Modeling effect of climate change on the transport processes in Raindrop formation and Lightning

Climate change is an important problem which unless understood and addressed could lead to unimaginable consequences for our planet. The project would take up two important problems of relevance, namely effect of  climate change on formation of rain drops and on the lightning activity.

Simulating the Dynamics of Particulate Networks

Crude oil is a naturally occurring complex fluid with interesting flow characteristics. For example, crystallisation of high molecular weight hydrocarbons (waxes) occurs at low temperatures. When this happens, and if the particles are large enough in number, they deposit on the walls, slowly blocking the pipeline. This may sometimes also happen suddenly during shut-downs and if not managed properly, the pipeline may need to be abandoned. Prevention and management of blockage is thus a crucial problem for the petroleum industry.