Faculty Development Programme On Applied Thermodynamics

The FDP was started at 09:30am on 01st August 2016 with the inaugural session in the presence of Honourable Chairman Sir Shri Dev Murti Ji, Chief guest Prof. Ravi Kumar from IIT Roorkee, Dean Academics SRMSCET Prof (Dr.) Prabhakar Gupta Sir and FDP Coordinator and HOD of ME department Mr. Shailendra Deva. Inaugural session was started by lightning of ceremonial lamp by all dignitaries present in the session and with Saraswati Vandana. After the welcome address by MOC, FDP coordinator Mr. Shailendra Deva (HOD ME department), welcomed all the respected dignitaries and participants and introduced the objective and theme of FDP. Followed by this, chief guest Prof Ravi Kumar from IIT Roorkee gave a keynote address about Applied Thermodynamics, its importance and application in the research and development. The Honourable Chairman Shri Dev Murti Ji encouraged the faculty members for such activities and emphasized on the benefits of such kind of resourceful activities. He also gave his best wishes and shown support for this programme. In the end of the inaugural session Dr. Prabhakar Gupta (Dean Academics SRMSCET) proposed vote of thanks and gave his best wishes for the programme.

After this we started with the technical sessions for all 5 days with 4 sessions of 90 minutes every day.

On the first day in the inaugural session Dr. Ravi kumar of IIT Roorkee gave a key note address about applied thermodynamics.

In the second session he discussed about air conditioning, human physiology and thermal comfort. The afternoon two sessions were conducted by Dr. L. Varshney of G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pant Nagar, He discussed about performance enhancement techniques in solar air heaters and packed bed solar air heaters and their testing.

On the second and third days all the sessions were conducted by Dr. O.P. Singh of IIT BHU, Varanasi. On the second day in the first two sessions we had lessons on boundary layer phenomena followed by two sessions of hands on experience on software Altair Hyperworks. On the third day in the first two sessions we had hands on experience on software Star CCM followed by lessons on rules of scale analysis in conservation equation.

On the fourth day all the four sessions were conducted by Dr. R P Gakkhar of IIT Roorkee. In these sessions he talked about equilibrium criteria and combustion thermodynamics.

On the fifth day Dr. Sameer Khandekar of IIT Kanpur conducted all the four sessions and discussed in brief heat pipes science & technology, mixture boiling and large IC engines.

All the sessions were very much informative. The discussed areas are of great benefit for participants as the topics match with their current working domain. Participants were enlightened with the most widely used advance techniques in this domain. This in turn will help in their research activity.

Er. Shailendra Deva
SRMS CET, Bareilly