Anish S.



Date of Joining at NITK: 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Professional Experience: 

Industrial and Academic experience: 11 Years

Contact Details


anish [at] nitk[dot]edu[dot]in


Academic Background

Ph.D (IIT Madras) & Year of Completion: 2011
M.Tech (IIT Madras) & Year of Passing: 2005
B.Tech (Kerala University) & Year of Passing: 2001

Areas of Interest

Turbine and compressor aerodynamics
Biomedical Engineering
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Renewable energy

Significant Projects

1. An investigation in to the effects of induced helicity in the carotid bifurcated arteries on patient specific models
Funding Agency: SERB- Core Research Grant (Ongoing)

2. Development of a solar based humidifier/dehumidifier linked with ground water
Funding Agency : DST CERI (Ongoing)

3. An investigation in to the aerodynamic and aeroelastic behavior of a compressor cascade in a droplet laden flow.
Funding Agency: DST SERB (Completed)

4.Design and development of a novel “swirl generator” to minimize the plaque formation (blockage) in cardiovascular systems
Funding Agency: NITK (KREC) Alumni Funded Project (Completed)

Supervision of Ph.D

Completed : 5
Ongoing : 5

Significant Publications

SR Dasar, AM Boche, AK Yadav, S Anish, Sorption-desorption characteristics of dried cow dung with PVP and clay as composite desiccants: Experimental and exergetic analysis, Renewable Energy

K Nidhul, AK Yadav, S Anish, UC Arunachala, Thermo-hydraulic and exergetic performance of a cost-effective solar air heater: CFD and experimental study
Renewable Energy 184, 627-641

BC Anilkumar, R Maniyeri, S Anish, Optimum selection of phase change material for solar box cooker integrated with thermal energy storage unit using multi-criteria decision-making technique, Journal of Energy Storage 40, 102807 3 2021

K Nidhul, AK Yadav, S Anish, S Kumar, Critical review of ribbed solar air heater and performance evaluation of various V-rib configuration,
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 142, 110871, 4, 2021

S Babu, S Anish, Aerodynamic performance of profiled endwalls with upstream slot purge flow in a linear turbine cascade having pressure side separation,
Physics of Fluids 33 (1), 015119, 2, 2021

BC Anilkumar, R Maniyeri, S Anish, Design, fabrication and performance assessment of a solar cooker with optimum composition of heat storage materials ,
Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 1-9 4 2020

K Nidhul, S Kumar, AK Yadav, S Anish, Computational and experimental studies on the development of an energy-efficient drier using ribbed triangular duct solar air heater, Solar Energy 209, 454-469 4 2020

K Nidhul, AK Yadav, S Anish, UC Arunachala, Efficient design of an artificially roughened solar air heater with semi-cylindrical side walls: CFD and exergy analysis,
Solar Energy 207, 289-304

Kottayat Nidhul, Sachin Kumar, Ajay Kumar Yadav, S.Anish, Enhanced thermo-hydraulic performance in a V-ribbed triangular duct solar air heater: CFD and exergy analysis,
Energy, Vol. 200, 1 June 2020, 117448;

Nidhul Kottayat, Sachin Kumar, Ajay K. Yadav, S. Anish, Influence of rectangular ribs on exergetic performance in a triangular duct solar air heater,
ASME J. Thermal Sci. Eng. Appl. Volume 12, Issue 5, October 2020;

Babu Sushanlal, S. Anish, Transient analysis of upstream wake inside turbine blade passage with purge flow, Aerospace Science and Technology, Volume 98, March 2020,

B Prashantha, S Anish, Computational investigations on the hemodynamic performance of a new swirl generator in bifurcated arteries
Computer methods in biomechanics and biomedical engineering, Volume 22, 2019 - Issue 4, pp. 364-375,

Prashantha. B, Anish S, Discrete phase modelling of an asymmetric stenosis artery under different Womersley number. Arabian Journal of science and Engineering, DOI: 10.1007/s13369-018-3391-z,

K.N. Kiran, S. Anish, "An investigation on the effect of Pitchwise Endwall design in a turbine cascade at different incidence angles", Aerospace Science and Technology,
Volume 71, Pages 382-391

KN Kiran, B Sushanlal, S Anish, Computational investigation on secondary flows in a linear turbine cascade with tapered dual fence, Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology 33 (2), 903-912, 2019

Anish S and N Sitaram, "Computational Study of Effect of Radial Gap between Impeller and Diffuser on the Unsteadiness of Vaned Diffuser in a Centrifugal Compressor" Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, 2017, Volume 31, Issue 11, pp 5291–5298.

Prashanth Basavaraja, Anish Surendran, Ajay Gupta, Luca Saba, John R. Laird, Andrew Nicolaides et al., “Wall Shear Stress And Oscillatory Shear Index Distribution in Carotid Artery With Varying Degree of Stenosis: A Hemodynamic Study” Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology Vol. 17, No. 4 (2017). DOI: 10.1142/S0219519417500373

S Anish and N Sitaram., Effect of inlet vane angle of a partial vane diffuser on the performance and flow field of a centrifugal compressor, Journal of Aerospace Science and Technologies, 2016, Vol 68, (2), pp 89 -100.

S Anish, T Setoguchi and H. D. Kim, 2014, "Computational Investigation of the Temperature Separation in Vortex Chamber," Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, Vol. 28, pp 2369-2376

S Anish N Sitaram and H D Kim, "A numerical study of the unsteady interaction effects on diffuser performance in a centrifugal compressor," ASME Journal of Turbomachinery, Vol. 136, pp. 1-10, 2013.

S Anish and N Sitaram, 2009 “Computational investigation of impeller-diffuser interaction in a centrifugal compressor with different types of diffusers,” Proc. IMechE Part A: Journal of Power and Energy, Vol. 223, pp 167-178

Conference Publications
Prashanth Basavaraja and Anish S, A Comparative CFD Study on the Hemodynamics of Flow through an Idealized Symmetric and Asymmetric Stenosed Arteries. 15th Asian Congress of Fluid Mechanics (ACFM), 21st – 23rd November 2016, Sarawak, Malaysia.

Kishan Ramesh Kumar, Sutej Pramod Kulgod, Anish Surendran, “Simulation and Analysis of Energy Harvesting from Grey water and Rain water in High rises”, IEEE Region 10 Symposium (TENSYMP), Indonesia, 09-11 May 2016.

Kiran. K. N, Sushanlal Babu, Deepak Narayanan, Anish S, “Reduction of Secondary Flow Losses in a Linear Turbine Cascade by Variable End Wall Contouring- A CFD Study”, ACGT2016-112, Proceedings of the Asian Congress on Gas Turbines, 14-16 November 2016, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India.

Anish Surendran and Heuy-Dong Kim, Effects of Wet Compression on the Flow Behavior of a Centrifugal Compressor: A CFD Analysis, ASME Turbo Expo 2014, June 16 - 20, 2014, Dusseldorf, Germany

Anish S., Sitaram N. and Kim, H. D., Investigation of the Flow Behavior inside Diffuser Vane at Off-Design Conditions: A Numerical Study, 21st ISABE Conference, Sep. 9-13 2013, Busan.

Anish S, H Y Jeong, J S Oh, H M Son and H D Kim "CFD prediction of the wet compression effects in centrifugal compressor," Proceedings of the Conference on Fluid Machinery Research and Development, Dec. 2012, Busan

Anish S, N Sitaram and H D Kim, "CFD prediction of the blade tip leakage flows of centrifugal compressor at near stall conditions," Proceedings of the KSME 2012 Fall Annual Meeting, November 2012, Changwon, South Korea

Anish S, N Sitaram and H D Kim, "Study of secondary flow modifications at impeller exit of a centrifugal compressor," Proceedings of 4th Asian Joint Workshop on Thermophysics and Fluid Science, Oct. 14 ~ 17, 2012, Busan, Korea

Anish S and Sitaram, N. Steady and transient computations of interaction effects in a centrifugal compressor with different types of diffusers, ASME Paper No. GT2010-22913, ASME Turbo Expo 2010, June 14-18, 2010, Glasgow, UK


• Six-sigma green belt certified professional
• Spot award for the use of mesh deformation method in diffuser vane optimization at Honeywell
• Spot award for knowledge sharing on theory of diffusers at Honeywell
• Dr. M. G. Deshpande Memorial Prize for best paper award from academic institutions for the paper presented at the 32nd National Conference of Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, Osmanabad, India, Dec. 15-17, 2005.
• Patent (filed)
Patent Title: Suction sealing for turbocharger
Inventers: S Gupta, PI Mulani, PZ John, Anish Surendran, Anish Gupta, SS Nambi and Santosh V
Patent Type: US non-provisional utility application
Application Number: 13/ 687053
Filing Date: November 28, 2012


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