IIEST, Shibpur

Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur

(Formerly Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur)

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Dr. Koustuv Debnath
Dr. Koustuv Debnath

Dr. Koustuv Debnath
Associate Professor, Aerospace Engg. & Applied Mechanics


  • Ph.D (Engg.)
  • Post Doc (New Zealand)


Contact Addresses
  Phone (office) +91 - 33 - 26684561/62/63
  email debnath_koustuv@yahoo.com


Research Areas
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Cohesive and Non-Cohesive sediment transport process mechanisms
  • Contaminant transport
  • Flow-biota interactions
  • Applications of double averaged flow in environmental hydraulics
  • Fluid turbulence
  • Flow measuring instruments
  • Eco-hydraulics
  • Hydrodynamic modeling, etc.


Recent Publications
  • Nikora, V., Learned, S., Nikora, N., Debnath, K., Cooper, G., Reid, M. (2008). “Hydraulic resistance due to aquatic vegetation in small streams: a field study.” J. Hydraul. Eng., ASCE, 134(9), 1326-1332.
  • Debnath, K., Bhattacharya, A. K., Mahato, B., Chakrabarti, A. (2008). “Volume of Fluid Model for Numerical Simulation of Vegetated Flows”, J. Hydraul. Eng., ISH, 14(2), 72-87.
  • Debnath, K, and Nikora, V. Elliott, A. H. (2007). “Stream bank erosion: in-situ flume tests.” J. Irrigation and Drainage Engg., ASCE, 133(3).
  • Debnath, K., Aberle, J., Nikora, V., Westrich, B., and Muste, M. (2007). “Erosion of cohesive sediments: re-suspension, bed load, and erosion patterns from field experiments.” J. Hydraul. Eng., ASCE, 133(5).
  • Bhattacharya, A. K. and Debnath, K (2002). Discussion on paper “Flow interaction of meandering river with floodplain” J. of Hydraulic Engg., ASCE, Vol. 128(2), 2002, 245 – 246.
  • Dey, S., and Debnath, K. (2001). “Sediment pick-up on stream-wise sloping beds” J. Irrigation and Drainage Engg., ASCE, 127(1), 39-43.
  • Dey, S., and Debnath, K. (2000). “Influence of stream wise bed slope on sediment threshold under stream flow.” J. Irrigation and Drainage Engg., ASCE, 126(4), 555-563.
  • Dey, S., Dey Sarker, H. K., and Debnath, K. (1999). “Sediment threshold under stream flow on horizontal and sloping beds.” J. Engrg. Mech., ASCE, 125(5), 545-553.


Courses Undertaken


Department of Aerospace Engg. & Applied Mechanics, BESU, Shibpur - 7111 03, INDIA