Dr. Kuchimanchi K Bhardwaj

Dr. Kuchimanchi K Bharadwaj

Assistant Professor 
Area: Aerodynamics 
Affiliation: Department of Aerospace Engineering ,Kattankulathur campus, SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University).
Email: bharadwaj.s@ktr.srmuniv.ac.in

Ph.D Aerospace Engineering Indian Institute Of Technology, Kanpur, 2018
M.Tech. Aerospace Engineering Indian Institute Of Technology, Kanpur, 2009
B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering Achariya Nagarjuna University, AP, 2007.

Other Details


  • Aerodynamics II,
  • Multi-Disciplinary Design
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Engineering Graphics

Research Interests

  • Buoyant jets and plumes
  • Pool fires
  • wind energy
  • turbulence
  • experimental aerodynamics 

Selected Publications

Journal Papers

  • With D Das, "Global instability analysis and experiments on buoyant plumes" Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 832, 97-145, 2017.
  • With D Das & PK Sharma, "Near-field characteristics of buoyant helium plumes" Sadhana, 40(3), 757-768, 2015.
  • With K Ghosh, S Ahmed, S Saxena & A Kumar, "Power Control Device and Storm Security for Savonius Rotor" Wind Engineering, 33(5), 509-520, 2009.


  • With C L Dora & D Das, "A system for particle generator in PIV applications" Indian Patent Application Number: 4130/DEL/2015, Publication Date: 23/06/2017
  • With S Mariappan, S Dammati, S D Jadhav & A Singh, "Temperature-sensitive paint for the usage in the green spectrum of light" Indian Patent Application Number: 201611001597, Publication Date 21/07/2017

Papers Presented

  • KK Bharadwaj & D Das, "Experimental Investigation Of a Turbulent Lazy Plume". 1st International Conference on Mechanical Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, January 04-06, 2018.
  • KK Bharadwaj, D Das, & PK Sharma, "Phase-Resolved PLIF Measurements in Puffing Plumes", 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, Sydney, Australia, December 10-14, 2017.
  • KK Bharadwaj & D Das, "Phase-locked 2-D and stereo PIV measurements in puffing rectangular buoyant plumes". The 12th International Symposium on Particle Image Velocimetry, Busan, Korea, June 18-22, 2017.
  • K Bharadwaj, D Das, & PK Sharma, "Experimental Investigation of a Circular Buoyant Helium Plume: Velocity and Concentration Measurements", Proceedings of the5th International Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, IIT Kanpur, Kanpur, India, December 12-14, 2014.
  • Bharadwaj, K. K., Das, D., & Sharma, P. K., "Velocity and scalar concentration measurements in an axisymmetric buoyant helium plume", Proceedings of the 40thNational Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, NIT Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, India, December 12-14, 2013.
  • Sinha, A., Bharadwaj, K. K., & Das, D., "Instability of a low Reynolds number round jet", Proceedings of the 39th National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, SVNIT Surat, Gujarat, India, December 13-15, 2012.

Academic Experience

  • Tutor for the course "Fluid Mechanics and Rate Processes" at IIT Kanpur during 2011-12 II Semester, 2012-13 I Semester, and 2013-14 I Semester.
  • Tutor for the course "Engineering Graphics" at IIT Kanpur during 2012-13 II Semester

Achievements and Awards

  • Received two commendation letters from the Director, IIT Kanpur for excellent performance as Tutor for the course Fluid Mechanics and Rate Processes during 2011-12 II semester & 2013-14 I semester