Dr. Ravi kumar V
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Sona College of Technology, Salem – 636 005 India
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Area of Specialization

Coated Diesel Engine and Bio-Fuel, Engineering Thermodynamics Thermal Engineering, Automotive Technology

Academic Background
University Degree Year Field of Specialisation
Sona College of technology Ph.D 2017 I.C Engines
Sona College of technology M.E 2006 Thermal Engineering
Sona College of technology B.E 2003 Mechanical Engineering

h5>Academic & Industrial Career
University / College Designation Period
Sona College of Technology Associate Professor 06.08.2019 - Till Date
Sona College of Technology Associate Professor 01.06.2013 - 30.7.2019
Sona College of Technology Assistant Professor 05.08.2006 - 27.05.2013

Subjects Taught
  • Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Thermal Engineering
  • Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning
  • Renewable Energy Sources
  • Power Plant Engineering
  • Basic Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering graphics

Publication Details
  • Ravikumar et al., Experimental investigation of the performance of silver nanofluid as a coolant in a helical shell and tube heat exchanger, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10973-023-12722-z
  • V.Ravikumar and D.Senthilkumar Production of Raphanus Sativus Biodiesel and its Performance Assessment in a Thermal Barrier Coated Agriculture Sector Diesel Engine, Energy Technology, 2023, 2300235, DOI: 10.1002/ente.202300235.
  • Ravikumar et al., Environmental Effect of Exhaust Gas Recirculation Diesel Engine using Karanja Oil Methyl Ester with Low Heat Rejection in Direct Injection, Journal of Environmental Protection and Ecology, 24, No 6, 1809–1818 (2023)
  • Ravikumar et al., mathematical of Evaporation rate and heating of biodiesel blends of single component droplets, Journal of thermal engineering, 2023.
  • V.Ravikumar et al., Sustainability Improvement of Ethanol Blended Gasoline Fuelled Spark Ignition Engine by Nanoparticles, Hindawi, Journal of Nano materials, Volume 2022, Article ID 7793947, 8 pages. https://doi.org/10.1155/2022/7793947.
  • Mahalingam.S and Ravikumar.V“Experimental analysis of multi-cylinder C.I engine by using rubber seed oil as a bio-diesel blend with diesel fuel.“International Journal of Science, Environment and Technology, Vol. 11, No 6, PP.395 – 401( 2022).
  • Ravikumar.V and Mahalingam.S “Experimental investigation of Multi Cylinder DI Diesel Engine Fuelled with Dual Bio – Fuels”. International Journal of Science and Research, Vol. 11, Issue 11, 2022, PP.1474-1476.
  • V. Ravikumar and D. Senthilkumar, Study on the effect of 2-butoxyethanol as an additive on the combustion flame, performance and emission characteristics of a spark ignition engine, Fuel, Volume 285, 2021, 119187.
  • Ravikumar, V& Senthilkumar, D, 2019,‘Reduction of smoke and NO x from the combined effect of thermal barrier coatings and Raphanussativus biodiesel in a diesel engine for transport sectors’ International Journal of Green Energy,VOL. 16, NO. 13, 1016–1023.
  • Ravikumar, V& Senthilkumar, D, 2019, Design and Experimental Heat Transfer Analysis of Shelical HX, test engineering and management, paper id:2772. 10th March 2020.
  • V. Ravikumar, D. Senthilkumarb & C. Solaimuthu, Experimental Investigation of Evaporation Rate and Exhaust Emissions of PSZ-Coated DI Diesel Engine Using Radish Biodiesel and Its Blend with Diesel International Journal of Ambient Energy, Volume 38, 2017 - Issue 2, 202-208.
  • Edwin Jose, Muhammed Muhais A, and V. Ravikumar, 2015 “Exhaust Gas Recirculation in CI Engines”, International Journal for Research in Applied Science & Engineering Technology (IJRASET), Volume 3 Issue III, pp.763-767.
  • Ravikumar, V, Senthilkumar, D & Sundramoorthy. D 2015, ‘Performance and Emission Evaluation of an Al-20% SiC Coated Diesel Engine Fuelled with Radish Biodiesel.,Advances in Natural and Applied Sciences, vol. 9, no. 12 pp.1-6.
  • Ravikumar, V, Senthilkumar, D & Solaimuthu, C 2013, ‘Experimental investigation of performance and emissions of an Al-20%SiC coated diesel engine with Madhuca Indica biodiesel’, International Journal of Ambient Energy, Vol. 34, No. 3, pp.131–137.
  • Ravikumar, V&Senthilkumar, D. 2013, ‘Reduction of NOx emission on NiCrAl-Titanium Oxide coated direct injection diesel engine fuelled with radish (Raphanus sativus) biodiesel, Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy 5, 063121-1- 063121-11,.

Conference Details
  • V. Ravikumar, Numerical analysis of hyperbolic heat conduction at interface of composite layer, in 3rd international ISHMT-ASTFE heat and mass transfer conference at IITR, 2019
  • V.Ravikumar, M.Aravinthan, and K.Rajkumar (2006) “Experimental Investigation on performance and emission characteristics of SI engine using fuel Additives ”, Proceedings of National Conference on Extreme Engineering and Technological Advancements (XETA-2006) Department of Mechanical Engineering Jayam College of Enginneering and Technology, Dharmapuri. pp. 23.
  • V.Ravikumar, and P.Govindarajan (2010) Experimental Study of performance of DI diesel engine operating on Ethanol-Radish oil blends. ”, Proceedings of National Conference on “Advance Trends in Mechanical Engineering (AME 2010) Department of Mechanical Engineering, Paavai Engineering College, Namakkal.
  • Ravikumar, V& Senthilkumar, D, ‘Experimental investigation of performance and exhaust emissions of thermal barrier coated DI diesel engine fuelled with Radish biodiesel’ in the International Conference on Advances in Mechanical and Energy Engineering (ICAMEE-2013) organized by the Department of Mechanical Engineering held on 4th -5th April, 2013, Dr. M.G.R Educational and Research Institute University, Paper No. ICAEE.1010, pp.307-313, 2013.
  • Ravikumar, V& Senthilkumar, D, ‘Performance, Combustion and Emission characteristics of Radish Seed Biodiesel in different blends on Direct Injection Diesel Engine, presented at the international conference energy efficient technologies for sustainability held during April 10th–12th, 2013, St.Xavier’s Catholic College of Engineering, Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, India, 2013.
  • Ravikumar, V, Senthilkumar, D & Sundramoorthy, N, ‘The effect of TiO2 coating in a Diesel engine on performance and emissions of Radish biodiesel’, presented in the National Conference on Engineering Applications for Developing Smart Cities (NCEADS-2015) held on March 30, 2015, Dhirajlal Gandhi College of Technology, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India.ISBN:978-93-84743-37-6, pp.69.2015.
  • Ravikumar, V, Senthilkumar, D & Sundramoorthy, N, Performance and Emission Evaluation of an Al-20% SiC Coated Diesel Engine Fuelled with Radish Biodiesel, Presented in the National Conference on Engineering Applications for Developing Smart Cities (NCEADS-2015) held on March 30, 2015, Dhirajlal Gandhi College of Technology, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India. ISBN: 978-93-84743-37-6, pp.66.2015.

Seminar / Conferences / FDP
  • One major project is completed through internal SEED money scheme for 10 Lakhs in Sona College of Technology in the year of 2020 - 2022.
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  • Role in the project: Co-Principle Investigator and duration: Two years.
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  • Title : Experimental investigation of performance and emission characteristics of Multi Cylinder Innova (Crysta) Diesel Engine using Biodiesel Blends with Diesel.
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R& D Project Completed:
  • Life Member – Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE).