National Center for Combustion Research and Development

Indian Institute Of Technology Madras & Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Dr. Raghavan V.

Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engg. IIT Madras


Droplet Vaporization and Combustion, Combustion Modelling, Laminar Flame and Stability, Heterogeneous Combustion, Fire Research, Coal and Gasification


201 Thermodynamics and Combustion Engineering Lab


1. V. Raghavan, Numerical modelling of evaporation and combustion of isolated liquid fuel droplets - A review, Journal of Indian Institute of Science, 2019, 99(1), 5-23.

2. H.R. Rakesh Ranga, O.P. Korobeinichev, V. Raghavan, A.G. Tereshchenko, S.A. Trubachev and A.G. Shmakov, A study of the effects of ullage during the burning of horizontal PMMA and MMA surfaces, Fire and Materials, 2019, 43(3), 241-255, 1-15.

3. S. Ray, V. Raghavan, and George Gogos, Two-phase transient simulations of evaporation characteristics of two-component liquid fuel droplets at high pressures, International Journal of Multiphase Flows, 2018, 111, 294-309.

4. K.S. Arsava, V. Raghavan, and A.S. Rangwala, Enhanced oil-spill clean-up using immersed thermally conductive objects, Fire Technology, 2018, 54(6), 1745-1758.

5. R.S. Khare, P.S. Senthil, V. Raghavan and K. Narayanaswamy, A comprehensively validated compact mechanism for dimethyl ether oxidation: An experimental and computational study, Combustion and Flame, 2018, 196, 116-128.

6. A. Harish, H.R. Rakesh Ranga, A. Babu, and V. Raghavan, Experimental study of flame characteristics and stability regimes of biogas-Air cross flow non-premixed flames, Fuel, 2018, 223, 334-343.

7. Sumit Sarma, Aritra Chakraborty, N. M. Manu, T. M. Muruganandam, V. Raghavan and S. R. Chakravarthy, Spatio-temporal Structure of Vertically Spreading Flame over Non-planar PMMA Surfaces, Proceedings of the combustion institute, 36, 3027-3035.

8. Xiachuan Shi, Akhilesh Kumar Sahu, Sharanya Nair, V. Raghavan, Ali S. Rangwala, Effect of Ullage on Burning Behavior of Small-Scale Pool Fires in a Cavity, Proceedings of the combustion institute, 36, 3113-3120.

9. P. Senthil Kumar, V. Raghavan and T. Sundararajan, The effects of grids on the near-field evolution of turbulence in a low-Reynolds number jet, Physics of Fluids, 2015, 27, 114101.

10. M. Bharath, V. Raghavan, B.V.S.S.S Prasad, and S.R. Chakravarthy, Co-gasification of Indian rice husk and Indian coal with high-ash in bubbling fluidized bed gasification reactor, Applied Thermal Engineering, 2018, 137, 608-615.

11. K.V. Kumar, M. Bharath, V. Raghavan, B.V.S.S.S. Prasad, S.R. Chakravarthy and T. Sundararajan, Gasification of High-Ash Indian Coal in Bubbling Fluidized Bed Using Air and Steam-An Experimental Study, Applied Thermal Engineering, 2017, 116, 372-381.

12. Manjunath More, V. Raghavan and P. S. Mehta, Vaporization Characteristics of Suspended Droplets of Biodiesel fuels of Indian Origin and their Diesel Blends - An Experimental Study, International journal of heat and mass transfer, 2015, 88, 28-41.

13. P.K. Shijin, Soma Sundaram, V. Raghavan, V. Babu, Numerical Investigation of Laminar Cross-flow Non-premixed Flames in the Presence of a Bluff-body, Combustion theory and modelling, 2014, 18 (6),692-710.

14. Akhilesh Kumar Sahu, K. A. Joshi, V. Raghavan, Ali S. Rangwala, Comprehensive Numerical Modelling of Ignition of Coal Dust Layers in Different Configurations, Proceedings of the combustion institute, 2014, DOI: 10.1016/j.proci.2014.06.128.

15. Neeraj Singh, V. Raghavan and T. Sundararajan, Mathematical modeling of gasification of   high-ash Indian coals in moving bed gasification system, International journal of energy research, 2013, DOI: 10.1002/er.3078.




B.E. Mechanical (Bharathiar University)
M.E. Aeronautical (Anna University)
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering (IIT Madras)


  • Post Doc., Research Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Oct 2004 to June 2007, IIT Madras, June 2007 - present


  1. University Third Rank In B.E. Mechanical (Bharathiar University)
  2. University First Rank In M.E. Aeronautical (Anna University)


  1. Life Member Combustion Institute Indian Section
  2. IIT Madras,
  3. National Centre for Combustion Research And Development.

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