Dr. Kiran Aithal S
Prof and Head,
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology,
P.O. Box 6429, Yelahanka, Bangalore 560064.
Thermal Power Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering was first offered in 2010-2011. Thermal Power Engineering enables the development of long term solutions to meet the world's rapidly growing energy needs. In this program students study alternative energy sources such as wind, solar & biomass as well as sustainable energy production from existing sources such as coal and gas. Thermal power Engineering includes cross-disciplinary studies. Post graduates specializing in this stream focus on sustainable and renewable energy. The senior most faculty is Prof Sekhar Majumdar who is well known in the country and overseas for his significant contributions in the field of Computation of Low Speed Turbulent Flows. Students have exposure to industrial visits and workshops. The laboratories used by the M.Tech students for their practical training are well equipped and include laboratories for Heat Transfer, Internal combustion engines, CAD, Fluid Machinery and the recently built modern laboratory for Computational Fluid Dynamics.
Papers presented/published by MTech Thermal students:
1. Simson Pinto, “Solar powered, battery free, refrigeration system with cold bank”, presented at an International Conference Advanced Materials, Manufacturing, Management and Thermal Sciences (AMMMT-2016), held at Dept. of Mechanical Engineering & Industrial Engg and Management on 23rd and 24th September 2016.
2. Rakesh. R, Manjunath. H. N, Madhusudhan, “ STUDY OF VAPOUR COMPRESSION REFRIGERATION SYSTEM USING DOUBLE PIPE HEAT EXCHANGER”, International Journal of Advanced Research in Science and Engineering, Vol No. 5, Issue No. 7, July 2016. ISSN 2319-8354.
3. Kiran .V.S, Manjunath.H.N, Madhusudhan, “A STUDY ON OPTIMIZATION OF LOW PRESSUREFEED WATER HEATER FOR THERMAL POWER PLANT”, International Journal of Advanced Research in Science and Engineering, Vol No. 5, Issue No. 7, July 2016. ISSN 2319-8354.
4. Girisha N, Manikumar K. C, Manjunath H. N, Sushanth H. Gowda, N. Kapilan, “ A Study on Effect of Alternative Refrigerant on the Performance of a Domestic Refrigerator”, Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Automation 2016, 6(5A): 138-141.