▌ Dr. Suresh Kumar Govindarajan



DOE 304

+91 44 22574814

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Research Areas

Trying to understand the behavior of fluid flow in a fractured reservoir as against the conventional classical porous medium, where we do a have reasonable understanding in describing fluid flow, especially at the macroscopic scale. However, in a fractured/carbonate reservoirs, it is extremely difficult to deduce a reasonable REV, which in turn, poses a great challenge in deducing the mean value of the dependent variable of interest (spatial and temporal distribution of pressure and saturation profiles). In this context, investigations are being carried out in order to capture the anomalies associated with a fractured/carbonate reservoirs with reference to the single continuum hypothesis of a classical porous medium.

PRO Attainments

2004 – Doctor of Philosophy
IISc (Bangalore)


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Natarajan, N; Vasudevan, M; Kumar, G S: Simulating Scale Dependencies on Dispersive Mass Transfer in Porous Media Under Various Boundary Conditions. Iranian Journal of Science and Technology - Transactions of Civil Engineering, 44 , pp. 375-393, 2020, ISSN: 22286160. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)

Chandrasekaran, S; Kumar, G S: Drilling efficiency improvement and rate of penetration optimization by machine learning and data analytics. International Journal of Mathematical, Engineering and Management Sciences, 5 (3), pp. 381-394, 2020, ISSN: 24557749. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)

Pandey, S S; Tripathi, R; Kumar, G S: Weighted spacer design for elevated temperature conditions to mitigate barite settling by identifying suitable viscosifier. Key Engineering Materials, 846 KEM , pp. 282-288, 2020, ISSN: 10139826. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)

Mohanasundaram, S; Udmale, P; Shrestha, S; Baghel, T; Doshi, S C; Narasimhan, B; Kumar, G Suresh: A new trend function-based regression kriging for spatial modeling of groundwater hydraulic heads under the sparse distribution of measurement sites. Acta Geophysica, 68 (3), pp. 751-772, 2020, ISSN: 18956572. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)

Babu, A Naga; Reddy, D Srinivasa; Kumar, G Suresh; Ravindhranath, K; Mohan, G V Krishna: Sequential synergetic sorption analysis of Gracilaria Rhodophyta biochar toward aluminum and fluoride: A statistical optimization approach. Water Environment Research, 92 (6), pp. 880-898, 2020, ISSN: 10614303. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)

Shanmugam, M; Kumar, G Suresh; Narasimhan, B; Shrestha, S: Effective saturation-based weighting for interblock hydraulic conductivity in unsaturated zone soil water flow modelling using one-dimensional vertical finite-difference model. Journal of Hydroinformatics, 22 (2), pp. 423-439, 2020, ISSN: 14647141. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)

Nainar, S; Kumar, G Suresh: Investigating reservoir stresses and strain effects during production from coal bed methane gas reservoir on reservoir properties and gas production - A numerical study. International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology, 25 (4), pp. 476-487, 2020, ISSN: 17533317. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)

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Work Experience

24th July 2015 - Current

Department of Ocean Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600036 INDIA.

1st June 2010 – 24th July 2015

Associate Professor
Department of Ocean Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600036 INDIA.

16th May 2007 – 31st May 2010

Assistant Professor
Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600036 INDIA.

June 2006 - May 2007

Assistant Professor
IIT – Guwahati

June 2005 - May 2006

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Nov 2003 - June 2005

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, USA