Dr. Abhijit Chaudhuri

Associate Professor

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About Me

Research Interest

  • Couple thermo-chemical process modeling in geothermal systems.
  • Geomechanical deformation during reservoir cooling.
  • Multiphase flow in porous medium and viscous instability.
  • CO2 sequestration by dissolution and structural trapping.
  • Parameter estimation and conditional stochastic subsurface hydrology .
  • Desalination by reverse osmosis in rotor dynamic system.
  • Fluid structure interaction.
  • Water wave interaction and instability.

Office Location

FMB-209, Fluid Mechanics Building, Department of Applied Mechanics,
IIT Madras, Chennai - 600036.
Office: +91 44 2257 4074
Residence: +91 44 2257 4052
Email: abhijit[DOT]chaudhuri[AT]iitm[DOT]ac[DOT]in

Educational Qualification

  • October 2006Ph.D
    Doctor of Philosophy

    Water Resource and Environmental Engineering (Department of Civil Engineering) – Indian Institute of Science Bangalore - 560 012, Karnataka, India
    THESIS - Stochastic analysis of flow and solute transport in heterogeneous porous media using perturbation approach

  • January 2001
    M.S
    Master of Science

    Structural Engineering (Department of Civil Engineering) – Bengal Engineering and Science University Howrah - 711 103, West Bengal, India
    THESIS - Reliability analysis of building under stochastic earthquake load

  • June 1999
    B.E

    – Bengal Engineering and Science University Howrah - 711 103, West Bengal, India
    THESIS - Design of a factory complex

Work Experience

  • July 2016- present
    Associate Professor
    Associate Professor

    Department of Applied Mechanics : Fluid Mechanics Group – Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai-36

  • July 2010- July 2016
    Assistant Professor
    Assistant Professor

    Department of Applied Mechanics : Fluid Mechanics Group – Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai-36

  • February 2007-May 2010
    Post Doctoral Research Associate
    Post Doctoral Research Associate

    Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering – University of Colorado, Boulder, CO-80309, USA

  • Three months in summer of 2007 to 2010
    Post Doctoral Research Associate
    Post Doctoral Research Associate

    Earth and Environmental Science group – Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, USA

  • June to September 2006
    Research scholar
    Research scholar (after submission of thesis)

    Géosciences Environnement Toulous – UMR 5563 14, Avenue Edouard Belin, Toulouse, France

Competitive Honors/Awards

  • Prof. N. S. Govinda Rao Medal for the year 2006-2007 by the Council of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore for the best thesis award of the year in the Department of Civil Engineering at the Institute.

Referred International Journal

  • A. Uppu, A. Chaudhuri, S.P. Das, “Numerical modeling of particulate fouling and cake-enhanced concentration polarization in roto-dynamic reverse osmosis filtration systems”, Desalination, 468, 114053, 2019.
  • P. Prabu, S.M. Bhallamudi, A. Chaudhuri, S.A. Sannasiraj, Numerical investigations for mitigation of tsunami wave impact on onshore buildings using sea dikes, Ocean Engineering, 187, 106159, 2019.
  • R. Vishnudas, A. Chaudhuri, “Effects of polymer dispersion and adsorption on immiscible and miscible viscous instabilities during chemical enhanced oil recovery”, Journal of Porous Media, 22(6):663–679, 2019.
  • M. Singh, A. Chaudhuri, S. P Chu, P. H. Stauffer, R. J. Pawar, “Analysis of evolving capillary transition, gravitational fingering, and dissolution trapping of CO2 in deep saline aquifers during continuous injection of supercritical CO2”, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 82, 281 – 291, 2019.
  • A. Chaudhuri, H.-J. Hendricks Franssen, M. Sekhar, “Iterative filter based estimation of fully 3D heterogeneous fields of permeability and Mualem-van Genuchten parameters”, Advances in Water Resources 122, 340 – 354, 2018.
  • S.N. Pandey, V. Vishal, A. Chaudhuri, Geothermal reservoir modeling in a coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical-chemical approach: A review, Earth-Sciences Reviews 185, 1157 – 1169, 2018.
  • A. Chaudhuri, R. Vishnudas, “A systematic numerical modeling study of various polymer injection conditions on immiscible and miscible viscous fingering and oil recovery in a five-spot setup”, Fuel 232, 431–443, 2018.
  • S.N. Pandey, A. Chaudhuri, “The effect of heterogeneity on heat extraction and transmissivity evolution in a carbonate reservoir: A thermo-hydro-chemical study”, Geothermics 69, 45-54, 2017.
  • R. Vishnudas, A. Chaudhuri, “A comprehensive numerical study of immiscible and miscible viscous fingers during chemical enhanced oil recovery”, Fuel 194, 480-490, 2017.
  • S.N. Pandey, A. Chaudhuri, S. Kelkar, “A coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical modeling of fracture aperture alteration and reservoir deformation during heat extraction from a geothermal reservoir”, Geothermics 65, 17-31, 2017.
  • A. Chaudhuri, A. Jogdand, “Permeate flux decrease due to concentration polarization in a closed roto-dynamic reverse osmosis filtration system”, Desalination 402, 152-161, 2017.
  • V. R. Sandeep, A. Chaudhuri, S. Kelkar, Permeability and Flow Field Evolution Due to Dissolution of Calcite in a 3-D Porous Rock Under Geothermal Gradient and Through-Flow, Transport in Porous Media, 112: 39–52, 2016.
  • A. Vuddagiri, P. Halder, A. Samad and A. Chaudhuri, “Flow Analysis of Airfoil Having Different Cavities on Its Suction Surface,” Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, 2016, 16(2): 67-77, 2016.
  • A. Jogdand and A. Chaudhuri, Modeling of concentration polarization and permeate flux variation in a roto-dynamic reverse osmosis filtration system, Desalination, 375, 54-70, 2015.
  • S.N. Pandey, A. Chaudhuri, H. Rajaram and S. Kelkar, Fracture transmissivity evolution due to silicadissolution/precipitation during geothermal heat extraction, Geothermics, 578, 111 – 126, 2015.
  • P Rangaraj, A. Chaudhuri and S. Gupta, The use of polynomial chaos for parameter identification from measurements in nonlinear dynamical systems, Z. Angew. Math. Mech. 95(12), 1372–1392, 2015.
  • S.N. Pandey, A. Chaudhuri, S. Kelkar, V.R. Sandeep and H. Rajaram, Investigation of permeability alteration of fractured limestone reservoir due to geothermal heat extraction using three-dimensional thermo-hydro-chemical (THC) model, Geothermics 51, 46 – 62, 2014.
  • Thittai, A.K., Galaz, B., and Ophir, J.: Visualization of HIFU-induced lesion boundaries by axial-shear strain elastography: A feasibility study, Ultras. Med. Biol., 37(3), 426-433, 2011.
  • A. Chaudhuri, M. Sekhar, M. Descloitres, Y. Godderis, L. Ruiz, J.J. Braun, Constraining complex aquifer geometry with geophysics (2-D ERT and MRS measurements) for stochastic modelling of groundwater flow, Journal of Applied Geophysics 98, 288 – 297, 2013.
  • A. Chaudhuri, H. Rajaram, and H. Wiswanathan, Early-stage hypogene karstification in a mountain hydrologic system: A coupled thermohydrochemical model incorporating buoyant convection, Water Resour. Res., 49, 5880–5899, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20427, 2013.
  • A. Chaudhuri, H. Rajaram, and H. Viswanathan, Fracture alteration by precipitation resulting from thermal gradients: Upscaled mean aperture-effective transmissivity relationship, Water Resour. Res., 48, W01601, doi:10.1029/2011WR010983, 2012.
  • H. Rajaram, W. Cheung, A. Chaudhuri, Natural analogs for improved understanding of coupled processes in engineered earth systems: Examples from karst system evolution, Current Science, Vol. 97(8), 1162—1176, 2009.
  • A. Chaudhuri, H. Rajaram, H. Viswanathan, G. Zyvoloski and P. Stauffer, Buoyant convection resulting from dissolution and permeability growth in vertical limestone fractures, Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L03401, doi:10.1029/2008GL036533, 2009.
  • A. Chaudhuri, H, Rajaram and H. Viswanathan, Alteration of fractures by precipitation/dissolution in gradient reaction environments computational results and stochastic analysis, Water Resources Research, Vol. 44, W10410, doi:10.1029/2008WR006982, 2008.
  • A. Chaudhuri and M. Sekhar, Modeling of solute transport in a heterogeneous porous medium using stochastic finite element method: Effects of random source conditions, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, Vol. 56(5), 557—586, 2008.
  • A. Chaudhuri and M. Sekhar, Stochastic finite element method for analysis of transport of nonlinear sorbing solutes in 3-D heterogeneous porous media, Water Resources Research, Vol. 43, W07442, doi:10.1029/2006WR004892, 2007.
  • A. Chaudhuri and M. Sekhar, Analysis of biodegradation in a 3-D heterogeneous porous medium using nonlinear stochastic finite element method, Advances in Water Resources, Vol. 33(3), 589—605, 2007.
  • A. Chaudhuri and M. Sekhar, Stochastic modeling of solute transport in 3-D heterogeneous media with random source condition, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, Vol. 21(2), 159—173, 2006.
  • A. Chaudhuri and S. Chakraborty, Reliability of linear structures with uncertainty in parameters under non-stationary earthquake, Structural Safety, 28(3), 231—246, 2006.
  • A. Chaudhuri and M. Sekhar, Stochastic finite element method for probabilistic analysis of flow and transport in a 3-D heterogeneous porous formation” Water Resources Research, Vol. 41, W09404, doi:10.1029/2004WR003844, 2005
  • A. Chaudhuri and M. Sekhar, Probabilistic analysis of pollutant migration from a landfill using stochastic finite element method, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 131(8), 1042—1049, 2005.
  • A. Chaudhuri and M. Sekhar, Analytical solutions for macrodispersion in 3-D heterogeneous porous medium with random hydraulic conductivity and dispersivity, Transport in Porous Media, Vol. 58 (3), 217—241, 2005.
  • A. Chaudhuri and S. Chakraborty, Sensitivity evaluation in seismic reliability analysis of structures, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol. 193, 59—68, 2004.
  • A. Chaudhuri and S. Chakraborty, Reliability evaluation of 3-D frame subjected to non-stationary earthquake. Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 259(4), 797—808, 2003.

Book Chapter

  • A. Chaudhuri, R. Vishnudas, Modelling of phase behaviours, viscous instabilities and oil recovery during different types of surfactant-polymer flooding in five-spot setup”, Deep Rock Mechanics: From Research to Engineering, Editor: Heping Xie, Jian Zhao, P G Ranjith, CRC Press, 453 – 462, 2018.
  • A. Chaudhuri, A. Chakrawal, P. Naigaonkar, H.-J. H. Franssen, and M. Sekhar, “Estimation of permeability field from sparse measurements of local permeability and water table fluctuations”, Deep Rock Mechanics: From Research to Engineering, Editor: Heping Xie, Jian Zhao, P G Ranjith, CRC Press, 181 – 190, 2018.
  • S. Chakraborty, and A. Chaudhuri, Time dependent seismic reliability analysis of structure with uncertain system parameter, Reliability Engineering Advances, Editor: Gregory I. Hayworth, Nova Science Publishers, 2009.

Other publications

  • A. Chaudhuri and E. Byrne (2010) Appendix to “Experimental evidence of stable wave patterns on deep water”, by D.M. Henderson, H. Segur and J.D.Carter, J. Fluid Mech., 658, 247—278.

Conference Proceedings

  • M. Singh and A. Chaudhuri, “Buoyancy driven flow, mixing and dissolution trapping of supercritical CO2 in deep aquifer”, International Conference on Geomechanics, Geo-energy and Geo-resources, IC3G 2016, Melbourne, Australia.
  • A. Chaudhuri, S. N. Pandey, Aperture alteration pattern in silicate and carbonate reservoirs during cold water injection and heat extraction. European Geothermal Workshop 2015, Strasbourg, France.
  • S. N. Pandey, A. Chaudhuri, A coupled Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical modeling of aperture closing and opening during heat extraction from fractured geothermal reservoir. European Geothermal Workshop 2015, Strasbourg, France.
  • S. Agrawal and A. Chaudhuri, Forced and free oscillations of a circular cylinder in an elliptic trajectory, INCAM, Chennai, India, 2013.
  • P. Gandhi, S. Vengadesan and A. Chaudhuri, Numerical simulation of wave effects on a cylinder placed close to the free surface, NCMFP, Surat, India, 2012.
  • A. Chaudhuri, M. Sekhar, Prediction of uncertainty of solute transport in heterogeneous porous media under random recharge, Civil Engineering in New Millennium: Opportunity and Challenges, Howrah, India, 2007.
  • A. Chaudhuri and M. Sekhar, Modeling of solute transport in a heterogeneous porous medium with a random source using stochastic finite element method, Computational Methods in Water Resources XVI, International Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2006.
  • A. Chaudhuri, S. Chakraborty and S. K. Sarkar, Integrated reliability evaluation of uncertain structure under non-stationary earthquake, International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability, Rome, Italy, 2005.
  • A. Chaudhuri, M. Sekhar, M. Descloitres and A. Legchenko, Stochastic modeling combined with geophysical investigations for groundwater fluxes at watershed scale in the weathered gneissic formations of South India, ModelCARE, The Hague, The Netherlands, 2005.
  • S. Chakraborty, and A. Chaudhuri, Stochastic dynamic analysis of structure under generalized fully non-stationary earthquake model, 13th World Conferences on Earthquake, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, 2004.
  • A. Chaudhuri and M. Sekhar, Numerical modeling of solute transport in heterogeneous porous media using upscaling of flow and transport parameters, International Conference on Hydraulic Engineering: Research and Practice, Roorkee, India, 2004.
  • A. Chaudhuri, S. Chakraborty and S.K. Sarkar, “Sensitivity evaluation in seismic reliability analysis of structure”, Conference ISET, Roorkee, India, 2002.
  • A. Chaudhuri, S. Chakraborty and B. Bhattacharyya, Sensitivity analysis of structures subjected to random earthquake, Structural Engineering Convention, Roorkee, India, 2001.

Conference Presentations

  • A. Uppu, A. Chaudhuri, S.P. Das, “Numerical modeling of decline in performance of roto-dynamic RO system”, 9th International Water Association (IWA) Membrane Technology Conference & Exhibition for Water and Wastewater Treatment and Reuse (IWA-MTC 2019), June 2019, Toulouse, France.
  • A. Mishra, R. Haese, A. Chaudhuri, “The impact of intraformational baffles on carbon mineralization in CO2 storage reservoirs”, InterPore2019, May 2019, Valencia, Spain
  • M. Singh, A. Chaudhuri, P. H. Stauffer, R. J. Pawar, “Nonisothermal modeling of CO2 dissolution trapping in deep saline aquifers”, InterPore2019, May 2019, Valencia, Spain.
  • M. Singh, A. Chaudhuri, S. Chu, P. H. Stauffer, R. J. Pawar, “A coupled two-phase flow and transport model for CO2 dissolution trapping in saline aquifer stimulated by gravitational instability”, European Geopgysical Union Meeting, Vienna, Austria, April 2018.
  • H. Rajaram and A. Chaudhuri, Reaction-permeability feedbacks and pattern formation in fractures, Grand Challenges in Geological Fluid Mechanics, SantaFe, USA, September 2015.
  • A. Chaudhuri and A. Jogdand, Concentration polarization in a closed roto-dynamic reverse osmosis filtration system, 2nd International Conference on Desalination using Membrane Technology, Singapore, 26-29 July 2015.
  • S.N. Pandey, A. Chaudhuri, S. Kelkar, A Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical modeling of fracture opening and closing due to heat extraction from geothermal reservoir, European Geopgysical Union Meeting, Vienna, Austria, April 2015.
  • S.N. Pandey, A. Chaudhuri, S. Kelkar and H. Rajaram, Transmissivity reduction of fracture due to silica precipitation in variable aperture fractures. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, USA, December 2013.
  • S. Agrawal and A. Chaudhuri, Investigating the effects of controlled biaxial harmonic oscillation on the wake dynamics of a circular cylinder. 9th European Fluid Mechanics Conference (EFMC9), Rome Italy, 2012.
  • A. Chaudhuri, H. Rajaram and H. Viswanathan Coupled thermo-hydro-chemical (THC) modeling of hypogene karst evolution in a prototype mountain hydrologic system, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, USA, December 2011.
  • A. Chaudhuri, H. Rajaram and H. Viswanathan, Fracture alteration by precipitation and dissolution resulting from thermal gradients, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, USA, December 2009.
  • A. Chaudhuri, H. Rajaram, H. Viswanathan, G. Zyvoloski and P. Stauffer, Computational investigation of fundamental mechanisms contributing to fracture dissolution and the evolution of hypogene karst systems, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, USA, December 2009.
  • A. Chaudhuri, H. Rajaram and H. Viswanathan, Stochastic analysis of precipitation/ dissolution and aperture alteration in variable aperture fractures under gradient-reaction conditions, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, USA, December 2007.
  • M. Sekhar, A. Chaudhuri, S. Fleury and M. Descloitres, Stochastic modeling of groundwater flow in saprolite of a gneissic watershed, International Conference IAHR-GW2006 on Groundwater in Complex Environment, Toulouse, France, June 2006.

Review of Research Articles

  • Water Resources Research
  • Geophysical Research Letter
  • Fuel
  • Journal of Membrane Science
  • Geomechanics and Geophysics for Geo-Energy and Geo-Resources
  • Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments
  • Computers and Geosciences
  • Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
  • Geothermics
  • Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering
  • Journal of Hydrogeology
  • Applied Energy
  • Journal of Geophysical Research
  • Water Management
  • International Journal of Numerical Methods in Fluids
  • Advances in Water Resources
  • Acta Geophysica
  • Journal of Earth System Science
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section A: Physical Sciences

Funded Research Projects

Project Title Agency Co-Investigator Duration
Exploratory Research Project
Title: Experimental Investigation of Fouling and Scaling Characteristics of a Rotody-namic Reverse Osmosis System for Water Purification.
IC & SR (IITM) Shyama Prasad Das
Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras
Chennai- 600036, TAMIL NADU
One years
DST VAJRA Fellowship
Title: VAJRA Visiting Faculty - Dr.Ranjith Pathegama Gamage .
Department of Science and Technology April 2018 – April 2021
DST Fastrack project
Title: Stochastic modeling of transport in heterogeneous porous media during bioremediation of groundwater.
Department of Science and Technology August 2012 – February 2016
New Faculty Seed Grant
Title: Long term behavior of geothermal systems under different energy related engineering interventions.
IC & SR (IITM) - September 2010 – September 2014

Students

Ph.D

Current

  • Prabu Peter, Topic: Tsunami wave and structure interaction and mechanism of energy dissipation. (Co-guide: Prof. B. S. Murty, Registered in Civil Engineering Department of IIT Madras)
  • Mrityunjay Singh, Topic: Density driven fingering and dissolution trapping of CO2 in saline aquifer.
  • S. Rahul, Topic: Modeling of oil and gas hydrate exploration in reservoir.
  • Achyut Mishra, Topic: Sub-seismic heterogeneity and CO2 trapping, upscaling. (Co-guide: Prof. Ralf Haese, Registered in Registered in University of Melbourne)

Past

  • Sachhida Nand Pandey, Thesis title: Transmissivity evolution during heat extraction from geothermal reservoirs due to chemical and mechanical effects.
  • Vishudas R., Thesis title: Topic:A comprehensive study of viscous fingering during chemical enhanced oil recovery.

M.S

Current

  • Ashish Uppu, Topic: Concentration polarization affected by membrane fouling and scaling in roto-dynamic RO system, (Co-guide: Prof. Shyama Prasad Das, Registered in Mechanical Engineering Department of IIT Madras)
  • Swapnil Kar, Topic: Flow through fractured rock and hydraulic fracturing
  • Nitikesh Prakash, Topic: Structural integrity of RO membrane under high fluid stress and pressure

Past

  • Rangaraj P, Thesis title: The use of polynomial chaos for parameter identification from measurements in dynamical systems, (Co-guide: Prof. Sayan Gupta, Applied Mechanics Department of IIT Madras)
  • Saurav Agrawal, Thesis title: Numerical investigation of cylinder wake and its synchronization with controlled and free oscillation

M Tech / Dual Degree

Current

  • Devineni Ramanjaneyulu, Topic: Design of a compact and portable RO based desalination system powered by wave energy, (Co-guide: Prof. Abdus Samad, Registered in Ocean Engineering Department of IIT Madras).
  • Karthikeyan R, Topic: Design of a flap type wave energy harvester and hydraulic system to provide energy for desalination, (Co-guide: Prof. Abdus Samad, Registered in Ocean Engineering Department of IIT Madras)

Past

  • Sandeep V.R., Thesis title: Topic: Pattern formation in limestone aquifer under various geothermal conditions
  • Anoop Jogdand,Thesis title: CFD analysis of a roto-dynamic based reverse osmosis system used for desalination.
  • Praveer Naigaonkar, Thesis title: Permeability estimation from the data of water table during pumping drawdown using Ensemble Kalman filter.
  • Prageeth Prakash, Thesis title: CFD analysis of flow induced motions of immersed and floating bodies.
  • Neten Dharan, Thesis title: Numerical analysis of wave-structure interaction on floating tunnel and reduction of hydrodynamic forces on it using floating breakwater

List of Courses Taught



  • Engineering Mechanics (AM1100)

  • Foundations of Fluid Mechanics (AM2530)

  • Advanced Fluid Mechanics (AM5530)

  • Computational Techniques in Applied Mechanics (AM5600)

  • Flow and Transport in Heterogeneous Porous Media (AM5114)

  • Theory of free surface wave motion (AM 6011)