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Dr. P. Balakrishnan

Ph.D

Research Assistant Professor

  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras, 2017 (Jet noise reduction using swirl flows)
  • ME in Aeronautical Engineering, Hindustan University, 2012 (Mixing enhancement in combustion using swirl flows)
  • BE in Aeronautical Engineering, Infant Jesus College of Engineering, Anna University, 2010.

Academic Experience:

·          Research Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, SRM University, Chennai. July, 2017 to till date.

·         Institute pre-doctoral at IIT Madras, Chennai (Nov 2016 – May 2017)

·         Half-time Teaching Research Assistantship (HTRA) at IIT Madras.

·         Part Time Teaching Assistant (PTTA) at Hindustan University, Chennai during ME second year (Aug 2012 – Apr 2012)

Other Professional Experience:       

·         Reviewer of  Journal of Applied Fluid Mechanics

Conferences/Seminars/Workshops Attended: 

Achievements and Awards:

·         Received Gold Medal for securing University first rank in ME.

·         Received Brass Medal for securing University rank in BE.

·         Institute Pre-doctoral Fellowship in recognition of submitting final thesis before the maximum period of PhD program.     

·         Received ‘Young Professional Grant Award’ from INCE and INTER-NOISE2016 for conference paper titled ‘Supersonic impinging jet noise reduction using co-axial swirlers’ in Hamburg, Germany. 

  • Noise reduction
  • Different types of Jet flows (Pipe jets, Impinging jets, Orifice Jets, Swirl jets)
  • Aero-acoustics
  • Mixing enhancement
  • Nozzle flows
  • Swirl flows
  • Co-axial flows
  • Flow control.

Selected Publications:

  • Balakrishnan. P and Srinivasan K., 2017. Jet noise suppression using curved blade vane angle. Applied Acoustics. 126, 149–161.
  • Balakrishnan. P and Srinivasan K., 2017. Pipe jet noise reduction using co-axial swirl pipe. The Aeronautical Journal (2017): 1-27.
  • Balakrishnan. P and Srinivasan K., 2016. Reduction of jet impingement noise by addition of swirl. ASME. J. Vib. Acoust. 138(6), 061013. 
  • Kumar, S.S., Balakrishnan, P. and Chandraseelan, R.E., 2014. Numerical Investigation of Swirl Enhancement for Complete Combustion in an Incinerator. International Journal of Engineering & Technology, 6(3), 0975-4024.
  • Balakrishnan. P and Srinivasan K., Jet noise reduction using non-circular jet surrounded by swirl flow. Acta Acustica united with Acustica. (Paper Accepted)

Patent:

  • Balakrishnan. P and Srinivasan K., Swirl number selection for reducing various forms of jet noise. (Patent pending)

Papers Presented:

  • Balakrishnan. P and Srinivasan K., 2016. Supersonic impinging jet noise reduction using co-axial swirlers. INTER-NOISE 2016, Hamburg, Germany, August 21-24.
  • Balakrishnan. P and Srinivasan K., 2016. Noise from a non-circular impinging jet. LAMSYS 2016, SDSC SHAR Sriharikota, India, June 24-25.

Working Papers: 

  • Balakrishnan. P and Srinivasan K., Effect of flat vane swirlers in jet noise reduction. Journal of Aerospace Sciences and Technologies (Under Review)
  • Balakrishnan. P and Srinivasan K., Impinging jet noise reduction using non-circular jet. 2017.

Work in Progress:

  • Balakrishnan. P and Srinivasan K., Jet noise comparison for flat and curved vane swirlers. 2017