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).

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