LES of wind generated ocean waves, wave breaking and spray formation


This project is a large scale CFD (LES - large eddy simulation) investigation of wind-generated ocean waves leading to wave breaking leading to sea spray formation [1]. The work will be jointly supervised with two other faculty members at IIT Madras (Prof. Anubhab Roy) and IIT Ropar (Prof. Devranjan Simanta). The student is expected to simulate wind generation of waves and turbulence in the uppermost layer of the ocean, wave breaking, bubble entrapment and fragmentation, bubble bursting and aerosol spray formation using LES based tools. This is a very large and important problem in oceanic and environmental sciences and engineering with implications for numerical weather modelling. Please contact me for further details and recent related work from our group [2-5].


1. Ocean spray: An outsized influence on weather and climate, Physics Today, Richter and Veron, 2016.

2. Jetting in finite-amplitude, free, capillary-gravity waves, S. Basak and P. K. Farsoiya and R. Dasgupta, J. Fluid Mech., 2020, (In press)

3. Axisymmetric viscous interfacial oscillations, Farsoiya P. K. and Mayya Y. S. and Dasgupta R., J. Fluid Mech. vol. 826, pp. 797-818, 2017

4. Test cases for comparison of two interfacial solvers, Singh M. and Farsoiya P. K. and Dasgupta R., Int. J. Multiphase Flow, vol. 115, pp. 75-92, 2019

5. Azimuthal capillary waves on a hollow filament – the discrete and the continuous spectrum, Farsoiya P. K. and Roy A. and Dasgupta R., J. Fluid Mech., vol. 883, 2019.


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