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Department of Aerospace Engineering
     
Deepu M., Ph.D.
Professor
 
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Email:deepu@iist.ac.in













Education
  • Ph.D. (National Institute of Technology, Calicut)
  • M.Tech. (College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram)
  • B.Tech. (Mar Athanasius College of Engineering, Kothamangalam)

Course Offered
  • Undergraduate: Heat transfer,  Fluid Mechanics , Compressible Fluid Flow, Computational Fluid Dynamics, IC Engines & Gas Turbines, and Engineering Graphics.
  • Postgraduate: Fluid dynamics, Advanced heat transfer, Microscale&Nanoscale heat transfer

Experience
  • Professor in Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram (January2021-Present).
  • Associate Professor in Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram (January 2015 -January 2021)
  • Research Fellow in Energetics Research Institute (EnRI), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (October 2012-September 2013)-On Sabbatical from IIST
  • Assistant Professor in Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram (January 2009 -December 2014).
  • Reader in Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram (March 2008 – January 2009).
  • Senior Lecturer in Department of Mechanical Engineering, NSS College of Engineering, Palakkad, February 2006-February 2008.
  • Lecturer in Department of Mechanical Engineering, NSS College of Engineering, Palakkad, February 2001-February 2006.

Research Work / Area
  • Modeling of turbulent, compressible, reacting flows for propulsion systems, heat & mass transfer enhancement, heat transfer in microchannels, and heat transfer in reactive materials.
Selected Journal Publications:

 

 

 

Book chapters

 

 
  • 2. Shyji S., Asok Kumar N., Jayachandran T., Deepu M. (2017) Reacting Flow Simulation of Rocket Nozzles. In: Saha A., Das D., Srivastava R., Panigrahi P., Muralidhar K. (eds) Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power – Contemporary Research. Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering. Springer, New Delhi.
 
  • 1. Sreejith K., Dhrishit M.P., Deepu M., Jayachandran T. (2017) Numerical Analysis of Flow Separation in Rocket Nozzles. In: Saha A., Das D., Srivastava R., Panigrahi P., Muralidhar K. (eds) Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power – Contemporary Research. Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering. Springer, New Delhi
 

Conference Publications:

  • 33. S. Jayakrishnan and M. Deepu, Numerical Study on Shock Transitions in Dual Throat Nozzles, Paper No. 6., 6th National Symposium on Shock Waves (NSSW-2020) IIT Madras, February 26-28,2020.
     
  • 32. Sreejith K, Deepu M. and T. Jayachandran, Transition of Supersonic Free Jet During Flow Separation in Top Nozzle, Paper No. 127, 6th National Symposium on Shock Waves (NSSW-2020) IIT Madras, February 26-28,2020.
     
  • 31. V. V. Swathi, and M. Deepu, Effects of the Sequential Phase Shift between Wavy Cylindrical Surfaces on the Heat Transfer Characteristics in Taylor−Couette Flows,IHMTC2019-HTE-407, Proceedings of the 25th National and 3rdInternational ISHMT-ASTFE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference (IHMTC-2019),December 28-31, 2019, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, India.
 
 
 
 
  • 27. Aravind. G. P  and M. Deepu, Effects of unsymmetrical vortex interaction by coupling lateral sweep vortex generators with dimpled surface on mass transfer enhancement, Paper No. 132, 7th International Conference & 45th National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power(FMFP-2018), 10-12 December 2018, IIT Bombay.
 
  • 26. D. Hemanth, and M. Deepu, Thermal performance estimates for twisted spiral tube of elliptical cross section, Paper No. 210, 7th International Conference & 45th National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power(FMFP-2018), 10-12 December 2018, IIT Bombay.
 
  • 25. V. V. Swathi, S. Gokul and M. Deepu, Heat transfer characteristics of Taylor- Couette flow in wavy annulus, Paper No. 141, 7th International Conference & 45th National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power(FMFP-2018), 10-12 December 2018, IIT Bombay.
 
  • 24. S. Gokul and M. Deepu, Numerical studies on fluid flow and heat transfer in an annulus air gap of coaxial cylinders with inner cylinder rotating, Paper No. 154, Asian Joint Workshop on Thermophysics and Fluid Science (AJWTF 7), November 21-24, 2018, Trivandrum.
 
  • 23. G. P. Aravind and M. Deepu, Effects of Asymmetrical vortex interactions by variable swept vortex generator (VSVG) on heat transfer enhancement, Paper No. 106, Asian Joint Workshop on Thermophysics and Fluid Science (AJWTF 7), November 21-24, 2018, Trivandrum.
 
  • 22. Ciya Varghese, D. Hemanth, and M. Deepu, Numerical Studies on Laminar Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in Twisted Helical Four Lobe Channel, Paper No. 99, Asian Joint Workshop on Thermophysics and Fluid Science (AJWTF 7), November 21-24, 2018, Trivandrum.
 
  • 21. S. Jayakrishnan,and M.Deepu, Off-Design Performance Evaluation of a Dual Throat Nozzle, National conference on 2018 'Future Directions in Propulsion' ASET 2018, Thiruvananthapuram.
 
  • 20. Gokul Anugrah, R. V. Aswathy, M. Deepu and T. John Tharakan, Numerical Studies On Thrust Augmentation In Nuclear Thermal Rocket By Secondary Injection, National conference on 2018 'Future Directions in Propulsion' ASET 2018, Thiruvananthapuram. (Best paper award for the session "Future Trends in Propulsion")

 
  • 19. Vishnu, A. S, Deepu, M., Sadanandan, R. Experimental and numerical studies on wall heat transfer effects in cavity exposed to supersonic flow, IHMTC2017- 17-0475, Proceedings of the 24thNational and 2ndInternational ISHMT-ASTFE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference (IHMTC-2017), December 27-30, 2017, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad. (won the Prof. VMK Sastri Best Paper Award)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • 11. Kishna, M., Shine S. R. and Deepu M., Performance of wavy microchannels under various heat flux conditions, (NAPC-2017-087), National Aerospace Propulsion Conference (NAPC 2017), IIT Kanpur, 2017.
 
  • 10. Vidyarthi N. K. and Deepu M., Effect of Heat Transfer on Supersonic Free Shear Layer Reattachment on Aft Wall of a Cavity,  (FMFP2016–120) Proceedings of the 6thInternational and 43rd National Conference on Fluid Mechanics  and Fluid Power, MNNITA, Allahabad,  U.P.,  India, December 15-17, 2016. 
 
  • 9. Fahd, B. A. H., Rafi K. M. M., M. Deepu, Wall Heat Transfer Effects on Plume Structure in 2D Under Expanded Parabolic Micro-Nozzles, (FMFP2016–298) Proceedings of the 6thInternational and 43rd National Conference on Fluid Mechanics  and Fluid Power, MNNITA, Allahabad,  U.P.,  India, December 15-17, 2016.
 
  • 8. Vidyarthi N. K., Sreejith K. and Deepu M.,Effect of Heat Transfer in Supersonic Flow Reattachment (Paper No. 107), Sixth International Congress on Computational Mechanics and Simulation, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, 2016.
 
  • 7.  Aravind G.P., Rafi K. M. M., Fahd, B. A. H. and Deepu M., Numerical  Study  on  Convective  Mass  Transfer  Enhancement  by  Baroclinic  Torque Induced Vortex, Paper No. 156, Sixth International Congress on Computational Mechanics and Simulation, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, 2016.
 
  •  6. G. P. Aravind and M. Deepu, Implementation of Temperature Dependent Mass Flux Boundary Condition for Convective Mass Transfer Enhancement Computations, (FMFP2016–128) Proceedings of the 6thInternational and 43rd National Conference on Fluid Mechanics  and Fluid Power, MNNITA, Allahabad,  U.P.,  India, December 15-17, 2016. 
 
 
 
  • 3. M. Deepu, H. D. Kim, and G. Rajesh, A Numerical Study of Supersonic Hydrogen Combustion Upstream of a Backward-Facing Step, 12th Asian Congress on Fluid Mechanics, August 2008, Daejon, Korea.
 
  • 2. Deepu, M., Gokhale, S. S. and Jayaraj, S., Numerical Modeling of Mixing and Reaction Near an Angled Cavity Flame Holder for a Supersonic Combustor, 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia, July 2005.
 
  • 1. Deepu, M., Gokhale, S. S. and Jayaraj, S., Numerical studies of three dimensional mixing of injection from an unswept ramp into supersonic flow, International Mach Reflection Symposium cum Shock-Vortex Interaction Workshop, Jeju Islands, Korea, November 2004.

 

Ph.D. 

2020

Aravind G. P. "Numerical Studies on Mass Transfer Enhancement by Vortex Generators"

Ph.D. (Ongoing)
Regular
Mulani Feroze Osman

Sponsored/Part-time
Sreejith S.  "Nozzle Flow Separation Phenomena and Its Control"
Shailesh Prasad  "Thrust Vectoring of Rocket Nozzle"

Abhilash Narayan "Studies on supersonic free shear layer in altitude adaptive dual throat nozzles"


M.Tech (Thermal and Propulsion) 

2019
Swathi V.V.  "Heat Transfer Enhancement Studies on Taylor-Couette Flow" (Best thesis award by ISHMT RCT)
Adarsh V. R.  "Numerical Study of the Geometrical Aspects of Rectangular Regenerative Cooling Channels"

2018
Gokul S.  "Heat and Mass Transfer Enhancement Studies on Taylor Couette-Poiseuille Flows"

2017
Nandakrishnan S. L. "Passive heat transfer enhancement in diverging microchannels"
Mithun Krishna P. M. "Heat transfer enhancement with wavy microchannels"
Vishnu A. S.   "Experimental and numerical studies on wall heat transfer effects in cavity exposed to supersonic flow"

2015
Priyanka Shukla  "Experimental and numerical studies on thermal ignition of energetic materials" 
Dhrishit M. P.  "Numerical  study  of  secondary  injection  to supersonic flow using AUSM+-UP  scheme"

 

B. Tech (Aerospace Engineering) 

2020

Kunal Garg "Vortex Flow Characterization for Mass Transfer Enhancement in Hybrid Rocket Engine"

Monika Chouhan "Numerical Study of Heat Transfer Characteristics in Helical Coils with Sinusoidal Wavy Walls"

Shaik Riyazuddin "Numerical study of Natural Convection in Horizontal Cylinder with External Radial Fins"

Kadira Manisha "Numerical study of Laminar Flow and heat transfer in sinusoidal lobed Channel"

2019
Madhu Swapnika Chundru "Numerical Studies on Laminar Flow and Heat Transfer in Regenerative Cooling Channels"

2018
Jayakrishnan S.  "Off-Design Performance Evaluation of Dual Throat Nozzle"

2017
Aishwary Mishra  "Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulation of Hypersonic Re-entry Flows with Air Dissociation Effects"
Fahd Bin Abdul Hasis "Numerical Study of Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in Twisted Wavy Microchannels"
Muhammed Rafi K. M. "Numerical Study on Effects of Thermal and Geometric Variations on Micro-thruster Performance using Coupled NSF-DSMC Approach"
Sreekanth M. N.  "Flow Separation Control Using Periodic Excitation"
Amogh Auknoor  "Numerical Studies on Flow Boiling in Microchannels"

2016
Nandan Kumar Vidyarthi "Effect of Heat Transfer in Flow Separation"
Sourabh Rangari  "Heat Transfer Characteristics of a Choked Flame Tube"  

2012
Arjun Das  "Numerical simulation of a scramjet combustor"
Nithin Chandy Joseph "Numerical simulation of high pressure flows"

2011
Rahul Anand
Nakul Kukar "Experimental and numerical simulation of Pulsejet engine"