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Professor N Swaminathan

Professor N Swaminathan

N Swaminathan is accepting applications for PhD students.

University of Cambridge
Department of Engineering
Trumpington Street

Cambridge CB2 1PZ
Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 332586

Departments and Institutes



Lecturer on Convective Heat and Mass Transfer.



  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Combustion
  • Combustion Theory and Modelling
  • Stratified combustion
  • Combustion instability/thermoacoustics
  • Pollutant Emissions in Gas Turbine Combustion
  • Combustion instability
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Combustion noise

Key Publications

  1. N. Swaminathan and K. N. C. Bray (Editors) (2011).  Turbulent Premixed Flames, ISBN - 9780521769617, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.
  2. Z. M. Nicolaou, J. Y. Chen and N. Swaminathan (2013).  A 5 step reduced mechanism for the combustion of CO/H2/H2O/CH4/CO2 mixtures with low hydrogen/methane and high H2O content. Combust. Flame, 160(1), 56-75, DOI: /10.1016/j.combustflame.2012.09.010.
  3. T. Leung, N. Swaminathan and P. A. Davidson (2012). Geometry and interaction of structures in homogeneous isotropic turbulence. J. Fluid Mech., 710, 453-481, DOI:10.1017/jfm.2012.373.
  4. T. D. Dunstan, N. Swaminatha, and K.N.C. Bray (2012).  Influence of flame geometry on turbulent premixed flame propagation: A DNS investigation. J. Fluid Mech., 709, 191-222, DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2012.328.
  5. N. Swaminathan, G. Xu, A. P. Dowling, and R. Balachandran (2011).  Heat release rate correlation and combustion noise, J.  Fluid Mech., 681, 80-115, DOI:10.1017/jfm.2011.232
  6. H. Kolla, J. W. Rogerson, N. Chakraborty and N. Swaminathan (2009).  Scalar dissipation rate modelling and its validation.  Combust. Sci. Tech., 181(4) 518 – 535.
  7. H. Kolla and N. Swaminathan (2010).  Strained flamelets for turbulent premixed flames, II: Laboratory flame results. Combust. Flame, 157, 1274-1289. ISSN 0010-2180.

Full list is at



Combustion and IC Engines
Environmental Fluid Mechanics
Solar Thermal Power Generation

4th Year Project Deadlines

27th May 2015
Each student submits two copies of Final report plus an extra copy of their technical abstract, plus their log book or electronic equivalent to Group Centres by 4pm.

June 2013 »