Personal Information
Full Name: Prof. Hrishikesh Gadgil
Phone: 25767106
Email: gadgil[at]

Specialization: Propulsion


    Aerospace Propulsion

Awards & Fellowships

    Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship 2010 awarded by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT)


1. Siddesh Desai, Vinayak Kulkarni, Hrishikesh Gadgil, "Delusive influence of non-dimensional numbers in canonical hypersonic non-equilibrium flows", Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 4016030, pp. 1-10, 2016.

2. Hrishikesh Gadgil, R. Surya Prakash, B. N. Raghunandan, "Breakup processes of pressure swirl spray in gaseous crossflow", International Journal of Multiphase Flow, Vol. 66, pp. 79-91, 2014.

3. Hrishikesh Gadgil, A. Dolatabadi, B. N. Raghunandan, "Mass distribution studies in effervescent sprays", Atomization and Sprays, Vol. 21, Issue 5, pp. 375-390, 2011.

4. Hrishikesh Gadgil, B. N. Raghunandan, "Model for predicting the mean drop size in effervescent sprays", AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 27, No. 5, pp. 937-943, 2011.

5. Hrishikesh Gadgil, B. N. Raghunandan,"Some features of spray breakup in effervescent atomizers", Experiments in Fluids, Vol. 50, Issue 2, pp. 329-338, 2011.

R&D Areas/Projects: 

    Propulsion, atomization and sprays, combustion, interfacial instabilities, computation of high enthalpy flows with real gas effects

    1. Effect of Acoustic Forcing on the Characteristics of Liquid Fuel Atomizers for Aero Engines

    2. Atomization Techniques for Alternative Fuels in IC Engines

PhD TA Topics: 

    Spray and acoustics interaction Atomization of alternative fuels

Courses Taught: 

Aviation Fuels and Their Combustion

Aerospace Propulsion