International Conference on Thermo-fluids & Energy Systems

December 27 & 28, 2019

The last date for abstract submission is

extended to November 8, 2019

Organised by

Department of Mechanical Engineering


BNMIT was established in the year 2001 under aegis of BNM Charities. The institute is located in Banashankari II stage, a quiet and very well planned locality in the heart of the city of Bengaluru. The serene campus is set in landscaped gardens, enveloped by number of trees. The institute stands true to its legacy of excellence in academics, research and innovation. BNMIT focuses on all round development, while exploring latest advancements in science and technology. With state-of-the-art facilities, infrastructure, experienced and dedicated faculty members, the institute provides an ideal learning atmosphere for students. The institute offers undergraduate programs in Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering and Information Science Engineering. It also offers post graduate degrees in VLSI & Embedded Systems, Computer Science & Engineering and Master of Business Administration. BNMIT is one among the top rated engineering colleges in the state of Karnataka. The institute has well established R&D centers under VTU in the departments of ME, CSE, EEE, ECE, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and MBA.

BNMIT is accredited as Grade ‘A’ institution by NAAC and all undergraduate departments of ME, CSE, ECE, EEE and ISE are accredited by NBA for academic years 2018-19 to 2020-21, valid up to 30.06.2021. The institute is ranked at 156 among institutions including, IITs, IIITs and NITs by National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF, MHRD).

BNMIT is the first institute in the state of Karnataka to receive a record grant of 2.87 crores from New Generation Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (NewGen IEDC) sponsored by National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. The institute’s faculty are well oriented towards both research and academics. BNMIT regularly organizes international conferences, national level workshops, faculty development programs and symposia with eminent international and national experts from industry and academia as resource persons.

Department of Mechanical Engineering

All the Mechanical laboratories have been established with full fledged facilities. Faculty members with masters’ and doctoral degrees, having specialization in machine design, thermal engineering and manufacturing engineering are involved in academic and research activities.

The department is committed to provide the students with technical expertise in theoretical, computational and practical methods, to analyze, solve and meet future challenges in Mechanical engineering. Towards achieving this goal, the department is fully equipped with the required facilities for effective delivery of courses. Apart from class room teaching, students are encouraged to carry out innovative projects, to get hands on training on what they learn in theory subjects. Industrial visits and guest lectures by experts of repute from industries/academia are arranged on regular basis to enhance learning and exposure to latest advances in the field of Mechanical engineering.

The department has established a state-of-the-art Centre of Excellence in association with Toyota Kirloskar Motor, making the institute, first in the country to develop Toyota Kirloskar Center of Excellence. The centre has cut sections of Innova and Fortuner car engine systems. Also, the Center of Excellence has facilities for students to experience hands-on assembly and dismantling of various engine parts.

The department has MoUs with Mahatma Gandhi Institute for Renewable Energy and Development (MGIRED) and Fenfe Metallurgicals for sustained activities in the area of renewable energy and metallurgical engineering respectively.

About Bengaluru

Bangalore, recently renamed as Bengaluru, the state capital of Karnataka, referred to as the Silicon Valley of Asia, is one of the four largest metropolitan cities of India, The city is famous for its beautiful parks, avenues, impressive buildings, heritage centers and excellent shopping malls. Bengaluru is a journey into timeless India, a kaleidoscope of moods rich in the treasures of history. Retaining much of its traditional charm, this 350-year-old city is the gateway to the south, providing many a fascinating vignette of southern heritage.

Places to visit in Bengaluru

Bengaluru offers a lot to its tourists from its amusement parks, boating clubs, zoological parks, museums and art galleries, historic monuments including temples, churches, forts, palaces and several colonial buildings built during British rule. Some of the tourist attractions of Bengaluru are Vishweshwariah Technological Museum, Planetarium, Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bannerghatta National Park, Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Cubbon Park, Bangalore Palace, Art of Living International Center and the best state assembly in the country, the Vidhana Soudha built entirely in the famous granite stone.

Places to visit near Bengaluru

Mysuru – Located 139kms away from Bengaluru, it was the erstwhile capital of Wodeyar dynasty. It retains its old heritage and is dotted with royal Palaces, heritage buildings and temples.

Krishna Raja Sagara Dam (KRS Dam) – Located near Mysuru, it is one of the famous dams of South India. Named after Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV of Mysore, this dam is built over the river Kaveri near to the conjunction of three rivers namely, Kaveri, Hemavathi & Lakshmana Thirtha. With a length of 3 km, this dam also boasts of being the first irrigation dam of India. The dam site is bestowed with colorful, stunning and even illuminated gardens, musical fountains and water bodies. Proximity to another popular sightseeing place in Mysuru, Brindavan gardens, which have been created in its complex, makes a visit to this dam a must for every traveler.

Madikeri – Located 260kms away from Bengaluru, it is amidst imposing mountains with a perpetually misty landscape. Madikeri is the place to be, for all nature lovers. Popular attractions include Abbey falls, Dubare Elephant Camp, Brahmagiri Hills, Nagarahole National Park, Iruppu Falls, etc.

Chikkamagaluru– Located 300kms away from Bengaluru , it is a pristine location in the Western Ghats, offering several popular tourist destinations like Mullayanagiri, Hebbe falls, BabaBudangiri, Kemmannugundi, Kuduremukha National Park, Kalhatti falls, Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, etc.

Belur – Around 25 kms southeast of Chikmagaluru on the banks of Yagachi river, historic Belur has many glorious temples belonging to the Hoysala Empire, which had its capital there. Belur is renowned for the grand temple dedicated to Lord Chennakeshava. Hoysala temples are known for minute & intricate carvings and sculptures with metal like polishing.

Halebidu – It is located at a distance of 17 km from Belur. Halebidu is famous for the beautiful Hoysala Temples of Hoysaleswara and Kedareswara built in 1121 AD. It is one of the three Hoysala temples nominated for UNESCO World Heritage Sites, other two being the Belur temple & Somnathpur temple.

Shravanabelagola – Located at a distance of 140 kms from Bengaluru, Shravanabelagola is one of the most popular Jain pilgrimage center in South India. Shravanabelagola is famous for the Bahubali statue which is supposed to be the tallest monolithic stone statue in the world with a height of 58 feet carved out of a single block of granite.

Srirangapattana – At a distance of 124 km from Bengaluru, Srirangapatna or Srirangapattana is a historical town surrounded by the river Kaveri to form a river island.  The town was the capital of erstwhile Mysore state. In the Battle of Srirangapatna in 1799, Tipu Sultan was killed inside the fort by the combined armies of Nizam of Hyderabad and the British. Srirangapatna has several tourist attractions like Daria Daulat (Palace of Tipu Sultan) and Gumbaz (Mausoleum of Tipu Sultan) & Sangama. 

Travelling to Bengaluru

Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru is the third busiest airport in the country, connecting most of the major cities in the world. The city is extensively connected by railways and roadways to all major parts of India. ‘KSR Bengaluru City Junction’ and ‘Yesvantpur Junction’ serve as the main railway stations of the city. Within the city, the regular transportation modes include the staterun BMTC bus service, Bengaluru Metro (Banashankari Metro being the nearest), Ola and Uber cabs.

About the Conference

This conference intends to have deliberations on Thermo-fluids and Energy Systems, also focusing on the applications of heat and work to engineering problems, fluid behavior under the influence of thermal/ pressure gradients and energy systems. The exhaustive work being done by various achievers in the field of thermo-fluids and energy systems is intended to draw established as well as young researchers, providing them an exposure to the recent developments in thermo-fluids and energy systems. The theoretical topics together with real time examples from various thermofluids’ problems and energy systems are planned for presentations and discussions.

Speakers from premier institutions in India and abroad with a vast knowledge in the field of thermo-fluids and energy systems, who have been quite active in the field for a long time, will be delivering the keynote address and invited talks. The conference thus provides a platform for mutual dissemination of ideas on thermo-fluids and energy systems between Indian and foreign researchers. Cross-continental, intra-continental and intra-national collaborations are intended to be initiated as a by-product of the conference. The main stake-holders are those interested in understanding and solving the problems on thermo-fluids and energy systems.

  Conference Themes

Broad Areas

  • Renewable Energy
  • Alternate Energy
  • Heat Transfer
  • IC Engines/Combustion
  • Thermodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
  • Cryogenic Heat Transfer
  • Porous Media

Niche Areas

Multiphase flow with droplets; Supercritical flow stability; Aerodynamics & optimization; Particle motion and accretion in complex flows; Steam condenser modeling; Transport phenomena; Two-phase flow; Experimental fluid dynamics; Computational fluid dynamics; Bio-fluid dynamics; Micro-fluidics; High temperature stresses; Heat transfer in manufacturing; Thermal management of battery; Electronic cooling; Mathematical models of fluid/heat transfer problems. Papers pertaining to other topics on thermo-fluids and energy systems are also accepted.

Call for Papers
  • Original papers (not submitted/published elsewhere) are invited on the above mentioned (but not limited) topics, adhering to the plagiarism policies of the publishers.
  • The papers must be presented by authors/co-authors only.
  • The abstracts of accepted research papers will be published in the ‘Conference E-Book of Abstracts’
  • The accepted research papers will be published in the Scopus® indexed ‘Journal of Physics: Conference Series’ (JPCS). {Publisher: Institute of Physics (IOP); ISSN: 17426588/ 17426596; SCImago Journal Rank 2018: 0.22; H-Index: 65}
  • Manuscripts of the papers in the prescribed electronic format must be submitted via:
  • Refer to the following webpage for details regarding manuscript preparation:
Important Dates

Registration Fee




Mode of Payment

Demand Draft (DD) in favor of ‘BNMIT-BAME’ payable at Bengaluru, Karnataka State, India. Note: Kindly mention the Paper ID and ICTES2019 on the back-side of DD  

Online Transfer

  • A/c Name: BNMIT-BAME
  • A/c No: 1147101040069
  • Bank: Canara Bank
  • IFSC: CNRB0001147
  • MICR Code: 560015006
  • Branch: Banashankari II Stage, Bengaluru, Karnataka State, India

Please do register in the registration form (link provided below) after your payment


Accommodation arrangements for the participants will be made in BNMIT hostel, based on availability and prior request. For paid accommodation, please contact the conference conveners well in advance. No TA/DA shall be paid to the participants.


  • Dr. C. Naganna,  Chairman, Governing Council, BNMIT
  • Sri. Narayan Rao R. Maanay, Secretary, BNMEI                 

Steering Committee

  • Prof. T. J. Rama Murthy, Director, BNMIT
  • Prof. Eishwar N. Maanay, Dean, BNMIT
  • Dr. Krishnamurthy G. N., Principal, BNMIT
  • Prof. C. R. Panduranga Gupta, Vice Principal, BNMIT
Technical Advisory Committee 

Dr. Michael Modest

Professor, University of California, North Lake Rd. Merced, CA, USA

Dr. Srinivas Garimella

Hightower Chair in Engineering and Professor, George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA

Dr. Bidyut Baran Saha

Professor and Principal Investigator, International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (WPI-I2CNER), Kyushu University, Japan



Dr. Sundararajan T.

Chair Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras, Chennai 

Dr. P.K. Das

Dean, PGS & R, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur

Dr. K.Muralidhar

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kanpur

Dr. Krishnan Murugesan

Assoc. Professor, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, IIT Roorkee

Dr. Pradeep G. Siddheshwar

Professor, Department of Mathematics, Bangalore University, Bengaluru

Dr. T.R. Seetharam

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, PES University, Bengaluru

Dr. V.Krishna

Dean, Student Affairs, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Head, Process Modelling Research Laboratory (PMR Lab), PES University, Bengaluru

Conference Chair

Dr. Mukesh Patil, Professor & Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, BNMIT

Local Advisory Committee (BNMIT)


Dr. S. Manjunath, Professor & Head, Department of Mathematics


  • Dr. Sahana D. Gowda, Professor & Head, Department of CS&E
  • Dr. P. A. Vijaya, Professor & Head, Department of ECE
  • Dr. R. V. Parimala, Professor & Head, Department of EEE
  • Dr. Shashikala, Professor & Head, Department of ISE
  • Dr. Saritha Chakrasali, Head, Department of Training & Placement
  • Dr. R. Maruthi Ram, Professor & Head, MBA
  • Dr. H. R. Deepa, Professor & Head, Department of Physics
  • Dr. B. K. Jayanna, Professor & Head, Department of Chemistry
  • Dr. R. M. Puttaswamy, Chief Librarian
Organizing Committee (Faculty, Department of Mechanical Engineering, BNMIT)
  • Mr. Madhu P., Assistant Professor
  • Mr. Mahendra Kumar C., Assistant Professor
  • Mr. Harish A., Assistant Professor
  • Mr. Kumaraswamy H. S., Assistant Professor
  • Mr. Vishnu P., Assistant Professor
  • Mr. Hemanth Kumar C., Assistant Professor
  • Mr. Karthik S. R., Assistant Professor                           
  • Mr. Veeresh Bhusnur, Assistant Professor
  • Mr. P. N. Subramani, Assistant Professor    
  • Mrs. Shwethashree B., Assistant Professor
  • Mr. Bapu Gowda C.M., Assistant Professor
Conference Conveners (Department of Mechanical Engineering, BNMIT)
  • Dr. B. S. Anil Kumar, Professor (Mob: +91 9844463770)
  • Dr. D. Shivalingappa, Professor (Mob: +91 9480472268)
  • Dr. Raghavendra N., Assoc. Professor (Mob: +91 9844550048)

Contact Us:


Dr. Stéphane Zaleski
Professor, Mechanics,
Sorbonne University, Paris, France

Dr. Ji Hwan Jeong
Mechanical Engineering,
Pusan National University,
South Korea

Dr. Shripad T. Revankar
Professor, Nuclear Engineering,
Purdue University, USA

Dr. Perumal Nithiarasu
Computational Engineering,
Swansea University, Wales, UK


Dr.K.N. Seetharamu, M.E., (IISc), Ph.D. (IITM)
Former Professor, IIT Madras;
Chair Professor, Thermo-fluid Engineering,
PES University, Bengaluru

Dr.C.Ranganayakulu, Ph.D. (IITM), PDF (Germany)
Scientist ‘H’, Outstanding Scientist,
Group Director (ECS), Aeronautical Development Agency, Bengaluru

Dr.Amarpal S. Kapoor, M.Res., Ph.D. (U.K.)
Technical Consulting Engineer (HPC, CFD),
Developer Products Division, SSG
Intel Corporation, Bengaluru