Faculty Department

Anil Kumar

Dr. Anil Kumar 

Assistant Professor (15th January, 2020)

B.E from Punjab Technical University, Degree Awarded-2005

M.Tech from Uttar Pradesh Technical University, Lucknow, Degree Awarded-2009

Ph.D from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Degree Awarded-2013.

Post Doc (Mechanical Engineering), Kyungpook National University, South Korea

Area of Interest:

Solar Thermal Energy, CFD, Nanofluids, Heat Transfer, Biofuel

Career Graph:

  • Presently working as Assistant Professor-SG in Mechanical Cluster at University of Petroleum and Energy Studies-India (15/01/2020 continue).
  • Worked as Assistant Professor in School of Mechanical and Civil Engineering at SU-India (11/07/2012-14/01/2020 with Study leave from 01/12/2013-15/11/2015).
  • Worked as Post-Doctoral Researcher in School of Mechanical Engineering, Kyungpook National University, South Korea (05/12/2013 to 31/10/2015).

Research & Publications:-

Recent Publications (Last Three Years-SCOPUS/SCI):

  • Anil Kumar, Sachin Sharma, Sunil Kumar, Rajesh Maithani, Thermohydraulic analysis of twisted tape inserts with SiO2/H2O nanofluid in heat exchanger, Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering, In Press.
  • Rajesh Maithani, Anil Kumar, Geetanjli Raghav, Mohit Nagpal, Vipin Kumar, Thermal analysis of jet impingement on hemispherical protrusion on heated surface, Experimental Heat Transfer In Press.
  • Sunil Kumar, Sandeep Kumar, Ankush Kumar, Rajesh Maithani, Anil Kumar, Sustainability assessment of different nanoparticle for heat exchanger applications: an intuitionistic fuzzy combinative distance-based assessment method, Acta Innovation, 44-63, 2021.
  • Rajesh Maithani, Sachin Sharma, Anil Kumar , Thermo-hydraulic and exergy analysis of inclined impinging jets on absorber plate of solar air heater, Renewable Energy, 179,  2021, 84-95.
  • Anil Kumar, Nitin Kumar, Sunil Kumar, Rajesh Maithani, Exergetic efficiency analysis of impingement jets integrated with internal conical ring roughened solar heat collector, Experimental Heat Transfer, Article in Press, 2021.
  • Rajesh Maithani, Anil Kumar, Correlations development for Nusselt number and friction factor in a dimpled surface heat exchanger tube, Experimental Heat Transfer, 33 (2020), 101-122.
  • Sushil Kumar, Robin Thakur, Amar Raj Singh Suri, Kamal Kashyap, Arvind Singhy, Sunil Kumar, Anil Kumar, A comprehensive review of performance analysis of with and without fins solar thermal collector, Frontiers in Heat and Mass Transfer, 16, 2021.
  • Sunil Kumar, Mamta Shandilya, Ankush Chauhan, Rajesh Maithani,  Anil Kumar,  Experimental analysis of ZnO-water/ethylene glycol based nanofluid in a square duct roughened with inclined ribs, Journal of Enhanced Heat Transfer, 27, 2020, 687-709.
  • Lohit Sharmaa, Sunil Kumar, Robin Thakur, Bhaskar Goel, Amar Raj Singh Suri, Sashank Thapa, Nitin Kumar, Rajesh Maithani, Anil Kumar, A review on exergy analysis of nanofluid flow through several conduits, Frontiers in Heat and Mass Transfer (FHMT) 14 - 30 (2020).
  • Sunil Kumar, Robin Thakur, Neeraj Gandotra, Sorabh Aggarwal, Arvind Singhy, Rajesh Maithani and Anil Kumar, Prediction of heat transfer and pressure drop in helically perforated twisted tape heat exchanger tube using fuzzy logic, JP Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 19 (2020), 175 – 184.
  • Nitin Kumar, Anil Kumar, Rajesh Maithani, Development of new correlations for heat transfer and pressure loss due to internal conical ring obtacles in an impinging jet solar air heater passage, Thermal Energy Progess and Engineering, 17 (2020), 100943.
  • Anil Kumar, Mamta Sharma, Pankaj Thakur, Vijay Kumar Thakur , Sameer Rahatekar, Rajesh Kumar, A review on exergy analysis of solar parabolic collectors, Solar Energy, 197(2020), 411-432.
  • Rajesh Maithani, Anil Kumar, Peyman Gholamali Zadeh, Mohammad Reza Safaei, Ehsan Gholamalizadeh, Empirical correlations development for heat transfer and friction factor of a solar rectangular air passage with spherical-shaped turbulence promoters, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 1(2019), 1-18.
  • Rajesh Maithani, Anil Kumar, Effect of helical perforated twisted tape parameters on thermal and hydrodynamic performance in heat exchanger circular tube, Heat and Mass Transfer 56, pages507–519 (2020).
  • Rajesh Maithani, Sunil Chamoli, Anil Kumar, Ashutosh Gupta, Solar air heater duct roughened with wavy delta winglets: Correlations development and parametric optimization, Heat and Mass Transfer 55,  3473–349,12019.
  • Kamal Kashyap, Robin Thakur and Anil Kumar, Mathematical simulation of performance evaluation of different types of baffle shapes solar air heater, JP Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 16 (2019), 221-243.
  • Sunil Kumar, Mangal Singh Bhist, Alok Darshan Kothiyal, Rajesh Maithani, Anil Kumar, Effect of nanofluid flow and protrusion transverse ribs on thermal and hydrodynamic performance in square channel: An experimental investigation, Journal of Enhanced Heat Transfer 26(2019) 75-100.

International Journals (SCI)-

  • Rajesh Maithani, Anil Kumar, Correlations development for Nusselt number and friction factor in a dimpled surface heat exchanger tube, Experimental Heat Transfer, 33 (2020), 101-122.
  • Anil Kumar, Mamta Sharma, Pankaj Thakur, Vijay Kumar Thakur, Sameer Rahatekar, Rajesh Kumar, A review on exergy analysis of solar parabolic collectors, Solar Energy, 197(2020), 411-432.
  • Rajesh Maithani, Anil Kumar, Peyman Gholamali Zadeh, Mohammad Reza Safaei, Ehsan Gholamalizadeh, Empirical correlations development for heat transfer and friction factor of a solar rectangular air passage with spherical-shaped turbulence promoters, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 1(2019), 1-18.
  • Rajesh Maithani, Anil Kumar, Effect of helical perforated twisted tape parameters on thermal and hydrodynamic performance in heat exchanger circular tube, Heat and Mass Transfer 56 (2020), 507-519.
  • Rajesh Maithani, Sunil Chamoli, Anil Kumar, Ashutosh Gupta, Solar air heater duct roughened with wavy delta winglets: Correlations development and parametric optimization, Heat and Mass Transfer 55(2019) 3473–3491.
  • Sunil Kumar, Mangal Singh Bhist, Alok Darshan Kothiyal, Rajesh Maithani, Anil Kumar, Effect of nanofluid flow and protrusion transverse ribs on thermal and hydrodynamic performance in square channel: An experimental investigation, Journal of Enhanced Heat Transfer 26(2019) 75-100.
  • Ravi Datt, Mangal Singh Bhist, Alok Darshan Kothiyal, Rajesh Maithani, Anil Kumar, Development of new correlations for heat transfer and friction loss of solid ring with combined square wing twisted tape inserts heat exchanger tube, Experimental Heat Transfer, 32(2019) 179-200.
  • Ravi Datt, Mangal Singh Bhist, Alok Darshan Kothiyal, Rajesh Maithani, Anil Kumar, Effect of square wing with combined solid ring twisted tape inserts on heat transfer and fluid flow of a circular tube heat exchanger, International Journal of Green Energy, 15(2018), 663-680.
  • Rahul Nadda, Anil Kumar, Rajesh Maithani, Efficiency improvement of solar photovoltaic/solar air collectors by using impingement jets: A review, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 93 (2018), pp.331-353.
  • Amar Raj Singh Suri, Anil Kumar, Rajesh Maithani, Experimental investigation of heat transfer and fluid flow behaviour in multiple square perforated twisted tape with square wing inserts heat exchanger tube, Heat and Mass Transfer, 54(2018), pp.1813-1826.
  • Rahul Nadda, Anil Kumar, Rajesh Maithani, Raj Kumar, Investigation of thermal and hydrodynamic performance of impingement jets solar air passage with protrusion with combination arc obstacle on the heated plate, Experimental Heat Transfer, 31(2018), 232-250.
  • Amar Raj Singh Suri, Anil Kumar, Rajesh Maithani, Experimental determination of enhancement of heat transfer in a multiple square perforated twisted tape inserts heat exchanger tube, Experimental Heat Transfer 31 (2018), pp.85-105.
  • Raj Kumar, Anil Kumar, Ranchan Chauhan, Rajesh Maithani, Comparative study of effect of various blockage arrangements on thermal hydraulic performance in a roughened air passage, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 81 (2018), pp. 447-463.
  • Kothiyal, M.S.H Bisht, Anil Kumar, Turbulent heat transfer and nanofluid flow in a protruded ribbed square passage, Results in Physics, Elsevier Science, 7(2017), 3603-3618 .
  • Rahul Nadda, Anil Kumar, Rajesh Maithani , Developing heat transfer and friction loss in an impingement jets solar air heater with multiple arc protrusion obstacles, Solar Energy, Elsevier Science, 158(2017), pp.117-131.
  • Anil Kumar, R. Maithani, ARS Suri, Numerical and experimental investigation of enhancement of heat transfer in dimpled rib heat exchanger tube, Heat and Mass Transfer, 15 June (2017), pp.1-16 .
  • Anil Kumar, R. Kumar, R. Maithani, R. Chauhan, S. Kumar, R. Nadda, An experimental study of heat transfer enhancement in an air channel with broken, Heat and Mass Transfer, 15 July (2017), pp.1-20.
  • Anil Kumar, R. Kumar, R. maithani, R. Chauhan, M. Sethi, A. Kumari, S. Kumar, S. Kumar, Correlation development for Nusselt number and friction factor of a multiple type V-pattern dimpled obstacles solar air passage, Renewable Energy, Elsevier UK, 109 (2017) 461-479.
  • Amar Raj Singh Suri, Anil Kumar, Rajesh Maithani, Heat transfer enhancement of heat exchanger tube with multiple square perforated twisted tape inserts: Experimental investigation and correlation development, Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification, 116 (2017), pp.76-96.
  • Anil Kumar, Ranchan Chauhan, Raj Kumar, Tej Singh, Muneesh Sethi, Anil Kumar, Ashutosh Sharma, Developing heat transfer and pressure loss in an air passage with multi discrete V-blockages, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 84 (2017), pp.266-278.
  • A. Sharma, R. Chauhan, T. Singh, A. Kumar, R. Kumar, Anil Kumar, M. Sethi, Optimizing discrete V obstacle parameters using a novel Entropy-VIKOR approach in a solar air flow channel, Renewable Energy, 106 (2017), pp.310-320.
  • Anil Kumar, Kim M.H, Solar air-heating system with packed-bed energy-storage systems, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 72 (2017), pp. 215–227.
  • Raj Kumar, Ranchan Chauhan, Muneesh Sethi, Anil Kumar, Experimental study of enhancement of heat transfer and pressure drop in a solar air channel with discretized broken V-pattern baffle, Renewable Energy, 101 (2017), pp.856-872.
  • Anil Kumar, Kim M.H, CFD analysis on thermal hydraulic performance of a SAH duct with multi V-shape roughened ribs, Energies 9(6), 2016, 415.
  • Raj Kumar, Ranchan Chauhan, Muneesh Sethi, Anil Kumar, Experimental investigation on overall thermal performance of fluid flow in a rectangular channel with discrete v-pattern baffle, 22 (2018) 183-191 Thermal Science.
  • Anil Kumar, Kim M.H, Heat transfer and fluid flow characteristics in air duct with various rib roughness on the heated plate: A comparative study, Energy, 103 (2016), pp.75-85.
  • Anil Kumar, Kim M.H, Thermal Hydraulic Performance in a Solar Air Heater Channel with Multi Perforated Baffles, Energies, 9 (2016) 564.
  • Anil Kumar, Saini R.P., Saini J.S., Performance evaluation of discrete down pattern rib solar air channel, Journal of Enhanced Heat Transfer, 23 (2016) pp.393-411.
  • Anil Kumar, Saini R.P., Saini J.S, Numerical optimization of thermal performance of a solar air channel having discrete multi v-rib roughness on absorber plate, Heat Transfer Research 47(5), 2016, pp.449-469.
  • Anil Kumar, Saini R.P., Saini J.S., Numerical optimization of effective efficiency of a discrete multi v-rib solar air channel, Heat and Mass Transfer, Springer 12 (2015), pp.1-15.
  • Anil Kumar, Kim M.H, Thermohydraulic performance of rectangular ducts with different rib roughness shapes: A comprehensive review and comparative study, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 54 (2016), pp.635-652.
  • Anil Kumar, Kim M.H, Effect of roughness width ratios in discrete multi V-rib with staggered rib roughness on overall thermal performance of solar air channel, Solar Energy, 119 (2015), pp.399-414.
  • Anil Kumar, Kim M.H, Convective heat transfer enhancement in solar air channels, Applied Thermal Engineering, 89(2015), pp.239-261.
  • Anil Kumar, Saini R.P., Saini J.S, A review of thermohydraulic performance of artificially roughened solar air heaters, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Review, 37(2014), pp.100-122.
  • Anil Kumar, Kim M.H, Numerical optimization of solar air heaters having different types of roughness shapes on the heated plate: technical note, Energy, 72(2014), pp 731-738.
  • Anil Kumar, Saini R.P., Saini J.S., Development of correlations for Nusselt number and friction factor for solar air heater with roughened duct having Multiple shaped with gap rib as artificial roughness, Renewable Energy, 58 (2013), pp.151-163.
  • Anil Kumar, Saini R.P., Saini J.S., Experimental investigation on heat transfer and fluid flow characteristics of air flow in a rectangular duct with Multi v-shaped rib with gap roughness on the heated plate, Solar Energy, 86 (2012), pp. 1733-1749.
  • Anil Kumar, Saini R.P., Saini J.S., Heat and fluid flow characteristics of roughened solar air heater duct-A review, Renewable Energy, 47 (2012), pp.77-94.

International Conferences-

  • Anil Kumar, Kim M.H, Numerical analysis on thermal efficiency of single pass packed bed air energy system, Proc. of Conference on SAREK: Society of Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers in Korea, Pusan on April-30,2015.
  • Anil Kumar, Numerical investigation on effect of dimple rib pitch on overall thermal performance in a turn part of a U-duct, Proc. of National Conference on Recent developments in Non-conventional, DIT University, Dehradun,  Energy Systems, Dec 22-23, 2014.
  • Anil Kumar., Saini R.P. and Saini J.S., Heat transfer and frictional characteristics in rectangular duct with multi v-shaped with gap ribs roughness on the absorber plate, Proc. of 21th National and 10th ISHMT-ASME Heat and mass transfer conference, December 27-30, 2011.
  • Anil Kumar., Saini R.P. and Saini J.S., “CFD based analysis of heat transfer and fluid flow in multi v-shaped ribs with gap roughened surface solar air heater duct” Proc. of International conference on Renewable energy, University of Rajasthan, January 17-21,2011.
  • Anil Kumar. Saini R.P. and Saini J.S., Optimization of solar air heater using artificial roughness based on thermal efficiency, Proc. of National Seminar on Renewable Energy and Environment, Department of Automobile Engineering Arya College of Engineering and Information Technology Kukas, Jaipur, India April 10-11, 2010.
  • Anil Kumar. Saini R.P. and Saini J.S., Thermohydraulic optimization of solar air heater based on maximum effective efficiency, Proc. of International conference on advances in renewable energy, MNIT Bhopal, June 24-26, 2010.
  • Anil Kumar., Saini R.P. and Saini J.S., Optimization of effective efficiency of solar air heater using different type roughness elements on the absorber plate, Proc. of International conference on Applications of Renewable and sustainable energy for industry and society, Osmania University, Hyderabad, December 16-18, 2010.

Projects or Ph.D.’s guided:

  • Rajesh Kumar and Anil Kumar,  “Efficiency improvement of packed bed solar thermal energy storage using different fin shapes on absorber plate in solar air collector”, Granted by H.P. COUNCIL FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & ENVIRONMENT (HIMCOSTE), (Project Status: Completed-2020).
  • Robin Thakur, Experimental study of erosive wear rate on Pelton turbine buckets, Reg No: 13PHDME02/SU, Degree Awarded-2017, Role: Main Supervisor.
  • Amar Raj Singh Suri, Thermal and hydraulic performance analysis in multiple square perforated twisted tape with square wing inserts heat exchanger tube, Reg No: 14PHDME02/SU, Degree Awarded-2017, Role: Main Supervisor.
  • Nitin Kumar, Thermohydrulic performance and optimization of inside conical hollow ring parameters for impinging jet solar thermal fluid flow passage, Reg No: 14PHDME03/SU ,Degree Awarded -2020, Role: Main Supervisor.
  • Yashwant Singh, Fluid flow and heat transfer studies in V-pattern Protruded ribbed square Duct with  based nanofluid, Reg. No: 1651701002/SU, Degree Awarded -2020, Role: Main Supervisor.
  • Sunil Kumar, Turbulent nanofluid flow and heat transfer in protrusion obstacles square channel, Reg No-150001018019/UTU-Dehradun, Degree Awarded -2021, Role: Co-Supervisor.
  • Ravi Datt, Experimental study Circular tube with multiple perforated twisted tape with solid rings, Reg No-150001018018/UTU-Dehradun, Degree Awarded -2021, Role: Co-Supervisor.

Professional Memberships/Fellowship:

  • Post Doc Fellow, KNU- South Korea
  • M.H.R.D Scholarship during Ph. D course.
  • Teaching Assistant Scholarship during M. Tech course.

Personal interests:

Reading books and Designing