Interfacial Transport Phenomena and Solution Techniques
13-17 January 2023
Course Overview

Interfaces play an important role in our daily life, and in the world around us. An interface is the boundary between two phases where the properties or behavior of one phase (e.g. fluid) differs from those of the adjoining phases (e.g. gas or solid). Interfacial engineering is a cross-disciplinary subject in which the scientists and engineers design and optimization of performance of new materials and processes. Recent developments in modern technologies which utilize high-performance, multifunctional materials involve new materials, composites and processes in which interfaces play a crucial role. Examples include nano- and micro-scale systems, micro-architected materials produced using subtractive or additive manufacturing, and materials that can withstand extreme environments. Applications include adhesives and coatings, adsorption and ion exchange, alloys, ceramics, fibers, plastics, and powder metallurgy, microelectronic fabrication and imaging processes, petroleum recovery and processing and other industrial applications. This short course will cover fundamental understanding of interfacial transport phenomena and introduce simulation techniques to model and predict the dynamics of interfaces in a variety of multi-material and multi-phase applications.

Course Information

Number of participants for the course will be limited to fifty.

Course participants will learn these topics through lectures and interactive sessions.

Module 1. Fundamentals of Interfacial Dynamics
Module 2. Solution techniques for flow problems with embedded interfaces
Module 3. Immersed Boundary method, Diffuse Interface methods, Continuum surface force method
Module 4. Sharp interface Methods, Ghost-Fluid Method
Module 5. Fluid-structure interactions and applications

You Should Attend if…
  • Executives, engineers and researchers from academia, industry and government organizations including R&D laboratories with a background in aerospace, automotive, mechanical, and chemical engineering.
  • Postgraduate students (MSc/MTech/PhD) and faculty from reputed academic institutions and technical institutions.

Course Schedule

Course schedule will be updated soon...

The Faculty

Prof. H. S. Udaykumar

is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Enginnering, University of Iowa, USA. His research interests are Numerical techniques for moving boundary problems, high-speed multimaterial interactions, energetic materials, meso-scale modeling, machine learning, materials processing, biofluid mechanics, renewable energy systems, design of solar cookers with thermal storage.

Prof. Ashoke De

is a Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and having a joint appointment in the Department of Sustainable Energy Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. His research interests are CFD, High Speed Flows, Flow-Acoustics Coupling, Fluid-Structure Interaction & Energy Harvesting, Turbulence Modeling, Multiphase flows and Combustion.

Registration Procedure

Registration Fees
Category Registration Fee (Including GST)
Non IITK Faculty Rs. 4,000/-
IITK Faculty NIL
Non IITK Student Rs. 2,000/-
IITK Student NIL
Personnel from Private Industries
(Industry Participant)
Rs. 10,000/-
Personnel from Govt R&D Organization
Rs. 7,000/-
Faculty/Scientists/Industry Person from abroad
$ 500
Students from abroad
$ 100

* No Fee Refund Policy

How to Register:

Step 1: Make category-wise payments through SBI collect. Click here for instructions on payment procedure.

Step 2: Fill up the Google Form to complete your registration latest by 31st December 2022.

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Course Code: 2022-23/037
Course Title: Interfacial Transport Phenomena and Solution Techniques
Course Duration: 13.01.2023 - 17.01.2023