This programme aims at necessary analytical and technical competence in various aspects of Thermal Power Engineering. Thermal Power plants have an increasingly dominant role to play in the vital power generation sector.
AICTE has granted permission to start M.Tech course in Thermal Power Engineering under the department of Mechanical Engineering from the academic year 2013 – 14 with an intake of 18 students. The course is affiliated to VTU, Belgaum. Students having Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering / Industrial Production Engineering / Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent degree; AMIE in appropriate branch can join this P G Program.
The stream of specialization of Thermal Engineering offers courses related to theory and applications of thermal engineering. The Thermal Engineering course lays emphasis on real- time applications of fluid flow, Heat Transfer in thermal energy systems, refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems, I. C Engines and non- conventional energy resources. The core courses are designed to provide the students the required base for undertaking specialized electives and the project in the fields of heat transfer, Fluid Dynamics, Thermal Design and development of various components. The lab activities are designed in consultation with industries and research activities.
Recent papers by Staff Members:
|1. Dr. V V Katti||1 B.R. Hosamani, V.V. Katti, Experimental analysis of combustion characteristics of CI DI VCR engine using mixture of two bio diesel, Engineering Science and Technology, an International Journal xxx (2018) xxx–xxx
2 Mahesh R. Ingalagia, Vadiraj V. Katti , Flow characteristics of air in square ductusing delta wing vortex generators. Recent trends in Engineering and Material Sciences,Perspectives in Science (2016) 8, 298—3003 C.R. Hiremath, Ravikiran Kadoli, V.V. Katti,Experimental and theoretical study on dehumidification potential of clay -additives based CaCl2 composite desiccants, Applied Thermal Engineering,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2017.09.127
4 Vadiraj Katti, S. Sudheer, S.V. Prabhu Pressure distribution on a semi-circular concave surface impinged by a single row of circular jets, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 46 (2013) 162–174
|2. Dr. A H Mishrikoti||
|3. Dr. K S Pujari||
|4. Dr. Vijaykumar Hindasageri|| 1Simultaneous estimation of heat transfer coefficient and reference temperature from impinging flame jets AR Kadam, SV Prabhu, V Hindasageri, International Journal of Thermal Sciences 131, 48-57
2 Axis switching in impinging premixed methane-air flame jets V Hindasageri, P Kuntikana, AR Tajik, RP Vedula, SV Prabhu Applied Thermal Engineering 107, 144-153
3 Local heat transfer distribution on a flat plate impinged by a swirling jet generated by a twisted tape SS Kumar, V Hindasageri, SV Prabhu International Journal of Thermal Sciences 111, 351-368
4 Influence of mixed convection in an exponentially decreasing external flow velocity PM Patil, HS Ramane, S Roy, V Hindasageri, E Momoniat International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 104, 392-399
5 Heat transfer distribution of impinging flame and air jets–a comparative study AR Kadam, AR Tajik, V Hindasageri Applied Thermal Engineering 92, 42-49
Research Lab is well equipped with modern innovative equipment like:
The Thermal Imager (FLUKE TI- 400) measures the temperature from 20oC to 1200oC by identifying the long wave radiation.
The ELGI (E07En)”Screw Air Compressor” provides compressed air system to the laboratory to carry out the projects.
The regulator DC power supply servers the purpose of supplying uniform heat flux to test surface
Variable compression ratio petrol engine test rig with swinging field DC generator
IC Engine Model