Mr. P. Chandrasekaran

P.Chandrasekaran
Dr. P. Chandrasekaran

Assistant Professor (S.G)
Area: Mechanical Engineering
Affiliation: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kattankulathur Campus, SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University)
Email: chandrasekaran.p@ktr.srmuniv.ac.in

Education

Ph.D  Mechanical Engineering SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University), 2015
M.Tech Mechanical Engineering IIT - Chennai, 1996
B.Tech Mechanical Engineering Annamalai University, 1986

Other Details:

Courses

  • Heat and Mass transfer
  • Gas dynamics and space propulsion
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Applied thermal engineering
  • Energy conservation and management

Research Interest

  • Phase change material  based thermal energy storage
  • Nanofluids
  • I.C. Engines.

Selected Publications

  • Chandrasekaran P Cheralathan M, Velraj R.  Influence of the size of the spherical capsule on solidification characteristics of DI water for a cool thermal energy storage system - An experimental study. Energy. 2015:90: 807–813, ELSEVIER, Impact Factor: 4.52. 
  • Chandrasekaran P Cheralathan M, Velraj R. Effect of fill volume on solidification characteristics of DI water in a spherical capsule – An experimental study. Energy. 2015:90: 508–515, ELSEVIER, Impact Factor: 4.52.
  • Chandrasekaran P Cheralathan M, Kumaresan V, Velraj R. Enhanced heat transfer characteristics of water based copper oxide nanofluid PCM in a spherical capsule during solidification for energy efficient cool thermal storage system. Energy. 2014: 72: 636–642, ELSEVIER, Impact Factor: 4.52.
  • Chandrasekaran P Cheralathan M, Kumaresan V, Velraj R. Solidification behavior of water based nanofluid phase change material with a nucleating agent for cool thermal storage system. International Journal of Refrigeration. 2014: 41: 157–163, ELSEVIER, Impact Factor: 2.779.
  • Kumaresan V, Chandrasekaran P Nanda M,  Maini A K,  Velraj R. Role of PCM based nanofluids for energy efficient cool thermal storage system. International Journal of Refrigeration. 2013: 36: 1641-1647, ELSEVIER, Impact Factor: 2.779.

Patents Filed

  • Chandrasekaran P, Cheralathan M, Velraj R.,  ‘Spherical capsule for the PCM container in cool thermal energy storage using water as PCM for Vapor Compression Refrigeration (VCR)/ Vapor Absorption Refrigeration (VAR) based cooling applications’, 1447/2017-CHE
  • Chandrasekaran P, Cheralathan M, Velraj R., ‘Water based PCM in spherical capsules stacked in packed bed Latent Cool Thermal Energy Storage System’, 1446/2017-CHE
  • Chandrasekaran P, Cheralathan M, Velraj R.,  ‘Material of PCM container on Energy efficiency for a cool thermal energy storage using water as PCM for Vapor Compression Refrigeration (VCR)/Vapor Absorption Refrigeration (VAR) based cooling applications’, 1445/2017-CHE
  • Chandrasekaran P, Cheralathan M, Velraj R., ‘Energy efficient thermal storage using water based Fe2O3 nanofluids for Vapor Compression Refrigeration (VCR)/ Vapor Absorption Refrigeration (VAR) based cooling applications’,  1444/ 2017- CHE
  • Chandrasekaran P, Cheralathan M, Velraj R., ‘Novel spherical encapsulation for PCM based Cool Thermal Energy Storage (CTES) applications’, 1443/2017-CHE
  • Chandrasekaran P, Cheralathan M, Velraj R., ‘Selection of the size of the spherical capsule for encapsulating water based PCM in packed bed Latent Cool Thermal Energy Storage system’, 4430/CHE/2015, August 2015
  • Chandrasekaran P, Cheralathan M, Velraj R., ‘Energy efficient Latent Cool Thermal Energy Storage system by proper selection of fill volume in the spherical capsule filled with DI water as PCM’,  3791/CHE/2015, July 2015
  • Maini A K, Kumaresan V, Cheralathan M, Chandrasekaran P, Nanda M, Velraj R., ‘Nanofluids PCM for energy efficient thermal storage for VCR/VAR based cooling applications’, 2372/DEL/2012  July 2012.

Copyright

  • Chandrasekaran. P, Experimental Investigations on Subcooling and Heat Transfer Enhancement during Solidification Process in a Spherical Capsule for Cool Thermal Energy Storage System 14843/2017- CO/L

Academic Experiences

  • Total career experience spanning 31 years which comprises 21 years in teaching. Total Research experience of 9 years. 
  • Associate Professor in SRM IST from 1st  January 2018 to till date.
  • Assistant Professor in SRM University, Kattankulathur from 3rd August 2007 to 31st December 2017.
  • Senior Lecturer in Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Sriperumpudur from July 1996 to October 1997.
  • Lecturer in Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Sriperumpudur from October 1989 to June 1996.
  • Lecturer in Kongu Engineering College, Perundurai, Erode from December 1986 to October 1989.

Other Professional Experience:

  • Industrial experience from November 1997 to July 2007.

Conferences/Seminars/Workshops Attended

  • Kumaresan V, Chandrasekaran P, Cheralathan M and Velraj R. (2013). Experimental investigation on solidification behavior of water   based CNT nanofluids for the cool thermal storage system, Nanotech conference, and Expo Washington DC, May 2013.
  • Kumaresan V, Velraj R, Chandrasekaran P, Maitreyee Nanda, Maini A K (2012). Role of PCM based nanofluids for energy efficient Thermal storage in Electronic Cooling system, 10th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, 30 July-01 August 2012, Atlanta, Georgia. 
  • Chandrasekaran P, Kumaresan V, Cheralathan M and Velraj R. (2012), Effective method of using PCM encapsulated spherical container for short duration charging and discharging applications. Proceedings of the Innostock, 12th International Conference on Energy Storage, 2012, Lleida, Spain.

Achievements and Awards

  • Class in-charge for a period of five years from 2007- 08 to 2011-12
  • Squad member for the conduct of University examinations
  • Committee member in various events like convocation, Indian Science Congress meet, FDP programs.
  • Centre coordinator for the conduct of SRMEE
  • Developed one experimental setup for analyzing phase change characteristics of DI water in Heat Transfer Lab.
  • Received certificate of appreciation and cash award for publishing research articles in the teacher’s day from the academic year 2023-13 onwards.
  • Reviewer for Elsevier group of Journals
  • Resource person on one occasion at N.I.T, Rourkela
  • I have prepared the students, to present in the Research Day of SRM University who carried out their project work under my guidance since its inception and I am happy to take pride that my students won the gold medal several times. Further many of them got interested in the Research and opted for their higher studies in abroad.

Memberships

  • Life Member in Indian Society of technical education (ISTE)