GIAN Course

Global Initiative for Academic Networks Course at IIT Indore in the area of Porous Media and Lattice Boltzmann Method

Porous and Granular Materials: Application to Modern Science and Technology 

(December 18- 29, 2017)

Registration is Open

For queries, please call +91-9111 74 9191 (mobile)


This is a 2 Credit Course. An examination shall be conducted at the end of the course and marksheet as well as certificate shall be issued to all participants



Keywords:
  • Porous Media
  • Heat and Mass Transfer in Porous Media
  • Darcy, Brinkmann, Forchheimer equations 
  • Finite Difference Method
  • Lattice Boltzmann Method
  • Non-invasive and Optical laser methods
  • Method of Refractive index matching
  • Particle Image Velocimetry
  • Flow visualization
  • Shadowgraphy
  • Planar Laser-induced-fluorescence
  • Flow around solid and porous bodies
  • Marine aggregates and bio-irrigating macrobenthic larvae
  • Research opportunities in Porous Media
  • Collaboration with Max Planck Institutes in Germany

How to Register: 
1.Write to the course coordinator (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) expressing your interest and wait for the confirmation.
2.Transfer the relevant fee through Online Bank Transfer (NEFT) and send the transaction details by e-mail
     Name of A/c holder: IIT Indore Project & Consultancy A/C
     Bank: Canara Bank  
     Branch: Indore Navlakha Branch
     Account No. 1476101027440
     MICR Code: 452015003  
     IFSC Code: CNRB0001476  
     SWIFT Code: CNRBINBBISG
    or
    Post a Demand Draft taken in favour of 'Registrar, IIT Indore'  and post it to the course coordinator

(Please note that you will be asked to register in the GIAN Portal of IIT Kharagpur at the time of attending the course if you wish to get the certificate)

Course Coordinator:  Dr. Shanmugam Dhinakaran, Associate Professor, The Center for Fluid Dynamics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Indore, Indore, M.P - 453 552
Website: http://people.iiti.ac.in/~sdhina | Phone: +91-9111 74 9191 | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Teaching faculty: Prof. Arzhang Khalili, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Germany





Contents of this page

1. Course title

2. Event Type

3. Course schedule

4. Lecture duration

5. Course Credits

6. Location and Venue

7. Who should attend

8. Course overview

9. Course contents

10. Objectives

11. Teaching Faculty

12. Course Coordinator

13. Registration Fee

14. How to register & Registration form

15. Accommodation

16. About Indore

17. About IIT Indore

18. Map

19.Travel information (VisaFlightTrainTaxi)

20. FAQ




1. Course Title: 
Porous and Granular Materials: Application to Modern Science and Technology


2. Event Type: 
International - Both national and international participants are welcome.



3. Course schedule: 
December 18 - 29, 2017 (2 weeks)



4. Lecture duration
Total duration of lecture: 20 hours  
Tutorials and Practical Sessions: 10 hours



5. Course Credits
    No. of Credits: 2



6. Location & Venue
Location: 
Country : INDIA
City       : Indore
State     : Madhya Pradesh
Venue    POD Building
Please note that the venue is within Indian Institute of Technology Indore (IIT Indore) Campus.



 7. Who should attend:
  • UG/PG Students with background in Mechanical, Chemical, Aerospace, Civil, Biomedical and other relevant branches of engineering 
  • B.Sc/M.Sc students with background in Mathematics
  • Research Scholars and faculty members in the above-mentioned Engineering branches and mathematics
  • Scientists and Practicing Engineers in the above-mentioned branches of Engineering. 


8. Course Overview
  • Porous materials are, compared to solid ones, characterized by a lightweight, structural stability and selective filtering. These properties make porous media applicable to filters and isolating material, applied in any branch of our today's life, and provide a real alternative to all other conventional materials. Many items in our daily life appear as granules such as coffee, grains, sand or as permeable material such as sponges and filter. The collective term porous Medium refers to materials characterized by porosity and permeability, which construct a network of interconnected voids filled with gases or liquids. The specific properties of porous materials have a variety of effects on many processes in Nature and technology.

    Porous and permeable media play an important role in the exploration of oil and gases and in the biogeochemistry of our planet. For example, more than 50% of the entire continental shelf the underwater belt around the continents are made of permeable sands and has a significant effect on the biology, biogeochemistry, and ecology of the oceans and the earth.

    Another example for the biological relevance of porous media is given by marine aggregates organic matter, including plankton and diatoms which sink from the surface of the world oceans to the depth, carrying energy through the entire water column down to the seabed, and are responsible for the global Carbon budget and with this for the climate regulation.

    Porous media find also manifold industrial applications. Examples contain, but are not limited to industrial foams, filters, heat or acoustic insulation, sinter ceramics, and silica gels, which we see as small spherical beads packed in small bags accompanying any electronic and electric packages. Recently, porous materials have been also used to replace classical solid building and construction materials in civil and electronic engineering.

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9. Course Contents
  • Definition and properties of porous medium - Part I: This lecture explains the ensemble averaging, interconnected voids, microscopic and macroscopic approach to a porous medium 
  • Definition and properties of porous medium - Part II: In this part, the properties of a porous medium, i.e., porosity, permeability, tortuosity, and heat conductivity will be explained. 
  • Equations of flow through a porous medium - Part I: This lecture explains the concept of the resistance to a flow when a fluid moves through a bed of solid obstacles or a granular medium: Darcy, Brinkmann and Forchheimer equations 
  • Equations of flow through a porous medium - Part II: In this part equations for the transport of heat and material (chemical species) to a porous medium will be addressed. 
  • Heat transfer through a porous medium: This lecture illustrates the heat transport by solving a few examples analytically 
  • Mass transfer through a porous medium: This lecture illustrates the mass transfer by solving a few examples analytically 
  • Effective numerical methods for solving porous media problems- Part I: This lecture explains how to develop a generalized set of equations that are valid for the fluid as well as the porous region by choosing an appropriate binary parameter without facing discontinuity 
  • Effective numerical methods for solving porous media problems- Part II: This lecture explains the finite difference method by combining Adam Bashforth and Crank-Nicolson methods 
  • Effective numerical methods for solving porous media problems- Part III: In this lecture, the basics of lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) as one of the most powerful methods for the numerical treatment of momentum, heat and mass transfer problems are explained. 
  • Effective numerical methods for solving porous media problems- Part IV: In this part, effective techniques will be explained for increasing the acceleration and the efficiency of the standard LBM 
  • Novel experimental visualization techniques in porous media: Part I: This lecture gives an overview of noninvasive optical and laser methods. In particular, the method of Refractive Index matching (RIM) will be explained, which enables us to “look through” an opaque layer of porous medium 
  • Novel experimental visualization techniques in porous media: Part II: This lecture is devoted to the method of Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV ) for the visualization of the velocity field in a fluid or porous region 
  • Novel experimental visualization techniques in porous media: Part III: This lecture is devoted to the method of “shadowgraphy” 
  • Novel experimental visualization techniques in porous media: Part IV: This lecture is devoted to the method of Planar Laser-Induced Fluorescence (PLIF) for the visualization of material transport 
  • Selected applications of porous media in engineering: This lecture brings few examples about computational and experimental results on studies pertaining flow and concentration fields around solid and porous bodies 
  • Selected applications of porous media in natureThis lecture brings few examples about computational and experimental results on studies pertaining flow and concentration fields around and through marine aggregates and bio irrigating Macrobenthos larvae.
  • Research opportunities in the field of porous media 
  • Collaboration with Max Planck Institutes in Germany: Overview of facilities and types of equipment 

 



10. Course Organization
  • Definition and properties of porous medium

  • Equations of flows through porous medium

  • Heat and mass transfer through porous medium

  • Effective numerical methods for solving porous media problems

  • Experimental visualization methods in porous media

  • Selected applications of porous media in modern science and technology

  • Examination questions and answer

  • Study and research opportunities Max Planck Institutes and other research institutes in Germany 




11. Teaching Faculty
  • Prof. Arzhang Khalili is a Professor at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Germany


12. Course Coordinator
  • Dr. Shanmugam Dhinakaran is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Indore, India. He received his Ph.D. in the area of Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer from IIT Kharagpur, India in 2008. He had worked as a post-doctoral researcher at University of Pau, France; University of Minho, Portugal; University of Porto, Portugal, and University of Valenciennes, France before joining IIT Indore as an Assistant Professor in 2012. Dr. Dhinakaran is also an adjunct faculty in the Department of Biosciences and Biomedical Engineering, IIT Indore. He is the coordinator of The Centre for Fluid Dynamics at IIT Indore. Non-Newtonian fluid mechanics, Porous media, Nanofluids and Cardiovascular diseases are his research areas.


13. Registration Fee and Payment
    
Participants from abroad USD 500
Industry and R&D Organizations Rs.  30,000
Faculty members from Government Institutions Rs. 10,000
Faculty members from Private Universities Rs. 5,000
Faculty members from Private Colleges Rs. 2,000
Students (Research Scholar, UG and PG Students)  Rs. 1,000
 
(a) Online (NEFT bank transfer/Quick Transfer)
  • Name of A/c holder: IIT Indore Project & Consultancy A/c   |     Bank: Canara Bank      |  Branch: Indore Navlakha Branch
  • A/c No. 1476101027440    |  MICR Code: 452015003   |  IFSC Code: CNRB0001476     |  SWIFT Code: CNRBINBBISG
(b) Demand Draft:  Please draw the DD in favor of 'Registrar, IIT Indore' and post the same to the course coordinator.

(c) Cash (Allowed only for last minute registration with prior approval of the course coordinator, if seats are available)



14. How to Register?  
  • 1.Write to the course coordinator (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and get the approval
    2.Transfer the relevant fee through DD/Online Bank Transfer and send the transaction details.
    (At the time of attending the course, you will be asked to register in the GIAN Portal of IIT Kharagpur0


15. Accommodation
  • Accommodation will be provided on the first-come-first-serve basis on payment basis. Accommodation fee can be paid upon arrival directly to the concerned authority.


16. About Indore
  • Indore city is located in the state of Madhya Pradesh in Central India. It is located 190 km from the Bhopal which is the Capital of Madhya Pradesh. It is an education hub of the state and houses both IIT as well as IIM.  It is well connected by road, rail, and air. The nearest airport is Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport and the nearest railway station is Indore Junction. Indore falls under Tier 2 cities in India and has a land area of 530 km2. Tincha falls, Patalpani, Choral Dam, Mandu, Maheshwar, Ujjain Mahakaleswar temple and Omkareshwar temple are some of the tourist attractions. The language spoken here is Hindi. 


17. About IIT Indore
  • Indian Institute of Technology Indore is one of the premier institutions established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India at Indore in 2009. The institute is functioning on the permanent campus at Simrol. IIT Indore offers B. Tech, M.Tech, M.Sc and Ph.D. programs in engineering, science and humanities stream. For more information about the institute, please visit www.iiti.ac.in


18. Map:
  View (IIT Indore)



19. Travel Information
      
General information

  • IIT Indore is well connected by road, rail, and air.
  • Nearest Airport: Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport, Indore (Code: IDR)
  • Nearest railway station: Indore Junction (INDB)
> Taxi Services from Airport : 
  • Pre-paid taxis are readily available at the Indore Airport. 
  • Taxi charges from Airport: Around INR 300 (Ola)
  • Taxi Services from Indore City: Around INR 125 (Ola)
  • Drop location: IIT Indore, Simrol
  • Distance between Airport and IIT Indore Campus: 36 km
  • Distance between Indore Railway station and IIT Indore Campus: 27 km
  • Distance between Indore city and IIT Indore Campus: Around 25 km
> For Foreign visitors
  • Visa: Please visit the website of Indian Embassy in your country to apply for the visa
  • Invitation letter: Please write to the course coordinator to get an invitation letter. 
  • Booking flight tickets: Participants may directly book their tickets from their location to Indore directly. They may also try to book their tickets from their location to Delhi (NDL)/Mumbai (BOM) and then separately book the tickets from NDL/BOM to IDR.
>For Indian nationals:

- Rail
 
  • Participants can book their train tickets in https://www.irctc.co.in from their city to Indore Junction (INDORE JN - INDB).
  • In case of non-availability of direct trains to Indore (INDORE JN - INDB), one can book their tickets to Bhopal (BHOPAL JN - BPL) and from Bhopal take another train to Indore (travel time: between 4 and 6 and half hours). The best option is to get down in Bhopal (BHOPAL JN - BPL) and take the Chartered Bus (http://charteredbus.inVolvo Air conditioned) to Indore. This bus service is available every 30 minutes. Travel time from Bhopal Junction to Indore (Geeta Bhavan) is around 4 hours. From Geeta Bhavan, take an auto/taxi to Silver Springs Township, Indore (if you are given an accommodation in IIT Indore hostel).
Road
  • Participants from other states: Bus services are also available from other states to Indore. 
  • Residents of Madhya Pradesh near Bhopal: Please check this website for more information http://charteredbus.in. Drop location: Atal Indore City bus station, Geeta Bhavan. From Geeta Bhavan, take an auto/taxi to IIT Indore in Simrol
Please do not hesitate to contact the course coordinator in case you need any assistance (sdhina @ iiti.ac.in, +91- 9111 74 9191)



    
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