Aligarh : Erudite academia and industry experts shared knowledge, experience and expertise of advancements in the processes of combustion heat transfer to overcome challenges of air quality, energy efficiency, global warming, and fire/explosion safety in the online, five-day Faculty Development Program (FDP) on ‘Recent Advances in Heat Transfer and Combustion Engineering’ of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Zakir Husain College of Engineering and Technology (ZHCET), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
Speaking on ‘Thermomagnetic Convection Heat Transfer and Thermal Protection of Underground LoRa Sensors’, Dr Peter Woodfield (Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering, Griffith University, Australia) discussed the modelling of thermomagnetic convection and presented results with water and ferro-fluids,
He stressed the use of LoRa sensors to control bush fires.
Dr Fatemeh Salehi (Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering, Macquarie University, Australia) delineated ‘Computational Modelling for Multiphase Flow with Heat and Mass Transfer’.
She explained the different methods for the modelling of multiphase flows and presented results obtained for various applications.
In the talk on ‘Synthesis of Nanoparticles using Combustion Based Systems’, Dr Khizer Saeed (Associate Professor, University of Brighton, UK) elaborated the synthesis of solid nanoparticles formed in the premixed flame.
Shahi Riaz (Technical Program Manager, Regal Rexnord, Dayton, Ohio, USA) discussed ‘Thermal Management-Market Trend, Industry Challenges and Potential Solutions’.
Vinay Kumar (Power Generation Engineer, Hatch Pty Ltd, Brisbane, Australia) explained the melting and solidification of thermal energy storage systems.
Prof Sreedhara Sheshadri (Head, Mechanical Engineering Department, IIT Bombay) discussed future prospects of IC engines and electric vehicles in the lecture on ‘Combustion and Emissions in I C Engines’.
Prof Andallib Tariq (IIT Roorkee) presented research on interfacial heat transfer studies for various practical applications such as nuclear reactors, cryogenic application in the talk on ‘Voyage across Interface: A Heat Transfer Perspective’.
Prof Ashoke De (Aerospace Engineering Department, IIT Kanpur) spoke on the fundamentals of droplet and spray combustion and discussed Flamelet Generated Manifold method.
Dr Santanu De (Mechanical Engineering Department, IIT Kanpur) delivered a talk on ‘Multiple Mapping Closure (MMC) Approach for Turbulent Flames’ and Dr Dibakar Raksht (Associate Professor, IIT Delhi) presented his research and findings in the investigations of thermal retrofitting options for improving building energy performance.
Prof Mohammad Faizan conducted the program and Dr Mohammad Asif extended the vote of thanks.
Dr Sanaur Rehman and Dr Shahid Hussain presented the FDP abstract report
Adnan Hafiz and Taliv Hussain also shared their experiences.
Faculties and students from UR College (LNMU), Universiti Sains Malaysia, IIT ISM (Dhanbad), IIT (Madras), IIT (Roorkee), IIT (Kanpur), NIT (Calicut), Yeungnam University (South Korea), Huazhong University of Science and Technology (China), NIT (Jalandhar), Najran University (KSA), Dhofar University (Oman), Universidad Rey Juan Carlos Madrid (Spain) and Griffith University (Australia), among others participated in the FDP.