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Raunak Bardia


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Office: 2018 Mechanical Engineering Department
Advisor: Prof. Mario Trujillo

Ph.D. expected Winter 2019



My work has been spread over the following projects till date. More recent projects are mentioned first: 1. Thermo Cavitation Modeling - This project is aimed at modeling rapid bubble growth and collapse mechanisms in thin films of liquid. We are looking at a generalized numerical formulation of bubble dynamics which is sufficiently easy to use and allows computations for fluids for which property empirical models are not well known. 2. Limitations of Continuum model in simulating binary droplet collision at the nanometer scale have been studied and published. The comparisons against molecular dynamics simulations provided by our collaborators gave the benchmark against which the continuum departure characteristics have been analyzed. 3. Implementation of interface advection using the Gradient augmented level set scheme. The implementation was done in C++ and validated with the usual test cases of rotational velocity field, deformation test cases and oscillatory velocity fields. In addition to this, I had worked on understanding the error propagation in time and space by studying the error propagation in single cell in 1D, 2D and 3D.

Long Term Goals

Work as a research professional in the industry with special focus on thermal engineering.


  • Masters of Science, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2016
  • Bachelor of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay, 2013


  • The Dow Chemical Company, Fluid Mechanics & Mixing Research Division, Lake Jackson, TX USA (June 2018 - August 2018)
  • Analyst, Barclays Bank. Prime Brokerage Division - Agency Derivative Services(Risk) [July 2013 - June 2014]
  • Whirlpool Global Technology & Engineering Center, Pune(India) [May 2012 - July 2012]
  • MICO Bosch Limited, Automotive Technology Division, Jaipur(India) [May 2011 - June 2011]


  • Bardia, R., and Trujillo, M. F. Assessing the Physical Validity of Highly Resolved Simulation Benchmark Tests for Flows Undergoing Phase Change. Accepted for publication in International Journal of Multiphase Flow
  • Bardia, R., Liang, Z., Keblinski, P., and Trujillo, M. F. (2016). Continuum and molecular-dynamics simulation of nanodroplet collisions. Physical Review E, 93(5), 53104
  • Bardia, R., and Trujillo, M. F. (2017). Characterization of the Dynamics of Vapor Bubble Collapse. Presented at American Physical Society (APS)-Division of Fluid Dynamics (2017) Conference
  • R. Bardia, and A. Sridharan (2013), Jet Impingement Heat Transfer on Inclined Surfaces, in Proceedings of the 13th UK Heat Transfer Conference, London, UK


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