National Institute of Technology Durgapur

राष्ट्रीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान दुर्गापुर

(An Institute of National Importance under Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development)
Mahatma Gandhi Avenue, Durgapur 713209, West Bengal, INDIA

Department of Mechanical Engineering


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Dr. Apurba Layek

Associate Professor

Ph.D (Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India)

M.E. (Bengal Engineering and Science University (BESU), Shibpur, West Bengal, India)

B.E. (Regional Engineering College (REC), Durgapur, West Bengal, India)

E-mail: apurba.layek@me.nitdgp.ac.in, apurba_layek@yahoo.co.in


  • Education
  • Work Experience
  • Research
  • Projects
  • Publications
  • Teachings
  • Students
  • Contact

Education



  • Ph.D, Mechanical Engineering (2003-2007)
    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India.
  • M.E., Mechanical Engineering (1994- 1996)
    Bengal Engineering and Science University (BESU), Shibpur, West Bengal, India.
  • B.E., Mechanical Engineering (1990- 1994)
    Regional Engineering College (REC), Durgapur, West Bengal, India.

Work Experiences



  • Associate Professor (15.10.2009-till date)
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, West Bengal, India.
  • Assistant Professor (15.10.2006-14.10.2009)
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, West Bengal, India.
  • Lecturer (15.10.1996-14.10.2006)
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Regional Engineering College, Durgapur, West Bengal, India.

Reserach


  • Reserach Interest :

  1. Solar Energy
  2. Alternative fuel for IC engine

Projects


  • Ongoing Projects:

Title

Investigation of heat transfer and fluid flow phenomenon of artificially roughened duct using liquid crystal thermography system

PI

Dr. Apurba Layek

Sponsoring Agency

DST- SERB. Govt. of India

Brief Outline

Developing accurate surface temperature, heat transfer coefficient measurement techniques is essential for improvement of the current physical understanding of convection heat transfer and other thermal phenomena. Flow fields influenced by convection heat transfer frequently include three-dimensional flow, turbulent flow, free stream unsteadiness, separation, reattachment, transitional zones, etc. All of these features create complex spatial distributions of temperature and local heat transfer coefficient. In order to understand the actual mechanism of heat transfer and fluid flow phenomenon of heat transferring surface roughened by artificial roughness, used as absorber plate of solar air heater, the measurement of local heat transfer coefficient is required. Researchers working in this area mostly are measuring the local heat transfer coefficient by using the analytical methods e.g. CFD analysis and PIV system. Liquid Crystal Thermography system (LCT) is an important technique to measure the local heat transfer coefficient and it helps us to understand the mechanism of heat transfer and fluid flow.

Duration

Oct, 2013- Oct, 2017

Status

Ongoing

Publications



Top 5 Journals


  1. Second law optimization of a Solar air heater having chamfered rib-groove roughness on absorber plate. Renewable Energy. Vol. 32, N-12, pp. 1967–1980, 2007.

  2. Heat transfer and friction characteristics for artificially roughened ducts with compound turbulators. International journal of Heat and Mass transfer, Vol. 50, pp. 4845–4854, 2007.

  3. Effect of Chamfering on heat transfer and friction characteristics of Solar air heater having absorber plate roughened with compound turbulators. Renewable Energy. Vol. 34, 2009, pp. 1292–1298.

  4. Augmentation of Heat Transfer Coefficient using Chamfered Rib-Groove Compound Roughness on Absorber Plate of Solar Air Heater. International Journal of COMADEM. Vol. 13, No. 4, pp 8-15, Oct 2010.

  5. Performance of a direct injection diesel engine using Jatropha diesel blends as fuel. Applied Mechanics and Materials. Trans Tech publication, Switzerland. Vol. 592-594, pp. 1723- 1727, 2014.

Top 5 Conference


  1. Thermo-hydraulic performance analysis of solar air heater having Chamfered rib–groove roughness on absorber plate. 22nd National and 11th International ISHMT-ASME Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, IIT Kharagpur, India HMTC1300082, Dec. 28-31, 2013.

  2. Performance of a direct injection diesel engine using Jatropha diesel blends as fuel. International Mechanical Engineering Congress (IMEC-2014) NIT Trichy A-039, 13-15 Jun, 2014.

  3. Performance evaluation of Solar air heater having chamfered rib groove roughness on absorber plate. International Conference on Harnessing Technology, (ICHT-11) Caledonian College of Engineering, Sultanate of OMAN. Paper no. 39, Feb. 13-14, 2011.

  4. Thermo-hydraulic performance analysis of Solar air heater having compound roughness on absorber plate. International Congress on Renewable Energy (ICORE 2011), Tezpur University, Assam, Paper no. ST 12, 2-4, Nov 2011.

  5. Exergetic performance of solar air heater having chamfered rib-groove roughness on absorber plate. International Conference on Mech. Engg: Emerging Trends for Sustainability, ICMEETS-2014 MANIT Bhopal, PN 4002, pp 898 – 906, 29th -31st Jan 14.

Teachings



Teachings for B.Tech students


Odd Semester

# Subject Code Subject Name Study Material
1 ME-303 Engineering Therdynamics
2 ME-503 Thermal Engineering II
3 ME-552 Thermal Engineering Lab. I

Even Semester

# Subject Code Subject Name Study Material
1 ME-404 Thermal Engineering I
2 ME-814 Automobile Engineering
3 ME-651 Thermal Engineering Lab. II

Teachings for M.Tech students


Odd Semester

# Subject Code Subject Name Study Material
1 ME-1021 Advanced Heat Transfer
2 ME-1071 Thermal Engineering Lab. I

Even Semester

# Subject Code Subject Name Study Material
1 ME-2022 Advanced IC Engine
2 ME-2071 Thermal Engineering Lab. II

Students



Ph.D Students

  • Full Time Students

Shibendra Kumar Gharai
E-Mail ID:

skgharai@gmail.com


Anup Kumar
E-Mail ID:

anupkr335@gmail.com


Amit Kumar
E-Mail ID:

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  • Part Time Students

S. Kathirvel
E-Mail ID:

sundarkathir@gmail.com


Man Singh Azad
E-Mail ID:

msazada@gmail.com


Huirem Neeranjan Singh
E-Mail ID:

nrjan.h@gmail.com


D. V. N. Lakshmi
E-Mail ID:

lakshmiratan2311@gmail.com

M.Tech Students

B.Tech Students

Contact



Dr. Apurba Layek

Associate Professor


Address :
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Mahatma Gandhi Avenue,
National Institute of Technology Durgapur,
Durgapur,
West Bengal,
India – 713209


E-mail :
apurba.layek@me.nitdgp.ac.in
apurba_layek@yahoo.co.in


Mobile :
+91 9434788058



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