Faculty

Dr. Raja B

Assistant Professor

E-mail: rajab@iiitdm.ac.in | Ph: +91-44-27476355 | Room No: 109H

Personal Website: https://rajabalakrishnan.wordpress.com/

Education

College of Engg, Guindy, Anna University

Chennai

Ph.D. in Boiling Heat Transfer

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College of Engg, Guindy, Anna University

Chennai

M.E in Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning

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University of Madras

Chennai

B.E. in Mechanical Engineering

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Specialization

  1. Experimental and Computational Thermal-Fluid Sciences, Advanced Heat and Mass Transfer, Energy Storage and Devices, Product Design

Research Interests

  1. Enhanced heat transfer

  2. Thermal measurements

  3. Electronic cooling systems

  4. Food Processing Techniques and Design

  5. New Product Development

  6. Energy Storage Devices

Honours + Awards + Recognitions

  1. Best paper award - 2009 - IIT Madras NCRAC2009 Conference

  2. Best project of the month award- 2003. (at GE- EACoE, Bangalore)

  3. Hats off award for Gear Box - CFD project - 2003. (at GE- EACoE, Bangalore)

  4. Green Belt certification - 2003 (at GE- EACoE, Bangalore)

  5. GE Shares award : Stock option grant certificate - 2002 (at GE- EACoE, Bangalore)

  6. Green Belt Certified for "Development of Process map for Free Surface Flow Analyses." (at GE- EACoE Bangalore)

  7. Sponsored Projects - Completed:

  8. Design and Development of energy efficient freeze dryer with multiport mini-channel shelf heat exchanger (SB/S3/MMER/0005/2014) - 27 Lacs - Principal Investigator

  9. Development of a nanofluid coolant for high heat flux devices with mini-channel heat exchanger (SR/FTP/ETA-0017/2010) - 12.89 lacs - Principal Investigator

  10. Performance analysis and design modification of a freeze dryer: Theoretical and experimental investigation - Research Initiation Grant (IFP/RIG/2012-13/BRJ/001) - 5 lacs - Principal Investigator

Work Experience

Teaching

  1. IIITDM Kancheepuram

Research

  1. Research Associate - Dept of Mechanical Engg, Anna University

  2. Project Assistant - Institute of Energy Studies, Anna University

Industry

  1. Kirloskar Copeland Limited, Karad, India

  2. TCS-GE, Bangalore

  3. GE-EACoE, Bangalore, India and GE Cincinnati, USA

Professional Membership

  1. ISHRAE

  2. IEEE

  3. Energy Science Society of India (ESSI) - Vice President

Professional Service

  1. Placement Co-ordinator, Alumni Co-ordinator

Teaching

  1. Courses handled:

  2. Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer

  3. Thermal Science for Electronic Engineers

  4. Applied Thermal Engineering Theory and Practice

  5. Design for Electronic cooling system and packaging

  6. Concepts of Engineering Design

  7. Automobile Engineering

  8. Product Analysis and Modelling

  9. Product Conceptualisation and Visualisation

  10. Design Realisation

  11. Design of Heat Exchangers

  12. Electro-chemical Energy Conversion and Storage

  13. Concepts of Thermal Engineering and Application

  14. Green Energy and Product Design

  15. Concepts of Product Design and Development

  16. Mechanical Design for Electronics Engineers

  17. Material Science for Electrical and Electronic Engineers

  18. Earth Environment and Design

  19. Design History

  20. Laboratory Developed : Applied Thermal Engineering, Product Conceptualisation and Visualisation and Design Realisation

  21. Product Developed : Thermal Conductivity Measurement - Dual Hot wire device and 3-omega device, Freeze Dryers

Journal Publications

  1. Srinivasan, G. & Raja.B (2019), An experimental study of drying behaviour in ice patterns formed during spin freezing and its influence on the freeze-drying process” , Heat Mass Transfer (Springer) https://doi.org/10.1007/s00231-019-02596-z

  2. Srinivasan, G., Muneeshwaran, M. & Raja, B (2019), Numerical Investigation of Heat and Mass Transfer behaviour of Freeze Drying of Milk in Vial ”, Heat Mass Transfer (Springer). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00231-019-02538-1

  3. V. Umesh, S. Balavignesh, and B. Raja (2018), Single-Phase Convective Heat Transfer of Water and Aqua Ethylene Glycol Mixture in a Small-Diameter Tube, Journal of Engineering Thermophysics (Springer), Volume 27, No. 1, pp. 1–8.

  4. V.Ganesan, M.Vivar, N.Kumar, B.Raja (2016), A simple procedure to study the performance of individual solar cells in a linear concentrating photovoltaic/thermal integrated system, Int. J.Renewable Energy Technology (Inderscience), Vol. 7, No. 4, 2016

  5. V.Umesh, B.Vignesh and B.Raja (2016), A study on nucleate boiling heat transfer characteristics of acetone on smooth and indented surfaces, Experimental Heat Transfer (Taylor and Francis) , 2016, Volume 29 No-3, pp. 414-425

  6. V.Umesh and B.Raja (2015), A study on nucleate boiling heat transfer characteristics of pentane and CuO-pentane nanofluid on smooth and milled surfaces, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science (Elsevier), 2015, Volume 64 , pp. 23-29

  7. R. Karthik, R. Harish Nagarajan, K. S. Praveen, B. Raja, Experimental investigation on thermal conductivity enhancement of copper (II) oxide-DI water nanofluids, Journal of Engineering Thermophysics (Springer ), Volume 23, Issue 4 , 2014 pp 341-349

  8. P. Balachander and B. Raja, Investigation on the boiling heat transfer characteristics of R404A and R134a under stratified flow condition, Heat and Mass Transfer(Springer), Available Online (10.1007/s00231-014-1456-4)

  9. L. Godson, K. Deepak, C. Enoch, B. Jefferson, B. Raja, Heat transfer characteristics of silver/water nanofluids in a shell and tube heat exchanger, Archives of Civil and Mechanical Engineering (Elsevier), Volume 14, Issue 3, 2014, Pages 489–496

  10. S. Balavignesh, V. Umesh, B. Raja, Flow Boiling Heat Characteristics of n-pentane in a Mini-channel, Procedia Engineering (Elsevier), Vol 64, 2013, Pages 1524-1532

  11. Siddharth K.B, K.S. Praveen, B. Raja, and P. Damodharan, Measurement of thermal conductivity of fluid using single and dual wire transient techniques, Measurement (Elsevier), Vol. 46(8), 2746-2752, 2013

  12. R. Karthik, N.Harish, B.Raja and P.Damodharan, Thermal conductivity of CuO-DI water nanofluids using 3-omega measurement technique in a suspended micro-wire, in Experimental Thermal and Fluid Sciences (Elsevier), 40, 2012, 1–9

  13. L.Godson, B.Raja, D.Mohan Lal, S. Wongwises, Convective Heat Transfer Characteristics of Silver-Water Nanofluid Under Laminar and Turbulent Flow Conditions, Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications (ASME), 4(3), 2012, 031001 (8)

  14. R. Karthik, N.Harish, B.Raja and P.Damodharan, Measurement of thermal conductivity of fluids using 3-omega method in a suspended micro wire, Journal of Engineering Thermophysics (Springer), 21 (1) , 2012, 60-68

  15. P.Balachander, B.Raja and D.Mohan Lal, Evaporative heat transfer characteristics of R404A and R134a under varied heat flux conditions, in Experimental Heat Transfer (Taylor and Francis), 25 (3), 2012, 254-265

  16. L.Godson,B.Raja, D.Mohan Lal, S. Wongwises, Convective Heat Transfer Applications in Nanofluids and Development of Correlations, Particuology (Elsevier), 9 (6), 2011, 626-631

  17. P.Balachander, B.Raja and D.Mohan Lal, Investigation on boiling heat transfer characteristics of R404A in a 7.49 mm smooth horizontal tube, Experimental Heat Transfer (Taylor and Francis), 24(4), 2011, 355-369

  18. B. Raja , S. Joseph Sekhar and D. Mohan Lal, Thermal-Fluid modelling of an Air-Cooled Condenser for Refrigerants", in Journal of Engineering Thermophysics (Springer), 19(1), 2010, 39–51

  19. S. Joseph Sekhar , B. Raja and D. Mohan Lal, Thermal-fluid modeling of a Visi-Cooler, Computational Thermal Sciences (Begell), 2(4), 2010, 359–370

  20. B.Raja, S.Joseph Sekhar and D.Mohan Lal, Heat transfer correlation for a refrigerant mixture in a vertical helical coil evaporator, in Thermal Science, 13(4), 2010, 197 – 206

  21. L. Godson Asirvatham, B. Raja, D.Mohan Lal and S. Wongwises, Experimental Investigation on thermal conductivity and viscosity of Silver-Deionized water nanofluid, in Experimental Heat Transfer (Taylor & Francis), 23 (4), 2010, 317-332

  22. L. Godson, B. Raja, D. Mohan Lal, and S. Wongwises, Enhancement of Heat Transfer using Nanofluids - An Overview, in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (Elsevier), 14 (2), 2010, 629-641

  23. B.Raja, D.Mohan Lal and R.Saravanan, Stratified flow boiling heat transfer study of a HFC/HC refrigerant mixture in smooth horizontal tubes", in Heat and Mass Transfer (Springer), 46(3), 2010, 323-331

  24. B.Raja, D.Mohan Lal and R.Saravanan, Numerical study on flow boiling heat transfer of A refrigerant mixture in horizontal tubes under a varied heat flux boundary condition, Computational Thermal Sciences (Begell Publication), 1, 2009, 75 – 103

  25. B.Raja, P.Balachander, D.Mohan Lal and R.Saravanan, A Comparative Study on Flow Boiling Heat Transfer Coefficient of R-134a and R-134a/R-290/R-600a Refrigerant Mixture, Heat Transfer Research (Begell Publication), 40, 2009, 571-588

  26. B.Raja, D.Mohan Lal and R.Saravanan, Flow boiling of R-134a/R-290/R-600a mixture in a 9.52 /12.7 mm smooth horizontal tube using varied heat flux method, Applied Thermal Engineering (Elsevier Publication), 29, 2009, 1778 -1785

  27. B.Raja, D.Mohan Lal and R.Saravanan, Boiling in a Stratified Two-Phase Flow - A Review, in Heat Transfer Research (Begell ), 40, 2009, 589-612

  28. B.Raja, D.Mohan Lal and R.Saravanan, Flow boiling heat transfer study of R-134a/R-290/R-600a mixture in 9.52 and 12.7 mm smooth horizontal tubes: Experimental investigation", in Experimental Thermal and Fluid Sciences (Elsevier), 33, 2009, 542-550

  29. B.Raja, D.K. Kumar, D.M. Lal and R.Saravanan, Influence of nucleation on flow boiling heat transfer coefficient of a refrigerant mixture under varied heat flux condition, Journal of Engineering Thermophysics (Springer), 18(3), 2009, 249-257

  30. B.Raja, D.Mohan Lal and R.Saravanan, Flow boiling heat transfer coefficient of R-134a/R-290/R-600a mixture smooth horizontal tube, in Thermal Science, 12 (2), 2008, 33-44

  31. B.Raja, S.Joseph Sekhar, D.Mohan Lal and A.Kalanidhi, A Numerical model for thermal mapping in a hermetically sealed reciprocating refrigerant compressor, International Journal of Refrigeration (Elsevier), 26, 2003, 652-658

Conference Publications

  1. Srinivasan, G. & Raja, B. “Study on freeze drying of water and milk in a spherical shell. ”, ICTACEM 2017– 7th International conference on theoretical, applied, computational and experimental mechanics, IIT-Kharagpur , India.

  2. Srinivasan, G., Muneeshwaran, M. & Raja. “Numerical and Experimental Study of Sublimation Dehydration of Water.” , ICTACEM 2017 – 7th International conference on theoretical, applied, computational and experimental mechanics, IIT- Kharagpur , India.

  3. S. Balavignesh, V. Umesh, B. Raja, Flow Boiling Heat Characteristics of n-pentane in a Mini-channel, IConDM 2013, IIITD&M Kancheepuram, Chennai.

  4. B.Raja, D.Mohan Lal and R.Saravanan "Boiling Heat Transfer of R-134a and M09 Refrigerant Mixture in a Stratified Flow – A Comparison under Varied Heat Flux Condition", in the proceedings of ISHMT-ASME Heat and Mass Transfer Conference , Bombay, 2010

  5. P. Balachander, B. Raja, D. Mohan Lal "Boiling heat transfer characteristics of R-404A in a stratified two-phase flow", in the proceedings of 37th National & 4th International Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, Chennai, 2010

  6. B.Raja, D.Mohan Lal and R.Saravanan "Evaporative heat transfer coefficient of a HFC/HC refrigerant mixture under varied heat flux condition – low heat and mass flux application", in the proceedings of Int. Refrigeration and Air-conditioning conference at Purdue, Purdue , 2008

  7. S. Jain and B. Raja, Performance Analysis Of A Vacuum Cooling Process, 3rd National Conference on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (NCRAC-2013) IIT Madras, Chennai, 12-14 December 2013

  8. Lazarus Godson, Vino Raj, B.Raja, and D. Mohan Lal "Measurement of Viscosity and Surface Tension of Silver-Deionized Water Nanofluid", in the proceedings of 37th National & 4th International Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, Chennai, 2010

  9. P.Balachander, B.Raja and D.Mohan Lal "Experimental investigation of flow boiling heat transfer characteristics of refrigerants r134a and r404a in horizontal smooth tube", in the proceedings of National Conference on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (NCRAC 2011) , Chennai, 2010

  10. B.Raja, D.Mohan Lal and R.Saravanan "Boiling Heat Transfer of R-134a and M09 Refrigerant Mixture in a Stratified Flow – A Comparison under Varied Heat Flux Condition", in the proceedings of ISHMT-ASME Heat and Mass Transfer Conference , Bombay, 2010

  11. P. Balachander, B. Raja, D. Mohan Lal "Boiling heat transfer characteristics of R-404A in a stratified two-phase flow", in the proceedings of 37th National & 4th International Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, Chennai, 2010

  12. P.Balachander, B.Raja and D.Mohan Lal "Investigation on oil return in an evaporator using HFC/HC refrigerant with mineral oil as lubricant", in the proceedings of National Conf. Ref. and AC, Chennai, 2009

  13. B.Raja, D.Mohan Lal and R.Saravanan "Evaporative heat transfer coefficient of a HFC/HC refrigerant mixture under varied heat flux condition", in the proceedings of National Conf. Ref. and AC, Chennai, 2009

  14. B.Raja, D.Mohan Lal and R.Saravanan "Evaporative heat transfer coefficient of a HFC/HC refrigerant mixture under varied heat flux condition – low heat and mass flux application", in the proceedings of Int. Refrigeration and Air-conditioning conference at Purdue, Purdue , 2008

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