law index on transitional Reynolds numbers for flow over a semi-circular cylinder, Applied Mathematical Modelling, 35 (2011) 5766-5785.
  4. A. Chandra and R.P. Chhabra, Mixed convection from a heated semi-circular cylinder to power-law fluids in the steady flow regime, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 55 (2012) 214-234.
  5. A. Chandra and R.P. Chhabra, Laminar free convection from a horizontal semi-circular cylinder to power-law fluids, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 55 (2012) 2934-2944.
  6. A. Chandra and R.P. Chhabra, Momentum and heat transfer from a semi-circular cylinder to power-law fluids in the vortex shedding regime, Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A, 63 (2013) 489–510
  7. A. Chandra and H. Singh, Heat Transfer in Jacketed Vessel Equipped with Down-Pumping Pitched Blade Turbine, Computational Thermal Science, 7 (2015) 527-537
  8. M. Sheoran, S. Goswami, H.J. Pant, J. Biswal, V.K. Sharma, A. Chandra, H. Bhunia, P.K. Bajpai, S.M. Rao, A. Das, Measurement of residence time distribution of liquid phase in an industrial-scale continuous pulp digester using radiotracer technique, Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 111, (2016) 10-14.
  9. A. Datta, D. Datta, and A. Chandra, Separation and recovery of copper from aqueous solutions using tri-n-butyl phosphate in benzene, Journal of Molecular Liquids, 221 (2016) 139-148.
  10. M. Sheoran, A. Chandra, H. Bhunia, P.K. Bajpai, H.J. Pant,Residence time distribution studies using radiotracers in chemical industry—A review, Chemical Engineering Communications, 205 (2018) 739-758.
  11. A.K. Gautam and A. Chandra, A computational study of liquid-solid interfacial free energy (γ) for SW-Ge potential model, Physica – A, 506 (2018) 128-134.
  12. R. Gupta, A. Chandra, R.K. Gupta, Buoyancy driven convective heat transfer from a semi-circular cylinder under various confinement, Sadhana 43 (2018) 182, 1-18.
  13. D.N. Ratha, A. Chandra, R. Babbar, and A. Sarkar, “Longitudinal dispersion subjected to rigid vegetation in a channel”, KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering 22 (2018) 5242-5252.
  14. A.K. Gautam and A. Chandra, A computational study of Stillinger–Weber silicon at 0.75 GPa in supercooled region, International Journal of Modern Physics B, 32(2018) 1850330: 1-13
  15. A. Prashar, J. Sharma, S. Ahuja, A. Chandra, R.K. Arya, Quaternary polymeric coating as an alternative to minimize the use of costly or toxic solvents: Poly(styrene)-ethylbenzene-toluene-p-xylene system, Progress in Organic Coatings, 127 (2019) 319-329.
  16. M. Sheoran, A. Chandra, S. Ahuja, H. Bhunia, H. J. Pant, RTD measurement, modelling, and analysis of liquid phase of three-tube industrial pulp digester, International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering, 17 (2019) 20180192(1-13).
  17. A. Prashar, J. Sharma, S. Ahuja, A. Chandra, R.K. Arya, Quaternary polymeric coatings an alternative to minimize the use of single solvent: Poly (methyl methacrylate) – Ethylbenzene – Toluene – Acetone System, Progress in Organic Coatings, 132 (2019) 343-352.
  18. S. Goswami, H.J. Pant, M. Sheoran, A. Chandra, V.K. Sharma, H. Bhunia, Residence time distribution measurements in an industrial-scale pulp digester using technetium-99m as radiotracer, Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 323 (2020) 1373-1379.
  19. M. Sheoran, N. Kaur, A. Chandra, A.K. Gautam, R.K. Arya, Pilot-scale soda pulping of wheat straw using continuous pulp digester, Journal of The Indian Chemical Society, 97(2020)65, 403-408.
  20. A.K. Gautam and A. Chandra, A computational study of excess properties for mW potential model of water in supercooled region, Physica – A, 548 (2020) 1224495 (1-10).
  21. M. Aneja, A. Chandra, S. Sharm, Natural convection in a partially heated porous cavity to Casson fluid, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 114 (2020) 10455(1-15).
  22. M. Sheoran, A. Chandra, H. Bhunia, P.K Bajpai, H.J. Pant, Industrial scale RTD measurement using gold radiotracer, Iranian Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, 40 (2021) 313-321.
  23. R.K. Arya, H. Kaur, M. Rawat, J. Sharma, A. Chandra, S. Ahuja, Influence of plasticizer (triphenyl phosphate) loading on drying of binary coatings: Poly(styrene)-p-xylene coatings, Progress in Organic Coatings, 150 (2021) 106001(1-8).
  24. R. K. Arya, J. Kaur, A. Chandra, S. Ahuja, M. Rawat, J. Sharma, Designing of biodegradable polycaprolactone: Binary and ternary coatings to minimize the defects and cost of solvent(s), Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 138 (2021)e50888 (1-15)
  25. R. Kaur, A. Chandra, S. Sharma, Momentum transfer across a semi-circular porous cylinder attached to a channel wall, Meccanica (2021) In press, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11012-021-01369-5 .

Non-SCI

  1. A. Chandra, R.P. Chhabra, Effect of Prandtl number on natural convection heat transfer from a heated semi-circular cylinder, International Journal of Mechanical, Aerospace, Industrial, Mechatronic and Manufacturing Engineering 6, 1 (2012) 146-152.
  2. A. Chandra, S. Prajapati, S.K. Garg, A.K. Rathore, Extraction of turmeric oil by continuous water circulation distillation, International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Applied Science, 2, (2016) 404-410.
  3. A. Chandra and H. Singh, Turbulent Heat Transfer in Agitated Vessel Equipped with Pitch Blade Turbine, Proceedings of CHT-15 (6th International Symposium on Advances in Computational Heat Transfer), Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA, (2015) 264-273; DOI: 10.1615/ICHMT.2015.IntSympAdvComputHeatTransf.220.
  4. A. Chandra, S. Prajapati, S.K. Garg and A.K. Rathore, Extraction of turmeric oil by continuous water circulation distillation, International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Applied Science, 2, (2016) 404-410.
  5. M. Sheoran, A. Chandra, H. Bhunia, P.K. Bajpai, H.J. Pant and S.M. Rao, Investigation the flow behavior of continuous pulping digester using radiotracer technique to optimize the operating conditions, IPPTA: Quarterly Journal of Indian Pulp and Paper Technical Association, 28 (2016) 33-40.
  6. A.K. Gautam and A. Chandra, The computation of liquid-liquid coexistence temperature for tetrahedral liquids, International Journal of Research in Science & Engineering: CHEMCON Special Issue,(2018) 81-84.

Book Chapter

  1. M. Rawat, D. Sharma, J. Sharma, S. K. Ahuja, A. Chandra, S. Barman, R. K. Arya (2020) Introduction to Polymeric Coatings, Polymer Coatings: Technologies and Applications, S. M. Rangappa, J. Parameswaranpillai, S. Siengchin (Eds.) Chapter 1, 1-27, CRC Press (DOI: 10.1201/9780429199226; eBook ISBN: 9780429199226).
  2. D. Sharma, M. Rawat, J. Sharma, S. K. Ahuja, A. Chandra, S. Barman, R. K. Arya (2020) Polymer Coatings Methods, Polymer Coatings: Technologies and Applications, S. M. Rangappa, J. Parameswaranpillai, S. Siengchin (Eds.), Chapter 2, 19-29, CRC Press (DOI: 10.1201/9780429199226; eBook ISBN: 9780429199226).
  3. J. Sharma, M. Rawat, D. Sharma, S. K. Ahuja, A. Chandra, S. Barman, R. K. Arya, (2020) Morphology of Polymer Coatings, Polymer Coatings: Technologies and Applications Polymer Coatings: Technologies and Applications, S. M. Rangappa, J. Parameswaranpillai, S. Siengchin (Eds.), Chapter 5, 67-96, CRC Press (DOI: 10.1201/9780429199226; eBook ISBN: 9780429199226).
  4. J. Sharma, M. Rawat, D. Sharma, S. K. Ahuja, A. Chandra, S. Barman, R. K. Arya, (2020) “Spectroscopic Analysis”, Polymer Coatings: Technologies and Applications, S. M. Rangappa, J. Parameswaranpillai, S. Siengchin (Eds.), Chapter 6, 97-116, CRC Press (DOI: 10.1201/9780429199226; eBook ISBN: 9780429199226).

Conferences

International

  1. A. Chandra, R.P. Chhabra, Effect of Prandtl number on natural convection heat transfer from a heated semi-circular cylinder in ICFMHTT-2012: International Conference on Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer and Thermodynamics, Zurich, SWITZERLAND, January 15-17, 2012, Paper ID: 61000.
  2. A. Chandra, H. Singh, Turbulent Heat Transfer in Agitated Vessel Equipped with Pitch Blade Turbine, CHT-15: 6th International Symposium on Computational Heat Transfer, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA, May 25-29, 2015. Paper ID: CHT-15-046.
  3. M.Sheoran,A. Chandra, H. Bhunia, P.K. Bajpai, H.J. Pant, Radioactive tracing of an industrial scale continuous pulp digester, ICARST-2017: 1st International conference on Application of Radiation Science and Technology, International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA), Vienna, Austria, April 24-28, 2017. Paper ID: 57.
  4. M. Sheoran, A. Chandra, S. Goswami, V.K. Sharma, H.J. Pant, H. Bhunia, A.K. Gautam,Identification of flow abnormalities in pulp digesters using radiotracers, TRACER 8: 8th International Conference on Tracers and Tracing Methods, ISTRA (International Society of Radiation and Tracers Application), Vienna, Austria, PROGEPI (Center for the promotion of process engineering in industry) Nancy, France, and CANTI (Centre for Applications of Nuclear Technique in Industry), Da-Nang, Vietnam, February 25-28, 2019, 161-162, Paper ID: 130174.
  5. A. Chandra, A.K. Gautam, R.K. Arya, “Heat transfer from a semi-circular cylinder to a Newtonian fluid under rectangular confinement” in APCChE2019 (Asian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering), Sapporo, Japan, September 23-27, 2019, Paper ID: E402.

National

  1. A. Chandra, R.P. Chhabra, Two-dimensional transient flow over a semi-circular cylinder, CHEMCON-2012, NIT, Jalandhar, INDIA, December 27-30, 2012 Paper ID:P-147.
  2. A. Chandra, A.K. Tiwari, R.P. Chhabra, Effect of non-Newtonian rheology and orientation on fluid flow and heat transfer from a semi-circular cylinder, SERC School & Sixth Symposium on Rheology of Complex Fluids, IIT Guwahati, INDIA, January 3-7, 2012Sixth SERC School and Symposium on Rheology of Complex Fluids, IIT Guwahati, INDIA, January 3-7, 2012.
  3. A. Chandra, R.P. Chhabra, Unsteady forced convection heat transfer from a heated semi-circular cylinder in ACE 2013, IIT Roorkee, INDIA, February 22-24, 2013, Paper ID: Paper #ACE-2013-0069.
  4. A. Chandra, M. Gandhi, R. K. Gupta, Mixed convection heat transfer from a semi-circular cylinder placed in a vertical channel to air, CHEMCON-2014, Punjab University, Chandigarh, INDIA, December 27-30, 2014 Paper ID: FM-0031.
  5. A. Chandra, B. Metha, D. Datta, Forced convection heat transfer from a confined semi-circular cylinder, CHEMCON-2014, Punjab University, Chandigarh, INDIA, December 27-30, 2014 Paper ID: HT-0018.
  6. A. Chandra, J. Singh, V.K. Sangal,Forced convection heat transfer in agitated vessel equipped with 4-blade pitched turbine, CHEMCON-2014, Punjab University, Chandigarh, INDIA, December 27-30, 2014 Paper ID: HT-0022.
  7. A. Chandra, S. Bansal, Extraction of essential oil from Curcuma Longa L., CHEMCON-2014, Punjab University, Chandigarh, INDIA, December 27-30, 2014 Paper ID: BC-0007.
  8. D. Datta, S. Kumar and A. Chandra, Investigation of extraction of Nicotinic Acid using TBP and TOA dissolved in a binary mixture, CHEMCON-2014, Punjab University, Chandigarh, INDIA, December 27-30, 2014 Paper ID: PI-0017.
  9. R.K. Gupta, A. Chandra, R.K. Gupta, Experimental investigation of 3D-mixed convection heat transfer from a semi-circular cylinder placed in rectangular channel, ACEE-16, NIT Jalandhar, April 22-23, 2016, Paper ID: 107.
  10. M. Sheoran, A. Chandra, H. Bhunia, P.K. Bajpai, H. J. Pant, S. M. Rao, Investigation the flow behavior of continuous pulping digester using radiotracer technique to optimize the operating conditions, IPPTA Zonal Seminar-2016, Chandigarh, INDIA, August 4-5, 2016.
  11. M. Sheoran, A. Chandra, H. Bhunia, P.K. Bajpai, H.J. Pant, S.M. Rao, RTD Investigation of an Industrial three Tube pulp digester using radiotracer, National Symposium on Application of Radioisotopes and Radiation Technology in Industry, Healthcare and Agriculture (ARRTIHA-2016), Thapar University, Patiala, INDIA, November 28-29, 2016.
  12. H. Sehgal, T. Jain, N. Malik, A. Chandra, S. Singh, Isolation and chemical analysis of turmeric oil from rhizomes, CHEMCON-2016, Chennai (IIT Madras, Anna University and CLRI, Chennai) INDIA, December 27-30, 2016 Paper ID:094.
  13. A. Chandra, N. Kaur, A.K. Gautam, Pilot scale wheat straw pulping in continuous pulp digester, CHEMCON-2017, Haldia (Haldia Institute of Technology & IICHE) INDIA, December 27-30, 2017.
  14. A.K. Gautam, A. Chandra, The computation of melting temperature for tetrahedral liquids, CHEMCON-2017, Haldia (Haldia Institute of Technology & IICHE) INDIA, December 27-30, 2017.
  15. M. Sheoran, A. Chandra, H. Bhunia, H.J. Pant, Radiotracer application for RTD investigation of pulp digester, NICSTAR-2018, Mumbai (National Association for Applications of Radioisotopes and Radiation in Industry, NAARRI, Mumbai), INDIA, March 5-7, 2018.
  16. A.K. Gautam and A. Chandra, “The study of liquid-liquid interfacial free energy ( γll ) of germanium by cleaving wall method” in COMPFLU-2018 (12th International Conference on Complex Fluids and Soft Matter), IIT Roorkee, December 6-9, 2018, Paper ID: COMPFLU-2018-122.
  17. M. Sheoran, A. Chandra, H. Bhunia, “Active volume measurement of an industrial pulp digester using radiotracer” in CHEMCON-2018, Jalandhar (Dr. B. R. Ambedkar NIT, Jalandhar & IICHE) INDIA, December 27-30, 2018 Paper ID: CP O078.
  18. P. Devi, M. Sheoran, A. Chandra, A.K. Gautam, “Synthesis of activated carbon from rice husk” in CHEMCON-2018, Jalandhar (Dr. B. R. Ambedkar NIT, Jalandhar & IICHE) INDIA, December 27-30, 2018 Paper ID: CP O141.
  19. A.K. Gautam and A.Chandra, “The study of thermodynamic and structural properties of monatomic potential model (mW) of water in supercooled region” in CHEMCON-2018, Jalandhar (Dr. B. R. Ambedkar NIT, Jalandhar & IICHE) INDIA, December 27-30, 2018 Paper ID: CP O206.
  20. A.K. Gautam, A. Chandra, K. Singh, R. Gupta, M. Pathak, A. Yadav, “The preparation and structural analysis of Fe-doped TiO2 nano-particles” in CHEMCON-2018, Jalandhar (Dr. B. R. Ambedkar NIT, Jalandhar & IICHE) INDIA, December 27-30, 2018 Paper ID: CP O364.
  21. S. Goswami, M. Sheoran, A. Chandra, H. J. Pant, V. K. Sharma and H. Bhunia, “Residence Time Distribution Measurement of Industrial Pulp Digester using 99mTc”, in 14th Biennial DAE-BRNS Symposium on Nuclear and Radiochemistry (NUCAR-2019), January 15-19, 2019 Paper ID: NUC-19-ABS-347.
  22. M. Aneja, S. Sharma and A. Chandra, “Two-phase flow analysis of Williamson fluid containing dust particles with Marangoni convection”, International Heat and Mass transfer conference (IHMTC-2019), IIT Roorkee, INDIA, December 28-32, 2019, Paper ID: IHMTC2019-MPF-623.
  23. R. Kaur, S. Sharma, A. Chandra, “2D-Flow over a triangular porous obstacle attached to a channel wall” in CHEMCON-2019, New Delhi (IIT Delhi & IICHE) INDIA, December 16-19, 2019 Paper ID: 174.
  24. M. Sheoran, N. Kaur, A. Chandra, A. K. Gautam, and R. K. Arya, “Pilot-scale soda pulping of wheat straw using continuous pulp digester”, in International Conference on Chemical, Bio, and Environmental Engineering (CHEMBIOEN-2020), Jalandhar (Dr. B. R. Ambedkar NIT, Jalandhar), February 23-14, 2020 Paper ID: P136.
  25. R. Kaur, S. Sharma, A. Chandra, “Air flow and heat transfer from a semi-circular porous media attached to a channel wall” in Recent Trends in Fluid Dynamics Research (RTFDR-21), NIT Rourkela, INDIA, April 2-4, 2021.

Professional memberships:

  1. Life member of International Society for Tracer and Radiation Application (ISTRA), Vienna, Austria.
  2. Life member of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IICHE), India.
  3. Life member of National Association for Application of Radioisotopes and Radiation in Industry (NAARRI), India.
  4. Life Member of Indian Society of Heat & Mass Transfer (ISHMT), IIT Chennai, India.
  5. Member of Indian Pulp and Paper Technical Association (IPPTA), India.
  6. Scientific and Technical Committee & Editorial Review Board Member, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, USA.

Awards and Honors

  1. Foreign travel grant received from CSIR & IIT Kanpur for participating in conferences held at Zurich, Switzerland (January 2012).
  2. Cash Award (2 Nos.) for Paper Publication in Reputed International Journal, IIT Kanpur, (March 2011 & October 2011).
  3. Foreign travel grant received from SERB & CICS for participating in conferences held at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA, (May 2015).
  4. Performance cash award of Rs. 75,000/- received from Thapar University, Patiala (August, 2015).
  5. Best poster award received in National Symposium on Application of Radioisotopes and Radiation Technology in Industry, Healthcare and Agriculture (ARRTIHA-2016), Thapar University, Patiala, INDIA (November, 2016).
  6. International travel grant received from International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA), Vienna for Participating in Conference held at International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA), Vienna, Austria (April, 2017).
  7. Best Poster Award in COMPFLU-2018 (12th International Conference on Complex Fluids and Soft Matter), IIT Roorkee, December 6-9, 2018, Paper ID: COMPFLU-2018-122 jointly given by ACS publication.

Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies

  1. Life time membership of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IICHE), India.
  2. Life Member of Indian Society of Heat & Mass Transfer, ISHMT, IIT Chennai, India.
  3. Life member of Indian Desalination Association (InDA), Mumbai, India.
  4. Former Member of Indian Pulp and Paper Technical Association (IPPTA), India (2016-2021).
  5. Life time Member of National Association for Application of Radioisotopes and Radiation in Industry (NAARRI), India.
  6. Member of International Society for Tracer and Radiation Application (ISTRA), Vienna, Austria.
  7. Scientific and Technical Committee and Editorial Review Board Member, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, USA (2015 Onwards).