Dr. Pratibha Biswal Assistant Professor

  • Thermal Energy Storage
  • Phase Change Materials
  • Computational Heat Transfer
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Turbine Blade Cooling

Education

July 2011-July 2017

Doctor of Philosophy 

Thesis Title: Studies of natural convection during differential and Rayleigh-Bénard heating within cavities involving curved (concave/convex) wall(s): Heatline and entropy generation approaches

Mentor: Prof. Tanmay Basak,

Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India

July 2007-June 2011

Bachelor of Technology

Department of Chemical Engineering,

C.V. Raman College of Engineering (BPUT), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India


Professional Experience

August 2019 - Present

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE), Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

Research works: PCM based energy storage for CSP applications., turbine blade cooling, computational heat transfer

July 2017- July 2019

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemical Engineering, Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida, UP, India.

Research works: Mist based film cooling of turbine blade cooling, PCM based energy storage for building thermal management.

August 2016-July 2017

Project Officer

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India.

Research works: Computational analysis of film cooling of turbine blades using air and air-mist mixture


Teaching Engagements

Undergraduates: Transport Phenomena, Particle Technology, Chemical Technology , Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

Postgraduates: Advance Transport Phenomena, Advance Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics


Awards and Honors

  1. International Travel Support from SERB (File number: ITS/2019/000298) to attend 4th World Congress on Momentum, Heat and Mass Transfer (MHMT 19) Rome, Italy – April, 2019.
  2. Energy & Environmental Science Oral Presentation Prize at the 5th International Conference on Advances in Energy Research (ICAER 2015) held at IIT Bombay during December 15-17, 2015.
  3. Session Chair in 15th International Heat Transfer Conference, IHTC-15 held at Kyoto, Japan during August 10-15, 2014
  4. Session chair in 4th World Congress on Momentum, Heat and Mass Transfer (MHMT 19) Rome, Italy – April, 2019
  5. Active reviewer of Journal of Porous Media, Chemical Engineering Research and Design, Multidiscipline Modeling in Materials and Structures, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer and International Communication of Heat and Mass Transfer

Member of Professional Bodies

June 2018-Present,

Life Member of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers


Journal Publications

  1. P. Biswal, T Basak, Analysis of differential versus Rayleigh–Benard heating via heat flow visualization for thermal convection due to heating at enclosures with concave/convex walls, Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A: Applications (Impact Factor: 2.409) 73 (2018) 823-848.
  2. Mallikarjuna Rao P, P. Biswal, B.V.S.S.S. Prasad, A computational study of mist assisted film cooling, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer (Impact Factor: 3.891) 95 (2018) 33-41
  3. T. Basak, D. Das, P. Biswal, Heatlines: Modeling, visualization, mixing and thermal management, Progress in Energy and Combustion Science (Impact Factor: 25.242) 64 (2018) 157-218
  4. P. Biswal, T Basak, Role of differential vs Rayleigh-Bénard heating at curved walls for efficient processing via entropy generation approach, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer (Impact Factor: 3.891) 124 (2018) 390-413
  5. P. Biswal, T. Basak, Role of thermal and flow characteristics on entropy generation during natural convection in enclosures with curved walls subjected to Rayleigh-Benard heating, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer (Impact Factor: 3.891) 109 (2017) 1261-1280
  6. P. Biswal, T. Basak, Entropy generation vs energy efficiency for natural convection based energy flow in enclosures and various applications: A review, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (Impact Factor: 9.184) 80 (2017) 1412-1457
  7. P. Biswal, T. Basak, Investigation of natural convection via heatlines for Rayleigh-Bénard heating in porous enclosures with a curved top and bottom walls, Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A: Applications (Impact Factor: 2.409) 72 (2017) 291-312
  8. M. Roy, P. Biswal, S. Roy, T. Basak, Role of various moving walls on entropy generation during mixed convection within entrapped porous triangular cavities Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A: Applications (Impact Factor: 2.409) 71 (2017) 423-447
  9. M. Roy, P. Biswal, S. Roy, T. Basak, Heat flow visualization during mixed convection within entrapped porous triangular cavities with moving horizontal walls via heatline analysis, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer (Impact Factor: 3.891) 108 (2017) 468-489
  10. P. Biswal, M. Roy, S. Roy, T. Basak. Analysis of heatline based visualization for thermal management during mixed convection of hot/cold fluids within entrapped triangular cavities. Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers (Impact Factor: 3.849) 77 (2017) 122-141
  11. P. Biswal, T. Basak, Analysis of exergy loss vs heat transfer rate for Rayleigh–Bénard convection of various fluids in enclosures with curved walls, Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A: Applications (Impact Factor: 2.409) 72 (2017) 821-843
  12. P. Biswal, T. Basak, Analysis of entropy generation during natural convection in porous enclosures with curved surfaces, Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A: Applications (Impact Factor: 2.409) 71 (2017), 17-43
  13. P. Biswal, T. Basak, Role of heatlines on thermal management during Rayleigh- Benard heating within enclosures with concave/convex horizontal walls, International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow (Impact Factor: 1.673) 27 (2017) 2070-2104
  14. P. Biswal, T. Basak, Heatlines visualization of convective heat flow during differential heating of porous enclosures with concave/convex side walls, International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow (Impact Factor: 1.673) (2017) 28 (2018) 1506-1538.
  15. P. Biswal, A. Nag, T. Basak, Analysis of thermal management during natural convection within porous tilted square cavities via heatline and entropy generation, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences (Impact Factor: 3.570) 115 (2016) 596-615
  16. M. Roy, P. Biswal, T. Basak, On the finite element based evaluation of Nusselt numbers for curved walls, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer (Impact Factor: 3.891) 77 (2016) 123-131
  17. D. Das, P. Biswal, M. Roy, T. Basak, Role of the importance of ‘Forchheimer term’ for visualization of natural convection in porous enclosures of various shapes, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer (Impact Factor: 3.891) 97 (2016) 1044-1068
  18. V. M. Rathnam, P. Biswal, T. Basak, Analysis of entropy generation during natural convection within entrapped porous triangular cavities during hot or cold fluid disposal, Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A: Applications (Impact Factor: 2.409) 69 (2016), 931-956
  19. P. Biswal, T. Basak, Role of various concave/convex walls exposed to solar heating on entropy generation during natural convection within porous right angled triangular enclosures, Solar Energy (Impact Factor: 4.374) 137 (2016) 101-121
  20. P. Biswal, V. M. Rathnam, T. Basak, Analysis of entropy production vs energy efficiencies during natural convection in porous trapezoidal cavities exposed to various thermal ambience, Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers (Impact Factor: 3.849) 65 (2016) 118-133
  21. P. Biswal, T. Basak, Sensitivity of heatfunction boundary conditions on invariance of Bejan’s heatlines for natural convection in enclosures with various wall heatings, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer (Impact Factor: 3.891) 89 (2015) 1342-1368
  22. P. Biswal, T. Basak, Entropy generation based approach on natural convection in enclosures with concave/convex side walls, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer (Impact Factor: 3.891) 82 (2015), 213-235
  23. P. Biswal, T. Basak, Bejan’s heatlines and numerical visualization of convective heat flow in differentially heated enclosures with concave/convex side walls, Energy (Impact Factor: 4.968) 64 (2014) 69-94
  24. T. Basak, R. Anandalakshmi, P. Biswal, Analysis of convective heat flow visualization within porous right angled triangular enclosures with a concave/convex hypotenuse, Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A: Applications (Impact Factor: 2.409) 64 (2013), 621-647

Conference Publications


  1. P. Biswal, T. Basak, Investigation of thermal efficiency via entropy generation analysis within cavities with curved walls subjected to differential/Rayleigh-Benard heating. 15-17 December, 2015, 5th International Conference on Advances in Energy Research, IIT Bombay, India.
  2. P. Biswal, T. Basak, Analysis of heatfunction boundary conditions on invariance of heat flow in square enclosures with various thermal boundary conditions, August 10-15, 2014, Proceedings of the 15th International Heat Transfer Conference, IHTC-15, Kyoto, Japan.
  3. P. Biswal, T. Basak, Analysis of heatlines and entropy generation during natural convection within enclosure with curved side walls, 14 - 16 July 2014, 10th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics Orlando, Florida, USA
  4. P. Biswal, U. Jindal, S. Rajesh Reddy, Enhancement of Cooling Effectiveness with Mist Assisted Film Cooling, Proceedings of the 4th World Congress on Momentum, Heat and Mass Transfer (MHMT'19) Rome, Italy – April, 2019
  5. Shikhar Agarwal, Vansh Anand, P. Biswal, Nitin D Banker, Experimental Study on Space Heating using Phase Change Material (PCM), 11th International Exergy, Energy and Environment Symposium (IEEES-11), July 14-18, 2019, Chennai, India
  6. P. Biswal, T. Basak, Analysis of heatlines and entropy generation during natural convection in porous right angled triangular enclosure with curved hypotenuse, December 28-31, 2013, 22nd National and 11th ISHMT - ASME Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, IIT Kharagpur, India. 
  7. Mallikarjuna Rao. P, P. Biswal, B V S S S Prasad, Computational study of film cooling with mist and air for a flat plate. December 7 - 8, 2017, Proceedings of the ASME 2017 Gas Turbine India Conference and Exhibition, Bangalore, India
  8. Mallikarjuna Rao. P, P. Biswal, BVSSS Prasad, Theoretical investigation of transient evaporative Cooling via evaporation of water droplets, Proceedings of the 7th International and 45th National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power (FMFP), December 10-12, 2018, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India

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