Ajay Kumar Yadav

Designation: 

Assistant Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Friday, May 1, 2009

Professional Experience: 

NITK: 09 years
Indian Navy/Industry: 07 years

Contact Details

E-mail: 

ajaykyadav [at] nitk.edu.in
ajayyadav.aba [at] rediffmail.com

Telephone: 

(O)+91-824-2473676, (R) +91-824-2474676, (M) 9035552339

Mobile: 

+91 9035552339
Academic Background

• PhD (IIT Kharagpur), 2013
• M.Tech. (IIT Kharagpur), 2008
• B.E. (AMIE), 2004

Areas of Interest

• Heat transfer, Natural circulation loops, Nanofluids, Phase change materials
• Bio-heat transfer
• CFD
• Refrigeration & Air Conditioning,
• Renewable Energy (Biomass &Solar)
• IC Engine

Significant Projects

1. FAST-TRACK Project under Young Scientist scheme, sanctioned by DST-SERB, New Delhi;
Title: Numerical and experimental studies on two phase carbon dioxide based natural circulation loops
PI: Ajay Kumar Yadav
Funding amount: 25.84 Lakh
Duration: 3 years (2014-17)
Status: On-going

2. Funding Agency: DST-TMD-CERI, New Delhi
Title: Development of a solar based humidifier/dehumidifier linked with ground water
PI: Dr. Ajay Kumar Yadav
Co-PI: Dr. Anish S.
Funding amount: 29.02 Lakh
Duration: 3 years (2017-20)
Status: On-going

3. IMPRINT project, MHRD, New Delhi
Title: Development of cost effective Radiofrequency ablation system and magnetic hyperthermia equipment for thermal therapies of cancerous tumors.
PI: Dr. Ajay Kumar Yadav
Co-PI: Dr. PU Saxena, KMC Attavar, MAHE, Manipal.; Dr. B. Satish Rao, School of Life Sciences, MAHE, Manipal; Dr. U. Sripathi & Dr. Laxminidhi, Dept of E&C, NITK.

Supervision of Ph.D

Ongoing: 07; Completed: 01
Name of Research scholars with area of research:
1. Dr. Venkatesh T. Lamani: Computational and experimental studies of CRDI engine with bio-diesel blends. (Degree awarded)
2. Mr. Thippeswamy L. R.: Heat transfer and fluid flow behavior of Two phase CO2 based Natural Circulation Loops.
3. Mr. Madagonda K. Biradar: Computational and experimental studies of Carbon Dioxide based Solar thermal heater.
4. Mr. Tabish Wahidi: Stability analysis of Natural circulation loops.
5. Mr. Shanker Kodate: Supercritical combustion in IC engines
6. Mr. Nidhul K.: Solar collector.
7. Mr. Sangappa Dasar: Sorption process in solid desiccant
8. Mr. Anteneh Wogasso: Biofules, IC engine

Significant Publications

INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS:
16. Pawan Karki, Ajay Kumar Yadav, D. Arumuga Perumal, Study of adiabatic obstacles on natural convection in a square cavity using Lattice Boltzmann method, Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications, 2018, ASME (scopus, IF:1.0). accepted.

15. Sthavishtha Bhopalam R., D. Arumuga Perumal, Ajay Kumar Yadav, Computation of fluid flow in double sided cross-shaped lid-driven cavities using Lattice Boltzmann method, European Journal of Mechanics - B/Fluids, 70 (2018), 46-72, (SCI Indexed, IF=2.1).

14. Venkatesh T. Lamani, Ajay Kumar Yadav, Kumar G. N., Combustion, performance and tail pipe emissions of common rail diesel engine fuelled with waste plastic oil-diesel blends, Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications, 10 (2018),051007-051007-9, ASME (IF:1.0).

13. Ajay Kumar Yadav, Neeraj, Performance analysis of refrigerants R1234yf, R1234ze and R134a in ejector based refrigeration cycle, International Journal of Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration, 26(3) (2018) 1850026, doi: 10.1142/S2010132518500268. scopus.

12. Venkatesh T. Lamani, Ajay Kumar Yadav, Kumar G. N., Performance, emission and combustion characteristics of twin cylinder common rail diesel engine fuelled with butanol-diesel blends, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 24 (2017):23351-23362, DOI: 10.1007/s11356-017-9956-7; Springer. (SCI Indexed, IF: 2.8),

11. Venkatesh T. Lamani, Ajay Kumar Yadav, Kumar G. N., Effect of exhaust gas recirculation rate on performance, emission and combustion characteristics of common rail diesel engine fuelled with n-butanol-diesel blends, Biofuels, (2017), DOI: 10.1080/17597269.2017.1369631, Taylor and Francis..IF=0.784. scopus

10. Venkatesh T. Lamani, Ajay Kumar Yadav, Kumar G. N., Influence of low-temperature combustion and dimethyl ether-diesel blends on performance, combustion, and emission characteristics of common rail diesel engine: a CFD study, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 24 (2017), 15500–15509; DOI: 10.1007/s11356-017-9113-3, Springer. (SCI Indexed, IF: 2.8)

9. Ajay Kumar Yadav, M. Ram Gopal and Souvik Bhattacharyya, Transient analysis of subcritical/supercritical carbon dioxide based natural circulation loop with end heat exchangers: Experimental study, Heat and Mass Transfer, 53 (2017), 2951-2960; DOI: 10.1007/s00231-017-2038-z; Springer. (SCI Indexed, IF: 1.5)

8. Venkatesh T. Lamani, Aditya U. Baliga M, Ajay Kumar Yadav, Kumar G. N., Effect of bioethanol-diesel blends, exhaust gas recirculation rate and injection timing on performance, emission and combustion characteristics of common rail diesel engine, Biofuels, (2017), DOI: 10.1080/17597269.2017.1329493, Taylor and Francis.IF=0.784. Scopus

7. Ajay Kumar Yadav, Souvik Bhattacharyya and M. Ram Gopal, Optimum Operating Conditions for Subcritical/Supercritical Fluid Based Natural Circulation Loops, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, 138 (2016) 112501-(1-9). doi: 10.1115/1.4031921; IF: 1.6. SCIE, Scopus.

6. Ajay Kumar Yadav, M. Ram Gopal and Souvik Bhattacharyya, Effect of Tilt Angle on Subcritical/Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Based Natural Circulation Loop With Isothermal Source and Sink, Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications, 8 (2016) 011007-(1-8). doi: 10.1115/1.4030702; (ASME), IF: 1.0. Scopus

5. Ajay Kumar Yadav, M. Ram Gopal and Souvik Bhattacharyya, Transient analysis of subcritical/supercritical carbon dioxide based natural circulation loops with end heat exchangers: Numerical studies, Int. Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 79 (2014) 24-33. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2014.07.068. (Elsevier), IF: 3.9, scopus

4. Ajay Kumar Yadav, Souvik Bhattacharyya, M. Ram Gopal, On the suitability of carbon dioxide in forced circulation type secondary loops, Int. Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies, 9 (2014) 85-90. DOI:10.1093/ijlct/cts064. (Oxford Univ Press), Scopus.

3. Ajay Kumar Yadav, M. Ram Gopal and Souvik Bhattacharyya, CO2 based natural circulation loops: new correlations for friction and heat transfer, Int. Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 55 (2012) 4621-4630. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2012.04.019. (Elsevier), IF: 3.9. scopus

2. Ajay Kumar Yadav, M. Ram Gopal and Souvik Bhattacharyya, CFD analysis of a CO2 based natural circulation loop with end heat exchangers, Applied Thermal Engineering, 36 (2012) 288-295. DOI: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2011.10.031. (Elsevier), IF: 3.77. scopus

1. Ajay Kumar Yadav, M. Ram Gopal, Souvik Bhattacharyya, Computational fluid dynamic analysis of a supercritical CO2 based natural circulation loop with end heat exchangers, Int. Journal of Advances in Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics, 4 (2012), 119-126. DOI: 10.1007/s12572-012-0062-2. (Springer) ESCI.

BOOK CHAPTERS:
1. Venkatesh T. Lamani, Ajay Kumar Yadav, G.N. Kumar, Spray and combustion characterization in common rail direct injection (CRDI) engine - a review, Fire Research and Engineering, (2015) pp 451-66, Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi. ISBN: 978-81-8487-395-5.

2. Venkatesh T. Lamani, Ajay Kumar Yadav, Kumar G.N, CFD simulation of a common rail diesel engine with biobutanol-diesel blends for various injection timings, Springer Proceed. in Energy, Biofuels and Bioenergy, (2016), ISBN: 978-3-319-47255-3, 337951_1_En, (14).

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES:

1. Ajay Kumar Yadav, M. Ram Gopal, Souvik Bhattacharyya, Theoretical analysis of an indirect air conditioning system using liquid carbon dioxide as secondary fluid, Proceedings of the 20th National and 9th International ISHMT-ASME Heat and Mass Transfer Conference January 4-6, 2010, Mumbai, India, Paper no. 10HMTC406.
2. Ajay Kumar Yadav, M. Ram Gopal, Souvik Bhattacharyya, Computational fluid dynamic analysis of a supercritical co2 based natural circulation loop with end heat exchangers, Proceedings of the 21st National & 10TH ISHMT-ASME Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, December 27-30, 2011, IIT Madras, India, Paper no. ISHMT_IND_01_006.
3. Ajay Kumar Yadav and M. Ram Gopal, Simulation of desiccant air conditioning system using cross-corrugated solar collector, Int. Conference on Renewable Energy, January 17-21, 2011, Jaipur, India, Paper no. SP-05.
4. Ajay Kumar Yadav, M. Ram Gopal, Souvik Bhattacharyya, Simulation of a supercritical CO2 based natural circulation loop with end heat exchangers, Proc. of the 5th International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering (ICAME-2011), June 06-08, 2011, SVNIT Surat, India, paper no. TF-6.
5. Ajay Kumar Yadav, M. Ram Gopal, Souvik Bhattacharyya, Carbon dioxide as a secondary fluid for natural circulation loops: correlation for optimum operating condition, Proc. of the Minamata International Symposium on environment and energy technology (MISSION 2013), December 04-06, 2013, Kumamoto, Japan, Paper no. 001.
6. Ajay Kumar Yadav, M. Ram Gopal, Souvik Bhattacharyya, Effect of tilt angle on subcritical/supercritical carbon dioxide based natural circulation loop with isothermal source and sink, Proceedings of the 22nd National and 11th International ISHMT-ASME Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, December 28-31, 2013, IIT Kharagpur, India, Paper no. HMTC1300801.
7. Venkatesh Lamani, Ajay Kumar Yadav, G.N. Kumar, Spray and combustion characterization in common rail direct injection (CRDI) engine - a review, National Conference on Fire Research and Engineering (FiRE), IIT Roorkee, India, March 01-02, 2014.
8. Ajay Kumar Yadav, M. Ram Gopal, Souvik Bhattacharyya, Transient studies on heat transfer and fluid flow behaviour of supercritical carbon dioxide based natural circulation loop, 4th International and 41st National Conference on Fluid Power and Fluid Mechanics (FMFP), IIT Kanpur, Dec 12-14, 2014.
9. Vinayprasad S. K., Rutuparna R. Sonpimple, Ajay Kumar Yadav, CFD simulation of water based nanofluids in a natural circulation loop, 4th International and 41st National Conference on Fluid Power and Fluid Mechanics (FMFP), IIT Kanpur, Dec 12-14, 2014.
10. Thippeswamy L. R.,Venkatesh T. Lamani, Ajay Kumar Yadav, Computational fluid dynamics analysis of nanofluids based natural circulation loop with end heat exchangers, 4th International and 41st National Conference on Fluid Power and Fluid Mechanics (FMFP), IIT Kanpur, Dec 12-14, 2014.
11. Venkatesh T. Lamani, Ajay Kumar Yadav, G.N. Kumar, Effect of exhaust gas recirculation rate and injection timing on emission and combustion characteristics of CRDI engine using biodiesel blends- a CFD approach, International Conference on Environment and Energy (ICEE), JNTUH, Kukatpally, Hyderabad-500085, INDIA, December 15- 17th, 2014.
12. Rhushikesh Ghotkar, Ajay Kumar Yadav, Enhancement of heat transfer rate using nanofluidat cryogenic temperature, International Conference on Environment and Energy (ICEE), JNTUH, Kukatpally, Hyderabad-500085, INDIA, December 15- 17th, 2014.
13. Venkatesh T. Lamani, Raviteja S., Ajay Kumar Yadav, Kumar G. N., Effect of fuel temperature on spray characteristics- a CFD approach, 7th International Congress of Environmental Research (ICER), R.V. College of Engineering, Bangalore, India, December 26-28, 2014.
14. Venkatesh T. Lamani, Ajay Kumar Yadav, G.N. Kumar, Performance and exhaust characteristics of CRDI engine operating on Dimethyl ether for various engine speed and exhaust gas recirculation rates, International Conference on Polygeneration (ICP), Anna University/IIT Madras, Chennai, India, February 18-20, 2015.
15. Ajay Kumar Yadav, M. Ram Gopal, Performance analysis of a solid desiccant air conditioning system using cross-corrugated solar collector, International Conference on Polygeneration (ICP), Anna University/IIT Madras, Chennai, India, February 18-20, 2015.
16. Venkatesh T. Lamani, Ajay Kumar Yadav, G.N. Kumar, Effect of exhaust gas recirculation rate on a single cylinder four stroke crdi engine using CFD modeling, 4th International Engineering Symposium (IES), Kumamoto University, Japan, March 4-6, 2015.
17. Venkatesh T. Lamani, Ajay Kumar Yadav, G.N. Kumar, CFD analysis on performance and exhaust characteristics of CRDI diesel engine for various engine speeds and EGR rates, 24th National Conference on IC Engines and Combustion (NCICEC), UPES Dehradun, 30 Oct- 01 Nov 2015, paper no. UPES/NCICEC/0080.
18. Venkatesh T. Lamani, Ajay Kumar Yadav, G.N. Kumar, Effect of EGR rate and diesel-DME blends on in-cylinder combustion and emissions of CRDI engine by CFD modeling, 23rd National and 1st International ISHMT-ASTFE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, Trivandrum, Kerala, India, 17-19 Dec 2015, paper no. IHMTC2015- 293.
19. Venkatesh T. Lamani, Ajay Kumar Yadav, G.N. Kumar, CFD simulation of a common rail diesel engine with biobutanol-diesel blends for various injection timings, Biofuels and Bioenergy: International conference and Exhibition (BICE2016), 23-25 February 2016, MANIT Bhopal, India, paper no.:BICE6316.
20. Arun Ashok Rao, Prashanth Ramesh, Somesh Bhatia, Ajay Kumar Yadav, Steady State modelling of Cryogenic Loop Heat Pipes, 5th International Engineering Symposium - IES 2016 , March 2-4, 2016, Kumamoto University, Japan, Paper no. 48.
21. Venkatesh T. Lamani, Nuthan Prasad B.S., Archit. S. Ayodhya, Prakash K. Deep, Ajay Kumar Yadav, G.N. Kumar, Computational investigation of n-butanol-diesel blends and low temperature combustion in common rail diesel engine, ICONRER - 2017 SKIT, JAIPUR, FEB, 2-4- 2017, Paper ID: 202.
22. Venkatesh T. Lamani, Parashuram Bedar, Nuthan Prasad B.S., Archit. S. Ayodhya, Prakash K Deep, Ajay K Yadav, Kumar G. N., Effect of n-butanol- diesel blends and injection timing on performance, emission and combustion characteristics of common rail diesel engine, ICONRER - 2017 SKIT, JAIPUR, FEB, 2-4- 2017, Paper ID: 204.
23. Charanakumar E., Kamini Kaushal and Ajay Kumar Yadav, EFFECT OF ELECTRO-THERMAL PARAMETERS ON LESION FORMATION DURING RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION IN DIFFERENT TUMOR TISSUES, 6th International Engineering Symposium - IES 2017 , March 1-3, 2017, Kumamoto University, Japan, Paper no. M3-8.
24. Allen Chacko, Aashish A. Kumar, Ajay Kumar Yadav, NUMERICAL STUDY ON THE STABILITY OF MAGNETIC NANOFLUID BASED NATURAL CIRCULATION LOOP, 7th International Symposium on Bifurcations and Instabilities in Fluid Dynamics (BIFD) 2017, Sam Houston State University, Houston, Texas, USA, July 11-14, 2017.
25. Tabish Wahidi, Ajay Kumar Yadav, STABILITY ENHANCEMENT OF A NATURAL CIRCULATION LOOP USING MAGNETIC NANOFLUID: AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY, 7th International Symposium on Bifurcations and Instabilities in Fluid Dynamics (BIFD) 2017, Sam Houston State University, Houston, Texas, USA, July 11-14, 2017.
26. Pawan Karki , Ajay Kumar Yadav , Arumuga Perumal D., Lattice Boltzmann Computation of Two Dimensional differentially Heated Cavity Of Incompressible Fluid With Different Aspect Ratios, International conference ICICICT-2017 at Vimal Jyothi Engineering, Kerala, July 6-7,2017, Paper id:673. (Proceedings in IEEE xplore digital library).
27. Thippeswamy L R, Ajay Kumar Yadav, Experimental Investigation of Subcritical/Supercritical CO2 Based Natural Circulation Loop with End Heat Exchanger, Proceedings of the 24th National and 2nd International ISHMT-ASTFE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference (IHMTC-2017), December 27-30, 2017, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad, India. Paper id: IHMTC2017-09-0637.
28. Venkatesh T. Lamani, Shambhu Kumar Tati, Ajay Kumar Yadav, G.N. Kumar, Numerical investigation of effect of intake valve closing time on common rail diesel engine fuelled with butanol-diesel blends, Proceedings of the 24th National and 2nd International ISHMT-ASTFE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference (IHMTC-2017), December 27-30, 2017, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad, India. Paper id: IHMTC2017-01- 0592.
29. Teja Donepudi, Siddani Bhargav Sriram, Ajay Kumar Yadav, Numerical and Experimental Study of Melting Process of Phase Change Material-RT58, Proceedings of the 24th National and 2nd International ISHMT-ASTFE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference (IHMTC-2017), December 27-30, 2017, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad, India. Paper ID: IHMTC2017-15-1146.
30. Shanmukh Joshi, Arun Keerthi, Ajay Kumar Yadav, Performance Characteristics of Ejector-Expansion Refrigeration Cycle Using a Zeotropic Mixture of R744/R600a, Proceedings of the 24th National and 2nd International ISHMT-ASTFE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference (IHMTC-2017), December 27-30, 2017, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad, India. Paper ID: IHMTC2017-05-0594.
31. Isaac Rajan, Arumuga Perumal D., Ajay Kumar Yadav, Lattice Boltzmann Computation of Lid-Driven Microscale Transport, Proceedings of the 24th National and 2nd International ISHMT-ASTFE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference (IHMTC-2017), December 27-30, 2017, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad, India. Paper ID: IHMTC2017-12-1122.
32. Shambhu Kumar Tati, D A Perumal and Ajay Kumar Yadav, Computational Study of One- and Two- Dimensional Transient Heat Conduction problems Using Lattice Boltzmann Method, International conference on Innovative Design, Analysis and Development Practices in Aerospace and Automotive Engineering (I-DAD 2018), February 22nd to 24th 2018, Veltech University, Chennai, Tamilnadu.

Achievements

2006 MHRD scholarship (GATE AIR:233) for M. Tech. IIT Kharagpur
2007 PARAKRAM MEDAL by INDIAN NAVY
2010 Senior Research Fellow (CSIR) IIT Kharagpur & CSIR
2012 PhD synopsis submitted in 1yr 11 months and obtained provisional degree in 2 yrs 05 months,IIT Kharagpur
2014 FAST TRACK project for Young Scientist DST, New Delhi

Editorial board member:
1. Asian Journal of Applied Research
2. Asian Journal of Multidisciplinary Research

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