IIEST, Shibpur

Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur

(Formerly Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur)

Empowering the nation since 1856

Bijan Kumar Mandal


Department of Mechanical Engineering

Academic Qualifications

  • Ph.D.                           Jadavpur University                                                               2006
  • M.Tech.                      Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur                            1988               
  • B.Tech. (Hons.)          Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur                            1985   



  1. Office: 033 26684561-64 Extn: 798
  2. Residence: +91 98300 17592


  1. E-mail: bijan@mech.iiests.ac.in, bkm375@yahoo.co.in

Area of Research

  • Combustion
  • Alternative Fuels for IC Engine
  • CFD and Numerical Heat Transfer
  • Refrigeration
  • Combined Cycle

Courses Undertaken

Under Graduate

  • Fundamentals of Thermodynamics
  • Applied Thermodynamics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Heat Power
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Mechanical Services
  • Numerical Methods and Computer Programming

Post Graduate

  • Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Refrigeration Engineering
  • Cryogenic systems and Equipment
  • Gas Turbine and Compressors

Recent Publications (Last 10)

  1. Mandal, B. K., Datta, A., and Sarkar, A..  Numerical predictions of the soot and NO formation in a confined laminar diffusion flame without and with air preheat,  Journal of Power and Energy, Proc. I. Mech. E., Part A, 2006, Vol. 220, pp. 473-486.
  2. Bijan Kumar Mandal, Amitava Sarkar, and Amitava Datta. Transient development of flame and soot distribution in laminar diffusion flame with preheated air.” ASME Journal of Engineering and Gas Turbines Power, 2009, Vol.131, pp.031501-9.
  3. Samiddha Palit, Achin Kumar Chowdhuri and Bijan Kumar Mandal. Environmental impact of using biodiesel as fuel in transportation: a review.  International Journal of Global Warming, 2011, Vol 3, pp. 232-256.
  4. Arup Jyoti Bhowal and Bijan Kumar Mandal, Radiation effect on temperature distribution and NO formation in a diffusion flame under reduced gravity conditions, Heat and Mass Transfer , 2016, Vol. 52, pp.227-243.
  5. Ambarish Datta and Bijan Kumar Mandal, A comprehensive review of biodiesel as an alternative fuel for compression ignition engine, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, , 2016, Vol. 57, pp.799-821.
  6. Ambarish Datta and Bijan Kumar Mandal, Impact of alcohol addition to diesel on the performance combustion and emissions of a compression ignition engine, Applied Thermal Engineering, 2016, Vol. 98, pp.670-682.
  7. Arup Jyoti Bhowal and Bijan Kumar Mandal, A Computational Study of Soot Formation in Methane Air Co-Flow Diffusion Flame Under Microgravity Conditions, Microgravity Science and Technology , 2016, Vol. 28, pp.395-412.
  8. Ambarish Datta and Bijan Kumar Mandal, A numerical study on the performance, combustion and emission parameters of a compression ignition engine fuelled with diesel - palm stearin biodiesel and alcohol blends, Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 2017, Vol. 19: pp.157-173.
  9. Ambarish Datta and Bijan Kumar Mandal, Engine performance, combustion and emission characteristics of a compression ignition engine operating on different biodiesel-alcohol blends, Energy, 2017, Vol. 125, pp. 470-483.
  10. Arup Jyoti Bhowal and Bijan Kumar Mandal, Numerical Simulation of Transient Development of Flame, Temperature and Velocity under Reduced Gravity in a Methane Air Diffusion Flame, Microgravity Science and Technology, 2017, Vol. 29, pp. 151–175.