Faculty

Dr. Raja B

Assistant Professor

E-mail: rajab@iiitdm.ac.in | Ph: +91-44-27476355

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

Research Interests

  1. Enhanced heat transfer

  2. Thermal measurements

  3. Electronic cooling systems

  4. Food Processing Techniques and Design

  5. Product design

Honours + Awards + Recognitions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Professional Membership

  1. ISHRAE

  2. IEEE

Teaching

  1. Courses handled: Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer, Thermal Science for Electronic Engineers, Applied Thermal Engineering Theory and Practice, Design for Electronic cooling system and packaging, Concepts of Engineering Design, Automobile Engineering, Product Analysis and Modeling, Product Conceptualization and Visualization, Design Realization, Design of Heat Exchangers

  2. Laboratory Developed : Applied Thermal Engineering, Product Conceptualization and Visualization and Design Realization

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

Journal Publications

  1. V.Umesh and B.Raja, “A study on nucleate boiling heat transfer characteristics of pentane and CuO-pentane nanofluid on smooth and milled surfaces”, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, Volume 64, 2015, Pages 23-29

  2. V.Umesh, B.Vignesh and B.Raja, A study on nucleate boiling heat transfer characteristics of acetone on smooth and indented surfaces, 2015 (Accepted for publication)

  3. 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 Publ, Volume 23, Issue 4 , 2014 pp 341-349

  4. 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 Publ, Available Online (10.1007/s00231-014-1456-4)

  5. 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 , Volume 14, Issue 3, 2014, Pages 489–496

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

  7. 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, Vol. 46(8), 2746-2752, 2013

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

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

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

  11. 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

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

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

  14. 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 Publication), 19(1), 2010, 39–51

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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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 publication), 14 (2), 2010, 629-641

  19. 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 Publication), 46(3), 2010, 323-331

  20. 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", in Computational Thermal Sciences (Begell Publication), 1, 2009, 75 – 103

  21. 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", in Heat Transfer Research (Begell Publication), 40, 2009, 571-588

  22. 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", in Applied Thermal Engineering (Elsevier Publication), 29, 2009, 1778 -1785

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

  24. 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 Publication), 33, 2009, 542-550

  25. 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", in Journal of Engineering Thermophysics (Springer Publication), 18(3), 2009, 249-257

  26. 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

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

Conference Publications

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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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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