K. Arul Prakash

Professor

Applied Mechanics ,

2020-present: Professor

2014-2020: Associate Professor

2008-2014: Assistant Professor

044 2257 4066

arulk@iitm.ac.in

https://home.iitm.ac.in/arulk/academics.html

Research Areas

  • Fluid Mechanics , Turbulent flows , Heat transfer and Numerical methods

  • Computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer, Cooling Technologies, Thermal hydraulics, Aerodynamics, Optimization and Parallel computing. Large Eddy Simulation


Selected Journal Publications

  • Implementation of a CFD model for wall condensation in the presence of non-condensable gas mixtures Article Applied Thermal Engineering, Volume 187, Year 2021   


  • On the poro-elastic models for microvascular blood flow resistance: An in vitro validation Article Journal of Biomechanics, Volume 117, Year 2021   


  • Steady and unsteady numerical investigations of laminar fluid flow and heat transfer in a 180? bend with bypass Koushik C ., K. Arul Prakash ., Article International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Volume 151, Year 2020  


  •  CFD modelling of buoyancy driven flows in enclosures with relevance to nuclear reactor safety G. Vijaya Kumar ., M. Kampili ., S. Kelm ., K. Arul Prakash ., H.-J. Allelein ., Article Nuclear Engineering and Design, Volume 365, Year 2020  


  • Development and first validation of the tailored CFD solver ‘containmentFOAM’ for analysis of containment atmosphere mixing Kelm S. Conference Paper 18th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics, NURETH 2019, Year 2019, Pages 6564-6578


  • Numerical analysis of multiphase flow through axial vortex tube cyclone separators Gopalakrishnan B ., Arul Prakash K ., Conference Paper E3S Web of Conferences, Volume 128, Year 2019 


  • Enhanced drag-reduction over superhydrophobic surfaces with sinusoidal textures: A DNS study Fuaad, P. A.;Arul Prakash, K. Article Computers and Fluids, Volume 181, Year 2019, Pages 208-223 

Research Projects

  •  Development of an immersed boundary Navier-stokes solver for simulating insect flight dynamics. Sponsoring Agency: Aeronautical Development and Research Board (Aerodynamics Panel)

  • Development of a Navier-stokes solver for simulating fluid flow past a rectangular cylinder to study the effect of flow induced vibrations. Sponsoring Agency: Aeronautical Development and Research Board (Aerodynamics Panel)

  • Numerical simulation and experimental prediction of high reynolds number turbulent flows in complex geometries. Sponsoring Agency: Department of Science and Technology

  • Investigations on the aerodynamics of insect hovering in inclined stroke plane. Sponsoring Agency: Special Interest Group on Micro Aerial Vehicles 

  •  Design, development and Flight Testing of transition MAV (TMAV). Sponsoring Agency: Special Interest Group on Micro Aerial Vehicles 

  • Development of an immersed boundary navier-stokes solver for simulating insect flight dynamics. Sponsoring Agency: LNV Technology Limited

  • Vetting of operating conditions for the given pump performance curves and hydraulic analysis for open channel flow - Kopal II LIS project – KBJNL, Sponsoring Agency: L&T Construction Limited. 

  •  Developing an software for orifice size selection tool, Sponsoring Agency: Caterpillar Ltd, Chennai

  •  Development of case drain separator removal, Sponsoring Agency: Caterpillar Ltd, Chennai

Awards & Recognitions