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Dr. Prashant Kumar

Associate Professor

Heat Transfer, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Gas Dynamics

Name : Dr. Prashant Kumar
Designation : Associate Professor
Department : Mechanical Engineering
Qualification : Ph.D.
Phone : 254736
Email ID : prashant@nith.ac.in
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General Information



Name : Dr. Prashant Kumar
Designation : Associate Professor
Department : Mechanical Engineering
Qualification : Ph.D.
Date of Birth : 25/07/1972
Date of joining : 25/08/1998

Contact Details

Phone : 254736
Email ID : prashant@nith.ac.in

Specialization

Thermal Engineering

Position Held



Position Department Name Institute Name Time Period

Educational Qualification



Name of the Degree Year of Passing Institute/University
Bachelor of Technology - Mechanical Engineering 1994 JNTU Hyderabad (AP)
Master of Technology - Energy Studies 2004 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Ph.D. - Thermal Engineering 2011 National Institute of Technology Hamirpur

Honors & Recognitions Achieved



Sr.No. Title Activity Given By Year

Research Experience



Research Interests : Heat Transfer, Fluid Flow, Solar Energy
Brief Research Statement : Mathematical Modelling of Solar Thermal Systems

Journal Publications



Year Author(s) Title & Vol. No. Journal Name Indexing (SCI) Web of Science/Scopus
2009 Anoop Kumar, Varun, Prashant Kumar, S Singal Performance of a venturi scrubber in intermediate drop Reynolds number regime for small particles at different throat length and throat gas velocity Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution SCi
2011 Prashant Dhiman, N.S. Thakur, Anoop Kumar, Satyender Singh An Analytical Model to Predict The Thermal Performance of a Novel Parallel Flow Packed Bed Solar Air Heater Applied Energy SCI and SCOPUS
2012 Prashant Dhiman, N.S. Thakur, S. R. Chauhan Thermal and Thermohydraulic Performance of Counter and Parallel Flow Packed Bed Solar Air Heaters Renewable Energy SCOPUS
2012 Satyender Singh, Prashant Dhiman A Numerical Evaluation of Thermal Performance of Double Flow Packed Bed Solar Air Heaters International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology SCOPUS
2013 Avdhesh Sharma, Varun, Prashant Kumar, Gaurav Bharadwaj Heat Transfer And Friction Characteristics of Double Pass Solar Air Heater Having V-Shaped Roughness on the Absorber Plate Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy SCI
2014 Prashant Dhiman Performance Modelling And Analysis of Double-Pass Packed-Bed Solar Air Heaters: An Analytical Framework International Journal of Sustainable Energy SCI and SCOPUS
2014 Satyender Singh, Prashant Dhiman Thermal and Thermohydraulic Performance Evaluation of A Novel Type Double Pass Packed Bed Solar Air Heater Under External Recycle Using An Analytical and RSM Technique Energy (Elsevier) SCI and SCOPUS
2015 Satyender Singh, Prashant Dhiman Using an Analytical Approach to Investigate Thermal Performance of Double-Flow Packed-Bed Solar Air Heaters with External Recycle Journal of Energy Engineering – ASCE SCI and SCOPUS
2015 Prashant Dhiman, Satyender Singh Recyclic Double Pass Packed Bed Solar Air Heaters International Journal of Thermal Sciences SCI and SCOPUS
2015 Maneesh Kaushal, Prashant Dhiman, Satyender Singh, Hariram Patel Finite Volume and Response Surface Methodology Based Performance Prediction and Optimization of A Hybrid Earth to Air Tunnel Heat Exchanger Energy and Buildings SCI and SCOPUS
2016 Satyender Singh, Prashant Dhiman Thermal Performance of Double Pass Packed Bed Solar Air Heaters – A Comprehensive Review Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews SCOPUS
2016 Satyender Singh, Prashant Dhiman Exergoeconomic Analysis of Recyclic Packed Bed Solar Air Heater-Sustained Air Heating System For Buildings Journal of Energy Storage SCOPUS
2016 Satyender Singh, Prashant Dhiman Thermal and Thermohydraulic Efficiency of Recyclic-Type Double-Pass Solar Air Heaters With Fins and Baffles Heat Transfer Engineering SCI and SCOPUS
2016 Satyender Singh, Prashant Dhiman Thermal Performance Analysis of a Rectangular Longitudinal Finned Solar Air Heater With Semicircular Absorber Plate ASME-Journal of Solar Energy Engineering SCI and SCOPUS
2016 Satyender Singh, Prashant Dhiman Double Duct Packed Bed Solar Air Heater Under Combined Single and Recyclic Double Air Pass ASME-Journal of Solar Energy Engineering SCI and SCOPUS
2017 Prashant Dhiman, Satyender Singh Thermal and Thermo-Hydraulic Performance Investigation of Double-Pass Packed Bed Solar Air Heaters under External Recycle International Journal of Sustainable Energy SCI and SCOPUS
2017 Prashant Dhiman, Satyender Singh Thermal Performance Assessment of Recyclic Double-Pass Flat and V-Corrugated Plate Solar Air Heaters International Journal of Sustainable Energy SCI and SCOPUS
2018 Krishan Kant, Satyender Singh, Prashant Dhiman Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer Characteristics within A Rectangular Microchannel Array of Different Manifold Shapes – Modelisation and Optimisation Using CFD and RSM Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics SCI and SCOPUS
2018 Satyender Singh, Prashant Dhiman Analytical and Experimental Investigation of Packed Bed Solar Air Heaters under the Collective Effect of Recycle Ratio and Fractional Mass Flow Rate Journal of Energy Storage SCOPUS
2018 Tejaswi Josyula, Satyender Singh, Prashant Dhiman CFD Investigation of a Solar Air Heater Comprising Longitudinally Finned Absorber Plate and Thermal Energy Storage System Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy SCI and SCOPUS

Conference Publications



Year Author(s) Title Conference name with place Indexing (SCI/Web of science/Scopus)

Research Projects



Role Project Type Title Funding Agency From To Amount Status Co-Investigator Sanction Order Sanction Date

Research Supervision



Programme Name Scholar Name Research Topic Status Year Co-Suprivisor(s)
M.Tech Sumit Sharma Thermal Performance of Double Flow Packed Bed Solar Air Heater – A Simulation Study Awarded 2011
M.Tech Kaali Dass Taguchi Design of Experiment Approach to Study Their Machinability of Grade-5 Titanium Alloy Awarded 2011 Dr. Sant Ram Chauhan
M.Tech Sunil Kumar Optimization of Machining Parameters in Turning of Titanium (Grade-5) Alloy using Response Surface Methodology Awarded 2011 Dr. Sant Ram Chauhan
M.Tech Sudhanshu Dogra An Experimental Investigation of A Double Pass Solar Air Heater Having Inclined and Transverse Ribs on The Absorber Plate Awarded 2012
M.Tech Avdesh Kumar Effect of Artificial Roughness on Heat Transfer and Friction Factor Characteristics of Double Pass Solar Air Heater Awarded 2012 Dr. Varun Goel
M.Tech Satyender Singh Second Law Analysis of Double Pass Solar Air Heater Having Artificial Roughened Absorber Plate Awarded 2013
M.Tech Akhilesh Kumar Singh Thermal Performance Investigation of Pin Finned Plate Solar Air Heater with and without Recycling Awarded 2014
M.Tech Hariram Patel Performance Investigation of Earth to Air Heat Exchanger Coupled with Solar Air Heater for Winter Heating Application Awarded 2014
M.Tech Dinesh Kumar Mathematical Modelling of Stepped Solar Still Coupled with Solar Air Heater Awarded 2014
M.Tech Neeraj Gogia CFD Analysis of Heat Transfer Enhancement of Fin and Flat Tube Heat Exchanger using Rectangular Winglets Awarded 2015
M.Tech Rahul Slathia CFD Study of Double Pass Solar Air Heater with Symmetric and Staggered Arrangement of Artificial Roughness on Both Side of the Absorber Plate Awarded 2015
M.Tech Rahul Kumar Thermal Performance Investigation of Solar Air Heater with Rectangular Staggered Discrete Rib Roughened Absorber Plate using CFD Approach Awarded 2015
M.Tech Sunny Kaura Thermal Optimization of Heat Exchanger for Automobile Exhaust Based Thermoelectric Generator System using CFD Analysis Awarded 2015
M.Tech Krishan Kant Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer within a Rectangular Microchannel Array of Different Manifold Shapes Awarded 2015
M.Tech Abhishek Srivastav Performance Study on the Thermal Performance of Radiant Cooling System Awarded 2016
M.Tech Chanderkant Thermal Performance of Three Sided Artificially Roughened Double Duct Parallel Flow Solar Air Heater Awarded 2016
M.Tech Pankaj Kamboj Thermal Performance of Curved Absorber Plate Solar Air Heater Awarded 2016
M.Tech J.S.S. Tejaswai Thermal Performance of Finned Absorber Plate Solar Air Heater Integrated with Thermal Energy Storage Awarded 2016
M.Tech Ankit Agarwal Film Cooling Effectiveness Downstream of a Single Row of Holes with Variable Blowing Ratio Awarded 2017
M.Tech Kartikay Tripathi Numerical Investigation of Rotating Detonation Engine Using Hydrogen Air Mixture Awarded 2017
M.Tech Dharmendra Meena Mixing Behaviour of Non-Newtonian Fluids In Different Geometric Configurations of Microchannel – CFD Analysis Awarded 2017
M.Tech Gautam Kumar Thermal Performances of In2O3 Nanofluid in Microchannel Awarded 2018
M.Tech Navneet Singh Thermal Analysis of SnO2 Nanoparticles for Thermal Energy Storage in Buildings Awarded 2018
M.Tech Sagar Mehta Thermal Performance Analysis of Ni-Water Based Solar Water Heater Awarded 2019
M.Tech Pradeep Kumar Performance Investigation of Perforated Absorber Plate Solar Air Heater Awarded 2019
M.Tech Navneet Kumar Performance Analysis of Solar Air Heater with Jet Impingement through Flat Plate Absorber Awarded 2019
M.Tech Devender Kumar Performance Analysis of Solar Air Heater with Jet Impingement through Corrugated Absorber Plate Awarded 2019
M.Tech Shubham Silswal Performance Analysis of Recyclic Type Photovoltaic-Thermal System Awarded 2020
Ph.D Satyender Singh Performance Evaluation of Double Duct Packed Bed Solar Air Heaters Awarded 2017

Patents



Title Reg./Ref.No. Date of Award/Filling Awarding Agencies Status

Teaching Experience



Position Held Department and Organization From To Total Experience
Lecturer Mechanical Engineering Department NIT Hamirpur 25/08/1998 14/08/2004 6 yeras
Senior Lecturer Mechanical Engineering Department NIT Hamirpur 25/08/2004 31/05/2011 7 Years
Lecturer (SG) Mechanical Engineering Department NIT Hamirpur 01/06/2011 31/05/2014 3 Years
Associate Professor Mechanical Engineering Department NIT Hamirpur 01/06/2014 11/09/2020 6 Years

Administrative Experience



Position Held Department and Organization From To
Faculty Coordinator ISTE Student's Chapter 10/01/2016 11/09/2020
Faculty Incharge Technical Activities and Clubs 20/07/2018 30/04/2020
Faculty Coordinator Industry Institute Council (MHRD) 18/10/2020 01/05/2020
Warden Neelkanth Boys Hostel 27/07/2015 28/07/2017

Book/Chapters Written



Type Title Publisher Author(s) ISBN/ISSN No. Year

Expert Talks



Title Place Year Description of Event

Consultancy



Title of Consultancy Client Organization Faculty Involved Amount(INR) Status

International and National Exposure



Sr.No. Title Description
1 Effect of Differential Mass Flow Rate on the Thermal Performance of Double Duct Packed Bed Solar Air Heaters Presented the Paper in International Conference at Santiago de Compostela, SPAIN (March 2012)
2 Thermal and Thermohydraulic Performance of Parallel Pass Solar Air Heater Presented the Paper in International Conference at PARIS, FRANCE (June 2013)

Conferences/Courses Organized



Category Type Title Venue From To Designation

Profile Summary

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Name : Dr. Prashant Kumar
Designation : Associate Professor
Department : Mechanical Engineering
Qualification : Ph.D.
Phone : 254736
Email ID : prashant@nith.ac.in
Profile URL : https://portfolios.nith.ac.in/index.php?/nith/dr-prashant-kumar-dhiman750
Date of Birth : 25/07/1972
Date of Joining : 25/08/1998

Specialization

Thermal Engineering

Education Qualification


Name of the Degree Year of Passing Institute/University
Bachelor of Technology - Mechanical Engineering 1994 JNTU Hyderabad (AP)
Master of Technology - Energy Studies 2004 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Ph.D. - Thermal Engineering 2011 National Institute of Technology Hamirpur

Teaching Experience


Programme Name Department And Organization From To Total Experience
Lecturer Mechanical Engineering Department NIT Hamirpur 25/08/1998 14/08/2004 6 yeras
Senior Lecturer Mechanical Engineering Department NIT Hamirpur 25/08/2004 31/05/2011 7 Years
Lecturer (SG) Mechanical Engineering Department NIT Hamirpur 01/06/2011 31/05/2014 3 Years
Associate Professor Mechanical Engineering Department NIT Hamirpur 01/06/2014 11/09/2020 6 Years

Administrative Experience


Position Held Department And Organization From To
Faculty Coordinator ISTE Student's Chapter 10/01/2016 11/09/2020
Faculty Incharge Technical Activities and Clubs 20/07/2018 30/04/2020
Faculty Coordinator Industry Institute Council (MHRD) 18/10/2020 01/05/2020
Warden Neelkanth Boys Hostel 27/07/2015 28/07/2017

Research Experience

Research Interests : Heat Transfer, Fluid Flow, Solar Energy
Brief Research Statement : Mathematical Modelling of Solar Thermal Systems

Research Projects


Role Project Type Title Funding Agency From To Amount Status Co-Investigator Sanction OrderSanction Date

Journal Publications


Year Author(s) Journal Name Title & Vol. No. Indexing (SCI/Web of science/Scopus)
2009 Anoop Kumar, Varun, Prashant Kumar, S Singal Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution Performance of a venturi scrubber in intermediate drop Reynolds number regime for small particles at different throat length and throat gas velocity SCi
2011 Prashant Dhiman, N.S. Thakur, Anoop Kumar, Satyender Singh Applied Energy An Analytical Model to Predict The Thermal Performance of a Novel Parallel Flow Packed Bed Solar Air Heater SCI and SCOPUS
2012 Prashant Dhiman, N.S. Thakur, S. R. Chauhan Renewable Energy Thermal and Thermohydraulic Performance of Counter and Parallel Flow Packed Bed Solar Air Heaters SCOPUS
2012 Satyender Singh, Prashant Dhiman International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology A Numerical Evaluation of Thermal Performance of Double Flow Packed Bed Solar Air Heaters SCOPUS
2013 Avdhesh Sharma, Varun, Prashant Kumar, Gaurav Bharadwaj Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Heat Transfer And Friction Characteristics of Double Pass Solar Air Heater Having V-Shaped Roughness on the Absorber Plate SCI
2014 Prashant Dhiman International Journal of Sustainable Energy Performance Modelling And Analysis of Double-Pass Packed-Bed Solar Air Heaters: An Analytical Framework SCI and SCOPUS
2014 Satyender Singh, Prashant Dhiman Energy (Elsevier) Thermal and Thermohydraulic Performance Evaluation of A Novel Type Double Pass Packed Bed Solar Air Heater Under External Recycle Using An Analytical and RSM Technique SCI and SCOPUS
2015 Satyender Singh, Prashant Dhiman Journal of Energy Engineering – ASCE Using an Analytical Approach to Investigate Thermal Performance of Double-Flow Packed-Bed Solar Air Heaters with External Recycle SCI and SCOPUS
2015 Prashant Dhiman, Satyender Singh International Journal of Thermal Sciences Recyclic Double Pass Packed Bed Solar Air Heaters SCI and SCOPUS
2015 Maneesh Kaushal, Prashant Dhiman, Satyender Singh, Hariram Patel Energy and Buildings Finite Volume and Response Surface Methodology Based Performance Prediction and Optimization of A Hybrid Earth to Air Tunnel Heat Exchanger SCI and SCOPUS
2016 Satyender Singh, Prashant Dhiman Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews Thermal Performance of Double Pass Packed Bed Solar Air Heaters – A Comprehensive Review SCOPUS
2016 Satyender Singh, Prashant Dhiman Journal of Energy Storage Exergoeconomic Analysis of Recyclic Packed Bed Solar Air Heater-Sustained Air Heating System For Buildings SCOPUS
2016 Satyender Singh, Prashant Dhiman Heat Transfer Engineering Thermal and Thermohydraulic Efficiency of Recyclic-Type Double-Pass Solar Air Heaters With Fins and Baffles SCI and SCOPUS
2016 Satyender Singh, Prashant Dhiman ASME-Journal of Solar Energy Engineering Thermal Performance Analysis of a Rectangular Longitudinal Finned Solar Air Heater With Semicircular Absorber Plate SCI and SCOPUS
2016 Satyender Singh, Prashant Dhiman ASME-Journal of Solar Energy Engineering Double Duct Packed Bed Solar Air Heater Under Combined Single and Recyclic Double Air Pass SCI and SCOPUS
2017 Prashant Dhiman, Satyender Singh International Journal of Sustainable Energy Thermal and Thermo-Hydraulic Performance Investigation of Double-Pass Packed Bed Solar Air Heaters under External Recycle SCI and SCOPUS
2017 Prashant Dhiman, Satyender Singh International Journal of Sustainable Energy Thermal Performance Assessment of Recyclic Double-Pass Flat and V-Corrugated Plate Solar Air Heaters SCI and SCOPUS
2018 Krishan Kant, Satyender Singh, Prashant Dhiman Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer Characteristics within A Rectangular Microchannel Array of Different Manifold Shapes – Modelisation and Optimisation Using CFD and RSM SCI and SCOPUS
2018 Satyender Singh, Prashant Dhiman Journal of Energy Storage Analytical and Experimental Investigation of Packed Bed Solar Air Heaters under the Collective Effect of Recycle Ratio and Fractional Mass Flow Rate SCOPUS
2018 Tejaswi Josyula, Satyender Singh, Prashant Dhiman Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy CFD Investigation of a Solar Air Heater Comprising Longitudinally Finned Absorber Plate and Thermal Energy Storage System SCI and SCOPUS

Conference Publications


Year Author(s) Conference Title Indexing

Book/Chapters Written


Type (Book/Chapter) Author(s) Title Publisher ISBN/ISSN No. Year

Research Supersion


Programme Name Scholar Name Research Topic Status Year Co-Superivisor(s)
M.Tech Sumit Sharma Thermal Performance of Double Flow Packed Bed Solar Air Heater – A Simulation Study Awarded 2011
M.Tech Kaali Dass Taguchi Design of Experiment Approach to Study Their Machinability of Grade-5 Titanium Alloy Awarded 2011 Dr. Sant Ram Chauhan
M.Tech Sunil Kumar Optimization of Machining Parameters in Turning of Titanium (Grade-5) Alloy using Response Surface Methodology Awarded 2011 Dr. Sant Ram Chauhan
M.Tech Sudhanshu Dogra An Experimental Investigation of A Double Pass Solar Air Heater Having Inclined and Transverse Ribs on The Absorber Plate Awarded 2012
M.Tech Avdesh Kumar Effect of Artificial Roughness on Heat Transfer and Friction Factor Characteristics of Double Pass Solar Air Heater Awarded 2012 Dr. Varun Goel
M.Tech Satyender Singh Second Law Analysis of Double Pass Solar Air Heater Having Artificial Roughened Absorber Plate Awarded 2013
M.Tech Akhilesh Kumar Singh Thermal Performance Investigation of Pin Finned Plate Solar Air Heater with and without Recycling Awarded 2014
M.Tech Hariram Patel Performance Investigation of Earth to Air Heat Exchanger Coupled with Solar Air Heater for Winter Heating Application Awarded 2014
M.Tech Dinesh Kumar Mathematical Modelling of Stepped Solar Still Coupled with Solar Air Heater Awarded 2014
M.Tech Neeraj Gogia CFD Analysis of Heat Transfer Enhancement of Fin and Flat Tube Heat Exchanger using Rectangular Winglets Awarded 2015
M.Tech Rahul Slathia CFD Study of Double Pass Solar Air Heater with Symmetric and Staggered Arrangement of Artificial Roughness on Both Side of the Absorber Plate Awarded 2015
M.Tech Rahul Kumar Thermal Performance Investigation of Solar Air Heater with Rectangular Staggered Discrete Rib Roughened Absorber Plate using CFD Approach Awarded 2015
M.Tech Sunny Kaura Thermal Optimization of Heat Exchanger for Automobile Exhaust Based Thermoelectric Generator System using CFD Analysis Awarded 2015
M.Tech Krishan Kant Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer within a Rectangular Microchannel Array of Different Manifold Shapes Awarded 2015
M.Tech Abhishek Srivastav Performance Study on the Thermal Performance of Radiant Cooling System Awarded 2016
M.Tech Chanderkant Thermal Performance of Three Sided Artificially Roughened Double Duct Parallel Flow Solar Air Heater Awarded 2016
M.Tech Pankaj Kamboj Thermal Performance of Curved Absorber Plate Solar Air Heater Awarded 2016
M.Tech J.S.S. Tejaswai Thermal Performance of Finned Absorber Plate Solar Air Heater Integrated with Thermal Energy Storage Awarded 2016
M.Tech Ankit Agarwal Film Cooling Effectiveness Downstream of a Single Row of Holes with Variable Blowing Ratio Awarded 2017
M.Tech Kartikay Tripathi Numerical Investigation of Rotating Detonation Engine Using Hydrogen Air Mixture Awarded 2017
M.Tech Dharmendra Meena Mixing Behaviour of Non-Newtonian Fluids In Different Geometric Configurations of Microchannel – CFD Analysis Awarded 2017
M.Tech Gautam Kumar Thermal Performances of In2O3 Nanofluid in Microchannel Awarded 2018
M.Tech Navneet Singh Thermal Analysis of SnO2 Nanoparticles for Thermal Energy Storage in Buildings Awarded 2018
M.Tech Sagar Mehta Thermal Performance Analysis of Ni-Water Based Solar Water Heater Awarded 2019
M.Tech Pradeep Kumar Performance Investigation of Perforated Absorber Plate Solar Air Heater Awarded 2019
M.Tech Navneet Kumar Performance Analysis of Solar Air Heater with Jet Impingement through Flat Plate Absorber Awarded 2019
M.Tech Devender Kumar Performance Analysis of Solar Air Heater with Jet Impingement through Corrugated Absorber Plate Awarded 2019
M.Tech Shubham Silswal Performance Analysis of Recyclic Type Photovoltaic-Thermal System Awarded 2020
Ph.D Satyender Singh Performance Evaluation of Double Duct Packed Bed Solar Air Heaters Awarded 2017

Patents


Name Reg./Ref.No. Date of Award/Filling Awarding Agencies Status

Conferences/Workshop/Courses Organized


Category Type Title Venue From To Designation

Expert Talks


Title Place Year Description of Event

Consultancy


Title of Consultancy Client Organization Faculty Involved Amount(INR) Status

International and National Exposure


Sr.No. Title Description
1 Effect of Differential Mass Flow Rate on the Thermal Performance of Double Duct Packed Bed Solar Air Heaters Presented the Paper in International Conference at Santiago de Compostela, SPAIN (March 2012)
2 Thermal and Thermohydraulic Performance of Parallel Pass Solar Air Heater Presented the Paper in International Conference at PARIS, FRANCE (June 2013)

Honors & Recognitions Achieved


Sr.No. Title Activity Given By Year