FACULTY PROFILE

Dr. Ravichandra K R

Dr. Ravichandra K R

  • Department: Mechanical Engineering
  • Designation: Associate Professor & Head
  • Phone: 0091 98805 23462
  • Email: ravichandra.mech@sahyadri.edu.in
  • Teaching Experience: 16.0 Years
  • Industry Experience: 3.0 Years
  • Research Experience: 7.0 Years
COURSES SPECIALIZATION INSTITUTION UNIVERSITY
BE Automobile SJMIT Chitradurga Kuvempu University
ME Manufacturing Faculty of Engineering University of Malaya, Malaysia
PhD Mechanical (Hybrid & Electrical Vehicles) School of Mechanical Engineering University Technology Malaysia

Membership of Professional Bodies:

Member of Society of Automotive Engineers India  Member No: 7160111355

 

Graduate Member of Institute of Engineers Malaysia Member No: 80214                                

 

Member of International Association of Engineers (IAENG) - Member No.: 115154

 

Current Research

Low carbon emission technology - Thermal Management of Lithium-Ion Battery Used for Electrical Vehicle 

Non-Conventional Energy Harvesting - Testing Solar PV Cells

PID Controlled Smart Positioner for Industrial Valves

Consultancy Work Carried: 

 

Sl. No.

Name of the Faculty

Title

Company

Amount Sanctioned (Rs)

Duration

1

Dr. Rajesha S,

Dr. Ravichandra K.R.

Mr. Ajith B S

Technical Audit of upgradation of marine export unit at Tadadi, Uttara Kannada District

KFDC Karnataka

(Consultancy project)

2 Lakhs

1 Year

2018-19

2

Mr. Vaishak NL

Dr. Ravichandra KR

Charcoal Crushing strength analysis

GRASIM Industries Ltd.

10,000

2 Weeks

2018-19

3

Dr. Ravichandra K.R.

Dr. Rajesha S,

Design and optimization of Three-Piece ball valve

Caliper Engineering & Lab Pvt. Ltd

1 Lakhs

1 Year

2018-19

4

Dr. Ravichandra K.R.

Dr. Rajesha S,

Design and optimization of Sigle-Piece ball valve

Caliper Engineering & Lab Pvt. Ltd

1.5 Lakhs

1 Year

2019-20

5

Dr. Ravichandra K.R.

Performance analysis on battery thermal management for lithium ion battery pack

Nilai University, Malaysia

1.35 Lakhs

1 Year

2015-16

 

Product Development: 

Sl. No.

Name of the Faculty

Title

Company

Date/ Duration

1

Dr. Ravichandra K.R.

Mr. Rahavendra Shetty

Mr. Gautham Nayak

Covid -19 Sanitizer Dispenser (Mechanical & Automated)

RDL Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

1st May 2020

(2 Weeks)

2

Dr. Ravichandra K.R.

Mr. Rahavendra Shetty

Mr. Sunder Murthy S

Retrofitted Ball Valve with PID Controlled Smart Positioner

RDL Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Caliper Engineering & Lab Pvt. Ltd

20th Jan 2020          (2 Years)

 

Dr. Ravichandra K.R.

Mr. Yathish P

Mr. Natarajan (Caliper)

Water Flow Control Valve with Optimized Spray Flow

Caliper Engineering & Lab Pvt. Ltd

23rd July 2019          (2 Year )

3

Dr. Ravichandra K.R.

Mr. Natarajan (Caliper)

Mr. Shivasharan S (Student)

Mr. Lathesh Shetty(Student)

Optimized and Precision Flow Single Piece Ball Valve

Caliper Engineering & Lab Pvt. Ltd

23rd July 2019          (1 Year )

4

Dr. Ravichandra K.R.

Mr. Rahavendra Shetty

Ms. Smitha

Mr. Chethan Kumar (Student)

Mr. Keerthan Stalin (Student)

Mr. Harshith V (Student)

Mr. Deekshith (Student)

Mr. Savin Kumar (Student)

Modular Smart Parking System for Smart City Project

(Inter-Disciplinary Project between Mechanical and Civil Department)

RDL Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

 

3rd August 2019           (2 Year)

Awards

Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing, awarded in October 2017 by ENERGY, Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Grants Received Research/Projects Guided (Beyond Academic)

Internal Research Grants, Nilai University. (Rs 180000/- equivalent)

International Journals:

No. of International Journals Publications:9

[1]       Optimization of Thrust Force in Drilling of Carbon-Basalt Hybrid Composites Through Taguchi and RSM, Murthy BRN, Ravichadra Rangappa, Maraheb Osamah Almouns, Materials Today: Proceedings, Elsevier Publications, (2020) [Scopus Indexed]

[2]       Compactness analysis of pcm based cooling systems for lithium battery operated vehicles. Ravichandra Rangappa, Srithar Rajoo, Samin P. M., Rajesha S., International Journal of Energy and Environmental Engineering, https://doi.org/10.1007/s40095-020-00339-z (2020) [Scopus Indexed]

[3]       Thermal analysis of natural gas as an alternative fuel for gasoline engine, Ravichandra Rangappa, Rajesha S., Sang C. C., Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 1-13, 1473  012040 doi:10.1088/1742-6596/1473/1/012040. (2020) [Scopus Indexed]

[4]       Effect of thermo?physical properties of cooling mass on hybrid cooling for lithium?ion battery pack using design of experiments. Ravichandra Rangappa., and Srithar Rajoo, International Journal of Energy and Environmental Engineering, 1–17. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40095-018-0284-6 (2018).[Scopus Indexed]

[5]       Investigation Of Fuel Properties Of Garcinia Gummi-Gutta Seed Oil Methyl Ester And Their Blends With Conventional Diesel Oil And Ethanol, Diethyl Ether As Additives To Assess Their Usefulness As Ci Engine Fuel, Ajith B.S, M. C. Math, Ravichandra Rangappa., International Journal of Research in Engineering and Technology, eISSN: 2319-1163 | pISSN: 2321-7308, 2016

[6]       Effects of Corrugation Profile on the Heat Transfer Rate of Fins, Ravichandra Rangappa, Vikas G, WalidAbdullah Al-suraihi, Sahyadri International Journal for Research, Volume 2, Issue 2, ISSN: 2456-186X, 2016

[7]       Effects of Geometric Design Parameters on Discharge rate of a Funnel Based Wind Tunnel, Ravichandra Rangappa, Shasindran Subramaniam, Subbiramaniam Vathumalai, 4th International Conference on Innovative Engineering Technologies, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2015

 

[8]       CFD analysis on Wind flow Characteristics while a Train Passing through the Tunnel, Ravichandra Rangappa, Subbiramaniam Vathumalai, Edward Chung, International Conference on Mechanical, Aeronautics and Production Engineering (ICMAPE) Bali, Indonesia 2015

 

[9]       Numerical analysis of PCM based thermal management system for Li-Ion Battery used in hybrid and electrical vehicles, Ravichandra R., Srithar Rajoo, 3rd IRF International Conference, Hyderabad 2014.

 

[10]   Heat Generation Rate and Computational Simulation for Li-Ion Battery Module, Ravichandra R., Srithar Rajoo, Tan Lit Wen, International Journal of Energy Science and Engineering Vol:7 No:10, 2013

 

[11]   Crush Simulation of Car Using LSDYNA, Eriki Ananda Kumar, Ravichandra R and Devaraj Kanisin, Advanced Materials Research Vols. 433-440 (2012)

 

[12]   Spur Gear Crack Propagation Path Analysis Using Finite Element Method,  Ananda Kumar Eriki, 115155, IAENG, Ravichandra R, 115154, IAENG and Edilan, IAENG Conferences – IMECS 2012

No National Journals Found.

International Conferences:

No. of International Journals Conferences:4

Effects of Geometric Design Parameters on Discharge rate of a Funnel Based Wind Tunnel, Ravichandra Rangappa, Shasindran Subramaniam, Subbiramaniam Vathumalai, 4th International Conference on Innovative Engineering Technologies, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2015

CFD analysis on Wind flow Characteristics while a Train Passing through the Tunnel, Ravichandra Rangappa, Subbiramaniam Vathumalai, Edward Chung, International Conference on Mechanical, Aeronautics and Production Engineering (ICMAPE) Bali, Indonesia 2015

Numerical analysis of PCM based thermal management system for Li-Ion Battery used in hybrid and electrical vehicles, Ravichandra R., Srithar Rajoo, 3rd IRF International Conference, Hyderabad 2014.

Spur Gear Crack Propagation Path Analysis Using Finite Element Method,  Ananda Kumar Eriki, 115155, IAENG, Ravichandra R, 115154, IAENG and Edilan, IAENG Conferences - IMECS 2012 

No National Conferences Found.

Workshop / Seminars

 

Coordinated the SEVEN days AICTE FDP on "Student Induction Program" organized from 18th June to 24th June 2019  at Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management.

Coordinated the three days and five days "AICTE FDP on Student Induction" organized from 18th June to 19th June 2018 and 16th to 22nd July 2018 at Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management.

Participated in three days FDP in "Orientation Course in Value Education" from 2nd March to 4th March 2018 at Ramakrishna Institute of Moral and Spiritual Education.

Participated as an Organizing Committee member for "Sahyadri Conclave: Science-Technology-Management" from 6th Jan to 10th Jan 2018 at Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management.

 

Presented Technical Talk on "Application of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) using Ansys- FLUENT " in the workshop entitled "Soft Computing and Optimizing Technique in Mechanical Engineering" organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering held on 13th and 14th July 2017.

Presented in Workshop session on “BLOOM’s TAXONOMY, A Planning Tool for Crafting Effective Learning Outcomes”, Padre Conceicao College of Engineering, Goa from 12th to 13 Jan 2018

Presented in Workshop Session on "Outcome Based Education in NBA Context", Padre Conceicao College of Engineering, Goa on 30th and 31st October 2017 

Conducted and Presented in Seminar on "Blooms Taxonomy - In the context of NBA Accreditation", Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management, Mangaluru on 29th April 2017.

Presented in Seminar on "Road to NBA Accreditation", Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management, Mangaluru on 17th March 2017.

Presented in Seminar on "Hybrid and Electrical Vehicles - A sustainable approach for transportation sector", Manipal Intentional University, Malaysia, 22nd February 2017.

Presented in Workshop on "Design and Modeling of Formula Car for F1 in Schools Competition Malaysia", King George –V School, Seremban, Malaysia, 16th April 2013 

 

 

 

Projects and Exhibitions

Projects supervised for UG Students

Title

UG/PG

Important Contribution/Results Achieved

Exhaust Heat recovery in IC Engine

UG

Completion of FYP/ preparing for publication

Wind energy harnessing in a train tunnel

UG

Completion of FYP/Published in International Conference

Active air cooling for lithium ion batteries used for

electrical vehicles

UG

Completion of FYP/Published in International Conference

Wind energy harnessing in funnel shaped wind tunnel

UG

Completion of FYP/Published in International Conference

Temperature Control for CNG fueled IC engine

UG

Completion of FYP/ Published in Scopus Indexed Conference

Enhance the heat transfer using corrugated fins

UG

Completion of FYP/published in National Journal

PCM based cooling for lithium ion batteries used for electrical vehicles

UG

Completion of FYP/submitted in International Conference

Recirculation of silica soot particles during fiber optics fabrication

UG

Completion of FYP/

Experimental study on heat generation rate for lithium ion battery

UG

Completion of FYP/submitted in International Conference

Vehicle level model lithium ion battery thermal management

UG

Completion of FYP/submitted in International Conference

Automated Agriculture Equipment for Weed Removing, Pesticides Spraying and Sowing Seeds

UG

Completed/ Won the VTU best project

Li-Ion battery cooling for Electric Bike

UG

Completed

Automated Parking System for Smart City

UG

Completed/ Shortlisted for Sahyadri Elevate Top 20

 Worked as Examiner for "Final Year Project Exhibition" and "Science Talent Exhibitions" 

Other Activities

Worked as Reviewer for Scopus Indexed Journal "Energy". Recognized and Certified as "Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing" by Energy editorial team.

Performed duties as Internal Quality Auditor for Accreditation and Approvals from Governmental   Education Governing Bodies.

Taken responsibility as Committee Chair Person for Alumni Gathering. Parental Meeting, Industrial Partners Gathering.

Worked as External and Internal Moderator for Exam Question Papers for Undergraduate Programmes.