Heat Transfer and Combustion in Multiphase Systems

By Prof. Saptarshi Basu   |   IISc Bangalore
Learners enrolled: 480
Multiphase systems are ubiquitous to many domains ranging from large scale power generation to microscale surface patterning. The course as outlined aims to offer insights and fundamentals into such multiphase systems. The course will first cover the basics of thermodynamics and transport processes in generalized multiphase systems along with analyses of interfacial transport mechanisms. Subsequently in the later modules, it will offer in depth analyses of transport processes and combustion in specific areas like a.) droplet combustion, b.) droplet evaporation, c.) transport processes in sessile droplets, d.) boiling and e.) sprays. The coverage will benefit people from many industries like gas turbines, solar thermal, micro-nano scale engineering, materials processing to name a few.

PREREQUISITES: Combustion, Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Mechanical Engineering
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 24 Jan 2022
End Date : 18 Mar 2022
Enrollment Ends : 07 Feb 2022
Exam Date : 27 Mar 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1: Introduction to Multiphase systems
Week 2: Fundamentals of interfacial heat and mass transfer
Week 3: Governing equations
Week 4: Transport processes and interface phenomena
Week 5: Heat transfer and Droplet vaporization models
Week 6: Transport phenomena in vaporizing droplets
Week 7:  Atomization and sprays,
Week 8: Droplet / Spray combustion and boiling

Instructor bio

Prof. Saptarshi Basu

IISc Bangalore
Dr. Saptarshi Basu is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Science.Prof. Basu leads large scale initiatives in the area of combustion, multi-phase flow and heat transfer. He is a project leader in the National Center for Combustion Research and Development and SERIIUS (Solar Energy Research Institute for India and the United States).Before joining IISc, Dr. Saptarshi Basu was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering at University of Central Florida from August 2007-May 2010.Dr. Saptarshi Basu received his M.S. and Ph. D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from University of Connecticut in 2004 and 2007 respectively. His current research interests include combustion instability, flame-vortex interaction, sprays, droplet combustion, colloids, droplet/spray vaporization, acoustic levitation of functional droplets, droplet dynamics in high temperature plasmas, water transport characteristics in fuel cells, thermal storage and general areas of heat transfer.He has expertise in optical diagnostics particularly laser induced fluorescence, particle image velocimetry, tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy, IR-thermography, rayleigh scattering and laser induced incandescence. He has authored over 180 technical publications in journals and conferences . Prof. Basu is a member of ASME, AIAA, ISHMT and Combustion Institute.Prof. Saptarshi Basu has been awarded the prestigious Swarnajayanti Fellowship in Engineering Sciences, 2013-2014; Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Prof. Saptarshi Basu has been awarded the K.N Seetharamu Medal and Prize, 2015; Indian Society of Heat and Mass Transfer, [Awarded to 1 researcher in heat and mass transfer biennially all over India]. Prof. Basu is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: March 27, 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup. It will have the logos of NPTEL and Indian Institute of Science (IISC) .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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