Assistant Professor

Dr. Surfarazhussain S. Halkarni

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Interests

  1. Experimental Heat transfer and Fluid Dynamics
  2. Transport in Porous media, Heat Transfer Enhancement
  3. Convective Heat Transfer, Infrared Thermography, Thermal Energy Storage

Education

2006

Visvesvaraya Technological University (V.T.U)
India
Bachelors

2010

Visvesvaraya Technological University (V.T.U)
India
Masters

2018

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)
India
Ph.D.

Experience

  • Jan to May 2018, Senior Teaching Assistant | Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad, India (mentored by IIT Bombay)
  • Mar 2011 to Dec 2012, Assistant Professor | BVBCET, Hubli, India
  • July 2009 to June 2010, Research Intern (during M. Tech) | Computational and Theoretical Fluid Dynamics (CTFD) division, National Aerospace Laboratories, Bengaluru
  • Feb 2007 to May 2008, Graduate Engineer Trainee | Siemens VDO Automotive AG (presently Continental AG) R&D department, Bengaluru, India

Research Interest

  • Experimental investigation of Heat transfer and Fluid flow in Monodisperse and Bi-disperse Porous media.
  • Experimental study of Heat Transfer Enhancement using IR(Infra-Red) thermography technique in Porous media packed channels with fluid flows having higher Prandtl number.
  • Thermal Energy Storage (T.E.S) capability of channels with randomly packed particles and comparison with analytical solutions.
  • Experimental study of Fluid flow characteristics of Monodisperse Porous media.
  • Further intending to explore Granular flows, Understanding biological flows using the Porous media approach, Cooling of electronics equipment (passive methods) and Turbulent flows.
  • I am also interested to explore the application of CFD methods for getting insights on flow fields inside the porous media using commercially available / open source codes such as FLUENT / OPENFOAM etc. leading to numerical validation of the experimentally obtained results.

Awards & Fellowships

  • 2013 to 2018 – Institute fellowship for Doctoral studies at IIT Bombay – MHRD, Govt. of India
  • 2017 – Second prize for best Research Poster presentation at INTERPORE (International Porous Media): Flow and Transport in Porous Medias Symposium, IIT Delhi - INTERPORE
  • 2009 – Sixth prize in quiz of “The High Flyer” a newsletter for engineering professionals, EADS (European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company N. V)
  • 2008 – Completed basics of German language course with 3rd highest score – Siemens VDO Automotive AG
  • 2007 – Received “Kalpana-Best suggestion award” – Siemens VDO Automotive AG
  • 2007– Successfully completed CCE-PROFICIENCE course “Innovative Product Development & Design Methods” –  Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore
  • 2006 – Received best final year project award in B.E for academic project- “Design and development of Seed Dibbler” – Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Engineering & Technology (SDM C.E.T) Alumni Association, Dharwad, Karnataka, India

Publications

Journals (International peer reviewed journals)

  • Influence of inserts on pressure drop distribution in randomly packed beds with uniform sized spheres – Halkarni S. S, Sridharan A., Prabhu S. V –  Experimental Thermal and Fluid Sciences, Vol. 74, pp.181-194, (2016)
  • Estimation of volumetric heat transfer coefficient in randomly packed beds of uniform sized spheres with water as working medium – Halkarni S. S, Sridharan A., Prabhu S. V –  International Journal of Thermal Sciences, Vol. 110, pp. 340-355, (2016)
  • Measurement of local wall heat transfer coefficient in randomly packed beds of uniform sized spheres using Infrared(IR)thermography and water as working medium – Halkarni S. S, Sridharan A., Prabhu S. V – Applied Thermal Engineering, 126, pp. 358-378, (2017)
  • Experimental investigation of effect random packing of uniform sized spheres inside concentric tube heat exchangers on heat transfer coefficient using water as working medium – Halkarni S. S, Sridharan A., Prabhu S. V  – International Journal of Thermal Sciences, (Article in press: org/10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2018.05.023), (2018)
Two articles are under review in reputed peer reviewed journals and three articles are under preparation which will be submitted soon to international peer reviewed journals.

International Conference Papers (Peer reviewed)

  • Effect of inserts on pressure drop in packed bed of spheres - Halkarni S. S, Sridharan A., Prabhu S. V - 5th International and 41st National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, IIT Kanpur, (2014). (Presented)
  • Measurement of volumetric heat transfer coefficient for water flow in packed bed of stainless steel spheres - Halkarni S. S, Sridharan A., Prabhu S. V - 1st International and 23rd National ISHMT-ASTFE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, ISRO Trivandrum, (2015). (Presented)
  • Investigation of pressure drop for flow through packed beds of spheres in converging and diverging ducts - Halkarni S. S, Bansod N, Agarwal C, Kumawat S, Sisodia V, Sridharan A., Prabhu S. V - 1st International and 23rd National ISHMT-ASTFE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, ISRO Trivandrum, (2015), (Presented)
  • Influence of Cone Angles on Pressure Drop in Packed Beds with Uniformed Sized Spheres in Converging and Diverging ducts - Jondhale R, Halkarni S. S, Raykar N.R, Sridharan A, Prabhu S. V - 6th International and 43rd National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, MNNIT Allahabad, (2016). (Accepted)
  • Investigation of fluid flow and Heat transfer characteristics in a simple porous media (Randomly packed bed of spheres) - Halkarni S. S, Sridharan A., Prabhu S. V - INTERPORE: Flow and Transport in Porous Media Symposium, International Porous Media Society, IIT Delhi, (2017), (Presented)
  • Estimation of Heat Transfer Coefficient in Concentric Tube Heat Exchangers with Random Packing of Spheres Inside Both Pipes - Halkarni S. S, Sridharan A., Prabhu S. V - 2nd International and 24th National ISHMT-ASTFE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, BITS Pilani Hyderabad campus, (IHMTC-2017), (2017), (Accepted)

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