Dr. Venugopal Arumuru Associate Professor
School of Mechanical Sciences

Research Interests

Fluid Structure Interaction and unsteady Aero- Hydrodynamics, CFD, Turbulence and Flow control; Thermal Management, Fluid Flow Metrology; Renewable Energy

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 Degree Discipline Year School
  Ph.D. Thermal and Fluids 2014 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India




Fluid Mechanics 
Fluid Mechanics Laboratory 
Advanced Fluid Mechanics
Advanced Heat Transfer
Experimental Fluid Mechanics
Compressible Flows
Thermo-Fluids Systems Simulation Lab (Spring 2016-17)


Recent Publications (International Journals)

1Venugopal, A., Amit Agrawal, and S. V. Prabhu. “Vortex Dynamics of Trapezoidal bluff body placed inside a pipe”. Journal of Turbulence, 2017
2Kapil M, Venugopal, A., Amit Agrawal, and S. V. Prabhu. “Improvement in the performance of the vortex flowmeter using contraction cone” Measurement, 2017.
3Venugopal, A., Amit Agrawal and S. V. Prabhu. "Investigations on turbulent flow around bluff bodies placed in a circular pipe" Journal of Fluids Engineering-ASME- 2017
4Lavish Ordia, Venugopal A, Amit Agrawal, S.V. Prabhu., "Vortex Shedding Characteristics of a Cylinder with a Parallel Slit Placed in a Circular Pipe" Journal of Visualization, pp. 1-13, 2016.
5Venugopal, A., Amit Agrawal and S. V. Prabhu. “Spatial correlations in the wake of a circular cylinder and a normal plate Placed inside a pipe."  Journal of Fluids and Structures, 2015
6Venugopal, A., Amit Agrawal and S. V. Prabhu. "Vortex cross-correlation flowmeter with improved turndown ratio”. Review of Scientific Instruments 85.6 (2014): 066109.
7Venugopal, A., Amit Agrawal and S. V. Prabhu. “Performance evaluation of piezoelectric and differential pressure sensor for vortex flowmeters”.  Measurement 50 (2014): 10-18.
8Borkar, Kishor, Venugopal, A and S. V. Prabhu. "Study on the design and performance of a Bi-directional cone flowmeter”. Flow Measurement and Instrumentation. 34 (2013): 151-159
9Borkar, Kishor, Venugopal, A and S. V. Prabhu. "Pressure measurement technique and installation effects on the performance of wafer cone design". Flow Measurement and Instrumentation 30 (2013): 52-59.
10Venugopal, A., Amit Agrawal and S. V. Prabhu. "Frequency detection in vortex flowmeter for low Reynolds number using piezoelectric sensor and installation effects". Sensors and Actuators A: Physical 184, (2012): 78-85.
11Venugopal, A., Amit Agrawal and S. V. Prabhu. "Review on vortex flowmeter-Designer perspective".  Sensors and Actuators A: Physical 170.1 (2011): 8-23.
12Venugopal, A., Amit Agrawal and S. V. Prabhu. "Influence of blockage and shape of a bluff body on the performance of vortex flowmeter with wall pressure measurement". Measurement 44.5 (2011): 954-964.
13Venugopal, A., Amit Agrawal and S. V. Prabhu. "Influence of blockage and upstream disturbances on the performance of a vortex flowmeter with a trapezoidal bluff body". Measurement 43.4 (2010): 603-616.

Academic Honors & Awards

  • Distinguished Teaching Award Overall Best Performance 2018-19, IIT Bhubaneswar
  • Teaching Excellence Award: 2017-18, IIT Bhubaneswar
  • Young Scientist Award 2017- Venus International Foundation
  • IIT Bombay Excellence in Thesis Work Award -2015
  • American Physical Society /DFD Travel Grant -2013
  • Forbes Marshall Fellowship 2006-2008, IIT Bombay (Post graduate Studies)-2006

Research Scholar


Professional Experience

  1. Lead Engineer
    GE Measurement & Control, India (09/2014 – 02/2016)
  2. Research Associate 
    National University of Singapore (06/2014- 08/2014)
  3. Design and Development Engineer Forbes Marshall Pvt. Ltd India (08/2008 – 06/2010)

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