National Center for Combustion Research and Development

Indian Institute Of Technology Madras & Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Dr. Babu Viswanathan

Professor Dept of Mechanical Engg., IITM


Simulation of high speed reacting flows, Noise prediction


  1. P. K. Shijin, S. Somasundaram, V. Raghavan and V. Babu, Numerical Investigation of Laminar Cross-flow Non-premixed Flames in the Presence of a Bluff-body, Combustion Theory and Modelling (to appear).
  2. Anand Raj Hariharan and V. Babu, Transverse injection into a supersonic cross-flow through a circular injector with chevrons, ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 136, No. 2, 2014, pp. 021204-1.
  3. S. Soma Sundaram and V. Babu, Numerical investigation of combustion instability in a V-gutter stabilized combustor, ASME Journal for Gas Turbinesand Power, Vol. 135, No. 12, 2013, pp. 121501-1.


  1. Henry Ford Technology Award by the Ford Motor Company, 1998 along with Gary S. Strumolo, Robert L. Lietz and Jian Pan for the design, development and deployment of a Virtual Aerodynamic/Aeroacoustic Wind Tunnel.
  2. LVC Customer Driven Quality Award , by the Large & Luxury Vehicle Center, Ford Motor Company, 1998 along with Gary S. Strumolo, Jian Pan and others for external airflow and wind noise evaluation in the virtual wind tunnel.
  3. Excellence in Oral Presentation, X International SAE Conference on VSM-CAE, April, 1997, Troy, Michigan, USA.
  4. Bronze medal winner along with Gary S. Strumolo and David Strenski in the High Performance Computing Challenge (with special recognition of the parallelism of application) conducted during the Supercomputing 96 conference organized by the IEEE Computer Society


  • IIT Madras,
  • National Centre for Combustion Research And Development.