Parthasarathy P


Assistant Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Monday, July 2, 2018

Professional Experience: 

Research experience:

Oct 2013 – July 2016
Scientific Staff - German Aerospace Center, Stuttgart, Germany.

Teaching experience:

July 2016 - June 2018
Assistant Professor - Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore.

Contact Details



Academic Background

Ph.D. - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.
M.Tech. Thermal engineering - Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India.
B.E. in Mechanical engineering - Anna University, India.

Areas of Interest

1. Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in Porous Media
2. Porous media injectors for cryogenic engines.
3. Solar Fuels

Significant Projects

Ongoing (PI):
1. ISRO-Respond: Design analysis and demonstration of the porous injector concept for throttling of liquid rocket engine.
2. DST: Design and testing of robust, high efficient, low polluting LPG porous burners for household applications.
Completed (PI):
1. SERB: Evaluation of macroscopic properties of ideal porous media for their use in solar reactors and low emission combustors with help of experiments and CFD simulations

Supervision of Ph.D

1. Siddam Rambabu
1. Sushanth Ranjan
2. Shyam Raj
3. Madhukara S

Significant Publications

International Journals:
1. P. Parthasarathy, P. Talukdar, V. Ratna Kishore, (2009). Enhancement of heat transfer with porous/solid insert for a laminar flow of participating gas in a 3-D square duct. Numerical Heat Transfer Part A, 56 , 764-784.
2. P. Parthasarathy, P. Habisreuther, N. Zarzalis, (2012). Identification of Radiative Properties of Reticulated Ceramic Porous Inert Media using Ray-tracing Technique. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer, 113, 1961-1969.
3. P. Parthasarathy, P. Habisreuther, N. Zarzalis, (2013). Evaluation of Longitudinal Dispersion Coefficient in Open-Cell Foams Using Transient Direct Pore Level Simulation. Chemical Engineering Science, 90, 242-249.
4. P. Parthasarathy, P. Le Clercq (2015). Heat transfer simulation in a high temperature solar reactor Energy Procedia, 69, 1810-1818.
5. C. Bedoya, I. Dinkov, P. Habisreuther, N. Zarzalis, H. Bockhorn, P. Parthasarathy, (2015). Experimental study, 1D volume-averaged calculations and 3D direct pore level simulations of the flame stabilization in porous inert media at elevated pressure. Combustion and Flame, 162, 3740-3754.
6. P. Parthasarathy, P. Habisreuther, N. Zarzalis, (2016). A study of Pressure Drop in Reticulated Ceramic Sponges using Direct Pore Level Simulation. Chemical Engineering Science, 147, 91-99.
7. S. Rambabu, K. Kartik Sriram, Siddharth Chamarthy, P. Parthasarathy and V. Ratna kishore, (2021). A proposal for a correlation to calculate pressure drop in reticulated porous media with the help of numerical investigation of pressure drop in ideal & randomized reticulated structures, Chemical Engineering Science, 237, 116518.
8. Jitender K. Chaurasia, A.N. Jinoop, Parthasarathy P, C.P. Paul, K. S. Bindra and Srikanth Bontha, (2021). Study of melt pool geometry and solidification microstructure during laser surface melting of Inconel 625 alloy. Optik - International Journal for Light and Electron Optics, 246, 167766.
9. Rambabu, S., Parthasarathy, P., Ratna kishore, V, (2022). A numerical study of forced convection in ideal and randomized reticulated porous structures and a proposal for a new correlation, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 184, 122292.
10. Velamati, R.K., Raj, S., Parthasarathy, P., Veetil, J.E, (2023). Ignition studies of hydrogen-air mixtures over hot wire. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 48, pages 1582-1595.
11. Madhukara, S., Rambabu, S. and Parthasarathy, P, (2023). Validation and optimization of generalized porous media property relation for their use in volumetric solar receiver. Int J Adv Eng Sci Appl Math.
12. Rambabu, S., Parthasarathy, P., Ratna kishore, V, (2023). A numerical investigation to determine longitudinal dispersion coefficient in ideal and randomized reticulated porous structures using transient direct pore level simulation, Chemical Engineering Science, 274, art. no. 118664.

1. P. Parthasarathy, V. Ratna Kishore, P. Talukdar and A. Ray. Enhancement of Heat Transfer in a 3-D Rectangular Duct with Solid and Porous Inserts. In: Proceedings. ISHMT-ASME, IIT Bombay, India, 4th-6th January 2010.
2. P. Parthasarathy, P. Habisreuther and N. Zarzalis. Identification of radiative properties of a reticulated porous media using ray tracing technique. In: Proceedings. 25th Deutscher Flammentag, Karlsruhe, 14th and 15th September 2011.
3. P. Parthasarathy, P. Habisreuther, N. Zarzalis N. Fluid flow through ceramic porous inert media. In: Proceedings. 26 th Deutscher Flammentag, Duisburg-Essen, 11 th and 12 th September 2013.
4. P. Parthasarathy and P. Le Clercq. Heat transfer simulation in a high temperature solar reactor. In: Proceedings. Int. Conf. On Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, SolarPACES, Beijing, China, 16th -19th September 2014.
5. P. Parthasarathy and P. Le Clercq. Numerical Simulation of Heat Transfer in a 3D Cavity- Receiver. In: Proceedings. ASME - Power & Energy, San Diego, USA , 28 th June – 2nd July, 2015.
6. Denin Pius Joy, P.Parthasarathy and Shantanu Bhowmikb. Investigation on High Performance Polymeric Nano Composite to Develop Transparent Windshield. In: Proceedings. Materila today, Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications, Banglore, 17th-19th Aug. 2017.
7. V. M. Latheesh, P. Parthasarathy, V. Baskaran and S. Karthikeyan, (2018). Design and CFD analysis of intake port and exhaust port for a 4 valve cylinder head engine. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 310, 012122.


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