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Dr.R. Senthil Kumar

Ph.D

Research Assistant Professor

Educational Details:

  • B.E. in Mechanical Engineering, Bharathidasan University, Trichy, 2000
  • M.Tech. in Design and Production of Thermal Power Equipment [DPTPE], National Institute of Technology, Trichy, 2004
  • Ph.D. in Electronic Cooling, Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing, Kancheepuram, 2017

Academic Experience:

  • Research Assistant Professor, SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University), Kattankulathur, June 2017 – Till date.
  • Half time Teaching and Research Assistant (HTRA scheme), Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing, Kancheepuram, Jan. 2012 - May 2017.
  • Assistant Professor, SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University), Kattankulathur, Aug. 2007 to Dec. 2011
  • Assistant Professor cum Training and Placement officer, Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Engineering College, Perambalur, April 2005 –  July 2007.
  • Lecturer and Senior lecturer cum Training and Placement officer, M. Kumarasamy Engineering College, Karur, Dec. 2000 – April 2005

Other Professional Experience:

  • Developed the experimental setup with the manual titled “Experimental study and statistical data analysis on cooling of electronic components” for Measurement & Data Analysis Practice Laboratory at IIITDM Kancheepuram.
  • Developed the experimental setup to analyze the performance of water cooler with ozone friendly refrigerant at Heat and Mass Transfer Laboratory, SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University), Kattankulathur.
  • Developed the experimental setup to air condition the faculty cabin of Heat and Mass Transfer Laboratory using ozone friendly refrigerant at SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University), Kattankulathur.
  • Developed the experimental setup to estimate the performance of extended surfaces at Heat and Mass Transfer Laboratory, SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University), Kattankulathur.
  • Faculty coordinator for Indian Society of Heating and Refrigerating and Air conditioning Engineers at SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) also maintained a National level largest student body.
  • Erection support for SRM Hostel solar cooking system with the collaboration of Thermax Pvt Ltd
  • Camp officer for SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) exam paper evaluation board.
  • Deputy Warden and Warden for Paari Block – SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) Hostel.
  • Establishment of Human Resource Development Centre and organized two Mega Job Fairs 2006 at Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Engineering College, Perambalur.
  • Overall development of the Strength of materials and Heat transfer lab at M.Kumarasamy College of Engineering, Karur.
  • Establishment of the Department of Training and Placement at M.Kumarasamy College of Engineering, Karur. 83 students have been placed in various MNC’s.
  • Establishment and coordination of Tamil Mandram at M.Kumarasamy College of Engineering, Karur.

Conferences/Seminars/Workshops Attended: 

  • Attended workshop on “Teaching Technology and Counseling Skill” conducted by Abirami Academy during 8th and 9th September 2001 at M.Kumarasamy college of engineering, Karur.
  • Attended Workshop on “training the Trainer Programme” during 27th and 28th October 2006 at the campus of M/s Scope International Private Limited, Chennai.
  • Attended National conference on “Recent Advancement in Mechanical Engineering – RAME 2007” During 21st and 22nd  February 2007 at K.S.Rangasamy College of Technology, Tiruchengode.
  • Attended workshop on “Instructional Design and Delivery” during 9th to 11th August 2007 and conducted by National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research at SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University), Chennai.
  • Attended workshop on “Fuel Cell Technology and Professional Development Course – FCT2008” During 18th to 22nd February 2008 at School of Mechanical Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University).
  • Attended short term training programme on “ Air Delivery System and Indoor Air Quality: An Engineering  Perspective” during 13th to 18th July 2009, Sponsored by AICET, New Delhi. Jointly organized by the departments of Mechanical and Civil Engineering at IIT Madras.
  • Participated in National Conference on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning –NCRAC 2009 During 8th to 10th January 2009 at IIT Madras.
  • Participated and acted as a food committee chair for International Conference on “Asian Symposium on Visualization” ASV 2010 during March 1-3rd 2010 at SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University), Kattankulathur.
  • Participated in 98th Indian Science Congress conducted at SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) during 3rd to 7th January 2011.
  • Attended National Workshop on “Research Methodologies in Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power during 10th to 12th July 2014. Jointly organized by IIT Bombay and NIT Surathkal.

Achievements and Awards: 

  • Management’s Meritorious Award for the year 2001 at M. Kumarasamy College of Engineering, Karur.
  • Management’s Meritorious Award for the year 2005 at M. Kumarasamy College of Engineering, Karur.
  • Three awards for 100 % Results (during 2001 -2005) at at M. Kumarasamy College of Engineering, Karur.

Memberships: 

  • Life Member of Indian Society for Technical Education

 

  • Electronic Cooling
  • Solar stills
  • Fluids 
  • Thermal Sciences in a system.

Selected Publications:

  • Senthil Kumar. R and Jayavel. S, (2017) “Influence of Flow Shedding Frequency on  Convection Heat Transfer from Bank of Circular Tubes in Heat Exchangers under Cross Flow”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 105, pp: 376-393. (IF: 3.552)
  • Senthilkumar. R, Prabhu. S, Cheralathan. M. (2013) “Experimental investigation on carbon nano tubes coated brass rectangular extended surfaces” Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 50 (1), pp: 1361-1368. (IF: 3.634)
  • Senthilkumar. R, Nandhakumar. AJD, Prabhu. S, (2013) “Analysis of natural convective heat transfer of nano coated aluminium fins using Taguchi method” Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 49 (1), PP: 55-64. (IF: 1.233)
  • Senthilkumar. R and Jayavel. S, (2017) “Forced convective air cooling effect on electronic components of different geometries and orientations at flow shedding region” IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology. ID: TCPMT-2016-285 (Accepted/Revision) (IF: 1.581)
  • R. Senthil. Effect of uniform and variable fin height on charging and discharging of PCM in a horizontal cylindrical thermal storage, Thermal Science, 2018. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI170709239S.
  • Senthil R. Enhancement of heat absorption of parabolic dish solar receiver using tapered surface cavities. JP J Heat Mass Transf 2018;15(2):181-193.
  • Senthil R, Sundaram P. Effective utilization of parabolic dish solar collectors for the heating and thermo-electric power generation. Int J Mech Eng Technol 2018; 9(2): 657-662.
  • Senthil R, Araavind S, Ghosh N. Optimization techniques for solar photovoltaic-wind turbine hybrid energy systems. Int J Mech Eng Technol 2018;9(1):646-654.
  • Senthil R, Gupta M, Makda S. The synthesis and production challenges of quantum dot based solar cells. Int J Mech Eng Technol 2018;9(3):236-244.
  • Senthil R, Sundaram P, Manish Kumar, Experimental investigation on packed bed thermal energy storage using paraffin wax for concentrated solar collector. Materials Today: Proceedings; 2018. 5(2), 8916-8922
  • K. Barkavi and R. Senthil, Power Management of Thermoelectric Generator in a Parabolic Dish Solar Collector, International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Technology, 9(6), 2018, pp. 849–855.
  • Senthil R, Cheralathan M. Effect of non-uniform temperature distribution on surface absorption receiver in parabolic dish solar concentrator. Therm Sci 2017;21(5):2011-2019.
  • Senthil R. Recent developments in the design of high temperature solar receivers. Int J Mech Eng Technol 2017;8(8):1223-1228.
  • Senthil R, Cheralathan M. Effect of the phase change material in a solar receiver on thermal performance of parabolic dish collector. Therm Sci 2017; 21(6): 2803-2812.
  • Senthil R, Prabhu S, Cheralathan M. Effect of heat transfer fluid input parameters on thermal output of parabolic dish solar receiver using design of experiment techniques. Int J Mech Eng Technol 2017;8(8):1148-1156.
  • Senthil R, Sundaram P. Effect of phase change materials for thermal management of buildings. Int J Civ Eng Technol 2017;8(9):761-767.
  • Senthil R, Rath C, Gupta M. Enhancement of uniform temperature distribution on the concentrated solar receiver with integrated phase change material. Int J Mech Eng Technol 2017;8(9):315-320.
  • Senthil R, Gupta M, Rath C. Parametric analysis of a concentrated solar receiver with Scheffler reflector. Int J Mech Prod Eng Res Dev 2017;7(5):261-268.
  • Senthil R, Cheralathan M. Simultaneous testing of a parabolic dish concentrated PCM and non-PCM solar receiver. Int J Mech Prod Eng Res Dev 2017;7(6):79-85.
  • Senthil R, Nishanth AP. Optical and thermal performance analysis of solar parabolic concentrator. Int J Mech Prod Eng Res Dev 2017;7(5):367-374.
  • R. Senthil, Mukund Gupta, Chinmay Rath. Effect of fin spacing on forced convection heat transfer through the parabolic dish solar receiver, Journal of Industrial Pollution Control, 33(2), 2017, pp. 1693-1698.
  • Senthil R, Muthuveeran M, Harish SM, Kumar NR. Experimental investigation on a pcm integrated concentrated solar receiver for hot water generation. Int J Mech Eng Technol 2017;8(9):391-398.
  • Senthil R, Senguttuvan P, Thyagarajan K. Experimental study on a cascaded pcm storage receiver for parabolic dish collector. Int J Mech Eng Technol 2017;8(11):910-917.
  • Senthil R, Thyagarajan K, Senguttuvan P. Experimental study of a parabolic dish concentrated cylindrical cavity receiver with PCM. Int J Mech Eng Technol 2017;8(11):850-856.
  • R. Senthil, Manish Kumar, Avinash Vaishya, Study on thermal performance of PCM integrated concentrated solar absorber, Journal of Industrial Pollution Control, 33(2), 2017, pp 1689-1692.
  • R. Senthil, P. Sundaram, Manish Kumar and Avinash Vaishya, “Effect of integrated phase change material on thermal performance of the point focus concentrated solar receiver”, International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, 114 (12), 2017, pp. 135-143.
  • Senthil R, Araavind S, Vigneshwar K, Athreya AS. Optical and thermal analysis of concentrated solar thermal collectors: A Review. Int J Mech Eng Technol 2017; 8(12): 760-766.
  • Senthil R, Subramanian M, Sundaram P. CFD simulation of phase change material in a concentric thermal storage. J Adv Res Dyn Control Syst 2017; 9(3): 126-131.
  • Senthil R, Sundaram P. Recent trends in the carbon capture and storage technologies. Int J Civ Eng Technol 2017;8(10):885-891.
  • R. Senthil and B. Udhayakumar, Melting of PCM by elliptical and circular fins in the cylindrical thermal energy storage, Journal of Industrial Pollution Control, 33(2), 2017, pp 1663-1666.
  • Praveena V, Senthil R, Kumar P. Optimization of lift to drag ratio in a horizontal axis wind turbine blade profile using CFD. J Chem Pharm Sci 2016;9(4):3076-3078.
  • Thavamani J, Senthil R, Kasiraman G, Ramakrishna C. Synthesizing and characterization of Perovskite solar cells from recycled car batteries. J Chem Pharm Sci 2016;9(1):669-672.
  • Senthil R, Cheralathan M. Natural heat transfer enhancement methods in phase change material based thermal energy storage. Int J ChemTech Res 2016;9(5):563-570.
  • Senthil R, Cheralathan M. Enhancement of heat absorption rate of direct absorption solar collector using graphite nanofluid. Int J ChemTech Res 2016;9(9):303-308.

International conferences

  • Senthil Kumar.R and Jayavel.S, ‘‘Optimizing the Orientation and Geometries of Electronic Components for Effective Heat Transfer ’’ IEEE Sponsored-International Conference on Recent Advances in Mechanical Engineering and Interdisciplinary Developments [ICRAMID - 2014] at Ponjesly College of Engineering,Nagercoil during March 7th & 8th 2014,Paper ID - Icramid_227.
  • Senthil Kumar.R and Jayavel.S, ‘‘Heat transfer enhancement using triangular aluminium fins coated with carbon Nano tubes ’’ 6th International Conference on Theoretical, Applied, Computational and Experimental Mechanices [ICTACEM 2014] at IIT Kharagpur during December 29 - 31, 2014, Paper ID – ICTACEM – 334.
  • Sathish Kumar.S, Senthil Kumar.R and Jayavel.S, ‘‘Numerical investigation of forced convective cooling of electronic components ’’  The 22nd National and 11th  International ISHMT-ASME Heat and Mass Transfer Conference at IIT Kharagpur during 28th to 31st December 2013, Paper ID – HMTC1300403.

National conferences

  • Sathish Kumar.S, Senthil Kumar.R and Jayavel.S, ‘‘Computation of flow past various cylinder geometries,’’ Indian Conference on Applied Mechanics (INCAM 2013) at IIT Madras during 4th to 6th July 2013,Paper ID – FM40.
  • Senthil Kumar.R and Jayavel.S, ‘‘Numerical investigation of flow around circular cylinder’’  The 40th National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power(FMFP 2013) at NIT Hamirpure during 12th to 14th  December 2013, Paper ID – FMFP2013-41.

Courses

  • Engineering drawing and graphics
  • Thermal engineering
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Power plant engineering
  • Refrigeration and Air conditioning
  • Heat and Mass transfer
  • Renewable sources of energy
  • Design Realization Practice
  • Thermal Engineering Practice
  • Materials & Mechanics Practice
  • Measurement & Data Analysis Practice
  • Basic Mechanical Engineering Practice
  • Strength of Materials Practice

Phone Number: 044-27417863>
Email: senthilkumar.r@ktr.srmuniv.ac.in