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Krishnan Murugesan
Krishnan Murugesan Professor krimufme[at]iitr.ac.in 01332285635
Areas of Interest
  • Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Modeling of Concrete Exposed to Fire
  • Solar Assisted Ground Source Heat Pump
  • Development of new algorithms for the solution of Navier-Stokes equations using Finite Element Metho
  • Energy, Underground coal gasification
  • Heat and moisture transport through porous materials with application to drying and nuclear waste di
  • Experimental Study on Microchannel Heat Transfer
  • Mathematical modeling of cooling towers for thermal power plants
Professional Background
FromToDesignationOrganisation
20012005Post-doctoral research fellowDepartment of Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
19842001Lecturer and Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Surathkal
2005Oct 2012Assistant ProfessorIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee
23-10-2012OngoingAssociate ProfessorMechanical & Industrial Engg. Dept., IIT Roorkee
Educational Details
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear
B.EMechanical EngineeringMadurai Kamaraj University, Madurai1982
M.TechThermal and Fluids EngineeringIIT Bombay, Mumbai1990
PhDStudy of Heat and Mass transfer through porous materials by Finite Element MethodIIT Chennai, Madras1998
Administrative Background
FromToDesignationOrganisationLevel
2014OngoingOfficer in Charge MaintenanceIIT Roorkee
20072014Faculty AdvisorSociety of Automotive Engineers Students Chapter
20102014Officer In ChargeTraining and Placement
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Numerical and experimental investigation of thermo hydro mechanical behavior of high performance conBRNS, DAE, Mumbai2013
Design and installation of ground source heat pump system at NETRA campus, Greater NoidaNETRA, NTPC, Greater Noida, UP2015
ZEDiDST, Government of India2018
Analysis of thermal effects during charging process in Hydrogen storage using activated carbon basedSRIC IIT Roorkee2011
Experimental studies to investigate the effect of moisture transport on the performance characteristSRIC, IIT Roorkee2007
Projects and Thesis Supervised
Title of ProjectNames of Students
ZEDiMr Shammy Kumar Shah
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Double diffusive convection studies using velocity vorticity form of Navier Stokes equationsD. SenthilkumarA2006
Combustion and Emission studies on Compression Ignition engine using Biodiesel as fuelT. GanapathyA2005
Distributed Modelling of Run off and Sediment Yield Based on Geospatial TechniquesRaaj. Ram ShankarA2005
Near Bed Particle Motion Over Transitionally Rough Bed Using High Speed ImagingB. RameshA2007
Studies on Liquid Flow and Heat Transfer for Cooling of Integrated Circuits Using MicrochannelsSatbir Singh SehgalA2006
Mechanical Properties of High Performance Concrete Exposed to Elevated TemperaturesA. Abdul RahimA2009
Study of Heat and Moisture Transport through Concrete at Elevated TemperaturesA. Arul PeterA2009
Study of Thermal Performance of Ground Source Heat Pump SystemsT. SivasakthivelA2011
Study of Solar Assisted Ground Source Heat Pump SystemsVikash VermaA2012
Study of double diffusive free, forced and mixed convection problemsP. Nithish ReddyA2013
Double diffusive mixed convection in a channel filled with nanofluid in the presence of magnetic fieRatnadeep NathO2016
Study of geothermal interaction in ground source heat pump systemSathish KumarO2017
Underground coal gasificationRupesh Kishor PalangeO2017
Hygrothermal analysis in enclosureShammy Kumar ShahO2017
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
Geoenvironmental Research Centre, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UKTo carry out research on underground coal gasificationJan-Apr15
Geoenvironmental Research Center, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UKTo carry out research on modeling heat and moisture transport through porous materials with application to nuclear waste disposalJuly-Augus
Geoenvironmental Research Centre, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UKResearch CollaborationJune to Ju
Geoenvironmental Research Center, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UKTo carry out research on modeling of multistage drying and nuclear waste disposalJune-Augus
Courses or Conferences Organised
Conference NameSponsored ByDate
Finite element solution of velocity vorticity form of Navier Stokes equationsCCE, IIT Roorkee01-12-2008
National International Collaboration
TopicOrganisationLevel
Underground Coal Gasification Geoenvironmental Research Centre, Cardiff University, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UKPHD
Low energy cooling and heating using Ground source heat pump systemDepartment of Arch. & Plan. IIT Roorkee and University of Bath, Bath, UKRP
Refereed Journal Papers

Journal Publications

1.     Ratnadeep Nath and Murugesan Krishnan, (2019), Numerical study of double diffusive mixed convection in a backward facing step channel filled with Cu-water nanofluid, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, Vol. 153-154, pp.48-63.

 

2.   Vikas Verma and K. Murugesan, (2018), Experimental study of solar assisted ground source heat pump system for short term space heating operation from morning to evening, Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, Vol. 32, pp. 391-398.

 

3.   Nithish Reddy and Krishnan Murugesan, (2017), ‘Numerical study of vorticity and heat flow in bottom heated DDC systems at nominal Rayleigh number’, Journal of Applied Fluid mechanics, Vol. 10(1), pp.69-79.

 

4.   Nithish Reddy and Krishnan Murugesan. (2017), ‘Magnetic field influence on double diffusive natural convection in a square cavity-A numerical study’, Numerical Heat transfer, Vol. 71(4), pp.448-475.

 

5.    Nithish Reddy and Krishnan Murugesan. (2017), ‘Numerical investigations on the advantage of nano fluids under DDMC in a lid driven cavity’, Heat transfer- Asian Research, Vol. 46(7), pp.1065-1086.

 

6.    Nithish Reddy and Krishnan Murugesan. (2017), ‘Numerical Study of Double Diffusive Convection in a Lid Driven Cavity with Linearly Salted Side Walls’, Journal of Applied Fluid mechanics, Vol.10, pp.69-79.

 

7.   Nithish Reddy and Krishnan Murugesan. (2017), ‘Finite element study of DDNC in bottom heated enclosures with mass diffusive side walls’, Frontiers in Heat and Mass transfer, Vol.8, pp.1-11.

 

8.     Navdeep Pandey, Murugesan, K., and Thomas, H. R. (2017), ‘Optimization of ground heat exchangers for space heating and cooling applications using Taguchi method and utility concept’, Applied Energy, Vol. 190, pp. 421 – 438.

 

9.     Vikas Verma and Murugesan, K. (2017), ‘Experimental study of solar energy storage and space heating using solar assisted ground source heat pump system for Indian climatic conditions, Energy and Buildings, Vol. 139, pp. 569 – 577.

 

10.  Sivasakthivel, T., Mikale Philippe, Murugesan, K., Vikas Verma and Pingfang Hu (2017), `Experimental thermal performance analysis of ground heat exchangers for space heating and cooling applications’, Renewable Energy, Vol. 113, pp. 1168 – 1181.

 

11.  Nithish Reddy and Krishnan Murugesan. (2016), ‘Numerical study of double diffusive convection in a heated lid driven cavity with mass diffusive side wall’, ASTFE Computational Thermal Sciences, Vol. 8, pp. 381-319.

 

12.  Sivasakthivel, T., Murugesan, K., Surya Kumar, Pingfang Hu and Kobiga, P. (2016), ‘Experimental study of thermal performance of a ground source heat pump system installed in a Himalayan city of India for composite climatic conditions’, Energy and Buildings, Vol. 131, pp. 193 – 206.

 

13.  Sivasakthivel, T., Murugesan, K., Sahoo, P. K. (2015), Study of technical, economical and environmental viability of ground source heat pump system for Himalayan cities of India,  Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 48, pp. 452-462.

 

14.  Sivasakthivel, T., Murugesan, K and Sahoo, P. K. (2014), ‘ A study on energy and CO2 saving potential of ground source heat pump system in India’, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 32, pp. 278 – 293.

 

15.  Verma, V., Murugesan, K. (2014), Optimization of solar assisted ground source heat pump system for space heating application by Taguchi method and utility concept, Energy and Buildings, Vol.82, pp. 296-309.

 

16.  Sivasakthivel, T., Murugesan, K and Sahoo, P. K. (2014), ‘ A study on energy and CO2 saving potential of ground source heat pump system in India’, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 32, pp. 278 – 293.

 

17.  Sivasakthivel, T., Murugesan, K., and Sahoo, P. K. (2014), ‘Optimization of ground heat exchanger parameters of ground source heat pump system for space heating applications’, Energy, Vol. 78, pp. 573-586. 

 

18.  Arul Peter, A., Murugesan, K., Sharma, U.K., Arora, P. (2014), ‘Numerical study of heat and moisture transport through concrete at elevated temperatures’, Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, 28, pp. 1967-1977.

 

19.  Sivasakthivel, T., Murugesan, K., Sahoo, P.K. (2014), ‘A study on energy and CO2 saving potential of ground source heat pump system in India’, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 32, pp. 278-293.

 

20.  Sivasakthivel, T., Murugesan, K., Thomas, H.R. (2014), ‘Optimization of operating parameters of ground source heat pump system for space heating and cooling by Taguchi method and utility concept’, Applied Energy, Vol. 116, pp. 76-85.

 

21.  Ganapathy, T., Gakkhar, R.P., Murugesan, K. (2013), ‘Optimization of injection system parameters and exhaust gas recirculation for jatropha biodiesel fuel in diesel engine using taguchi, method’, Journal of Energy Engineering, 10.1061/(ASCE)EY.1943-7897.0000159, 04013015.

 

22.  Rahim, A., Sharma, U.K., Murugesan, K., Sharma, A., Arora, P. (2013), ‘Multi-response optimization of post-fire residual compressive strength of high performance concrete’,  Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 38, pp. 265-273.

 

 

23.  Ramsankaran, R., Kothyari, U.C., Ghosh, S.K., Malcherek, A., Murugesan, K. (2013), ‘Physically-based distributed soil erosion and sediment yield model (DREAM) for simulating individual storm events’, Hydrological Sciences Journal, Vol.58 (4), pp. 872–891.

 

24.  Sivasakthivel, T., Murugesan, K and Sahoo, P. K. (2012), ‘Potential reduction in CO2 reduction and saving in electricity by ground source heat pump system for space heating applications – A study on Northern part of India’, Procedia Engineering, Vol. 38, pp. 970 – 979.

25.  Rahim, A., Sharma, U.K., Murugesan, K., Sharma, A., Arora, P. (2012), ‘Optimization of post-fire residual compressive strength of concrete by Taguchi method’, Journal of Structural Fire Engineering, Vol. 3, pp. 169-180.

 

26.  Sivasakthivel, T., Murugesan, K., Sahoo, P.K. (2012), ‘Potential reduction in CO2 emission and saving in electricity by ground source heat pump system for space heating applications - A study on northern part of India’, Procedia Engineering, Vol. 39, pp. 970-979.

 

27.  Sehgal, S.S., Murugesan, K., Mohapatra, S.K. (2012), ‘Effect of channel and plenum aspect ratios on the performance of micro channel heat sink under different flow arrangements’, Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, Vol.26, pp. 2985-2994.

 

28.  Ramsankaran, R., Kothyari, U.C., Ghosh, S.K., Malcherek, A.,  Murugesan, K. (2012), ‘Geospatial based Distributed Rainfall-Runoff model for Simulation of Internal and Outlet Responses in a Semi Forested Watershed’, Hydrological Processes, Vol.26 (9), pp.1405-1426.

 

29.  Ganapathy, T., Gakkhar, R.P., Murugesan, K. (2012), ‘Optimization of Injection Timing and Operating Parameters On Jatropha Biodiesel Engine Using RSM’, International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology, Vol.3, pp.254-275.

 

30.  Ramesh, B., Kothyari, U.C., Murugesan, K. (2011), ‘Near-bed particle motion over transitionally-rough bed’, Journal of Hydraulic Research, Vol.49 (6), pp. 757-765.

 

31.  Ganapathy, T., Gakkhar, R.P., Murugesan, K. (2011), ‘Influence of injection timing on performance, combustion and emission characteristics of Jatropha biodiesel engine’, Applied Energy, Vol.88, pp. 4376-4386.

 

32.  Senthil Kumar , D., Murugesan, K., Thomas, H.R. (2011), ‘Effect of the aspect ratio of a heated block on the interaction between inertial and thermosolutal buoyancy forces in a lid-driven cavity’, Numerical Heat Transfer; Part A: Applications, Vol.60, pp. 604-628.

 

33.  Arul Peter, A., Mamidi, G., Murugesan, K., Sharma, U.K., Akanshu Sharma, D., Arora, P. (2011), ‘Effect of boundary conditions on thermohydraulic behaviour of clay buffer used in nuclear waste repository’, Energy Procedia, Vol.7, pp. 495-501.

 

34.  Sehgal, S.S., Murugesan, K., Mohapatra, S.K. (2011), ‘Experimental investigation of the effect of flow arrangements on the performance of a micro-channel heat sink’, Experimental Heat Transfer, Vol.24, pp. 215-233.

 

35.  Ganapathy, T., Gakkhar, R.P., Murugesan, K. (2011), ‘Optimization of performance parameters of diesel engine with Jatropha biodiesel using response surface methodology’,   International Journal of Sustainable Energy, Vol.30, pp. S76-S90.

 

36.  Ramesh, B., Kothyari, U.C., Murugesan, K. (2011), ‘Rolling motion of particles over transitionally rough beds’, ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Vol.17, pp.23-31.

 

37.  Sehgal, S.S., Murugesan, K., Mohapatra, S.K. (2011), ‘Computational  studies  on the  effect  of  flow arrangements  on  the  performance  of  a  micro channel  heat  sink’ International  Journal  of Advances in Thermal Sciences & Engineering, Vol. 8, pp. 354-363.

 

38.  Senthil Kumar, D., Murugesan, K., Gupta, A. (2010), ‘Numerical analysis of interaction between inertial and thermosolutal buoyancy forces on convective heat transfer in a lid-driven cavity’, Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol.132, Art. no. 112501.

 

39.  Senthil Kumar, D., Murugesan, K., Gupta, A. (2010), ‘Effect of thermo-solutal stratification on recirculation flow patterns in a backward facing step channel flow’, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, Vol.64, pp.163-186.

 

40.  Ganapathy, T., Balasubramanian, R., Gakkhar, R.P., Murugesan, K. (2010), ‘Optimization of injection system parameters and EGR on Jatropha Biodiesel Engine using Taguchi approach’,  Journal of Biofuels, Vol.1, pp.123-130.

 

41.  Ganapathy, T., Gakkhar, R.P., Murugesan, K. (2009), ‘Artificial neural network modeling of jatropha oil fueled diesel engine for emission predictions’, Thermal Science, Vol.13, pp. 91-102.

 

42.  Ganapathy, T., Gakkhar, R.P., Murugesan, K. (2009), ‘An analytical and experimental study of performance on Jatropha biodiesel engine’, Thermal Science, Vol.13, pp. 69-82.

 

43.  Ganapathy, T., Murugesan, K., Gakkhar, R.P. (2009), ‘Performance optimization of Jatropha biodiesel engine model using Taguchi approach’, Applied Energy, Vol.86, pp. 2476-2486.

 

44.  Kumar, D.S., Murugesan, K., Gupta, A. (2009), ‘Thermo-solutal buoyancy induced mixed convection in a backward facing step channel using velocity-vorticity formulation’, Numerical Heat Transfer; Part A: Applications, Vol.56, pp. 604-630.

 

45.  Murugesan, K., Lo, D.C., Young, D.L., Chen, C.W., Fan, C.M. (2008), ‘Convective drying analysis of three-dimensional porous solid by mass lumping finite element technique’, Heat and Mass Transfer, 44 (4), pp. 401-412.

 

46.  Senthil Kumar, D., Murugesan, K., Thomas, H.R. (2008), ‘Numerical simulation of double diffusive mixed convection in a lid-driven square cavity using velocity-vorticity formulation’,   Numerical Heat Transfer; Part A: Applications, Vol.54, pp. 837-865.

 

47.  Lo, D.C., Young, D.L., Murugesan, K., Tsai, C.C., Gou, M.H. (2007), ‘Velocity-vorticity formulation for 3D natural convection in an inclined cavity by DQ method’, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol.50, pp. 479-491.

 

48.  Murugesan, K., Lo, D.C., Young, D.L., Fan, C.M., Chen, C.W. (2006), ‘Global matrix-free finite-element scheme for natural convection in a square cavity with step blockage’, Numerical Heat Transfer, Part B: Fundamentals, Vol.50, pp. 353-373.

 

49.  Young, D.L., Fan, C.M., Tsai, C.C., Chen, C.W., Murugesan, K. (2006), ‘Eulerian-Lagrangian method of fundamental solutions for multi-dimensional advection-diffusion equation’,  International Mathematical Forum, Vol.1, pp. 687-706.

 

50.  Lo, D.C., Young, D.L., Murugesan, K. (2006), ‘An accurate numerical solution algorithm for 3D velocity-vorticity Navier-Stokes equations by the DQ method, Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering, Col.22, pp. 235-250.

 

51.  Young, D.L., Jane, S.J., Fan, C.M., Murugesan, K., Tsai, C.C. (2006), ‘The method of fundamental solutions for 2D and 3D Stokes problems’, Journal of Computational Physics, Vol.211, pp. 1-8.

 

52.  Chen, C.W., Young, D.L., Tsai, C.C., Murugesan, K. (2005), ‘The method of fundamental solutions for inverse 2D Stokes problems’, Computational Mechanics, Vol.37, pp. 2-14.

 

53.  Young, D.L., Chen, C.W., Fan, C.M., Murugesan, K., Tsai, C.C., The method of fundamental solutions for Stokes flow in a rectangular cavity with cylinders, (2005), European Journal of Mechanics, B/Fluids, 24 (6), pp. 703-716.

 

54.  Young, D.L., Hu, S.P., Chen, C.W., Fan, C.M., Murugesan, K. (2005), ‘Analysis of elliptical waveguides by method of fundamental solutions’, Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, Vol.44, pp.552-558.

 

55.  Lo, D.C., Young, D.L., Murugesan, K. (2005), ‘GDQ method for natural convection in a cubic cavity using velocity-vorticity formulation’, Numerical Heat Transfer, Part B: Fundamentals, Vol.48, pp. 363-386.

 

56.  Young, D.L., Lin, Q.H., Murugesan, K. (2005), ‘Two-dimensional simulation of a thermally stratified reservoir with high sediment-laden inflow’, Journal of Hydraulic Research, Vol.43, pp. 351-365.

 

57.  Lo, D.C., Murugesan, K., Young, D.L. (2005), ‘Numerical solution of three-dimensional velocity-vorticity Navier-Stokes equations by finite difference method’, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, Vol.47, pp. 1469-1487.

 

58.  Lo, D.C., Young, D.L., Murugesan, K. (2005), ‘GDQ method for natural convection in a square cavity using velocity-vorticity formulation’, Numerical Heat Transfer, Part B: Fundamentals, Vol.47, pp. 321-341.

 

59.  Chen, C.W., Fan, C.M., Young, D.L., Murugesan, K., Tsai, C.C. (2005), ‘Eigen analysis for membranes with stringers using the methods of fundamental solutions and domain decomposition’, CMES - Computer Modeling in Engineering and Sciences, Vol.8, pp. 29-44.

 

60.  Murugesan, K., Lo, D.C., Young, D.L. (2005), ‘An efficient global matrix free finite element algorithm for 3D flow problems’, Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering, 21 (3), pp. 107-118.

 

61.  Young, D.L., Tsai, C.C., Murugesan, K., Fan, C.M., Chen, C.W. (2004), ‘Time-dependent fundamental solutions for homogeneous diffusion problems’, Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, Vol.28, pp. 1463-1473.

 

62.  Murugesan, K., Thomas, H.R., Cleall, P.J. (2002), ‘An investigation of the influence of two-stage drying conditions on convective drying of porous materials’, International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow, Vol.12, pp. 29-46.

 

63.  Murugesan, K., Suresh, H.N., Seetharamu, K.N., Aswatha Narayana, P.A., Sundararajan, T. (2001), ‘A theoretical model of brick drying as a conjugate problem’, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol.44, pp. 4075-4086.

 

64.  Murugesan, K., Seetharamu, K.N., Narayana, P.A.A., Thomas, H.R., Ferguson, W.J. (2000), ‘Study of shrinkage stresses for drying of brick as a conjugate problem’, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Vol.48, pp. 37-53.

 

65.  Murugesan, K., Seetharamu, K.N., Aswatha Narayana, P.A. (1996), ‘A one dimensional analysis of convective drying of porous materials’, Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol.32, pp. 81-88.