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Gupta, Akhilesh
Gupta, Akhilesh Professor akhilfme[at]iitr.ac.in 91 - 1332 - 285613
Areas of Interest
  • Heat Transfer, Solar Energy, Refgn. & A/C, Energy Management, Fire Engineering, Boiling and Condensation, Solar Air and Water Heater, Energy Auditing, Pool Fire
Professional Background
FromToDesignationOrganisation
25.06.2007Contd.ProfessorIIT Roorkee
25.06.200124.06.2007Associate ProfessorIIT Roorkee
09.04.199624.06.2001Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Roorkee
22.10.198408.04.1996LecturerUniversity of Roorkee
09.07.198729.03.1988Indusrial Finance Officer (Technical)Industrial Finance Corporation of India (IFCI)
17.01.198419.10.1984EngineerNational Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)
15.05.197825.06.1981Engineer and J.ExecutiveBharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
Honors and Awards
AwardInstituteYear
Gold medal for standing first in first class of M.E.(Thermal)University of Roorkee1983
Natinal ScholarshipGovt. of India1971
Educational Details
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear
B.E.MechanicalUniversity of Roorkee1977
M.E.MechanicalUniversity of Roorkee1983
MBABusiness MgmtIGNOU2000
Ph..D.Mech. & Indl. Engg.University of Roorkee1992
Administrative Background
FromToDesignationOrganisationLevel
Sept. 2013Contd.Chairman, DASC Mech. & Ind. Engg. Deptt.IIT Roorkee
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Development of fire test facility for defining the design fire environment relevant for NPPsBARC, DAE, Mumbai2010
Full length channel heat up experimentsBARC DAE Mumbai2014
Experimental investigation of the asymmeric heating of pressure tubesBARC DAE Mumbai2012
Experimental investigation of the revetting of fuel rod cluster.BARC DAE Mumbai2012
Channel Heat Up Experiments - Accidental Coolant Loss in Nuclear Reactor BARC DAE Mumbai2008
Channel Heat Up Experiment - Pressure Tube Sagging in Accidental Coolant Loss BARC DAE Mumbai2007
Enhancement of heat transfer during condensation of ozone safe refrigerants over single horizontal DST2014
A study of forced convection of eco-friendly refrigerants inside a horizontal tubeDST2009
Development of energy efficient heat exchangers for refrigeration and air conditioning industriesDST2011
Developing highly efficient Counter flow solar air heaterAICTE New Delhi2003
Assessment of Radiation Heat Transfer for 19 Pin PHWR fuel bundle under Heat-up ConditionBARC DAE Mumbai2015
Memberships
  • Society of Energy Engineers and Managers (SEEM), Life Fellow
  • Indian Society of Heat and Mass Transfer (ISHMT), Life Member
  • Solar Energy Society of India (SESI), Life Member
  • Indian Institute of Bankers (IIB), Life Member
  • Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Energy Auditor
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Heat Transfer Mechanism in Nucleate Pool Boiling under High Heat Flux ConditionsR.M.Sarviya A1995
Thermoeconomic Optimization of Vapour Absorption SystemsRahul Dev MishraA2000
Performance Evaluation of Double Pass Solar Air Collector with and without Porous Material Bharat Maganbhai RamaniA2005
Investigations on Pool and Cross Flow Boling outside Tube BundlesVikas LakheraA2004
Study of Double Diffusive Mixed Convection ProblemsD. Senthil KumarA2006
Pool Boiling of NanofluidsR Kathir RavanA2006
Augmentation of Heat Transfer During Forced Condensation of RefrigerantsR K ShrivastavaA2004
Heat Transfer during Condensation of Refrigerants over Single Horizontal Finned tubesP P RathodeA2006
Flow Characteristics of R-407C in Adiabatic and Diabatic Coiled Capillary TubesMadhup MittalA2007
A Study on the Rewetting of Hot Surfaces by Impinging Jet CoolingChitranjan AgrawalA2009
Asymmetrical ballooning of Pressure Tube under LOCA in Indian PHWRAshwini YadavA2009
Enhancement of Heat Transfer during Condensation of RefrigerantsAbhinav GuptaA2009
Study of Flow Boiling Heat Transfer of Refrigerants through TubesArijit KunduA2011
Vapour Condensation of Refrigerant over a Horizontal Integral-Fin TubeSanjeev Kumar SajjanO2011
Heat transfer Characteristics of Pool FireDeepak SahooO2012
Studies on Mixed Hydrocarbon Fuel FireAvinash ChaudharyO2013
Energy Efficient BuildingsNagesh Babu BalamO2014
Courses or Conferences Organised
Conference NameSponsored ByDate
National Conference on Fire Research and EngineeringBARC Bombay01.03.2014
29th National & 2nd International Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid PowerFMFP Society12.12.2002
National Solar Energy Convention -98Solar Energy Society of India30.11.1998
Books Authored

"Fire Research and Engineering" Editors Akhilesh Gupta, Ravi Kumar, Shashi, Amit Dhiman, Surendra Kumar, Pavan Kumar Sharma, Narosa Publishing House, 2015

Refereed Journal Papers

1.   Akhilesh Gupta, J. S. Saini and H. K. Varma, Boiling Heat Transfer in Small Horizontal Tube Bundles at Low Cross Flow Velocities, Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer, Vol. 38, No. 4, pp. 599-605, 1995.

2.  Akhilesh Gupta, J. S. Saini and H. K. Varma, Cross Flow Boiling Heat Transfer in small tube bundle, Journal of Energy Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp.     9-15, 1996.

3.   R.D. Misra, P.K. Sahu and Akhilesh Gupta, Application of the Exergetic Cost Theory to the LiBr/HsO Vapour Absorption System, J. of Energy, Vol. 27, No. 11, pp. 1009-1025, 2002,.

4.   R.D. Misra, P.K. Sahu, S. Sahoo and Akhilesh Gupta, Thermoeconomic Optimization of a Single-Effect H2O/LiBr Absorption Chiller System, International Journal of Refrigeration, Vol. 26(2), pp. 158-169, 2003.

5.  Sahoo, P.K., Misra, R. D., and Gupta, A., “Exergoeconomic Optimization of an Aqua Ammonia Absorption Refrigeration System”, International Journal of Exergy., VoI.1 (1), pp. 82-93, 2004.

  1. Misra, R. D., Sahoo, P.K., and Gupta, A., “Thermoeconomic Evaluation and  Optimization of a Double-Effect H2O/LiBr Vapour-Absorption Refrigeration System”, International Journal of Refrigeration, Vol. 28, pp. 331-343, 2005.
  2. Misra, R. D., Sahoo, P.K., and Gupta, A., “Thermoeconomic Optimization of a LiBr/H2O Absorption Chiller using Structural Method”, Transactions of ASME: Journal of Energy Resources Technology, Vol. 127, pp. 119-124, 2005.

8.  Ravi Kumar, Akhilesh Gupta and SandeepVishvakarma, Condensation of R-134a Vapour Over Single Horizontal Integral-Fin Tubes: Effect of Fin Height, International Journal of Refrigeration,Vol.28, pp. 428-435, 2005.

9.   Akhilesh Gupta,      Enhancement  of   Boiling    Heat      Transfer in a 5x3 Tube Bundle,   International Journal of  Heat and Mass Transfer , Vol. 48, pp.3763-3772, 2005.

10. Misra, R. D., Sahoo, P.K., and Gupta, A., “Thermoeconomic Evaluation and Optimization of an Aqua-Ammonia Vapour-Absorption Refrigeration System”, International Journal of Refrigeration, Vol. 29, pp. 47-59, 2006.

11. Ritunesh Kumar, Akhilesh Gupta, and Nirupam Rohatgi, “Boiling Heat transfer on    Wire-Mesh-Wrapped Extended Tube Surfaces” Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., Vol. 45, No.26, pp. 9156-9160, 2006.

12.  Rajeev Kumar, Ravi Kumar and Akhilesh Gupta, “Analysis of the Ventilation System of an Isolated Room for a Hospital” International Journal of Ventilation, ISSN 1473-3315, Vol..7, No2. pp. 139-149, Sept. 2008.

13. Vikas J. Lakhera, Akhilesh Gupta and Ravi Kumar, “Investigation of Coated Tubes in Cross-Flow Boiling”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 52, pp. 908-920, 2009.  

14.  M.K. Mittal, Ravi Kumar, Akhilesh Gupta, “Numerical Analysis of Adiabatic Flow of Refrigerant through a Spiral Capillary Tube”, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 48, pp. 1348-1354, 2009.

15. R. Kathiravan, Ravi Kumar, Akhilesh Gupta, Ramesh Chandra, “Characterization  and Pool Boiling Heat Transfer Studies of Nanofluids” ASME Journal of Heat transfer, Vol. 131 No.8 pp. 081902-1-8, August 2009.

16. D. Senthil Kumar, K. Murugesan and Akhilesh Gupta,”Effect of Thermo-Solutal Stratification on Recirculation Flow Patterns in a Backward-Facing Step Channel Flow”, Int. J. Numer, Meth. Fluids (2009). Published online in Wiley Inter Science (www.interscience.wiley.com), DOI: 10.1002/fld.2148.

17. Akhilesh Gupta, Ravi Kumar, Vineet Kumar, “Nucleate Pool Boiling Heat Transfer over a Bundle of Vertical Tubes”, Int. Comm. In Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 37, pp. 178-181, 2010.

18.  D. Senthil Kumar, K. Murugesan and Akhilesh Gupta, “Thermo-Solutal Buoyancy Induced Mixed Convection in a Backward Facing Step Channel using velocity-Vorticity Formulation”,Numerical Heat transfer, Part A, 56, pp. 604-630, 2009.

19. R. Kathiravan, Ravi Kumar, Akhilesh Gupta, Ramesh Chandra, P.K.Jain “Pool boiling characteristics of carbon nanotube based nanofluids over a horizontal tube” ASME Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 022001-7, June 2009.

20. M.K. Mittal, Ravi Kumar, Akhilesh Gupta “An experimental study of the flow of R-407C in adiabatic helical capillary tube”, International Journal of Refrigeration, Vol. 33, pp. 840-847, 2010.

21. R. Kathiravan, Ravi Kumar, Akhilesh Gupta, Ramesh Chandra, “Preparation  and pool boiling characteristics of copper nanofluids over a flat plate heater” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 53, pp.1673-1681, 2010.

22. M.K. Mittal, Ravi Kumar, Akhilesh Gupta, “An experimental study of the flow of R-407C in an adiabatic spiral capillary tube”,  ASME Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications, Vol. 1, paper 041003, 2009.

23. D. Senthil Kumar, K. Murugesan, Akhilesh Gupta, “Numerical Analysis of Interaction between Inertial and Thermo Solutal Buoyancy Forces on Convective Heat transfer in a Lid Driven Cavity”, Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 132, pp.112501-11, Nov.2010.

24. B.M. Ramani, Akhilesh Gupta and Ravi Kumar, “Performance of a double pass solar air collector”, Solar Energy, Vol. 84 , pp.1929-1937, 2010.

25. R. Kathiravan,, R. Kumar, A. Gupta, R. Chandra, , and P.K.. Jain, "Pool boiling  characteristics of multiwalled carbon  nanotube (CNT) based nanofluids over a flat plate heater, Int J Heat & Mass Transfer, Vol 54, 1289-1296, 2011.

26. Raja Kathiravan, Ravi Kumar, Akhilesh Gupta & Ramesh Chandra (2012): Preparation and Pool Boiling Characteristics of Silver Nanofluids Over a Flat Plate Heater, Heat Transfer Engineering, 33:2, (2012), 69-78

27. Vikas J. Lakhera, Akhilesh Gupta & Ravi Kumar (2012): Enhanced Boiling Outside 8 × 3 Plain and Coated Tube Bundles, Heat Transfer Engineering, 33(9), (2012), 828-834,

28. Chitranjan, Kumar, R., Gupta, A., Chatterjee, B., Effect of Jet Diameter on the Rewetting of Hot Horizontal Surfaces during Quenching, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, Vol.42, (2012),25-37.[av sc hc]

29. Chitranjan Agrawal, Ravi Kumar, Akhilesh Gupta, Barun Chatterjee, Rewetting and maximum surface heat flux during quenching of hot surface by round water jet impingement , International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 55 (2012) , pp. 4772–4782

  1. Ashwini K. Yadav, Ravi Kumar, Akhilesh Gupta, P. Majumdar, B. Chatterjee, D. Mukhopadhyay, An Experimental Investigation on the behavior of Pressure Tube under Symmetrical and Asymmetrical Heating Conditions in an Indian PHWR, International Scholarly and Scientific Research & Innovation, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol:6, pp. 197-201, 2012

31."Experimental investigation of symmetric and assymetric heating of pressure tube under accident conditions for Indian PHWR", Nuclear Engineering and Design, Vol. 254, pp. 300-307, 2013

32. Pramod C. Ramteke, Akhilesh Gupta, Ravi Kumar, A.K. Gupta, Pawan K. Sharma, Experimental Investigation  and CFD Simulation of Hydrocarbon Pool Fire, J. Applied Fire Science, Vol. 22(2), pp. 201-222, 2012-2013.

33. Ajit Kumar, Akhilesh Gupta, Ravi Kumar, A.K. Gupta, Pawan K. Sharma, Experimental Investigation and Analysis of Fires Involving Solids, Journal of Applied Fire Science, 2012, Vol.22 (3), pp.313-342

34.  Chitranjan Agrawal, Ravi Kumar, Akhilesh Gupta, Barun Chatterjee , Determination of rewetting velocity during jet impingement cooling of a hot surface, ASME J. of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications, Vol. 5 No. 1, pp. 0110071-10, March 2013.

35. Ashwini K. Yadav, P. Majumdar, Ravi Kumar, B. Chatterjee, Akhilesh Gupta, D. Mukhopadhyay, Experimental simulation of asymmetric heat up of coolant channel under small break LOCA condition for PHWR, Nuclear Engineering and Design, Vol. 255, pp. 138-145, 2013

36. Chitranjan A., Lyons, O.F., Kumar, R., Gupta, A., Murray, D.B., Rewetting of a hot horizontal surface through mist jet impingement cooling, Int. J. of Heat and Mass Transfer Vol. 58 188–196, 2013

37. C. Agrawal, R. Kumar, A. Gupta, B. Chatterjee, Effect of Jet Diameter on Surface Quenching at Different Spatial Locations, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Journal of Mechanical, Aerospace, Industrial, Mechatronic and Manufacturing Engineering Vol:8, No:1, pp. 19-22, 2014

38. Chitranjan Agrawal, Ravi Kumar, Akhilesh Gupta, Barun Chatterjee, Effect of nozzle geometry on the rewetting of hot surface during jet impingement cooling, Experimental Heat Transfer, Vol. 27, Issue 3 pp. 256-275, 2014

39. Chitranjan Agrawal, Ravi Kumar, Akhilesh Gupta, Barun Chatterjee, Determination of rewetting on hot horizontal surface with water jet impingement through a sharp edged nozzle, International Journal of Thermal Science, Int J Thermal Science, Vol. 71 Sept. 2013, 310-323

40. Ashwini K. Yadav, Ravi Kumar, Akhilesh Gupta, B. Chatterjee, P. Majumdar, D. Mukhopadhyay, Thermo-mechanical behaviour of pressure tube under small break loss of coolant accident for PHWR, Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, Vol. 135/041601, 2013

41. Ashwini K. Yadav, Ravi Kumar, Akhilesh Gupta, B. Chatterjee, P. Majumdar, D. Mukhopadhyay, Experimental investigation on circumferential and axial temperature gradient over fuel channel under LOCA, Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 50, pp.737-746, 2014

42. Chitranjan Agrawal, Ravi Kumar, Akhilesh Gupta, Barun Chatterjee, Effect of jet diameter on the maximum surface heat flux during quenching of hot surface, Nuclear Engineering and Design, Volume 265, December 2013, Pages 727-736

 

 

 

43.  Gupta A., Kumar, R., Gupta A., Condensation of R-134a inside a helically coiled tube-in-shell heat exchanger, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 54, pp. 279-289, 2014

 

44.  Arijit Kundu, Ravi Kumar, Akhilesh Gupta, Evaporative heat transfer of R134a and R407C inside a smooth tube with different inclinations, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 76 (2014) pp. 523-533.

45.  Arijit Kundu, Ravi Kumar, Akhilesh Gupta, Comparative experimental study on flow boiling heat transfer characteristics of pure and mixed refrigerants, International Journal of Refrigeration, 45 (2014) pp. 136-147

    46.  Arijit Kundu, Ravi Kumar, Akhilesh Gupta, Heat transfer characteristics and flow pattern during two-phase flow boiling of R134a and R407C in a horizontal smooth tube, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science 57 (2014) pp. 344-352

47. Arijit Kundu, Ravi Kumar, Akhilesh Gupta, Flow boiling heat transfer characteristics of R407C inside a smooth tube with different tube inclinations, International Journal of Refrigeration, 45 (2014) pp.1-12

    48. Sajjan, S.K., Kumar, R., Gupta, A., Experimental investigation of vapor condensation of iso-butane over single horizontal plain tube under different vapor pressures, Applied Thermal Engineering, volume 76, issue , year 2015, pp. 435 – 440

49. Sanjeev K. Sajjan, ravi Kumar, Akhilesh Gupta, Experimental investigation during condensation of R-600a vapor over single horizontal integral-fin tubes, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. 2015, Vol. 88, pp. 247-255.

50. Chitranjan Agrawal,Ravi Kumar,Akhilesh Gupta,Barun Chatterjee, Determination of Rewetting Velocity during Jet Impingement Cooling of Hot Vertical Rod, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, Vol. 121, No. 2, August 2015, DOI 10.1007/s10973-015-4905-5

51. Chitranjan Agrawal,Ravi Kumar,Akhilesh Gupta,Barun Chatterjee, Rewetting of Hot Vertical Rod during Jet Impingement Surface Cooling, Heat and Mass Transfer, Published on line 24 July 2015