Madhu Ganesh

@karunya.edu

Professor, Aerospace Engineering
Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences



              

https://researchid.co/madhumini

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Fluid Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Energy Conversion, Waste to Energy

16

Scopus Publications

117

Scholar Citations

5

Scholar h-index

2

Scholar i10-index

Scopus Publications

  • Design and performance investigation of modified Hybrid Parabolic Linear Fresnel Collector
    Arun Kumar Ramasamy, Madhu Ganesh, Suriyaprakash Senthil Kumar, and Keerthivasan Rajamani

    Elsevier BV

  • Experimental and simulation study of the performance of a desiccant loop cooling system
    R Venkatesh, Madhu Ganesh, S Suriyaprakash, SE Deva Surya, L Ashok Kumar, and R Rudramoorthy

    SAGE Publications
    The paper presents experimental data and results from a prediction tool for the performance of a desiccant loop cooling system. The experiments are performed under a variety of high humidity and hot ambient conditions and the system performance is described. One of the experimental conditions is typical of many Indian cities and the systems appropriate for those cities are established. A simulation program that can predict the performance of the desiccant loop is developed. The simulation results show that this system can work as effectively as vapor compression air-conditioning for certain ambient conditions whereas it can function as a pre-cooler to a vapor compression system under more severe conditions, resulting in a reduced power consumption. The results presented in the paper give a guideline to practicing engineers as to when a desiccant loop cooling system would be useful. A simple payback analysis and a lifecycle cost analysis shows that a desiccant cooling system with a waste heat recovery recuperator is an economically viable investment.

  • Investigation of concentrated solar collector with discretized flat mirrors in parabolic arrangement
    Arun Kumar Ramasamy, Madhu Ganesh, Keerthivasan Rajamani, Ashok Kumar Loganathan, and Rudramoorthy Rangaswamy

    Elsevier BV

  • Behavioral Analysis of Temperature Distribution in a Three Fluid Heat Exchanger via Fractional Derivative
    Bagyalakshmi Morachan, Sai Sundara Krishnan Gangadharan, and Madhu Ganesh

    Springer Singapore

  • Editorial


  • On Chaotic Behavior of Temperature Distribution in a Heat Exchanger
    Morachan Bagyalakshmi, SaiSundarakrishnan Gangadharan, and Madhu Ganesh

    World Scientific Pub Co Pte Lt
    The objective of this paper is to introduce the notion of fractional derivatives in the energy equations and to study the chaotic nature of the temperature distribution in a heat exchanger with variation of temperature dependent transport properties. The governing fractional partial differential equations are transformed to a set of recurrence relations using fractional differential transform method and solved using inverse transform. The approximate analytical solution obtained by the proposed method has good agreement with the existing results.

  • Explicit Solution to Predict the Temperature Distribution and Exit Temperatures in a Heat Exchanger Using Differential Transform Method
    Bagyalakshmi Morachan, Madhu Ganesh, and SaiSundarakrishnan Gangadharan

    Springer Science and Business Media LLC

  • Cooling efficiency enhancement using impingement cooling technique for turbine blades
    Keerthivasan Rajamani, Madhu Ganesh, Karthikeyan Paramanandam, Chandiran Jayamurugan, Sridharan R. Narayanan, Balamurugan Srinivasan, and A. Chandra

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers
    The effect of impingement cooling on the internal surface (cooling passage) of the leading edge region in a commercial turbine high pressure first stage rotor blade is investigated using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations. The flow domain is obtained by stretching the middle cross section (50% span) of the above mentioned blade. The simulations are performed for 3 different profiles in the cooling flow passage. In all the cases, the nozzle position and Mach number of cooling fluid is kept constant at E/D = 4.32 and 0.4 respectively. In the first case, the suction side profile is modified to facilitate shift in the vortex. This may reduce the crossflow effect, which will enhance the Nuavg. However, simulation results showed that Nuavg is reduced by 2% when compared to base case. In the second case, the coolant flow passage is smoothened at the apex to reduce dead zone and to enhance spreading of the jet. In this case, a 3% increase in Nuavg is obtained. Based on the analysis of velocity contours in the second case, the coolant flow passage in the third case is further modified to improve the spreading of flow. This resulted in 5% increase in the Nuavg when compared to base case.

  • Heat transfer in a high turbulence air jet impinging over a flat circular disk
    Erick A. Siba, M. Ganesa-Pillai, Kendall T. Harris, and A. Haji-Sheikh

    ASME International
    This study concerns the flow and heat transfer characteristics of a turbulent submerged circular air jet impinging on a horizontal flat surface when free stream turbulence exceeds 20 percent. The turbulent fluctuations of the free stream velocity are the primary aerodynamics influencing heat transfer. Two regions with distinct flow characteristics are observed: the stagnation region, and the wall-jet region. According to the linear form of the energy equation, the surface heat flux may be decomposed into laminar and turbulent components. An inverse methodology can determine the turbulent component of the heat transfer coefficient in the stagnation region and in the wall-jet region as a function of the root mean square value of the fluctuating component of velocity in the bulk flow direction.

  • Thermal management of an integrated power module with multiple power devices


  • Turbulent heat transfer in single phase jet impingement flow over a flat circular disk


  • Critical evaluation of the Monte Carlo method for application to the Inverse Heat Conduction Problem


  • A CRITICAL EVALUATION OF THE MONTE CARLO METHOD FOR APPLICATION TO THE INVERSE HEAT CONDUCTION PROBLEM
    Madhu Ganesa-Pillai and A. Haji-Sheikh

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers
    Abstract The solutions of the Inverse Heat Conduction Problem using the Monte Carlo method, Green’s Function Solution Equation and the Alternative Green’s Function Solution Equation are compared. The Monte Carlo method is a simple technique that provides a method of determining the source of error and placement of sensors. However, in comparison with the exact solution, if attainable, the cost is a higher error in the solution. All the three methods use the function specification method in the sense that a functional form for the surface heat flux or temperature is assumed and the parameters defining the function are evaluated by minimizing the error functional. In the alternative method, the functional form also satisfies the boundary conditions, the unknown quantity in the problem. The input data for this comparison are experimentally measured temperatures in a stainless steel disk subjected to spray cooling.

  • TURBULENT HEAT TRANSFER IN SINGLE PHASE JET IMPINGEMENT FLOW OVER A FLAT CIRCULAR DISK
    Erick A. Siba, M. Ganesa-Pillai, Kendall T. Harris, and A. Haji-Sheikh

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers
    Abstract The flow and heat transfer characteristics of a turbulent submerged air jet impinging on a horizontal flat surface is studied. The primary aerodynamics that influence the heat transfer are shown to be the turbulent fluctuations of the free stream velocity. Two regions with distinct flow characteristics are observed, the impingement or stagnation region, and the wall-jet region. Heat transfer relations are derived for each region, based on the assumption that the sum of the laminar and turbulent component of heat flux approximates the total wall heat flux. The laminar component, hlam, of the heat transfer coefficient agrees well with published data. The turbulent component, htur, in the stagnation and wall-jet region are shown to vary linearly with the root mean square value of the fluctuating component of velocity, u’. Unlike the stagnation region, htur in the wall-jet region shows dependence on the Nozzle Reynolds Number, ReD.

  • Analytical/finite-element modeling and experimental verification of spray-cooling process in steel
    R. Thomas, M. Ganesa-Pillai, P. B. Aswath, K. L. Lawrence, and A. Hajisheikh

    Springer Science and Business Media LLC

  • Heat transfer mechanisms in spray cooling under dry wall conditions
    Madhu Ganesa-Pillai, A. Haji-Sheikh, Madhu Ganesa-Pillai, and A. Haji-Sheikh

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

RECENT SCHOLAR PUBLICATIONS

  • Design and performance investigation of modified hybrid parabolic linear fresnel collector
    AK Ramasamy, M Ganesh, SS Kumar, K Rajamani
    Energy for Sustainable Development 76, 101273 2023

  • Experimental and simulation study of the performance of a desiccant loop cooling system
    R Venkatesh, M Ganesh, S Suriyaprakash, SE Deva Surya, ...
    Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of 2021

  • Investigation of concentrated solar collector with discretized flat mirrors in parabolic arrangement
    AK Ramasamy, M Ganesh, K Rajamani, AK Loganathan, R Rangaswamy
    Energy for Sustainable Development 64, 25-34 2021

  • Embedded System Based Open Loop Tracking System For Modified Solar Thermal Collector Using Sun Position Algorithm
    AK Ramasamy, M Ganesh, R Venkatesh, SM Govindaraj
    2021

  • Behavioral Analysis of Temperature Distribution in a Three Fluid Heat Exchanger via Fractional Derivative
    B Morachan, SSK Gangadharan, M Ganesh
    Computational Intelligence, Cyber Security and Computational Models. Models 2018

  • Improved Mixing Efficiency and Scaling of Microfluidic Mixer for miRNA Based Diagnostics
    B Salim, K Arumugham, M Ganesh, A MV
    BioTechnology: An Indian Journal Research | 13 (5) 2017

  • On chaotic behavior of temperature distribution in a heat exchanger
    M Bagyalakshmi, SS Gangadharan, M Ganesh
    International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos 27 (11), 1750168 2017

  • Scalability Study Of Microfluidic Mixers For MIRNA Based Diagnostics
    B Salim, M Ganesh
    ASME International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels 2017

  • Explicit solution to predict the temperature distribution and exit temperatures in a heat exchanger using differential transform method
    B Morachan, M Ganesh, SS Gangadharan
    Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering 41, 1825-1834 2016

  • Cooling efficiency enhancement using impingement cooling technique for turbine blades
    K Rajamani, M Ganesh, K Paramanandam, C Jayamurugan, ...
    Gas Turbine India Conference 35161, V001T04A014 2013

  • Heat transfer in a high turbulence air jet impinging over a flat circular disk
    EA Siba, M Ganesa-Pillai, KT Harris, A Haji-Sheikh
    J. Heat Transfer 125 (2), 257-265 2003

  • Global Estimation of Heat Transfer in Spray Cooling Using Inverse Heat Conduction
    M Ganesa-Pillai, A Haji-Sheikh
    INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF TRANSPORT PHENOMENA 4, 167-180 2002

  • Heat sink with offset fin profile
    SA Ferranti, JP Mello, M Ganesa-Pillai, AC Reeves, L Klafter, JC Zhang
    US Patent 6,249,437 2001

  • Heatsink with high thermal conductivity dielectric
    JL Bream, SA Ferranti, M Ganesa-Pillai, L Klafter, AM Lyons, JP Mello, ...
    US Patent 6,225,571 2001

  • Thermal management of an integrated power module with multiple power devices
    M Ganesa-Pillai, Q Chen
    INTELEC. Twenty-Second International Telecommunications Energy Conference 2000

  • Study of heat transfer in the stagnation region during spray cooling using the inverse heat conduction method
    M Ganesa-Pillai
    The University of Texas at Arlington 1999

  • Turbulent heat transfer in single phase jet impingement flow over a flat circular disk
    EA Siba, M Ganesa-Pillai, KT Harris, A Haji-Sheikh
    ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition 26706, 191-202 1998

  • A Critical Evaluation of the Monte Carlo Method for Application to the Inverse Heat Conduction Problem
    M Ganesa-Pillai, A Haji-Sheikh
    ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition 26744, 95-107 1998

  • Analytical/finite-element modeling and experimental verification of spray-cooling process in steel
    R Thomas, M Ganesa-Pillai, PB Aswath, KL Lawrence, A Hajisheikh
    Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A 29, 1485-1498 1998

  • Heat transfer mechanisms in spray cooling under dry wall conditions
    M Ganesa-Pillai, A Haji-Sheikh, M Ganesa-Pillai, A Haji-Sheikh
    1997 National Heat Transfer Conference, 3887 1997

MOST CITED SCHOLAR PUBLICATIONS

  • Heat transfer in a high turbulence air jet impinging over a flat circular disk
    EA Siba, M Ganesa-Pillai, KT Harris, A Haji-Sheikh
    J. Heat Transfer 125 (2), 257-265 2003
    Citations: 38

  • Analytical/finite-element modeling and experimental verification of spray-cooling process in steel
    R Thomas, M Ganesa-Pillai, PB Aswath, KL Lawrence, A Hajisheikh
    Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A 29, 1485-1498 1998
    Citations: 27

  • Heatsink with high thermal conductivity dielectric
    JL Bream, SA Ferranti, M Ganesa-Pillai, L Klafter, AM Lyons, JP Mello, ...
    US Patent 6,225,571 2001
    Citations: 8

  • Explicit solution to predict the temperature distribution and exit temperatures in a heat exchanger using differential transform method
    B Morachan, M Ganesh, SS Gangadharan
    Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering 41, 1825-1834 2016
    Citations: 7

  • Investigation of concentrated solar collector with discretized flat mirrors in parabolic arrangement
    AK Ramasamy, M Ganesh, K Rajamani, AK Loganathan, R Rangaswamy
    Energy for Sustainable Development 64, 25-34 2021
    Citations: 6

  • On chaotic behavior of temperature distribution in a heat exchanger
    M Bagyalakshmi, SS Gangadharan, M Ganesh
    International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos 27 (11), 1750168 2017
    Citations: 5

  • Cooling efficiency enhancement using impingement cooling technique for turbine blades
    K Rajamani, M Ganesh, K Paramanandam, C Jayamurugan, ...
    Gas Turbine India Conference 35161, V001T04A014 2013
    Citations: 3

  • Heat sink with offset fin profile
    SA Ferranti, JP Mello, M Ganesa-Pillai, AC Reeves, L Klafter, JC Zhang
    US Patent 6,249,437 2001
    Citations: 3

  • Thermal management of an integrated power module with multiple power devices
    M Ganesa-Pillai, Q Chen
    INTELEC. Twenty-Second International Telecommunications Energy Conference 2000
    Citations: 3

  • Heat transfer mechanisms in spray cooling under dry wall conditions
    M Ganesa-Pillai, A Haji-Sheikh, M Ganesa-Pillai, A Haji-Sheikh
    1997 National Heat Transfer Conference, 3887 1997
    Citations: 3

  • Prediction of temperature distribution in a spray-cooled cylinder for determination of microstructure
    R Thomas, MG Pillai, PB Aswath, A Haji-Sheikh
    ASME HEAT TRANSFER DIV PUBL HTD 289, 31-37 1994
    Citations: 3

  • Behavioral Analysis of Temperature Distribution in a Three Fluid Heat Exchanger via Fractional Derivative
    B Morachan, SSK Gangadharan, M Ganesh
    Computational Intelligence, Cyber Security and Computational Models. Models 2018
    Citations: 2

  • Improved Mixing Efficiency and Scaling of Microfluidic Mixer for miRNA Based Diagnostics
    B Salim, K Arumugham, M Ganesh, A MV
    BioTechnology: An Indian Journal Research | 13 (5) 2017
    Citations: 2

  • Global Estimation of Heat Transfer in Spray Cooling Using Inverse Heat Conduction
    M Ganesa-Pillai, A Haji-Sheikh
    INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF TRANSPORT PHENOMENA 4, 167-180 2002
    Citations: 2

  • A Critical Evaluation of the Monte Carlo Method for Application to the Inverse Heat Conduction Problem
    M Ganesa-Pillai, A Haji-Sheikh
    ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition 26744, 95-107 1998
    Citations: 2

  • Design and performance investigation of modified hybrid parabolic linear fresnel collector
    AK Ramasamy, M Ganesh, SS Kumar, K Rajamani
    Energy for Sustainable Development 76, 101273 2023
    Citations: 1

  • Study of heat transfer in the stagnation region during spray cooling using the inverse heat conduction method
    M Ganesa-Pillai
    The University of Texas at Arlington 1999
    Citations: 1

  • Turbulent heat transfer in single phase jet impingement flow over a flat circular disk
    EA Siba, M Ganesa-Pillai, KT Harris, A Haji-Sheikh
    ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition 26706, 191-202 1998
    Citations: 1