Symposium proceedings on "Advances in Computation, Modeling and Control of Transitional and Turbulent Flows." is published by World Scientific Publishing Company, Singapore.

New Book titled "Theoretical and Computational Aerodynamics" is published by John Wiley Press.

"High Accuracy Computing Methods: Fluid Flows and Wave Phenomena" is published by Cambridge University Press.

"Instabilities of Flows and Transition to Turbulence" is published by CRC Press/ Taylor & Francis.

Monograph titled "Instabilities of Flow: with and without Heat Transfer and Chemical Reaction" is published by Springer Wien-New York.

Textbook titled "Fundamentals of CFD" published by Universities Press, Hyderabad, India.

"International Conference On Metacomputing"

Keynote talk at National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula, Goa on December 17 2010 by Mr. Swagata Bhaumik.

"National Symposium on HPC in Academia and Beyond"

TALK at BESU, Shibpur, Kolkata on March 4 2010 by Prof. T.K. Sengupta.

MIT PRESENTATIONS (click on the links below)

PLENARY TALK on DNS by Prof T.K. Sengupta at 5th M.I.T Conf. on Advances in CFD (2009).

ICOMEC-2011 Presentation on DNS in CFD by Prof. T. K. Sengupta, S. Bhaumik and Y. G. Bhumkar

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Prof. Tapan K. Sengupta is at the I2M laboratory of the Univ. of Bordeaux, France for three months up to 10th March, 2016.

Prof. Tapan K. Sengupta will visit D'Alembert Institute, UPMC Paris, EPFL (Lausanne) and TUW (Vienna) during February/ March 2016 to give invited talks and discuss about further collaborations.

Ph. D. Thesis titled "Study of Transition in the Presence of Free Stream Turbulence for Internal and External Flows":- Submitted in Dec 2015 by Pramodkumar M. Bagade.

Graduating students' farewell at HPCL in 2015. Photo

Book review of Theoretical and Computational Aerodynamics (John Wiley, UK) appeared in Aeronautical Journal of Royal Aeronautical Society. Writing this book was possible with help from all at HPCL.

Transition to turbulence-- the physical mechanism explained in:
Precursor of Transition to Turbulence: spatiotemporal wave front
by: Swagata Bhaumik and Tapan K Sengupta; In: Physical Review E.
Journal link:
Recent developments announced in the IUTAM SYMPOSIUM URL:

Third International Conference on Meta Computing 2012, held in Bhubaneswar. Conference Co-Chair: Prof. Tapan K Sengupta
Best papers: Drs. V. Mudkavi/ K. Venkatesh (NAL Bangalore) and Pramod Bagade/ B. Satish (IIT Kanpur)

DNS of Transition and Turbulence in Physical Review Letters - see link (1) below.
Also the paper: "Direct numerical simulation of two-dimensional wall-bounded turbulent flows
from receptivity stage" February 2012, Physical Review E (Vol.85, No.2):
Related links :

The IIT Kanpur, HPCL group has provided definitive answers to CAUSALITY of turbulence
in wall bounded boundary layers. Through the work on Bromwich contour integral method
(developed in IITK since 1990) spatio-temporal wave-front (STWF) have been shown as the main
precursor to transition and turbulence (PRL, 2006, 2011, PRE 2014 and the CRC text book, see the side-bar).
High accuracy computing of Navier-Stokes equation also attest to formation of STWF leading to fully-developed
turbulence via deterministic excitation of laminar flow in RECEPTIVITY framework.


    "Summer visitors/ interns at HPCL: Dr. Manoj Rajpoot studied compact schemes in non-uniform grids with Prayash and Aditi. ROM for flow over airfoil by Atchyut and Akash continue our work in this field.
Akhil has joined Rolls Royce; Ijlal is placed with Airbus. Nilesh is teaching in Pune/ Mumbai. Prasoon has joined Georgia Tech. His work on dynamic stall is a new yard-stick of activities at HPCL. This follows the path breaking work of Sreejith and Ashish. Aditi is in Univ. of Cambridge. She collaborated in the recent JCP publication on compact scheme implemented on non-uniform grid in the physical plane. Despite its current limitations, this is perhaps the first of its kind. It follows the alternating bi-diagonal compact scheme reported by Rikhi. Shruti has joined as RA in HPCL and is expected to take the research on Rayleigh-Taylor instability to higher levels. We are looking at non-equilibrium thermodynamical aspect of RTI and role of Stokes hypothesis. This work began with the early efforts by Ashish, Soumyo and Aditi. Nidhi and Roshan has been developing a 3D compressible LES code and many other activities. One of their current acts is developing higher order compact schemes on non-uniform grids and its parallel version. Vikram Singh (2009 BT-MT) has joined Technion for his PhD after leaving ADA. Pushpendra is the new PhD student in the group and is interested on multiple topics.

Dr. A Kameshwar Rao has joined IIT Madras in Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. Prof. Manoj T. Nair is at IIST in Thiruvananthapuram, Dr. Sudipta De is at CMERI Durgapur and Prof. Venkatasubbaiah is in IIT Hyderabad. Other senior members of HPCL: Sarthok Sircar is a faculty at Univ. of Adellaide; Anurag Dipankar is with MPI at Hamburg. Rajarshi is doing his PhD in UPMC in Paris. Vijay is doing his post-doc in Stanford. Swagata continues at OSU. Rikhi is at Iowa State Univ. for his PhD; Shakti is in UIUC doing PhD, Unni and Soumyo are at OSU, Columbus, Ohio, Ashwin VM is at KTH and Shriramakrishnan is in Univ. of Texas. Abir and Himansu are with Eaton; Pallavi, Lakshmanan and Sreejith are with GE.

TKS presented HPCL work at the following conferences/ workshops in 2015: 1) Indian Science Congress for an invited talk; ii) Keynote speech in Int. Conf. on Fluid Mechanics at Univ. of Gauhati; iii) JETC Conf. on Thermodynamics in Nancy, France; iv) Keynote speech and contributed paper in Turbulence & Interaction (TI-2015) at Corsica, France v) Conf. on Computational Physics (CCP-2015) at IIT Gauhati and vi) an Invited talk in Sarod-2015.

    Non-equilibrium thermodynamics of Rayleigh-Taylor instability, Int. J. of Thermophysics (2016) (Paper accepted)

    A new alternating bi-diagonal compact scheme for non-uniform grids, J. Comput. Phys. (2016) DOI: 10.1016/

    Work on Reduced Order Modeling by POD: Physical Review E, vol. 91(4), 043303 (2015) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.91.043303

    GSA of Bi-Directional Wave Equation: J. Computational Physics (2015)
This is a consequence of a term paper in the course AE605.

    IUTAM symposium on Advances in Computation, Modeling and Control of Transitional and Turbulent Flows was held in Goa, India during 15-18 December, 2014. The proceedings from WSPC is out! Visit the web-site:

    Paper titled Precursor of transition to turbulence: Spatio-temporal wave front by Dr. Swagata Bhaumik and Tapan Sengupta in Phys. Rev. E explains by DNS the route to turbulence by wall excitation. Click for paper

    Article Usage for: "Direct Numerical Simulation of 2D Transonic Flows around Airfoils," Sengupta T.K., Bhole A., Sreejith N.A., Click here

    HPCL news: " KdV equation and computation of Solitons: Nonlinear error dynamics," Ashwin Vishnu M, Kumar Saurabh, M Sriramkrishnan, PM Bagade, MK Parvathi and Sengupta T.K., This is another term paper starting from AE605.

    "Diffusion in inhomogeneous flows: Unique equilibrium state in an internal flow," Tapan K. Sengupta, Himanshu Singh, Swagata Bhaumik, Rajarshi Roy Chowdhury. A major work published in CAF, showing how small scales are created in fluid flow, valid for 2D/3D inhomogeneous flow sans assumptions.

    The book : "Theoretical and Computational Aerodynamics" has been published by Wiley, UK. See the review in Aeronautical Journal of Royal Aeronautical Society, Feb. 2015 issue. Contains chapters on (i) computational aerodynamics, (ii) NLF and transitional flow related to aerodynamics, (iii) transonic aerodynamics and (iv) low Reynolds number unsteady aerodynamics. A companion volume has appeared with problems and lots of animations explaining certain aspects of Aerodynamics. Check Wiley site for further details.

    The book: "High Accuracy Computing Methods: Fluid Flows and Wave Phenomena" is published by Cambridge University Press (2013) with an Indian edition available. Foreword written by Prof. Michel Deville. See:

    Swagata Bhaumik is at OSU with Prof. D. V. Gaitonde. His work on transition and turbulence is culmination of contributions by HPCL over the past two decades, starting with the work on Bromwich contour integral methods in early 90's.

    A 40 parts lecture series on Foundations of Scientific Computing taught to IIT Kanpur undergraduate students (2009) as a science elective is available as NPTEL courses.
Shortly transcripts will be available in Indian languages via an NPTEL initiative. Similar video course on Transition and Turbulence is also available and being transcribed.

NPTEL Courses:
1. Foundations of Scientific Computing (2009)
2. Instability and Transition of Fluid Flows (2010)

    TKS's visit in 2012: (i) Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal (June-July, 2012); (ii) Center for Advanced Studies in Theoretical Sciences (CASTS) at National Taiwan Univ., Taipei, Taiwan for "Progress in Mathematical and Computational Studies on Science and Engineering Problems" conference, November, 2012. Photo

    The book: "Instabilities of Flows and Transition to Turbulence" published by CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, USA with details in:

    Prof. T. K. Sengupta has helped Tata McGraw-Hill for the Indian edition of Fundamentals of Aerodynamics by Prof. J. D. Anderson, augmented with SI Metrication and a chapter on Aerodynamic Research Activities in India written by him.

    Prof. Michel Deville's visit to HPCL in 2010: Prof. Michel Deville ( Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland) visited HPCL and delivered lectures on Spectral Element Method . Photo

    Recent trends in HPC at HPCL, IIT Kanpur, Sep 2009: Account of work done in HPCL, IIT Kanpur, on methods for DNS/ LES was displayed in the Workshop on "High Performance Computing in India" in conjunction with "Supercomputing 2009" (SC09), Nov. 14-20, 2009 (USA).

    Issues related to DNS / LES were the central themes of the plenary talk given at the Fifth M.I.T. conference at Boston, June 2009

1. Three-time level methods like second order Adam-Bashforth schemes are incorrectly used for "DNS". Following papers show that numerical/ spurious mode removes large fraction of initial condition at higher frequencies. Details in HIGH ACCURACY COMPUTING METHOD (CUP, 2013) and the following papers:

a) A Comparative Study of Time Advancement Methods for Solving Navier-Stokes Equations

Dowload comparative study.. paper from springerlink

b) High Accuracy Schemes for DNS and Acoustics

Download the DNS and acoustics paper from springerlink

2. The von Neumann analysis for PDEs has been corrected, with the help of 1D convection equation. See the CUP book and the following from J. Computational Physics:

a) Error Dynamics: Beyond von Neumann Analysis -- T.K. Sengupta, A. Dipankar and P. Sagaut, 226, 1211-1218 (2007)
Dowload Error dynamics: Beyond von Neumann analysis paper from Science Direct