Krishnan Murugesan
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Interests
Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Modeling of Concrete Exposed to Fire, Solar Assisted Ground Source Heat Pump, Development of new algorithms for the solution of Navier-Stokes equations using Finite Element Metho, Energy, Underground coal gasification, Heat and moisture transport through porous materials with application to drying and nuclear waste di, Experimental Study on Microchannel Heat Transfer, Mathematical modeling of cooling towers for thermal power plants
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Educational Details
Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai
1982
B.E, Mechanical Engineering
IIT Bombay, Mumbai
1990
M.Tech, Thermal and Fluids Engineering
IIT Chennai, Madras
1998
PhD, Study of Heat and Mass transfer through porous materials by Finite Element Method
Professional Background
Assistant Professor
01 Jan 2005 - 01 Jan 2012
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee
Lecturer and Assistant Professor
23 Aug 1993 - 01 Jan 2001
Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Surathkal
Professor
01 Jan 2018 - Present
Mechanical & Industrial Engg. Dept., IIT Roorkee
Associate Professor
01 Jan 2012 - 01 Jan 2018
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India
Post-doctoral research fellow
01 Apr 2001 - 31 Jul 2005
Department of Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Administrative Positions
Officer in Charge Maintenance
01 Jan 2014 - Present
IIT Roorkee
Faculty Advisor
01 Jan 2007 - 01 Jan 2014
Society of Automotive Engineers Students Chapter
Officer In Charge
01 Jan 2010 - 01 Jan 2014
Training and Placement
Research
Projects
TOPIC START DATE FIELD DESCRIPTION FINANCIAL OUTLAY FUNDING AGENCY OTHER OFFICERS
Numerical and experimental investigation of thermo hydro mechanical behavior of high performance con 01 Jan 2013 Numerical and experimental investigation of thermo hydro mechanical behavior of high performance con Thirty lacs BRNS, DAE, Mumbai Umesh Kumar Sharma
Design and installation of ground source heat pump system at NETRA campus, Greater Noida 01 Jan 2015 Design and installation of ground source heat pump system at NETRA campus, Greater Noida 40 Lacs NETRA, NTPC, Greater Noida, UP NIL
ZEDi 01 Jan 2018 ZEDi Rs 6 Crore DST, Government of India Dr. E. Rajasekar, Prof. Padhy, Prof. Arya
Analysis of thermal effects during charging process in Hydrogen storage using activated carbon based 01 Jan 2011 Analysis of thermal effects during charging process in Hydrogen storage using activated carbon based Nine lacs SRIC IIT Roorkee NA
Experimental studies to investigate the effect of moisture transport on the performance characterist 01 Jan 2007 Experimental studies to investigate the effect of moisture transport on the performance characterist Two lacs SRIC, IIT Roorkee NA




Teaching Engagements
Teaching Engagements
Building Technology ( MIN-429 )
Spring
Design of Heat Exchangers ( MIN-339 )
Autumn
Advanced Heat Transfer ( MIN-522 )
Spring
Heat and Mass Transfer ( MIN-305 )
Autumn
Advanced Thermodynamics ( MIN-520 )
Autumn
Modelling and Simulation ( MIN-511A )
Autumn
Measurement & Instrumentation ( MIN-362 )
Spring
FEM Applications in Mechanical Engineering ( MIN-324 )
Spring
MIN-106 ( Engineering Thermodynamicis )
Spring
Students
SuperVisions
Double diffusive convection studies using velocity vorticity form of Navier Stokes equations
01 Jan 2006 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: D. Senthilkumar
Combustion and Emission studies on Compression Ignition engine using Biodiesel as fuel
01 Jan 2005 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: T. Ganapathy
Distributed Modelling of Run off and Sediment Yield Based on Geospatial Techniques
01 Jan 2005 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Raaj. Ram Shankar
Near Bed Particle Motion Over Transitionally Rough Bed Using High Speed Imaging
01 Jan 2007 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: B. Ramesh
Studies on Liquid Flow and Heat Transfer for Cooling of Integrated Circuits Using Microchannels
01 Jan 2006 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Satbir Singh Sehgal
Mechanical Properties of High Performance Concrete Exposed to Elevated Temperatures
01 Jan 2009 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: A. Abdul Rahim
Study of Heat and Moisture Transport through Concrete at Elevated Temperatures
01 Jan 2009 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: A. Arul Peter
Study of Thermal Performance of Ground Source Heat Pump Systems
01 Jan 2011 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: T. Sivasakthivel
Study of Solar Assisted Ground Source Heat Pump Systems
01 Jan 2012 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Vikash Verma
Study of double diffusive free, forced and mixed convection problems
01 Jan 2013 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: P. Nithish Reddy
Double diffusive mixed convection in a channel filled with nanofluid in the presence of magnetic fie
01 Jan 2016 - Present
Other Supervisors: K Murugesan, Scholar: Ratnadeep Nath
Study of geothermal interaction in ground source heat pump system
01 Jan 2017 - Present
Other Supervisors: K Murugesan, Scholar: Sathish Kumar
Underground coal gasification
01 Jan 2017 - Present
Other Supervisors: K Murugesan, Prof H R Thomas, Scholar: Rupesh Kishor Palange
Hygrothermal analysis in enclosure
01 Jan 2017 - Present
Other Supervisors: K Murugesan, E. Rajasekar, Scholar: Shammy Kumar Shah
Miscellaneous
Events
Finite element solution of velocity vorticity form of Navier Stokes equations
01 Jan 2008 - Present
CCE, IIT Roorkee
Visits
Geoenvironmental Research Centre, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
2020-08-31
To carry out research on underground coal gasification
Geoenvironmental Research Center, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
2020-08-31
To carry out research on modeling heat and moisture transport through porous materials with application to nuclear waste disposal
Geoenvironmental Research Centre, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
2020-08-31
Research Collaboration
Geoenvironmental Research Center, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
2020-08-31
To carry out research on modeling of multistage drying and nuclear waste disposal
Refereed Journal Papers

Journal Publications

1.     Ratnadeep Nath and Murugesan Krishnan, (2019), Numerical study of double diffusive mixed convection in a backward facing step channel filled with Cu-water nanofluid, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, Vol. 153-154, pp.48-63.

 

2.   Vikas Verma and K. Murugesan, (2018), Experimental study of solar assisted ground source heat pump system for short term space heating operation from morning to evening, Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, Vol. 32, pp. 391-398.

 

3.   Nithish Reddy and Krishnan Murugesan, (2017), ‘Numerical study of vorticity and heat flow in bottom heated DDC systems at nominal Rayleigh number’, Journal of Applied Fluid mechanics, Vol. 10(1), pp.69-79.

 

4.   Nithish Reddy and Krishnan Murugesan. (2017), ‘Magnetic field influence on double diffusive natural convection in a square cavity-A numerical study’, Numerical Heat transfer, Vol. 71(4), pp.448-475.

 

5.    Nithish Reddy and Krishnan Murugesan. (2017), ‘Numerical investigations on the advantage of nano fluids under DDMC in a lid driven cavity’, Heat transfer- Asian Research, Vol. 46(7), pp.1065-1086.

 

6.    Nithish Reddy and Krishnan Murugesan. (2017), ‘Numerical Study of Double Diffusive Convection in a Lid Driven Cavity with Linearly Salted Side Walls’, Journal of Applied Fluid mechanics, Vol.10, pp.69-79.

 

7.   Nithish Reddy and Krishnan Murugesan. (2017), ‘Finite element study of DDNC in bottom heated enclosures with mass diffusive side walls’, Frontiers in Heat and Mass transfer, Vol.8, pp.1-11.

 

8.     Navdeep Pandey, Murugesan, K., and Thomas, H. R. (2017), ‘Optimization of ground heat exchangers for space heating and cooling applications using Taguchi method and utility concept’, Applied Energy, Vol. 190, pp. 421 – 438.

 

9.     Vikas Verma and Murugesan, K. (2017), ‘Experimental study of solar energy storage and space heating using solar assisted ground source heat pump system for Indian climatic conditions, Energy and Buildings, Vol. 139, pp. 569 – 577.

 

10.  Sivasakthivel, T., Mikale Philippe, Murugesan, K., Vikas Verma and Pingfang Hu (2017), `Experimental thermal performance analysis of ground heat exchangers for space heating and cooling applications’, Renewable Energy, Vol. 113, pp. 1168 – 1181.

 

11.  Nithish Reddy and Krishnan Murugesan. (2016), ‘Numerical study of double diffusive convection in a heated lid driven cavity with mass diffusive side wall’, ASTFE Computational Thermal Sciences, Vol. 8, pp. 381-319.

 

12.  Sivasakthivel, T., Murugesan, K., Surya Kumar, Pingfang Hu and Kobiga, P. (2016), ‘Experimental study of thermal performance of a ground source heat pump system installed in a Himalayan city of India for composite climatic conditions’, Energy and Buildings, Vol. 131, pp. 193 – 206.

 

13.  Sivasakthivel, T., Murugesan, K., Sahoo, P. K. (2015), Study of technical, economical and environmental viability of ground source heat pump system for Himalayan cities of India,  Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 48, pp. 452-462.

 

14.  Sivasakthivel, T., Murugesan, K and Sahoo, P. K. (2014), ‘ A study on energy and CO2 saving potential of ground source heat pump system in India’, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 32, pp. 278 – 293.

 

15.  Verma, V., Murugesan, K. (2014), Optimization of solar assisted ground source heat pump system for space heating application by Taguchi method and utility concept, Energy and Buildings, Vol.82, pp. 296-309.

 

16.  Sivasakthivel, T., Murugesan, K and Sahoo, P. K. (2014), ‘ A study on energy and CO2 saving potential of ground source heat pump system in India’, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 32, pp. 278 – 293.

 

17.  Sivasakthivel, T., Murugesan, K., and Sahoo, P. K. (2014), ‘Optimization of ground heat exchanger parameters of ground source heat pump system for space heating applications’, Energy, Vol. 78, pp. 573-586. 

 

18.  Arul Peter, A., Murugesan, K., Sharma, U.K., Arora, P. (2014), ‘Numerical study of heat and moisture transport through concrete at elevated temperatures’, Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, 28, pp. 1967-1977.

 

19.  Sivasakthivel, T., Murugesan, K., Sahoo, P.K. (2014), ‘A study on energy and CO2 saving potential of ground source heat pump system in India’, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 32, pp. 278-293.

 

20.  Sivasakthivel, T., Murugesan, K., Thomas, H.R. (2014), ‘Optimization of operating parameters of ground source heat pump system for space heating and cooling by Taguchi method and utility concept’, Applied Energy, Vol. 116, pp. 76-85.

 

21.  Ganapathy, T., Gakkhar, R.P., Murugesan, K. (2013), ‘Optimization of injection system parameters and exhaust gas recirculation for jatropha biodiesel fuel in diesel engine using taguchi, method’, Journal of Energy Engineering, 10.1061/(ASCE)EY.1943-7897.0000159, 04013015.

 

22.  Rahim, A., Sharma, U.K., Murugesan, K., Sharma, A., Arora, P. (2013), ‘Multi-response optimization of post-fire residual compressive strength of high performance concrete’,  Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 38, pp. 265-273.

 

 

23.  Ramsankaran, R., Kothyari, U.C., Ghosh, S.K., Malcherek, A., Murugesan, K. (2013), ‘Physically-based distributed soil erosion and sediment yield model (DREAM) for simulating individual storm events’, Hydrological Sciences Journal, Vol.58 (4), pp. 872–891.

 

24.  Sivasakthivel, T., Murugesan, K and Sahoo, P. K. (2012), ‘Potential reduction in CO2 reduction and saving in electricity by ground source heat pump system for space heating applications – A study on Northern part of India’, Procedia Engineering, Vol. 38, pp. 970 – 979.

25.  Rahim, A., Sharma, U.K., Murugesan, K., Sharma, A., Arora, P. (2012), ‘Optimization of post-fire residual compressive strength of concrete by Taguchi method’, Journal of Structural Fire Engineering, Vol. 3, pp. 169-180.

 

26.  Sivasakthivel, T., Murugesan, K., Sahoo, P.K. (2012), ‘Potential reduction in CO2 emission and saving in electricity by ground source heat pump system for space heating applications - A study on northern part of India’, Procedia Engineering, Vol. 39, pp. 970-979.

 

27.  Sehgal, S.S., Murugesan, K., Mohapatra, S.K. (2012), ‘Effect of channel and plenum aspect ratios on the performance of micro channel heat sink under different flow arrangements’, Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, Vol.26, pp. 2985-2994.

 

28.  Ramsankaran, R., Kothyari, U.C., Ghosh, S.K., Malcherek, A.,  Murugesan, K. (2012), ‘Geospatial based Distributed Rainfall-Runoff model for Simulation of Internal and Outlet Responses in a Semi Forested Watershed’, Hydrological Processes, Vol.26 (9), pp.1405-1426.

 

29.  Ganapathy, T., Gakkhar, R.P., Murugesan, K. (2012), ‘Optimization of Injection Timing and Operating Parameters On Jatropha Biodiesel Engine Using RSM’, International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology, Vol.3, pp.254-275.

 

30.  Ramesh, B., Kothyari, U.C., Murugesan, K. (2011), ‘Near-bed particle motion over transitionally-rough bed’, Journal of Hydraulic Research, Vol.49 (6), pp. 757-765.

 

31.  Ganapathy, T., Gakkhar, R.P., Murugesan, K. (2011), ‘Influence of injection timing on performance, combustion and emission characteristics of Jatropha biodiesel engine’, Applied Energy, Vol.88, pp. 4376-4386.

 

32.  Senthil Kumar , D., Murugesan, K., Thomas, H.R. (2011), ‘Effect of the aspect ratio of a heated block on the interaction between inertial and thermosolutal buoyancy forces in a lid-driven cavity’, Numerical Heat Transfer; Part A: Applications, Vol.60, pp. 604-628.

 

33.  Arul Peter, A., Mamidi, G., Murugesan, K., Sharma, U.K., Akanshu Sharma, D., Arora, P. (2011), ‘Effect of boundary conditions on thermohydraulic behaviour of clay buffer used in nuclear waste repository’, Energy Procedia, Vol.7, pp. 495-501.

 

34.  Sehgal, S.S., Murugesan, K., Mohapatra, S.K. (2011), ‘Experimental investigation of the effect of flow arrangements on the performance of a micro-channel heat sink’, Experimental Heat Transfer, Vol.24, pp. 215-233.

 

35.  Ganapathy, T., Gakkhar, R.P., Murugesan, K. (2011), ‘Optimization of performance parameters of diesel engine with Jatropha biodiesel using response surface methodology’,   International Journal of Sustainable Energy, Vol.30, pp. S76-S90.

 

36.  Ramesh, B., Kothyari, U.C., Murugesan, K. (2011), ‘Rolling motion of particles over transitionally rough beds’, ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Vol.17, pp.23-31.

 

37.  Sehgal, S.S., Murugesan, K., Mohapatra, S.K. (2011), ‘Computational  studies  on the  effect  of  flow arrangements  on  the  performance  of  a  micro channel  heat  sink’ International  Journal  of Advances in Thermal Sciences & Engineering, Vol. 8, pp. 354-363.

 

38.  Senthil Kumar, D., Murugesan, K., Gupta, A. (2010), ‘Numerical analysis of interaction between inertial and thermosolutal buoyancy forces on convective heat transfer in a lid-driven cavity’, Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol.132, Art. no. 112501.

 

39.  Senthil Kumar, D., Murugesan, K., Gupta, A. (2010), ‘Effect of thermo-solutal stratification on recirculation flow patterns in a backward facing step channel flow’, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, Vol.64, pp.163-186.

 

40.  Ganapathy, T., Balasubramanian, R., Gakkhar, R.P., Murugesan, K. (2010), ‘Optimization of injection system parameters and EGR on Jatropha Biodiesel Engine using Taguchi approach’,  Journal of Biofuels, Vol.1, pp.123-130.

 

41.  Ganapathy, T., Gakkhar, R.P., Murugesan, K. (2009), ‘Artificial neural network modeling of jatropha oil fueled diesel engine for emission predictions’, Thermal Science, Vol.13, pp. 91-102.

 

42.  Ganapathy, T., Gakkhar, R.P., Murugesan, K. (2009), ‘An analytical and experimental study of performance on Jatropha biodiesel engine’, Thermal Science, Vol.13, pp. 69-82.

 

43.  Ganapathy, T., Murugesan, K., Gakkhar, R.P. (2009), ‘Performance optimization of Jatropha biodiesel engine model using Taguchi approach’, Applied Energy, Vol.86, pp. 2476-2486.

 

44.  Kumar, D.S., Murugesan, K., Gupta, A. (2009), ‘Thermo-solutal buoyancy induced mixed convection in a backward facing step channel using velocity-vorticity formulation’, Numerical Heat Transfer; Part A: Applications, Vol.56, pp. 604-630.

 

45.  Murugesan, K., Lo, D.C., Young, D.L., Chen, C.W., Fan, C.M. (2008), ‘Convective drying analysis of three-dimensional porous solid by mass lumping finite element technique’, Heat and Mass Transfer, 44 (4), pp. 401-412.

 

46.  Senthil Kumar, D., Murugesan, K., Thomas, H.R. (2008), ‘Numerical simulation of double diffusive mixed convection in a lid-driven square cavity using velocity-vorticity formulation’,   Numerical Heat Transfer; Part A: Applications, Vol.54, pp. 837-865.

 

47.  Lo, D.C., Young, D.L., Murugesan, K., Tsai, C.C., Gou, M.H. (2007), ‘Velocity-vorticity formulation for 3D natural convection in an inclined cavity by DQ method’, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol.50, pp. 479-491.

 

48.  Murugesan, K., Lo, D.C., Young, D.L., Fan, C.M., Chen, C.W. (2006), ‘Global matrix-free finite-element scheme for natural convection in a square cavity with step blockage’, Numerical Heat Transfer, Part B: Fundamentals, Vol.50, pp. 353-373.

 

49.  Young, D.L., Fan, C.M., Tsai, C.C., Chen, C.W., Murugesan, K. (2006), ‘Eulerian-Lagrangian method of fundamental solutions for multi-dimensional advection-diffusion equation’,  International Mathematical Forum, Vol.1, pp. 687-706.

 

50.  Lo, D.C., Young, D.L., Murugesan, K. (2006), ‘An accurate numerical solution algorithm for 3D velocity-vorticity Navier-Stokes equations by the DQ method, Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering, Col.22, pp. 235-250.

 

51.  Young, D.L., Jane, S.J., Fan, C.M., Murugesan, K., Tsai, C.C. (2006), ‘The method of fundamental solutions for 2D and 3D Stokes problems’, Journal of Computational Physics, Vol.211, pp. 1-8.

 

52.  Chen, C.W., Young, D.L., Tsai, C.C., Murugesan, K. (2005), ‘The method of fundamental solutions for inverse 2D Stokes problems’, Computational Mechanics, Vol.37, pp. 2-14.

 

53.  Young, D.L., Chen, C.W., Fan, C.M., Murugesan, K., Tsai, C.C., The method of fundamental solutions for Stokes flow in a rectangular cavity with cylinders, (2005), European Journal of Mechanics, B/Fluids, 24 (6), pp. 703-716.

 

54.  Young, D.L., Hu, S.P., Chen, C.W., Fan, C.M., Murugesan, K. (2005), ‘Analysis of elliptical waveguides by method of fundamental solutions’, Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, Vol.44, pp.552-558.

 

55.  Lo, D.C., Young, D.L., Murugesan, K. (2005), ‘GDQ method for natural convection in a cubic cavity using velocity-vorticity formulation’, Numerical Heat Transfer, Part B: Fundamentals, Vol.48, pp. 363-386.

 

56.  Young, D.L., Lin, Q.H., Murugesan, K. (2005), ‘Two-dimensional simulation of a thermally stratified reservoir with high sediment-laden inflow’, Journal of Hydraulic Research, Vol.43, pp. 351-365.

 

57.  Lo, D.C., Murugesan, K., Young, D.L. (2005), ‘Numerical solution of three-dimensional velocity-vorticity Navier-Stokes equations by finite difference method’, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, Vol.47, pp. 1469-1487.

 

58.  Lo, D.C., Young, D.L., Murugesan, K. (2005), ‘GDQ method for natural convection in a square cavity using velocity-vorticity formulation’, Numerical Heat Transfer, Part B: Fundamentals, Vol.47, pp. 321-341.

 

59.  Chen, C.W., Fan, C.M., Young, D.L., Murugesan, K., Tsai, C.C. (2005), ‘Eigen analysis for membranes with stringers using the methods of fundamental solutions and domain decomposition’, CMES - Computer Modeling in Engineering and Sciences, Vol.8, pp. 29-44.

 

60.  Murugesan, K., Lo, D.C., Young, D.L. (2005), ‘An efficient global matrix free finite element algorithm for 3D flow problems’, Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering, 21 (3), pp. 107-118.

 

61.  Young, D.L., Tsai, C.C., Murugesan, K., Fan, C.M., Chen, C.W. (2004), ‘Time-dependent fundamental solutions for homogeneous diffusion problems’, Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, Vol.28, pp. 1463-1473.

 

62.  Murugesan, K., Thomas, H.R., Cleall, P.J. (2002), ‘An investigation of the influence of two-stage drying conditions on convective drying of porous materials’, International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow, Vol.12, pp. 29-46.

 

63.  Murugesan, K., Suresh, H.N., Seetharamu, K.N., Aswatha Narayana, P.A., Sundararajan, T. (2001), ‘A theoretical model of brick drying as a conjugate problem’, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol.44, pp. 4075-4086.

 

64.  Murugesan, K., Seetharamu, K.N., Narayana, P.A.A., Thomas, H.R., Ferguson, W.J. (2000), ‘Study of shrinkage stresses for drying of brick as a conjugate problem’, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Vol.48, pp. 37-53.

 

65.  Murugesan, K., Seetharamu, K.N., Aswatha Narayana, P.A. (1996), ‘A one dimensional analysis of convective drying of porous materials’, Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol.32, pp. 81-88.