Research Projects

Funded Projects

Project title
 Convective heat transfer enhancement from heated bluff bodies utilising nanofluids 
Principal Investigator  Dr. Shanmugam Dhinakaran
Co-Principal Investigator  None
Funding Agency  Science and Engineering Research Board (Fast Track Scheme), DST, Govt. of India
Amount  NR 22,40,000
Date  July 2013 - June 2016
Status  Completed
   
Project title  Heat transfer from a porous bluff body to a fluid stream
Principal Investigator  Dr. Shanmugam Dhinakaran
Co-Principal Investigator  None
Funding Agency  Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
Amount  INR 3,55,000
Date  January 2014 - December 2016
Status  Completed
   


Funded GIAN Proposals

Course Title               Advanced Introduction to Finite Volume Methods in CFD with OpenFOAM
Instructor Prof. Marwan Darwish, Dept. of Mech. Engg., American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Coordinator Dr. Shanmugam Dhinakaran
Dates September 5 - 9, 2016
Amount Funded 8000 USD
   
Course Title Advances & Opportunities in Passive Micro & Miniature Technologies for Energy & Thermal Systems
Instructor Prof. Amir Faghri, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Connecticut, USA
Coordinator Dr. Shanmugam Dhinakaran 
Dates January 9 - 13, 2017
Amount Funded 8000 USD
   
Course Title Flow, Heat & Mass Transfer through Porous Media & Critical Thermal issues in 3D Chips
Instructor Prof. Kambiz Vafai, Dept. of Mechanical Engg., University of California (Riverside), USA
Coordinator Dr. Shanmugam Dhinakaran
Amount Funded 8000 USD
   
Course Title Porous and Granular Materials: Applications in Modern Science and Technology
Instructor Prof. Arzhang Khalili, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Germany
Coordinator Dr. Shanmugam Dhinakaran
Amount Funded 12000 USD
   
Course Title Energy, Education and Innovation
Instructor Prof. Yunus A Cengel, University of Nevada, USA
Coordinator Dr. Shanmugam Dhinakaran
Dates March 12 - 16, 2018
   
Course Title Advanced Combustion Modelling with Computational Fluid Dynamics 
Instructor Prof. Weeratunga Malalasekara, University of Loughborough, UK
Coordinator Dr Shanmugam Dhinakaran
Dates April 8-12, 2019
Amount funded 8000 USD
   
Course Title Lattice Boltzmann methods for multiphase and multicomponent flows
Instructor Prof. A.A. Mohamad, University of Calgary, Canada
Coordinator Dr Shanmugam Dhinakaran
Dates Aug 5-16, 2019
Amount Funded 12000 USD