Duration of Program 2 years (4 Semesters)


Seats 10*

*Total Seats in M-Tech. Computational Fluid Dynamics

Turbomachinery is the term used to broadly describe the rotating components in the jet engine. It is an arrangement designed to convert kinetic energy into other forms of usable energy, depending upon the application of the unit. Turbomachinery covers industries from energy conversion to the aeronautical engineering sector. Because of its extensive use in the job market, getting qualified in turbomachinery is crucial for any engineering. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) plays an essential role to analyse fluid flows and heat transfer situations by using numerical methods. Turbomachines involve internal and external fluid flow problems in compressors and turbines. CFD at present is one of the most important tools to design and analyse all types of turbomachinery flow physics. In the realm of turbomachinery, there is no shortage of diversity in the types of aero-thermal analysis of compressor and turbine as well as turbulent mixing in the flow passage area of the turbomachinery. Energy content is being added into and extracted from the flow and the resulting turbulent structures are not only taken for a ride, but precisely manipulated to maximize the performance of the system. For example, consider the cooling flow which is meant to blanket and protect the blade surface, as in the media below. The turbulence between the primary flow and the blanket of cooling flow streams has a massive impact on the effectiveness in shielding the metal parts from high heat loads.


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Personal Interview 
1. Minimum 60% marks at Higher and Senior Secondary level (10th and 12th). 2. B. Tech /BE in Aerospace/ Aeronautical/ Mechanical/ Civil/ Chemical Eng. with minimum 60% marks. Or equivalent
  • Scholarship of Knowledge - Acquire in-depth knowledge of specific discipline and global perspective, with an ability to discriminate, evaluate, analyze and synthesize existing and new knowledge, and integration of the same for enhancement of knowledge pool.
  • Critical Thinking - Analyze complex engineering problems critically, apply independent judgement for synthesizing information to make intellectual and/or creative advances for conducting research in a wider theoretical, practical and policy context.
  • Problem Solving - Think laterally and originally, conceptualize and solve engineering problems, evaluate a wide range of potential solutions for those problems and arrive at feasible, optimal solutions after considering public health and safety, cultural, societal and environmental factors in the core areas of expertise.
  • Research Skill - Extract information through literature survey and experiments, apply appropriate research methodologies, techniques and tools, design, conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data, contribute individually/in group(s) to the development of scientific/technological knowledge in one or more domains of engineering.
  • Usage of modern tools - Create, select, learn and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modelling, to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
  • Collaborative and Multidisciplinary work – Demonstrate collaboration to foster multidisciplinary scientific research, also demonstrate decision-making abilities to achieve common goals.
  • Project Management and Finance - Demonstrate knowledge and understanding to manage projects efficiently in respective disciplines and multidisciplinary environments after consideration of economical and financial factors.
  • Communication - Communicate with the engineering community and with society, regarding complex engineering activities confidently and effectively and give and receive clear instructions.
  • Life-long Learning - Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in life-long learning independently, with a high level of enthusiasm and commitment to improve knowledge and competence continuously.
  • Ethical Practices and Social Responsibility - Acquire professional and intellectual integrity, professional code of conduct, ethics of research and scholarship, consideration of the impact of research outcomes on professional practices and an understanding of responsibility to contribute to the community for sustainable development of society.
  •   Independent and Reflective Learning - Observe and examine critically the outcomes of one’s actions and make corrective measures subsequently, and learn from mistakes without depending on external feedback.
PSO1: Apply knowledge of Fluid Dynamics, Aerodynamics, Heat Transfer and Computational Techniques Initial Boundary Value Problems in designing of Turbomachinery equipment.

PSO2:  Develop content for research papers, technical Reports and research proposals with strict ethical standards

Design Engineer, CFD Engineer, Machinery Diagnostics Engineer, Turbomachinery Product Development Engineer, Rotor-dynamics Engineer
Solver Development, Testing and Validation, Application Engineer, Technology Specialist, Research and Development Associate in the field of:

  • Aerospace
  • Thermal and Energy
  •  Automotive Design
  • Mechanical
  • Nautical
  • Petroleum and Chemical



Course Credits
Introduction to CFD 3
Advanced Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer 3
Computational Gas Dynamics 3
Finite Volume Methods of Conservation Laws 3
Finite Element Methods for Fluid Dynamics 3
Grid Generation Techniques 3
CFD Application Lab I 2
CFD Programming Lab I 2
Total 22





Course Credits
Turbulence Modelling 3
Combustion and Reactive Flows 3
Numerical Methods for Multiphase Flows 3
Flow Visualization and Processing 3
Specialization - I 3
Specialization -II 3
Seminar 1
CFD Application Lab II 1
CFD Programming Lab II 2
Total 22





Course Credits
Research Project -I 12
Total 12





Course Credits
Research Project -II 16
Total 16





Course Credits
Aerodynamics of Turbomachinery 3
CFD for Gas Turbine  3


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  • Design and Review of individual Course Plans at the beginning of session
  • Course Completion Report (CCR)
  • Academic Planning & Monitoring
  • Real world/Project based assignments
  • Quality Laboratory Experience
  • Encouraging Advanced Learner
  • Slow Learners Support
  • ICT enabled Classroom (sound system, mic and projector)
  • Guest lectures from industry experts
  • Professional Software Training (PST) and Certification
  • NPTEL lectures
  • Prototype development
  • Use of Virtual labs
  • Participation in competitive events (In-house/National/International).
  • Participation in Conferences/Seminars/Workshops (National/International).
  • Semester Exchange Program.
  • FDP/Industry Attachment Program for Faculty members (Abhigyat)

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