Akhilesh Gupta
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Heat Transfer, Solar Energy, Refgn. & A/C, Energy Management, Fire Engineering, Boiling and Condensation, Solar Air and Water Heater, Energy Auditing, Pool Fire
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Educational Details
University of Roorkee
1977
B.E., Mechanical
University of Roorkee
1983
M.E., Mechanical
IGNOU
2000
MBA, Business Mgmt
University of Roorkee
1992
Ph..D., Mech. & Indl. Engg.
Professional Background
Professor
07 Jul 2020 - Present
IIT Roorkee
Assistant Professor
07 Jul 2020 - Present
University of Roorkee
Indusrial Finance Officer (Technical)
07 Jul 2020 - Present
Industrial Finance Corporation of India (IFCI)
Engineer
07 Jul 2020 - Present
National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)
Engineer and J.Executive
07 Jul 2020 - Present
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
Administrative Positions
Chairman, DASC Mech. & Ind. Engg. Deptt.
01 Jan 2013 - Present
IIT Roorkee
Research
Projects
TOPIC START DATE FIELD DESCRIPTION FINANCIAL OUTLAY FUNDING AGENCY OTHER OFFICERS
Development of fire test facility for defining the design fire environment relevant for NPPs 01 Jan 2010 Rs. 400 lacs BARC, DAE, Mumbai Dr. Surendra Kumar, Dr. Ravi Kumar, Dr. Shashi, Dr. Amit Dhiman
Full length channel heat up experiments 01 Jan 2014 Rs. 215.62 lac BARC DAE Mumbai Dr. Ravi Kumar
Experimental investigation of the asymmeric heating of pressure tubes 01 Jan 2012 Rs. 77.24 lac BARC DAE Mumbai Dr. Ravi Kumar
Experimental investigation of the revetting of fuel rod cluster. 01 Jan 2012 Rs. 78.95 BARC DAE Mumbai Dr. Ravi Kumar
Channel Heat Up Experiments - Accidental Coolant Loss in Nuclear Reactor 01 Jan 2008 Rs. 48.53 lac BARC DAE Mumbai Dr. P.K. Sahoo, Dr. Ravi Kumar
Channel Heat Up Experiment - Pressure Tube Sagging in Accidental Coolant Loss 01 Jan 2007 Rs. 41.00 lac BARC DAE Mumbai Dr. P.K. Sahoo, Dr. Ravi Kumar
Enhancement of heat transfer during condensation of ozone safe refrigerants over single horizontal 01 Jan 2014 Rs. 19.50 DST Dr. Ravi Kumar
A study of forced convection of eco-friendly refrigerants inside a horizontal tube 01 Jan 2009 Rs. 18.96 lac DST Dr. Ravi Kumar
Development of energy efficient heat exchangers for refrigeration and air conditioning industries 01 Jan 2011 Rs. 6.55 lac DST Dr. Ravi Kumar
Developing highly efficient Counter flow solar air heater 01 Jan 2003 Rs. 5.00 lac AICTE New Delhi Nil
Assessment of Radiation Heat Transfer for 19 Pin PHWR fuel bundle under Heat-up Condition 01 Jan 2015 Rs. 54.96 lac BARC DAE Mumbai Dr. Ravi Kumar




Honors And Awards
Honors
University of Roorkee
1983
Gold medal for standing first in first class of M.E.(Thermal)
Govt. of India
1971
Natinal Scholarship
MemberShips
Society of Energy Engineers and Managers (SEEM)
07 Jul 2020 - Present
Life Fellow
Indian Society of Heat and Mass Transfer (ISHMT)
07 Jul 2020 - Present
Life Member
Solar Energy Society of India (SESI)
07 Jul 2020 - Present
Life Member
Indian Institute of Bankers (IIB)
07 Jul 2020 - Present
Life Member
Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)
07 Jul 2020 - Present
Energy Auditor
Students
SuperVisions
Heat Transfer Mechanism in Nucleate Pool Boiling under High Heat Flux Conditions
01 Jan 1995 - Present
Other Supervisors: Dr. J.S.Saini , Scholar: R.M.Sarviya
Thermoeconomic Optimization of Vapour Absorption Systems
01 Jan 2000 - Present
Other Supervisors: P.K. Sahoo, Scholar: Rahul Dev Mishra
Performance Evaluation of Double Pass Solar Air Collector with and without Porous Material
01 Jan 2005 - Present
Other Supervisors: Ravi Kumar, Scholar: Bharat Maganbhai Ramani
Investigations on Pool and Cross Flow Boling outside Tube Bundles
01 Jan 2004 - Present
Other Supervisors: Ravi Kumar, Scholar: Vikas Lakhera
Study of Double Diffusive Mixed Convection Problems
01 Jan 2006 - Present
Other Supervisors: K. Murugesan, Scholar: D. Senthil Kumar
Pool Boiling of Nanofluids
01 Jan 2006 - Present
Other Supervisors: Ravi Kumar, Scholar: R Kathir Ravan
Augmentation of Heat Transfer During Forced Condensation of Refrigerants
01 Jan 2004 - Present
Other Supervisors: Ravi Kumar, Scholar: R K Shrivastava
Heat Transfer during Condensation of Refrigerants over Single Horizontal Finned tubes
01 Jan 2006 - Present
Other Supervisors: Ravi Kumar, Scholar: P P Rathode
Flow Characteristics of R-407C in Adiabatic and Diabatic Coiled Capillary Tubes
01 Jan 2007 - Present
Other Supervisors: Ravi Kumar, Scholar: Madhup Mittal
A Study on the Rewetting of Hot Surfaces by Impinging Jet Cooling
01 Jan 2009 - Present
Other Supervisors: Ravi Kumar, Scholar: Chitranjan Agrawal
Asymmetrical ballooning of Pressure Tube under LOCA in Indian PHWR
01 Jan 2009 - Present
Other Supervisors: Ravi Kumar, Scholar: Ashwini Yadav
Enhancement of Heat Transfer during Condensation of Refrigerants
01 Jan 2009 - Present
Other Supervisors: Ravi Kumar, Scholar: Abhinav Gupta
Study of Flow Boiling Heat Transfer of Refrigerants through Tubes
01 Jan 2011 - Present
Other Supervisors: Ravi Kumar, Scholar: Arijit Kundu
Vapour Condensation of Refrigerant over a Horizontal Integral-Fin Tube
01 Jan 2011 - Present
Other Supervisors: Ravi Kumar, Scholar: Sanjeev Kumar Sajjan
Heat transfer Characteristics of Pool Fire
01 Jan 2012 - Present
Other Supervisors: Shashi, Scholar: Deepak Sahoo
Studies on Mixed Hydrocarbon Fuel Fire
01 Jan 2013 - Present
Other Supervisors: Surendra Kumar , Scholar: Avinash Chaudhary
Energy Efficient Buildings
01 Jan 2014 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Nagesh Babu Balam
Miscellaneous
Events
National Conference on Fire Research and Engineering
07 Jul 2020 - Present
BARC Bombay
29th National & 2nd International Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power
07 Jul 2020 - Present
FMFP Society
National Solar Energy Convention -98
07 Jul 2020 - Present
Solar Energy Society of India
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