Dr. B. S. Murty

Dr. B. S. Murty
Professor
Phone: +91-44-22574262
Email: bsm@iitm.ac.in

IITM Scholar profile page

Education
  • B.E. (Hons) – Civil Engineering, 1982, University of Madras
  • M.E. – Civil Engineering, 1984, Indian Inst. of Science, Bangalore
  • Ph. D. – Civil Engineering, 1989, Washington State University
Professional Experience
  • January 2004 – till date: Professor, I.I.T. Madras
  • September 2001 – December 2004: Associate Professor, I.I.T. Madras
  • December 1998 – September 2001: Assistant Professor, I.I.T. Madras
  • May 1997 – December 1998: Associate Professor, I.I.T. Kanpur
  • April 1990 – May 1997: Assistant Professor, I.I.T. Kanpur
  • July 1989 – April 1990: Lecturer, I.I.T. Kanpur
  • July 1985 – July 1989: Teaching / Research Assistant

(Worked on following project)

(a) Longlake spillway model studies (sponsored by the Washington Water Power Co.)

(b) Mathematical modeling of circulation in Baker Bay (sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

(Tutored the following courses)

(i) Engineering Fluid Mechanics
(ii) Hydraulic Engineering
(iii) Open Channel Flow

July 1984-July 1985: Project Associate, I.I.Sc., Bangalore
(worked on the following project)

(a) Groundwater modeling for the composite   command    of Narmadasagar and Omkareshwar reservoirs
(sponsored by the Narmada Planning Agency)

Research Interests
  • Open channel flows & Free Surface Flows
  • Sediment Transport Modeling
  • Surface & Subsurface Flow Interaction
  • Pipe flows & Condition Assessment
  • Contaminant Transport Modeling
  • Water Resources Management in Coastal and Deltaic Systems
Recent Publications

REFEREED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  • S. Surya Rao, S. Murty Bhallamudi, S.K. Tiwari and Ravi Bhushan Kumar, “Flood routing in tree type channel networks, ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ISH, Vol.6, No. 1, pp. 35-45 (Best paper award), 2000.
  • P.V.N. Sudhakar, S. Surya Rao and S. Murty Bhallamudi, “Implicit two dimensional storage routing of floods in a river with flood plains”, Journal of the Institution of Engineers (Ind), Vol. 80, November 1999, pp. 105-109. (Best paper award)
  • Tewari, A. and S. Murty Bhallamudi, “simulation of infiltration from a trickle irrigation source”, ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ISH, Vol. 3, No. 2. pp. 1-13, 1997.
  • Murty, B.S. and Sridharan, K., “Transients in a spatially distributed pumping system”, Journal of the Institution of Engineers (Ind) – CV, Vol. 76, No.5, pp. 55-59, 1995.
  • Murty, B.S., Sridharan, K. and Prasad, I., “Effect of intermediate non-return valves on transients in pumping mains”, Journal of the institution of engineers (Ind), Vol. 67, Part CI 3, pp. 99-104, November 1986. (Best Paper Award)

International Journals

  • T. Shashidhar, S. Murty Bhallamudi, Ligy Philip, Development and validation of a model of bio-barriers for remediation of Cr(VI) contaminated aquifers using laboratory column experiment, Jl. of Hazardous Materials, Elsevier, IN PRINT
  • T. Shashidhar, Nisha Nandanan, Ligy Philip, S. Murty Bhallamudi, “Design of a passive bio-barrier system for chromium containment in confined aquifers”, Practice Periodical of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Management, ASCE, IN PRINT
  • H. P. Reddy, S. Narasimhan, and S. Murty Bhallamudi, “Simulation and state estimation of transient flow in gas pipeline networks using transfer function model”, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 45, 3853-3863, 2006.
  • Y.S.R. Murty, S. Murty Bhallamudi, and K. Srinivasan, “Non-uniform flow effect on optimal waste load allocation in rivers”, Water Resources Management, Kluwer, Vol. 20, pp. 509-530, 2006.
  • T. Shashidhar, L. Philip, and S. Murty Bhallamudi, “Bench scale column experiments to study the containment of Cr(VI) in confined aquifers by biotransformation”, Journal of Hazardous materials, Elsevier, B 131, 200-209, 2006. View Details
  • Y.S.R. Murty, K. Srinivasan, and S. Murty Bhallamudi, “Multi-objective waste load allocation models for rivers using Non-dominant Sorting Genetic Algorithm -II”, Jl. of Water Resources Planning and Management, 132(3), 133-143, 2006. View Details
  • S.V.N. Rao, S. Murty Bhallamudi, B.S. Thandaveswara, and V. Srinivasulu, “Planning groundwater development in coastal deltas with paleo channels”, Water Resources Management, Kluwer, Vol. 19, No. 5, pp. 625-639, October 2005. View Details
  • Reddy, H.P., and S. Murty Bhallamudi, “Gradually varied flow computation in cyclic looped channel networks”, Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, ASCE, 130(5), 424-431, October 2004. View Details
  • Rao, S.V.N., S. Murty Bhallamudi, Thandaveswara, B.S., and Mishra, G.C., “Conjunctive use of surface and groundwater for coastal and deltaic systems”, Jl. of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE, Vol. 130, No. 3, pp. 255-267, May 2004. View Details
  • Rao, S.V.N., Srinivasulu, V., S. Murty Bhallamudi, Thandaveswara, B.S., and Sudheer, K.P., “Planning groundwater development in coastal aquifers”, Hydrological Sciences Journal, IAHS, 49(1), 155-170, Feb. 2004. View Details
  • Rao, S.V.N., Thandaveswara, B.S., S. Murty Bhallamudi, and Srinivasulu, V., “Optimal groundwater management in deltaic regions using simulated annealing and neural networks”, Water Resources Management, Kluwer, 17, 409-428, 2003. View Details
  • S. Murty Bhallamudi, Panday, S., and Huyakorn, P.S., “Sub timing in fluid flow and transport simulations”, Advances in Water Resources, Elsevier, Vol; 26, No .5, pp. 477-489, 2003. View Details
  • Mohapatra, P.K., S. Murty Bhallamudi and Eswaran, V.,” Numerical study of flows with multiple free surfaces”, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, John Wiley, Vol. 36, pp. 165-184, 2001. View Details
  • Mohapatra, P.K., S. Murty Bhallamudi and Eswaran, V., “Numerical simulation of the impact of bores against inclined walls”, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 126, N0. 12, pp. 942-945, December 2000. View Details
  • Verma, A.K., S. Murty Bhallamudi and Eswaran, V., “Overlapping control volume method for solute transport”, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 5, N0. 3, pp. 300-308, July 2000. View Details
  • Ramesh, R., Datta, B., S. Murty Bhallamudi and Narayana, A., “Optimal estimation of roughness in open channel flows”, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, pp. 299-303 Vol. 126, No.4, April 2000. View Details
  • Mohapatra, P.K., Eswaran, V. and S. Murty Bhallamudi, “Two-dimensional analysis of dam-break flow in vertical plane”, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 125, No. 2, pp. 183-192, 1999. View Details
  • Singh, V and S. Murty Bhallamudi,” Conjunctive surface-sub surface modeling of overland flow”, Advances in Water Resources, Elsevier, Vol. 21, No. 7, pp. 567-579, 1998. View Details
  • S. Narayanan, B. Srinivas, S. Pushpavanam and S. Murty Bhallamudi, “Non-linear dynamics of a two phase flow system in an evaporator: The effects of (i) a time varying pressure drop (ii) an axially varying heat flux”, Nuclear Engineering and Design, Elsevier, Vol. 178, pp. 277-294, 1997. View Details
  • Singh, V and S. Murty Bhallamudi, “Hydrodynamic modeling of basin irrigation system”, Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 123, No. 6, pp. 407-414, 1997. View Details
  • Naidu, B. J., S. Murty Bhallamudi, Narasimhan, S., “GVF computation in tree type open-channel networks”, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 123, No. 8, pp. 700-708, 1997. View Details
  • Varma, K.V.K., Narasimhan, S. and S. Murty Bhallamudi, “ Optimal design of water distribution systems using an NLP methoid”, Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 123, No. 4, pp. 381-387, 1997. View Details
  • Singh, V and S. Murty Bhallamudi, “ A complete hydrodynamic border-strip irrigation model”, Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 122, No. 4, pp. 189-197, 1996. View Details
  • Mohapatra, P.K. and S. Murty Bhallamudi,” Computation of dambreak flood wave in channel transitions”, Advances in Water resources, Elsevier, Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 181-187, 1996. View Details
  • Shukla, P.,Eswaran, V. and S. Murty Bhallamudi, “ A fully spectral method for hyperbolic equations”, International Journal of Numerical methods in Engineering, John Wiley, Vol. 39, pp. 67-79, 1996. View Details
  • Sinha, J. Eswaran, V. and S. Murty Bhallamudi, “Comparison of spectral and finite difference methods for flood routing”, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 121, No. 2, pp. 108-117, 1995. View Details
  • Mohapatra, P.K. and S. Murty Bhallamudi, “ Bed level variation in channel expansions with movable beds”, Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 120, No. 6, pp. 1114-1121, 1994. View Details
  • S. Murty Bhallamudi, “End depth in trapezoidal and exponential channels”, Journal of Hydraulic Research, IAHR, Vol. 32, No. 2, pp. 219-232, 1994. View Details
  • S. Murty Bhallamudi and Chaudhry, M.H., “Computation of flows in open-channel transitions”, Journal of Hydraulic Research, IAHR, Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 77-93, 1992. View Details
  • S. Murty Bhallamudi and Chaudhry, M.H., “Numerical modeling of aggradation and degradation in alluvial channels”, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 117, No. 9, pp. 1145-1164, 1991. View Details
  • Chaudhry, M.H., S. Murty Bhallamudi, Martin, C. S. and Naghash, M., “Analysis of transient pressures in bubbly gas-liquid mixtures”. Journal of Fluids Engineeering, ASME, Vol. 112, June, pp. 225-231, 1990. View Details
  • Dammuller, D.C., S. Murty Bhallamudi, Chaudhry, M.H., “Modeling of unsteady flow in curved channels”, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 115, No. 11, pp. 1479-1495, 1989. View Details
  • Chaudhry, M.H. and S. Murty Bhallamudi, “Computation of critical depth in symmetrical compound channels”, Journal of Hydraulic Research, IAHR, Vol. 26, No. 4, pp. 377-396, 1988.
Research and Consultancy

Sponsored Research Projects

  • Investigation on pressure wave propagation in bubbly gas-water flows

Duration: 3 years
Value of the project: Rs. 3.90 lakhs
Sponsoring Agency: Department of Atomic Energy, India
Investigators: B.S. Murty (P.I), T. Gangadharaiah, K. Subramanya
Status: Completed

  • Numerical modeling of avalanches

Value of the project: Rs. 1.75 lakhs
Sponsoring Agency: Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (DRDO)
Consultants: V. Eswaran and B.S. Murty
Status: Completed

  • Flood and sediment routing in river systems: A mathematical model

Duration: 3 years
Value of the project: Rs. 2.70 lakhs
Sponsoring Agency: Ministry of Water Resources, India
Investigators: B.S. Murty (P.I), S. Surya Rao
Status: Completed

  • Leak detection and isolation in gas pipeline networks

Duration: 2.5 years
Value of the project: Rs. 17.5 lakhs
Sponsoring agency: GAIL (India)
Investigators: S. Narasimhan (P.I), B.S. Murty (C.I)
Status: Completed

  • Development of model for cleanup of Cr(VI) contaminated aquifers using bio-remediation

Duration: 3 years
Value of the project: Rs. 22.12 lakhs
Sponsoring agency: Ministry of Water Resources (Through INCOH)
Investigators: Ligy Philip (P.I), B.S. Murty (C.I)
Status: On-going

Consultancy Projects

  • Strengthening of existing water distribution system in Tirupur water supply project

Sponsoring Agency: M/s New Tirupur Area Development Corporation Ltd.
Consultants: B.S. Thandaveswara, K. Srinivasan, B.S. Murty
Status: Completed

  • One dimensional breach analysis on summer storage tank and safety
Sponsoring Agency: M/s Indian Fertilizers & Farmers Cooperative Ltd.
Consultants: B.S. Murty, K. Elango, K. Srinivasan, S.R. Gandhi
Status: Completed
  • Prakasam barrage at Vijayawada: Investigations for assessment of the condition of the barrage and recommendations for maintenance
Sponsoring Agency: M/s Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Company
Consultants: V.S. Raju, P.K. Aravindan, S.R. Gandhi, B.S. Murty
Status: Completed
  • Vijayawada Thermal Power Station (VTPS): Investigations on the condition of the cooling water canal and recommendations for improvement
Sponsoring Agency: M/s Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Company
Consultants: V.S. Raju, B.S. Murty, S.R. Gandhi
Status: Completed
  • Options to meet the water requirement of Vijayawada Thermal Power Station (VTPS)
Sponsoring Agency: M/s Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Company
Consultants: V.S. Raju, P.K. Aravindan, S. Kumraswamy, S.R. Gandhi, B.S. Murty
Status: Completed
  • Consulting services for alternative cooling water system to run 1100 cusecs of river water and install 3 Nos. cooling towers at VTPS, Ibrahimpatnam and for other civil works at APGENCO
Sponsoring Agency: M/s Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Company
Consultants: V.S. Raju, P.K. Aravindan, B.S. Thandaveswara, B.S. Murty, S.R. Gandhi, and A.M. Prasad
Status: Completed
  • Consultancy services for design and construction of civil works for the mini hydro electric scheme at Peddapalli, Karimnagar
Sponsoring Agency: M/s Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Company
Consultants: V.S. Raju, R. Sundara Vadivelu, B.S. Murty
Status:Completed
  • Consultancy services for vetting of the civil drawings for MHES M-18-1-330 on D-83 branch canal of SRSP
Sponsoring Agency: M/s Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Company
Consultants: V.S. Raju, R. Sundara Vadivelu, B.S. Murty
Status: Completed
  • Priyadarshini Jurala Hydroelectric Project – Tail race channel – Mathematical Model Studies
Sponsoring Agency: M/s Andhra Pradesh Generation Company
Consultants:B.S. Murty & B.S. Thandaveswara
Status: Completed
  • Mini-hydel scheme on power canal of Lower Sileru HES: Mathematical model studies for surge and water level variation
Sponsoring Agency: M/s Andhra Pradesh Generation Company
Consultants: B.S. Murty
Status: Completed

Student Guidance
Courses

Undergraduate Courses:

  • Rate Processes (Tutor)
  • Engineering Fluid Mechanics
  • Computer Applications in Engineering
  • Hydrosystems
  • Hydrologic Engineering
  • Water Res. Project Planning and Design
  • Hydraulic Laboratory

Graduate Courses:

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Open-Channel Flow
  • Unsteady Pipe Flow
  • Unsteady Open-Channel Flow
  • Hydraulic Modeling
  • Contaminant Transport Modeling
  • Pipeline Engineering
  • Transport of Water & Wastewater
  • Applied Hydraulic Engineering
Continuing Education