Dr. Venkateshan, S. P.

Professor (Emeritus)spv

Office Room No : 202, Heat Transfer and Thermal Power Laboratory
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Dr. S.P. Venkateshan received his PhD from IISc Bangalore in 1977. He worked as a post doctoral fellow at Yale University, USA from 1979 to 1981. He joined IIT Madras as Assistant Professor in 1981 and was promoted as Professor in 1990. He retired as Professor of Mechanical Engineering in 2011. He has been Professor Emeritus in the department until December 2016.

His areas of research are: radiation heat transfer, interaction of radiation and convection, thermal conductivity of anisotropic materials, Heat transfer in space applications.

Selected Publications

  1. S.P.Venkateshan Amrit Ambirajan Chanda Samarjeet, C.Balaji. Simultaneous estimation of principal thermal conductivities of an anisotropic composite medium: An inverse analysis. Journal of Heat Transfer, 135:021301, 2013.
  2. S. P. Venkateshan Pradeep. M. Kamath, C. Balaji. Convection heat transfer from aluminium and copper from in a vertical channel – an experimental study. International Journal or thermalSciences, 64:1–10, 2013.
  3. S. P. Venkateshan Pradeep. M. Kamath, C. Balaji. A simple thermal resistance model for opencell metal foams. ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, 135:4007827, 2013.
  4. S.P Venkateshan G. R Yenni Chanda Samarjeet, C Balaji and A. Ambirajan. Joint conductance effects on estimation of effective thermal conductivities of anisotropic composites. AIAA Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, 28:1–8, 2014.
  5. Venkateshan S. P. Kumar Hotta Tapano, Balaji C. Optimal distribution of discrete heat sources under mixed convection – a heuristic approach. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 136(6):104503, 2014.
  6. [105] S. P. Venkateshan Pradeep. M. Kamath, C. Balaji. Heat tansfer enhancement with discreteheat sources in a metal foam filled vertical channel. Fluid Dynamics and Materials Processing, 53:180–184, 2014.