Vishwanath K. P


Assistant Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Professional Experience: 

10 Years at NITK

Contact Details




Academic Background
  • Ph.D (Mathematical and Computational Sciences (National Institute of Technology Karnataka), 2009
  • M.Sc (Mathematics) (Bangalore University), 2004
  • B.Sc (Physics, Mathematics,Statistics) (Bangalore University), 2002
Areas of Interest
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Mathematical Modelling of Physical
Supervision of Ph.D
Completed: 1, Ongoing: 3
Current Students
1. Natarajan T
2. Amal Samad
3. Sachin Kulkarni

Degree Awarded

1. Pavan Kumar S (2019)

  1. National Institute of Technology Karnataka Institute Fellowship to conduct research leading to a doctoral degree in the Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences during the period  January, 2005 - November, 2008.
  2. Indian Mathematical Society Prize for the year 2009 for the best  research paper in the area of fluid dynamics.
  3. National Board for Higher Mathematics Postdoctoral Fellowship  during the year 2009.
  4. CNPq Postdoctoral Fellowship to conduct research at PUC-Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil during the period July, 2010 - February, 2012.
Significant Publications
  1. Pavan Kumar S. and Vishwanath, K. P. (2021), "Inertia Effects in the Planar Squeeze Flow of a Bingham Fluid: A Matched Asymptotics Analysis", Advances in Fluid Dynamics, Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering, 839 - 849.
  2. Pavan Kumar S. and Vishwanath, K. P. (2019), "Viscoplastic fluids in 2D plane squeeze flow: a matched asymptotics analysis.", Journal of Non~Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, 263,154-175.
  3. Pavan Kumar S. and Vishwanath, K. P. (2018), "Asymptotic Solutions of the Planar Squeeze Flow of a Herschel-Bulkley Fluid.", Journal of Physics-Conference series, 1039(1):012037.
  4. Pavan Kumar S. and Vishwanath, K. P. (2018), "Asymptotic Solutions of the Planar Squeeze Flow of a Casson Fluid.", AIP Conference Proceedings, 1953(1)
  5. Pavan Kumar S., Vishwanath K.P. (2018). Squeezing of Bingham Fluid Between Two Plane Annuli. In: Singh M., Kushvah B., Seth G., Prakash J. (eds) Applications of Fluid Dynamics. Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering. Springer, Singapore
  6. Vishwanath, K. P., Ratul Dasgupta, Rama Govindarajan and K.R. Sreenivas (2015). “The Effect of Initial Momentum Flux on the Circular Hydraulic Jump”. Journal of Fluids Engineering, 137 (6), 061301 (7 pages)
  7. Vishwanath, K. P. and Kandasamy, A. (2010). "Inertia effects in a circular squeeze film bearing using Herschel-Bulkley lubricants." Applied Mathematical Modelling, 34, 219 - 227.

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Dr. P. Sam Johnson, Professor and Head
Department of MACS, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

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