Dr. D. SENTHIL KUMAR, Head of the Department
Department of Mechanical Engineering
91  427  2443545, 4099999 Ext: 4099707
Sona College of Technology, Salem
– 636 005
senthilkumard[At]sonatech.ac.in, dskumar33[At]gmail.com
Academic Profile
Degree 
Institution & University 
Year of Passing 
Class obtained 
Ph D 
IIT ROORKEE 
2010 

M.E (Thermal) 
Annamalai University 
1996 
Second class 
B.E. Mechanical 
Annamalai University 
1995 
First Class 
Area of Expertise
 Study of double diffusive mixed convection problems relevant to chemical vapor deposition, nuclear waste disposal, indoor pollutant transport, food processing and cooling tower applications
 Thermohydromechanical modeling of unsaturated porous material, pertinent to heat and moisture transport analysis in concrete, bentonite, Hydrogen storage and under ground coal gasification.
 Heat and Fluid Flow simulation in cavity and channel flows
 Transfinite interpolation mesh generation for regular geometries
Teaching interests and subjects taught
Under Graduate 
Post Graduate 
 Heat and mass transfer
 Thermodynamics
 Advanced I C Engines
 Engineering mechanics
 Total quality management
 Gas dynamics and Jet propulsion
 Fluid mechanics

Computational fluid dynamics 
Research Accomplishments
Publication in International Journals
 D. Senthil kumar, K. Murugesan, H. R. Thomas, Numerical Simulation of Double Diffusive Mixed Convection in a LidDriven Square Cavity using VelocityVorticity Formulation, Numerical Heat Transfer  Part A, 54 (9) (2008) 837–865.
 D. Senthil kumar, K. Murugesan, Akhilesh Gupta, Thermosolutal buoyancy induced mixed convection in a backwardfacing step channel using velocityvorticity formulation, Numerical Heat Transfer  Part A, 56 (7) (2009) 604–640.
 D. Senthil kumar, K. Murugesan, Akhilesh Gupta, Numerical analysis of interaction between inertial and thermosolutal buoyancy forces on convective heat transfer in a liddriven cavity, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, 132 (2010) 112501  1– 11.
 D. Senthil kumar, K. Murugesan, Akhilesh Gupta, Effect of thermosolutal stratification on recirculation flow patterns in a backwardfacing step channel flow, International Journal for numerical methods in Fluids, 64 (2) 2010 163186.
 D. Senthil kumar, K. Murugesan, H. R. Thomas, Effect of aspect ratio of a heated block on the interaction between inertial and thermosolutal buoyancy forces in a liddriven cavity, Numerical Heat Transfer  Part A, (accepted, 2011). (publisher: Taylor & Francis)
Publication in International Conferences
 D. Senthil kumar, P. Leela Krishna, K. Murugesan, global MatrixFree Finite Element Algorithm for solution of VelocityVorticity form of NavierStokes equations: Applications to Flow and Heat transfer studies in a square cavity with square blockage, Proceedings of 2007 FEF Int. Conference, Sanda Fe, New Mexico, USA, March, 2628, 2007.
 D. Senthil kumar, K. Murugesan, Akhilesh Gupta, Analysis of fluid flow in a liddriven square cavity with a step blockage using global matrix  free finite element algorithm, Proceedings of Int. Conference on Intelligence systems for Rural development, August 2830, 2008, AEC Tiruvannamalai, India.
 D. Senthil Kumar, R. Arulraj, K Dinesh Kumar, Numerical Study of Fluid Stratification in Elliptic Pin Fin Heat Sink, Proceedings of Int. Conference on Global Manufacturing Systems & Management, August 13, 2011, CIT, Coimbatore, India
Publication in National Conferences
 D. Senthil kumar, K. Murugesan, Akhilesh Gupta, Parametric Study on Convective Drying of a Rectangular Brick using Finite Element Method and Mass Lumping Technique, Proceedings of 19th National & 8th ISHMTASME Heat and Mass Transfer Conference January 35, 2008 JNTU Hyderabad, India.
 D. Senthil kumar, K. Murugesan, Akhilesh Gupta, Numerical analysis of laminar double diffusive mixed convection over a backward facing step using velocityvorticity form of NavierStokes equations, Proceedings of 35th National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, December 1012, 2008, PESIT Bangalore, India.
 D. Senthil kumar, K. Murugesan, Akhilesh Gupta, Numerical study of double diffusive natural convection in a rectangular cavity with discrete heat sources using velocityvorticity equations, 20th National & 9th ISHMTASME Heat and Mass Transfer Conference January 46, 2010, IIT Bombay, Mumbai.
 V. Palanisamy, D. Senthil kumar, Study of convective heat transfer using nanofluids in micro channel, National conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering, August 13, 201, Sona college of Technology, Salem.
Certification
 Certified ISO internal auditor
Departmental Activities
 Coordinating Association activities.
 Guiding UG students for Project works.
 Student Advisor
 Lab in charge
 ISTE college chapter Secretary