DR. SRINIVASA RAO S

Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering

National Institute of Technology, Warangal - 506004, Telangana, INDIA

: sneni@nitw.ac.in

: 08702462336

Interests:



1.    Educational Qualifications

Degree

Specialization

University/Institute

Year

Ph. D.

Thermal Engineering

(Summary of Doctoral Research Work is given in Annexure-I)

IIT, Bombay

2002

M. Tech.

Heat Power Engineering

JNTU College of Engineering, Anantapur (A.P.)

1988

B. Tech.

Mechanical Engineering

JNTU College of Engineering, Kakinada (A.P.)

1984

 

2.    Professional Experience

A) Teaching

Designation

Organization

Period

From

To

Professor

NIT,WARANGAL

16.01.2008

Till date

Assistant Professor

NIT,WARANGAL

16.06.2002

15.01.2208

Lecturer

NIT,WARANGAL

05.06.1992

15.06.2002

Lecturer

KITS, WARANGAL

22.09.1988

04.06.1992

B) Industry

Designation

Organization

Period

From

To

Engineer

Bharat Industrial Works, Vizag

01.10.1984

15.10.1985

 

3.    Guidance

B. Tech.: 11 Nos.

M. Tech.: 07 Nos.

Ph. D.: 02Nos.- (Awarded), Nil-(Thesis Submitted), 03 Nos.- (In progress) (Annexure IV)

 

4.    Areas of Research:

    1. Two-phase flow
    2. I.C.Engines
    3. Experimental Heat Transfer
    4. Solar Energy

 

 

5.    Research Publications

Journals

International (Annexure V)

06

National (Annexure VI)

01

Conferences

International (Annexure VII)

05

National (Annexure VIII)

05

 

6.    Books/Chapters Authored

S. No

Title

Publisher

ISBN No. &Year

1

NIL

 

 

 

7.    Projects Executed

Sponsored Research Projects: 03 Nos. (Annexure IX)

Consultancy Projects: 01 Nos. (Annexure X)

 

8.    Patents

Patent

Title

Reference

Indian

NIL

 

US

NIL

 

 

 

 

 

9.    Contributions in Teaching

  1. Curriculum framing of M.Tech. (Thermal Engineering) and B.Tech (Thermal Engineering Subjects)
  2. Preparation of Thermal Engineering laboratory manual
  3. Dual Fuel Engine Test Rig in the IC Engine Lab
  4. Developed IC Engine Simulation Lab with Converge software
  5. Developed Steam lab with Boiler, Turbine and Nozzle Experiments
  6. Developed R&AC Lab with Experimental set-ups

 

 

10. Courses Handled

U.G. Theory

U. G. Laboratory

  1. Basic Mechanical Engineering
  2. Thermodynamics
  3. Turbomachines
  4. IC Engines
  5. Heat Transfer
  6. Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning
  7. Engineering Graphics

 

  1. Heat Transfer & Fuels Lab
  2. IC Engines & Turbomachines Lab
  3. Engineering Graphics Lab

 

P.G. Theory

P. G. Laboratory

  1. Incompressible and Compressible Flows
  2. Measurements in Thermal Engineering
  3. Gas Turbines

 

  1. Thermal Engineering lab

 

 

11. Additional Responsibilities

Department Level

  1. I/c of Thermal Engineering laboratory from 2000 to 2004
  2. Staff Advisor of MEA -1995-1997
  3. Time-Table In-charge, 1194-1996
  4. Head, Thermal Engineering Section from 2012 to till date.

 

 

Institute Level

  1. In-charge, Motor Transport Section from 2004 to 2010
  1. Hostel warden from 2006 to 2007
  2. Associate Dean (Academic) 2007-2008
  3. Coordinator, TEQIP Phase- I from 2008 to 2010
  4. Professor In-charge, Training & Placement Section, 2010-2012
  5. Head, Biotechnology Department, January 2013 to June, 2013
  6. Dean (Student Welfare) from July 2013 to till date

 

12. Conferences/STTP/ Seminars/Workshops/Training Programmes Organized

S. No

Topic

Funding Agency

Period

1

Advanced Computational Methods in Thermal Engineering

ISTE

Two Weeks 15th Dec, 2002 to 30th Dec, 2002

2

Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning Mechanics training

TEQIP

February 18 €“March 01, 2006

3

Recent trends in Mechanical Engineering

NIT, Warangal

September, 30, 2002

4

Alternate Fuels for IC Engines

NIT, Warangal

March31, 2003

5

Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning Mechanics training

DST, GOI, MEGSAT

July 28-August18, 1994

 

13. Conferences/STTP/ Seminars/Workshops/Training Programmes Attended

S. No

Topic

Institute

Period

1

NMEICT workshop on €œEngineering Thermodynamics€

NIT, WARANGAL

December11-21, 2012

2

Management Capacity Development Training Programme

MDI, GURUGAON

December1-6, 2008

3

CAD of Thermal Systems

IIT, Kanpur

July 14-19, 2003

4

Management Insight for Faculty Members

NIT, Warangal

July 3-7, 2006

5

Train the Trainer Programme by Autodesk India Pvt. Ltd.

NIT, Warangal

May 2-4, 2007

6

Computational Fluid Dynamics

NIT, Warangal

January 15-19, 2007

7

Quality Engineering in Manufacturing

NIT, Warangal

March 22-April 2, 2004

8

Advanced Computational Methods in Thermal Engineering

NIT, Warangal

15-27, December, 2003

9

Intelligent Machines

REC, Warangal

December 31- January 12, 2002

10

Total Quality Management

REC, Warangal

May 29- June09, 1995

11

Biomass gasifier Technology-Recent Trends in Processes and Applications

Energy Research Centre, Thiruvananthapuram

October21, 1994

12

Microprocessor Applications in Mechanical Engineering

REC, Warangal

May 23 €“June 03, 1994

13

Co-generation and Waste Heat Recovery

Anna University, Madras

December5 -18, 1993

14

Computer Aided Process Planning

REC, Warangal

May 24-June 04, 1993

15

Recent Advances in Combustion Science &Technology

IIT, Madras

November30- December11, 1992

 

14. Expert Lectures Delivered at Various STTP/FDP/Seminars/Workshops

S. No

Topic

Institute

Period

1

Design and Development of a 100 kW Biomass Gasifier

JNTU, Kakinada

2007, May 15

 

15. Honors/Awards

1.Received Best Paper Award for the Paper entitled, €œTwo-Phase Annular  Flow- A Phenomenological Model€ by S.Srinivasa Rao and Kannan Iyer, in FMFP National Conference held at FCRI, Palghat in 2000.

 16. Countries visited  -Nil-

17. Memberships in Professional Bodies

1.Life Member of Indian Society for Technical Education (MISTE) €“ LM-9588

 

18. Reviewer of Journals: Mention names of journals

 

19. Any other Information - NIL

 

20. Future Plans

  1. Next 3 Years: To publish 03 No. of International Journals
  2. Next 5 Years: To venture into new areas like Renewable Energy Sources

 

 

Place: Warangal                                                                             

Date: 28-06-2013                                                                                                     Signature

 

 

Annexure-I: Summary of Doctoral Research Work (Ph.D.)

Title:    Characterisation of Two-Phase Pressure Drop

and Heat Transfer in a Horizontal Annulus

 

SUMMARY

 

            Study of two-phase flow is important in a number of industrial applications such as  nuclear reactors, steam power plants and in refrigeration and air-conditioning appliances. The study of two-phase flow in an Indian Pressurised Heavy Water Reactor (PHWR) under Loss of Coolant Accident (LOCA) conditions is the motivation for this project. During the LOCA, the reactor experiences a series of transients having a range of heat flux and mass flux conditions. Low heat flux and low mass flux conditions will be seen in the latter part of LOCA. A survey of the open literature revealed that there is limited data on two-phase pressure drop and heat transfer at low heat flux and low mass flux conditions. Similarly, the accuracy of the existing pressure drop and heat transfer correlations is not thoroughly assessed in this range of parameters. Thus, the present work is related to the characterisation of flow boiling in a horizontal annulus. The basic objective of the present investigation is to generate data on flow patterns, pressure drop and heat transfer at low heat flux and low mass flux, in a horizontal annulus under flow boiling with subcooled inlet conditions. The second objective is to assess the predictive accuracy of the existing pressure drop and heat transfer correlations in the present range by comparing them with the experimental data and finally to unify the data by developing correlations. An experimental set-up was designed, fabricated and commissioned to accomplish the above objectives. The experimental set-up consists of a horizontal test section, simulating in full scale a pressure tube of the 220 MWe Indian PHWR channel. The fuel rods are simulated by an electric heater. The heater is energised by a high current, low voltage power supply to generate a maximum of 60 kW heat. Two-phase flow experiments were conducted in three phases to accomplish the objectives set forth. In the first phase of experimentation, adiabatic air-water experiments were carried out in a transparent test section with the objectives of identifying flow patterns and obtaining flow pattern specific pressure drop data. In the second phase of experimentation, flow boiling experiments were conducted in a transparent test section so that flow patterns could be visualized and flow pattern transition criteria could be developed besides obtaining pressure drop and heat transfer data. In the third phase of experimentation, flow boiling experiments were conducted in a stainless steel test section so that pressure drop and heat transfer data could be obtained upto 6.0 bar pressure.

Based on the experimental data, a new flow pattern delineation phenomenon has been developed. A new phenomenological has been developed to predict two-phase pressure drop and void fraction. Finally unified models have been developed to predict two-phase pressure drop and heat transfer in flow boiling with subcooled inlet conditions.

 

 

Annexure-II: B. Tech. Theses guided

S. No.

Name of student

Title of thesis

Academic Year

1

Mr. B.Ravi Kishore,  Mr. H.Veeresh and Mr. B.Goutham

Performance and Emission Characteristics of Diesel engine using biodiesel blends

2013

2

Mr. P.Vinay, Mr. PVRD Prasad, DVV Mohanti and Mr. P.Chaitanya

Analysis of Combined Cycle Power Plant

2012

3

Miss S. Rohini, Mr. K.B.V.R.  Pradeep and Mr. S, Manickam

Analysis of Combined Cycle using Kalina Cycle as bottoming Cycle

2010

4

Mr. Ankur Pandey, Mr. A.Ananda Srinivas and Mr. Sumit garg

Process Optimization of Combined Cycle Power Plant adopting Exergy Analysis

2009

5

Mr. J.J.Jose, Mr. Prashant Tiwari, Mr. Suraj M and Mr. Sumit Parsan

Design and Development of a Low cost, low power can Stirling engine

2008

6

Miss G.Rani, Miss R.Rashmi and Mr.Rajeev kumar

Numerical Solution of Conduction Heat transfer Problems using FDM

2006

7

Mr. A.Sudheer raju

A software project on Heat transfer Analysis using FEM approach

2002

8

Mr. K.Ramesh, Mr. k.Chandra Sekhar and Mr. K.Kiran Kumar

Experimental determination of Adiabatic Natural Circulation two-phase flow in closed loop

2002

9

Mr. V.Ramesh Babu, Miss P.Rajeswari and Miss K.Shravanthi

Characterisation of two-phase pressure drop in a horizontal pipe

2002

10

Mr. D.Luther Paul, Mr. A.Yadagiri, Mr. S. Pavan Kumar, Mr. G.Madhusudana Raju and Mr.S. Venkata Reddy

Design, Fabrication and Performance Evaluation of Fluidized Bed-combustor

1996

11

Mr. P. Krishnanjaneyulu, Mr. K.Ranadheer, Mr. T. Srinivasulu, Mr. S.Lakshmana Raju and Mr. G.RamSingh

Performance Charactoeristic of Jatropha run CI Engine

1995

 

Annexure-III: M. Tech. Theses guided

S. No.

Name of student

Title of thesis

Academic Year

1

Miss. Sthitapragnyanandi, 113715

Numerical Study of Fluid Dynamics and Heat transfer in automobile Radiator using Nano fluids

2013

2

Mr. K. Mr.Anada Gupta, ME103001

Energy, Exergy and Thermoeconomic Analysis of Combined Cycle

2012

3

Mr. B.Srinivasa Reddy, ME083016

Analysis of  Combined Cycle using Kalina Cycle as Bottoming Cycle

2010

4

Mr. B.Anajaih, ME083003

Optimization of Combined Cycle Power Plant with Exergy Analysis

2010

5

Mr. K.Nagaraju,200406

Design of Lubrication System for Twin Cylinder Engine

2006

6

Mr. Ch. Lavanya, 200415

Design Methodology for a solid Rocket Motor considering Tehrmo-structural Loads

2006

7

MrJ.Mahesh,

Effect of Pitching in variation on the performance of Axial Flow Fan

1996

Annexure-IV: Ph.D.s guided

S. No.

Name of the Candidate

Thesis title

Status

(Ongoing /Completed)

Guide (s)

1

Dr. T.Krishnaih

MODELING AND SIMULATION OF SOLAR PARABOLOID DISH POWER GENERATING SYSTEM

2010 (Completed)

Dr. K.MadhuMurthy and Dr.S.Srinivasa Rao

2

Dr. P.Ravi Kumar

HEAT TRANSFER STUDIES IN DIESEL ENGINES

2007 (Completed)

Dr. J.E.B.Nelson and Dr.S.Srinivasa Rao

3.

Mr. A.T.Autee

EXPERIMETNAL INVESTIGATION ON PRESSURE DROP FOR ADIABATIC AIR-WATER TWO-PHASE FLOW IN SMALL DIAMETER TUBES AND BENDS

2013 (Synopsis submitted)

Dr. S.Srinivasa Rao and Dr. P.Ravi Kumar

4.

Mr. H. M. Dharmadhikari

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF COMPRESSION IGNITION ENGINE FUELED WITH BLENDS OF DIESEL AND BIODIESEL

2013 (Synopsis submitted)

Dr. P.Ravi Kumar  and Dr. S.Srinivasa Rao

5.

Mr. T. Prabhakara Rao

IC ENGINES

2013 (Registered)

Dr. S.Srinivasa Rao and Dr. V.R.K.Raju

 

Annexure-V: International Journals

S. No.

Author (s) in the same sequence as it appears in journal

Title of paper

Name of Journal

Year, Vol. (Issue), Pages

Impact factor/ SCI/Scopus

1

T.Krishnaiah, S.Srinivasa Rao, K.Madhumurthy and K.S.Reddy

Neural Networks Approach for Modelling Global Solar Radiation

Journal of Applied Sciences Research

3(10):1105-1111, 2007

1.5

2

T.Krishnaiah, S.Srinivasa Rao, K.Madhumurthy and K.S.Reddy

Modelling and Simulation of a Gamma Type Stirling Engine Powered by a Solar Parabolic Dish Collector

European Journal of Scientific Research

ISSN 1450-216XV Vol. No. 1 (2008)

 

1.3

3

T.Krishnaiah, S.Srinivasa Rao and K.Madhumurthy

Solar Stirling Dish Power Generation Atlas of India

International Journal of Sustainable Energy

Vol. X, No. X, Month 200X, 000-000 ( Article Type: Research Note)

 

1.06

4

T.Krishnaiah, S.Srinivasa Rao and K.Madhumurthy

Life Cycle Cost Analysis of Solar Stirling Dish Power Generating System

Energy Sources

Part B 7:131-139 (2012).

 

1.5

5

Autee A.T., Srinivasa Rao S., Ravi Kumar P. and Srivastava A.K.

  1. Two-Pha

se Pressure Drop Calculations in Small Diameter Inclined Tubes

International Journal of Engineering and Technology

Vol. 3, 2012, PP 163-181.

 

1.7

6

Autee A.T., Srinivasa Rao S., Ravi Kumar P. and Srivastava A.K.

Experimental Study on Two-Phase Pressure Drop of Air-Water in Small Diameter Tubes at Horizontal Orientation

Thermal Science

2012

1.4

 

 

 

Annexure-VI: National Journals

S. No.

Author (s) in the same sequence as it appears in journal

Title of paper

Name of Journal

Year, Vol. (Issue), Pages

1

P.Ravi Kumar, P.N.Srinivas, J.E.B. Nelson and S.Srinivasa Rao

Experimental Studies on Energy Appropriation in a single cylinder Diesel Engine

Institute of Engineers (India)- Journal

July 2004, Vol 85.

 

Annexure-VII: International Conferences

S. No.

Author (s) in the same sequence as it appears in proceedings

Title of paper

Name of Conference and held at

Year, Pages

1

T.Krishnaiah, S.Srinivasa Rao and K.Madhumurthy

Numerical Investigation of Combined Radiation and Natural Convection Heat Loss in a Solar Cavity Receiver

International Conference on Issues and Challenges in Energy Conversion and Management, IT BHU, VARANASI, INDIA

December 18-20, 2009

2

T.Krishnaiah, S.Srinivasa Rao, K. MadhuMurthy and K.S.Reddy

Solar Global Radiation Predictions for India using ANN Model

SOLARIS-2007, New Delhi

2007

3

S.Srinivasa Rao and Kannan Iyer

Convective Boiling in a Horizontal Annulus

ASME-ISHT, IAT, Pune

2000

4

S.Srinivasa Rao, P.Reddeppa and Kannan Iyer

Adiabatic Natural Circulation in a Closed Loop

EUROTHERM-Seminar No. 63, Genoa, Italy

1999

5

S.Srinivasa Rao,P.Ravi Kumar, P.Ramamohan and T.L.S.Rao

Performance Evaluation of Wood Gasifier and Wood Gas Diesel Genset

Advances in Alternative and Renewable Energy (ISAAE-1997), University of Technologi, Malasiya

1997

 

Annexure-VIII: National Conferences

S. No.

Author (s) in the same sequence as it appears in proceedings

Title of paper

Name of Conference and held at

Year, Pages

1

T.Srinivasa Rao, K.Madhu Murthy and S.Srinivasa Rao

Characterisation of Two-Phase flow in a Horizontal Pipe

ISTAM, A.U., Visakhapatanam

January 2007

2

S.Srinivasa Rao and Kannan Iyer

Two

-       Phase Annular  Flow- A Phenomenological Model

FMFP- FCRI, Palghat

2000

(Best Paper Award**)

3

S.Srinivasa Rao, P.Reddeppa and Kannan Iyer

A Pressure Drop Correlation for diabatic Two-Phase Flow in a Horizontal Annulus

FMFP-IIT, Kharagpur

1999

4

S.Srinivasa Rao, P.Ramamohan and T.L.S.Rao

Jatrpoha oil as an Alternative Fuel for diesel Engines

Alternative and Renewable Technologies, OU. Hyderabad

1997

5

S.Srinivasa Rao, B.Ravi and  P.Ramamohan

Dual Fuel Performance of a CI Engine with Methanol and Jatropha Oil

Alternative and Renewable Technologies, OU. Hyderabad

1997

 

 

 

Annexure-IX: Sponsored Research Projects

S. No.

Project Title

Funding Agency

Amount

(Rs. Lakh)

Status (Ongoing/Completed)

Investigator (s)

1

Centre for Sustainable Energy Studies

TEQIP-II

Rs. 5.00 crore

March 2013 (ongoing)

Prof. AVN Rao,

Prof. S.Srinivasa Rao, Prof. N.Subramanyam and others  (Total- 13 Investigators)

2

Fluidized Bed Combustion of Agro-Wastes

MHRD, GOI, New Delhi

Rs. 18.00 lakhs

 

June 2009(Completed)

Prof. G.Venkata Reddy and Dr. S.Srinivasa Rao

 

Characteisation of TIM based Advanced Glazings for Energy Efficiency in Agriculture, Building and Industrial Sectors

MHRD, GOI, New Delhi

Rs. 12.00 lakhs

 

June 2006 (Completed)

Dr. K.Srinivasa Reddy, Mr. G.R.K.Gupta and Dr. S.Srinivasa Rao

 

Performance Evaluation of Eco-Friendly Refrigerants

MHRD, GOI, New Delhi

Rs. 8.00 lakhs

 

June 2004 (Completed)

Dr. J.E.B.Nelson and Dr. S.Srinivasa Rao

 

 

 

 

 

Annexure-X: Consultancy Projects

S. No.

Project Title

Funding Agency

Amount

(Rs. Lakh)

Status (Ongoing/Completed)

Investigator (s)

1

Performance Evaluation of Wood-Gasifiers,

 

M/s. AEW, TANUKU, (A.P.)

Rs. 1.00 Lakh

1996(Completed)

Prof. T.L.S.Rao, Dr. P.ramMohan and Mr. S.Srinivasa Rao