Welcome to Fire Research Laboratory

at
Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad

Here, you will find Research Group and Teaching Activities

Lecture Notes

Running courses

  • Thermodynamics
  • Turbomachines

Completed courses

  • Combustion and Fire Dynamics
    This course incldes the following chapters: Fundamentals, Flames-Laminar Premixed Flames, Flammability Limits, Diffusion burning of liquids, Stagnation Layer Model, Spalding Number, Measurement in Fire-Thermocouples, Plate Thermometer, Heat Flux Sensors, Cone Calorimetry, Soot Volume Fraction, Numerical Fire Simulations-Introduction to Fire Dynamics Simulator.
  • Engineering Graphics
    This main purpose of this course to stirr the imagination of the student by various concepts. Watching videos is not advised but the student is being asked to think, imagine the concepts even if requires a few weeks to understand a particular concept. This course includes: Curves, Points, Projection of Lines, Planes, on Auxiliary Planes, Solid, Sections of Solids, Development of Surfaces, Intersections of Solids, AutoCAD, Isometric Projection.
  • Applied Thermodynamics
  • Heat and Mass Transfer
    This course consists of the following chapters: Introduction, Heat Diffusion Equation, 1D Steady-state Conduction, Fins, Transient Conduction, Multidimensional Conduction, Numerical Methods - FDS, Introduction to Convection, Convection Equations, External Flow, Internal Flow, Free Convection, Free Convection, Boiling and Condensation
  • Gas Turbines (Applied Thermodynamics)
    This course consists of the following chapters: Introduction, Basics, Cycle Arrangements, Shaft Power Ideal Cycles, Shaft Power Real Cycles, Jet Propulsion Cycles, Rocket Propulsion
  • Steam Turbines (Applied Thermodynamics)
    This course consists of the following chapters: Introducting Vapor Power Plants, Ideal Rankine Cycle, Performance Parameters, Improvisation: Feedwater Heaters, Combined Gas-Vapor Power Cycles
  • Turbomachines
    This course includes the following chapters: Classification, Review of Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, Dynamic Similitude-Dimensionless Groups with incompressible and compressible flows, Characteristic Numbers of Turbomachines, Specific Speed and Specific Diameter, Power Specific Speed, Imperfect Similitude, Hydraulic Pumps-Components, NPSHA and NPSHR, Characteristics, Specific speed, Hydraulic Turbines-Hydraulic Energy, Types, Impulse and Reaction Turbines-Performance Characteristics, Velocity triangles, Specific Speed, Degree of Reaction and Speed Ratio, Cavitation, Draft Tubes, Conditions for maximum efficiency
  • Multiphase Flow and Heat Transfer
    This course consists of the following chapters: Introduction, Boiling, Degasification, Liquid-Vapor Interface, Wettability, Contact Angle, Capillary, Interface Shape, Bubble formation<, Condensation, Flow Regimes
  • Sustainable Energy and Energy Materials
    This course includes the following topics: Solar Collectors, Geothermal, Wind Power, Tidal Power, Batteries, Fuel Cells and High Energy Density Materials.

Useful Notes

Fire Research Laboratory

Fire Research Laboratory at IIT Dharwad is emerging to facilitate studies on open and compartment pool fires both experimentally and numerically. One of the major focuses in this laboratory is to establish innovative techniques for measuring different parameters like flame emissivity, temperature, gas velocity, safety distances, heat feedback, heat flux to bodies in stand-alone and multiple pool fires.

Research Group

The following students are part of the Current Fire Research Laboratory at Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad.

PhD Students

Siva

Bathina Siva Kumar
Research Scholar
Numerical and experimental studies on double pool fires
Resume sivakumar.bathina.17@iitdh.ac.in

Vikas

Vikas R
Research Scholar
Experimental and numerical studies on bodies engulfed in multiple pool fires
Resume sivakumar.bathina.17@iitdh.ac.in

Master Students

Heena

Heena Ismail Shaikh
Study of Jet Impingement
191121002@iitdh.ac.in

Rajat

Rajat Joshi
Drones in Fire Accidents
211032002@iitdh.ac.in

B.Tech. Projects

Avinash

Avinash Kumar
Numerical Fire Simulations of Evacuation: Fire Accidents in Public Buildings
191121002@iitdh.ac.in

Sohan

Sohan Anisetty
Navigation of Semi-Autonomous Drone for Fire Accidents in Public Buildings
191121002@iitdh.ac.in

Ramya

Jetty Venkataramana Ramya
Design of a Light Weight, Robust Drone for applications in Fire and Coal Mines
191121002@iitdh.ac.in

Previous JRFs

Varun

Varun Vengi
Junior Research Fellow
SERB Project

Naveen

Naveen Teggi
Junior Research Fellow
DST INSPIRE Project

Previous Master Students

Anurag

Dharmendar Kumar Anurag
Experimental and Numerical Study of 0.13 m Diameter Ditertbutyl peroxide (DTBP) Pool Fire
Submitted on July 2017 (IIT Patna)

Deepak

Deepak V Koppad
Experimental Investigations on Multiple Poool Fires
Submitted on July 2018 (SDMCET Dharwad)

Akshaya

Akshaya Tasin
Numerical Investigations on Multiple Pool Fires
Submitted on July 2018 (SDMCET Dharwad)

Raj

Raj Shetti
Experiments of Nanofluids in Subcooled Pool Boiling
Partial Submission during COVID-19 (SDMCET Dharwad)

Kiran

Kiranraj P Sagabala
Temperature and emissivity measurement using CCD camera
Partial Submission during COVID-19 (SDMCET Dharwad)

Completed B.Tech. Projects

Ashish

Ashish Raghav, 170030011
Analysis of water injection system to the plant root system and load balance of the system

Bhaskar

Bhaskar Sahu, 170030016
Analysis of Major Fire Accidents

Subhamoy

Subhamoy Rana, 170030025
Numerical Fire Simulations

Aunrag

Anurag Arjunan, 160030007
Design and fabrication of a Savonius wind turbine

Rahul

Rahul Kumar, 160030010
Fire evacuation simulations of a school building

Punyashlok

Punyashlok Panda, 160030027
OpenFOAM simulations of fire

Publications

International Journal Papers

Link to Google Scholar
  1. Saket Singh, Sumit Shivani, Sudheer Siddapureddy and Siddini Venkatesh Prabhu, "Performance of Intumescent Coatings in Cone Calorimeter and Open Pool Fires," Fire Research, Vol. 3, pp. 1-7, 2019.
  2. Sudheer Siddapureddy and Prabhu SV, "Experimental and numerical simulation studies on heat transfer to calorimeters engulfed in diesel pool fires," Journal of Fire Sciences, Vol. 35, pp. 156-176, 2017.
  3. Sudheer Siddapureddy, Klaus-Dieter Wehrstedt and Prabhu SV, "Heat Transfer to Bodies Engulfed in Di-tert-butyl Peroxide Pool Fires - Numerical Simulations," Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, Vol. 44, pp. 204-211, 2016.
  4. Sudheer S and Prabhu SV, "Partitioning of Convective and Radiative Heat Fluxes Absorbed by a Lumped Body Engulfed in a Diffusion Flame," Fire Technology, Vol. 51, pp. 801-802, 2015.
  5. Reddy VM, Sudheer S, Prabhu SV and S. Kumar, "Design and Calibration of a New Compact Radiative Heat-Flux Gauge (RHFG) for Combustion Applications," Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, Vol. 203, pp. 62-68, 2013.
  6. Sudheer S, Kumar L, Manjunath BS, Pasi, A, Meenakshi, G and Prabhu SV, "Fire Safety Distances for Open Pool Fires," Infrared Physics & Technology, Vol. 61, pp. 265-273, 2013.
  7. Sudheer S and Prabhu SV, "Heat Transfer in Vertical Casks Engulfed in Open Pool Fires," Journal of Fire Sciences, Vol. 31, pp. 541-562, 2013.
  8. Sudheer S, Saumil D and Prabhu SV, "Physical Experiments and Fire Dynamic Simulations on Gasoline Pool Fires," Journal of Fire Sciences, Vol. 31, pp. 309-329, 2013.
  9. Katti V, Sudheer S and Prabhu SV, "Pressure Distribution on a Semi-Circular Concave Surface Impinged by a Single Row of Circular Jets Article," Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, Vol. 46, pp. 162-174, 2013.
  10. Sudheer S and Prabhu SV, "Characterization of Hexane Pool Fires using Infrared Thermography," Journal of Fire Sciences, Vol. 31, pp. 143-165, 2012.
  11. Sudheer S and Prabhu SV, "Measurement of Flame Emissivity of Hydrocarbon Pool Fires," Fire Technology, Vol. 48, pp. 183-217, 2012.
  12. Sudheer S and Prabhu SV, "Measurement of Flame Emissivity of Gasoline Pool Fires," Nuclear Engineering and Design, Vol. 240, 2010, pp. 3474-3480, 2010.

Patent

  1. S.V. Prabhu, S. Kumar, V.M. Reddy and S. Sudheer, "Design of a Probe for Measuring Radiative Heat Flux of Combustion Systems," Application number: 3368/MUM/2012.

International Conference Papers

  1. Siva KB, and Sudheer S, "Investigations on Pyrolysis Model for Radiatively Dominant Diesel Pool Fire Using Fire Dynamic Simulator," ICFSST 2019 London.
  2. Sudheer S and Deepak K, "Experimental Investigations of Separation Distance for the Transfer of Fire in Multiple Pool Fires," 7th International & 45th National Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power Conference (FMFP) 2018, Mumbai, pp. 213, 2018.
  3. Sudheer S and Akshaya T, "Large Eddy Simulations of Multiple Pool Fires," 7th International & 45th National Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power Conference (FMFP) 2018, Mumbai, pp. 213, 2018.
  4. Siddapureddy S and Satapathy AK, "Liquid Sloshing in a Moving Tank – CFD," 6th International & 43rd National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power (FMFP-2016), Allahabad, pp. 213, 2016.
  5. Lokendra Kumar, S Sudheer, BS Manjunath, RJ Patel, G Sugilal and SV Prabhu, "Melting in real life package in pool fire environment," Proceedings of first international ISHMT-ASTFE heat and mass transfer conference, 2015.
  6. S. Sudheer and S.V. Prabhu, "Thermal Interaction Between A Circular Pipe And Diesel Pool Fire," ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Houston, USA, 2012 (Presented).
  7. S. Sudheer and S.V. Prabhu, "Behavior of Small Lumped Bodies Immersed in Diesel Pool Fire," Fire Science & Technology - Research and it's Implementation, CBRI, Roorkee, pp. 266-276, 2011 (Presented).
  8. S. Sumeet, S. Saket, S. Sudheer and S.V. Prabhu, "Influence of External Heat Flux and Coating Thickness of Intumescent Coatings on the Fire Resistance to Stainless Steel," Fire Science & Technology - Research and it's Implementation, CBRI, Roorkee, pp. 67-76, 2011.
  9. S. Sudheer and S.V. Prabhu, "Characterization of Hexane Pool Fires using Infrared Thermography," Eighth Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, Hyderabad, pp. 674-681, 2010 (Presented).
  10. S. Desai, S. Sudheer and S.V. Prabhu, "Fire Dynamic Simulations and Physical Ex- periments on Gasoline Open Pool Fires," Eighth Asia-Pacific Conference on Com- bustion, Hyderabad, pp. 689-696, 2010 (Presented).
  11. S. Sudheer and S.V. Prabhu, "Measurement of Emissivity of Small Diameter Open Pool Fires Using Infrared Thermography," Proceedings of the 20th National and 9th International, ISHMT-ASME Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, Mumbai, India, 2010 (Presented).

Chronology

  • Assistant Professor
    From July, 2017
    Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • DST INSPIRE Faculty
    December, 2015 - July, 2017
    Indian Institute of Technology Patna
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • PostDoctoral Work
    February, 2014 - October, 2015
    Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM)
    Department 2.2, Reactive Substances and Systems
    Title: Simulation of Organic Peroxide Pool Fires
    Supervisor: Dr. rer. nat. Klaus-Dieter Wehrstedt
  • Research Assistant
    July, 2013 - January, 2014
    Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Title: Experimental and Numerical Investigations on Open Pool Fires
  • Doctoral Thesis
    January, 2009 - August, 2013
    Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Title: Characterization of Open Pool Fires and Study of Heat Transfer in Bodies engulfed in Pool Fires
    Supervisor: Prof. S.V. Prabhu
  • Research Assistant
    July, 2008 - December, 2008
    Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
    Title: Experimental Optimization of Confined Air Multiple Jet Impingement on a Smooth and Rough Flat Plate
  • Master Thesis
    June, 2006 - June, 2008
    National Institute of Technology, Rourkela
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Supervisor: Prof. A.K. Satapathy
    Title: Liquid Sloshing in a Baffled Tank
  • Junior Engineer
    April, 2006 - June, 2006
    Industry: RAK Ceramics India Pvt. Ltd., Samalkot
    Employer: Mr. Krishna
  • Bachelor Thesis
    April, 2001 - June, 2005
    Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Title: Design and Analysis of a Forging Die
    Supervisors: Prof. J. Suresh Kumar and Mr. N.V. Rama Rao

About Me

Hobbies

  • Reading books and Biographies
  • Usualy you would find me like this...
sudheer keys

Contact

I would be happy to talk to you for any assistance in your course work or in research. Students, please drop in my office or call me. I am also interested in understanding/exploring your products for our institute and I would appreciate if you email me for an appointment.

   Sudheer Siddapureddy
   Department of Mechanical Engineering
   Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad
     Dharwad, Karnataka, India - 580011.
   +91 836 2212 839
   sudheer@iitdh.ac.in