Arul Prakash K

Professor

Ph.D., in Mechanical Engineering, Specialization in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 2006, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India.

M.E., Specialization in Thermal Engineering, 2000, First Class with Distinction, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India.



B.E., in Mechanical Engineering, 1998, First Class, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India.

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 Research Areas

 The broad areas of my research are as follows:
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Turbulent flows
  • Heat transfer and Numerical methods
 Specific topics of research currently being pursued are as follows:
  • Computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer.
  • Cooling Technologies.
  • Thermal hydraulics.
  • Aerodynamics.
  • Optimization and Parallel computing.

 Office Location

  FMB 203,
  Fluid Mechanics Building,
   Department of Applied Mechanics & Biomedical Engineering,
  Email: arulk@iitm.ac.in
  Ph: 044 2257 4066.

 Teaching and Research

  July 2014 - Present

  Associate Professor

  Fluid Mechanics Group, Department of Applied Mechanics, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai – 600036.

  July 2008 – July 2014

  Assistant Professor

  Fluid Mechanics Group, Department of Applied Mechanics, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai – 600036.

   November 2006-July2008

   Post-doctoral fellow

  MOST (Modelisation and Simulation of Turbulence) of the Laboratory of Geophysical and Industrial Fluid Flows (LEGI), Grenoble, France.

  August 2006-October 2006

   Project Senior Research Associate

  Department of Atomic Energy Project working at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India.

  July2001-August 2006

   Doctoral student

   Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India.

  July2003-August 2006

   Project Senior Research Associate

   Department of Atomic Energy Project working at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India.

  December 2000-May 2001

   Lecturer

   Department of Mechanical Engineering, Karunya University, Coimbatore, India.

 Industrial

  Aug 1998-June 1999

   Junior Engineer (Plant)

  M/s Gammon India Ltd, Mumbai, India-400 025.

 International (Total 18, list is only representative)

  • Prasanth Anand Kumar Lam and K. Arul Prakash, “A numerical investigation of heat transfer and entropy generation during jet impingement cooling of protruding heat sources without and with porous medium”, 2015, Energy conversion and Management, Vol. 18, pp 626 – 643.
  • S. Ravishankar and K. Arul Prakash, “Enhanced cooling of electronic components using fluid flow under high adverse pressure gradient”, 2015 ASME-Journal of thermal science and engineering applications, Vol. 7, pp 031011-1 – 031011-10.
  • Immanuvel Paul, K. Arul Prakash and S. Vengadesan, “Numerical analysis of fluid flow characteristics past an elliptic cylinder”, 2014, Physics of Fluids, Vol. 26, 023601.
  • S. Ravishankar and K. Arul Prakash, “Numerical studies on thermal performance of novel cooling plate designs in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell stacks”, 2014, Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 66, pp 239-251.
  • Prasanth Anand kumar Lam and K. Arul Prakash, “A numerical study on natural convection and entropy generation in a porous enclosure with heat sources”, 2014, International journal of heat and mass transfer, Vol. 69, pp 390-407.
  • Immanuvel Paul, K. Arul Prakash and S. Vengadesan, “Forced convective heat transfer from unconfined isothermal and isoflux elliptic cylinders, 2013, Numerical Heat transfer - Part A, vol. 64, pp 648 - 675.
  • S. Kalyanaraman, K. Arul Prakash and S. Vengadesan, “Effect of Axis Ratio on Fluid Flow around an elliptic cylinder – A numerical Study, 2013, ASME – Journal of Fluids Engineering, vol.135, pp 111201 - 111210.
  • S. Kalyanaraman, K. Arul Prakash and S. Vengadesan, “Natural convection from a heated elliptic cylinder with different Axis Ratio in a square enclosure, 2012, Numerical Heat transfer - Part A, vol. 62, pp 639 - 658.
  • K. Arul Prakash, B. V. Ratish Kumar and G. Biswas, “Parallel numerical simulation of conjugate heat transfer in the target system of an ADS by domain decomposition method", 2012, International journal of numerical analysis and modeling, Series B, 3 (3), 259 – 269.
  • K. Arul Prakash, G. Biswas and B.V. Rathish Kumar, Numerical Prediction of Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in the Target System of an Axisymmetric Accelerator Driven Subcritical System, 2007, ASME-Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 129, Issue 4, pp. 582- 588.
  • K. Arul Prakash, G. Biswas and B. V. Rathish Kumar, “Thermal Hydraulics of the spallation target module of an Accelerator Driven Sub-critical System: A Numerical Study,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 49, Issue 23-24, 2006, pp. 4633-4652.
  • K. Arul Prakash, G. Biswas and B. V. Rathish Kumar, “Numerical simulation of the target system of an ADSS”, “International Journal of Computational Fluid Dynamics”, Vol. 20, No: 7, 2006, pp. 513-520.

 Contributions in Edited Books

  • K. Arul Prakash, G. Biswas and B. V. Ratish Kumar, “Numerical prediction of heat transfer and fluid flow in a complex ADSS geometry with straight guide using streamline upwind Petrov-Galerkin finite element method” R. Bennacer (Ed.) Progress in Computational Heat and Mass Transfer (Lavoisier, Paris, 2005) 174-179.

 Refereed Conferences/Workshops (Total 33, list is only representative)

  • Sai Rajesh Mahapatro and K. Arul Prakash, “ A Numerical Investigation on jet impingement cooling of heat sources in the presence of cross flow" ASME-ATI-UIT 2015 Conference on Thermal Energy Systems: Production, Storage, Utilization and the Environment, Naples, Italy, 17-20 May, 2015.
  • Soumya Sunakraneni and K. Arul Prakash, “ Effect of splitter plate location on fluid flow characteristics past a circular cylinder: A numerical Study”, (Paper accepted for oral presentation in 5th International congress on Computational mechanics and simulation, 10 – 13, December 2014, India.
  • Sai Rajesh Mahapatro and K. Arul Prakash, “Passive enhancement of multiple-jet impingement cooling of an array of heated obstacles through geometric modification” , (Paper accepted for oral presentation in 5th International and 41st National conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid power, 12 – 14 December 2014, IIT Kanpur).
  • Siva Sai, K. Arul Prakash, Arvind Pattamatta, “Numerical investigation of natural convective heat transfer characteristics of Al2O3-water nano fluid through porous media embedded in a square cavity”, European Fluid Mechanics Conference (EFMC 10), September 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Prasanth Anand Kumar Lam and K. Arul Prakash, “Finite Element study of electronic cooling by an impinging turbulent jet”, International conference on Computer Aided Engineering, IIT Madras, December 2013.
  • N Parameswara Rao and K. Arul Prakash, “An assesment of turbulence models for predicting the fluid flow in spiral casing of a hydraulic turbomachine using SUPG-Finite Element Method”, Asme 2013 Gas Turbine India Confernce (GT INDIA 2013), Bangalore, karnataka, India, Dec 5-6, 2013.
  • S. Gole, V. Damotharan, P.Jadhav, R. Meena, P.Ramu, K. Arul Prakash, Optimal Design of a Savonius Wind Turbine, ASME Mechanical Engineering Congress and Design Exposition, November 2013, San Diego, USA.
  • Nidheesh P and K. Arul Prakash, “Numerical simulation of multiphase fluid flow in an oil separator using OpenFoam”, Indian Conference on Applied Mechanics, July 4-6, 2013.
  • N. Parameswara Rao, Prasanth Anand Kumar Lam and K. Arul Prakash, Numerical simulation of turbulent flow in spiral casing of a hydraulic turbomachine using SUPG finite element Method, 17th International conference on finite elements in flow problems (FEF 2013) , February 24-27, 2013, San Diego, USA.
  • Salahudeen M and K. Arul Prakash, “Effect of curvature on turbulent fluid flow and heat transfer characteristics in 1:4 aspect ratio 90 degree curved duct using OpenFoam” , 7th OpenFoam Workshop, Technical University Darmstadt, Germany, 25-28 June, 2012.
  • Salahudeen M and K. Arul Prakash, “Numerical simulation of fluid flow and heat transfer characteristics in rectangular ducts using OpenFoam”, 14th Annual CFD Symposium, Bangalore, 10-11th August, 2012.
  • Prasanth Anand Kumar Lam and K. Arul Prakash, “A SUPG - Finite Element Study of Natural Convection in a Porous Enclosure”, ISHMT_IND_03_014, 21st National and 10th ISHMT-ASME Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, December 27-30, 2011, IIT Madras.
  • K. Arul Prakash, G. Biswas and B. V. Ratish Kumar, “Conjugate heat transfer analysis in the target system of an ADS”, ISHMT_IND_03_014, 21st National and 10th ISHMT-ASME Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, December 27-30, 2011, IIT Madras.
  • P. Ravi Kumar and K. Arul Prakash, Effect of wing cross-section on thrust of a flapping wing, IUTAM Symposium on Bluff body flows (Blubof 2011), 12-16, December 2011, IIT Kanpur, India.
  • P. Ravi Kumar and K. Arul Prakash, Numerical study of the effect of thickness ratio and Reynolds number on laminar flow past Rectangular cylinder, Symposium on Applied Aerodynamics and Design of Aerospace Vehicle (SAROD 2011), Paper No: P-5, November 16-18, 2011, Bangalore, India.
  • Prasanth Anand Kumar Lam and K. Arul Prakash , “Finite Element analysis of convective cooling by an impinging laminar air jet”, 16th International Conference on Finite Elements in Flow Problems (FEF 2011), W.A.Wall and V. Gravemeier (Eds), March 23–25, 2011, Munich, Germany.
  • Prasanth Anand Kumar Lam and K. Arul Prakash , “A SUPG-Finite Element s study for conjugate heat transfer analysis in two-dimensional ribbed passages”, 13 Asian congress on Fluid Mechanics, Dec 17-21, 2010, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • K. Arul Prakash and Olivier Métais, Modelling of thermal exchanges in high- Reynolds number Turbulence: Application to the cooling of rocket engines, CNES (French Space Research Organisation) JC2 Symposium, October 15 – 17, 2007, Toulouse.

  Present Students

   Ph.D.
  • Prasanth Anand Kumar Lam (Thesis Topic)
  • Soumya Sunakareneni
  • Parameswar Rao Nakkina
  • Fuaad P A
  • Koushik Chandramouli
  • Vivek P
  M.S.
  • K. Jeevananthan
  • Jawahar P
  • Sandeep Naik
   M.Tech.
  • Balakrishnan
  • Anshaath

  Past Students

   M.S.
  • S Kalyanaraman (Currently at General Motors)
  • Immanuvel Paul (Currently at Imperial College London)
  • S Ravishankar (Eaton Technologies, Pune)
  • Ravi Kumar Pulipaka (MRF Limited)
  • Siva Sai (National University of Singapore)
  • Sairajesh (Tata Motors)
   M.Tech.
  • Prasanth Anand Kumar Lam (Research Scholar, IIT Madras)
  • Rajesh Chavalam (Neyveli Lignite Corporation)
  • Salahudeen (Mahindra Technologies)
  • Nidheesh P (Lecturer)
  • Vivek P (Research scholar, IIT Madras)

 Computational and Experimental Thermo-fluid dynamics Laboratory

 Sponsored Projects

  • Development of an immersed boundary Navier-stokes solver for simulating insect flight dynamics.
  • Sponsoring Agency : Aeronautical Development and Research Board (Aerodynamics Panel)
    Status : Completed
    Amount : 11.08 Lakhs
  • Development of a Navier-stokes solver for simulating fluid flow past a rectangular cylinder to study the effect of flow induced vibrations.
  • Sponsoring Agency: Aeronautical Development and Research Board (Aerodynamics Panel)
    Status : Ongoing
    Amount : 9.41 Lakhs
  • Numerical simulation and experimental prediction of high reynolds number turbulent flows in complex geometries.
  • Sponsoring Agency : Department of Science and Technology
    Status : Ongoing
    Amount : 20.95 Lakhs
  • Investigations on the aerodynamics of insect hovering in inclined stroke plane.
  • Sponsoring Agency : Special Interest Group on Micro Aerial Vehicles
    Status: Ongoing
    Value: 11.495 Lakhs
  • Design, development and Flight Testing of transition MAV (TMAV).
  • Sponsoring Agency: Special Interest Group on Micro Aerial Vehicles
    Status : Ongoing
    Amount : 17.542 Lakhs

 Consultancy Projects

  • Development of an immersed boundary navier-stokes solver for simulating insect flight dynamics.
  • Sponsoring Agency : LNV Technology Limited.
    Status : Completed.
    Value : 1.108 Lakhs.
  • Vetting of operating conditions for the given pump performance curves and hydraulic analysis for open channel flow - Kopal II LIS project – KBJNL.
  • Sponsoring Agency : L&T Construction Limited.
    Status : Completed.
    Value : 0.5 Lakh.
  • Developing an software for orifice size selection tool.
  • Sponsoring Agency : Caterpillar Ltd, Chennai.
    Satus : Ongoing.
    Value : 6.75 Lakhs.
  • Development of case drain separator removal,
  • Sponsoring Agency: Caterpillar Ltd, Chennai
    Status : Ongoing.
    Value : 6.75 Lakhs