Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Prof VR Veeredhi (Chairperson of the School Research Committee)

College of Science, Engineering and Technology
School of Engineering
Department: Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Associate Chair
Tel: 011 670 9420
E-mail: vasudvr@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • PhD Engineering (IISc, Bangalore, India,)

NRF Rating

C2

Fields of academic interests

  • Contact Heat Transfer
  • Nano-Thermofluids
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Jet Impingement Colling
  • Thermal Management
  • Energy Systems
  • Thermo-Physical properties

Field of Specialisation

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Heat Transfer

Journal articles

  • Devireddy Sandhya,  Mekala  Chandra Sekhara Reddy, Veeredhi Vasudeva Rao “Improving the cooling performance of automobile radiator with ethylene glycol water based TiO2 nanofluids” International communication in Heat  and mass Transfer, Vol.78. pp. 121-126, 2016. (ELSEVIER)
  • M. Chandra Sekhara Reddy, V. Vasudeva Rao “Experimental investigation of heat transfer coefficient and friction factor of ethylene glycol water based TiO2 nanofluid in double pipe heat exchanger with and without helical coil inserts” International communication in Heat  and mass Transfer, Vol.50. pp. 68-76, 2014. (ELSEVIER)
  • M. Chandra Sekhara Reddy, V. Vasudeva Rao “Experimental studies on thermal conductivity of blends of ethylene glycol-water based TiO2 nanofluids” International communication in Heat  and mass Transfer, Vol.46. pp. 31-36, 2013. ( ELSEVIER)
  • M. Chandra Sekhara Reddy, V. Vasudeva Rao, S.Naga Sarada,  B. Chandra Mohan Reddy, L. Ramesh, “Temperature Dependence of water based Ti02 Nanofluids” international Journal of micro –Nano Scale Transport, Vol.4, No.1-2, pp. 43-52, 2012. (Multi-science publishing, UK)
  • M. Chandra Sekhara Reddy, Veeredhi Vasudeva Rao , B.Chandra Mohan Reddy, S. Naga Sarada and L. Ramesh “Thermal Conductivity Measurements of Ethylene Glycol Water Based TiO2 Nanofluids” Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters,Vol.4, No.1, pp.105-109, 2012. (American scientific publisher, USA). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/nnl.2012.1272
  • M.Anwarullah, V.Vasudeva Rao, K.V.Sharma “Experimental Investigation of Enhancement of Heat transfer from Cooling of Electronic Components by Circular Air Jet Impingement” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer., Vol.48, no-9, pp 1672-1635., 2012.
  • M.Anwarullah, V. Vasudeva Rao, K. V. Sharma “Effect of Nozzle Spacing on Heat Transfer and fluid Flow Characteristics of an Impinging Circular Jet in Cooling of Electronic Components” International Journal of Thermal and Environmental Engineering, Vol.4, no1, pp. 7–12, 2012.
  • Hao Chen, Ionel Botef, Haito Zheng, Malik Mazaa, V. Vasudeva Rao, V.V. Srinivasu.  “Thermal conductivity and stability of nanosize carbon-black-filled PDMS: fuel cell perspective” International Journal of Nanotechnolog. Vol. 8, Nos. 6/7, pp. 437-445,2011.
  • A. Kumaraswamy, V. Vasudeva Rao “High strain-rate flow behavior of Ti-6Al-4V from Dynamic indentation experiments” International Journal of Materials Science and Engineering-A, vol.528, pp.1238-1241. 2011.(ELSEVIER)
  • A. Kumaraswamy, V. Vasudeva Rao “Effect of temperature on constraint factor of IN718 under static indentation conditions” International Journal of Materials Science and Engineering-A, vol.527,pp. 6230-6234, 2010. (ELSEVIER)
  • M. Chandra Sekhara Reddy, V. Vasudeva Rao, Tata Narsinga Rao, L. Syam Sunder, “Enhancement of convective heat transfer coefficient with TiO2 nanofluid in a double pipe heat exchanger” International Journal of Nanotechnology and applications ”Vol.5,No1,pp.59–68,2011. (Research India publications, India)
  • M. Chandra Sekhara Reddy, V. Vasudeva Rao, L. Syam Sunder “Heat Transfer and Friction Factor Characteristics of Al2O3, CuO and TiO2 Nanofluid in Plain Tube with Longitudinal Strip Inserts by using Computational Fluid Dynamics” International Journal of Dynamics of Fluids, Vol.7 No.1, pp. 131–144, (2011). (Research India publications, India)
  • M. Chandra Sekhara Reddy, Ramaraju Ramgopal Varam, V. Vasudeva Rao “Experimental Investigation of Relative Performance of Water based TiO2 and ZnO nanofluids in a Double pipe Counter flow Heat exchanger” I Mangers Journal on Mechanical Engineering Volume.5. No.1 pp.06-11, (2014).
  • M. Chandra Sekhara Reddy, V. Vasudeva Rao “Experimental Investigation of Thermal Conductivity of Car Engine Coolant based TiO2 Nano-Fluids”, BVDU Research Journal Vol.X. No.1 pp.71-78, 2013.
  • Sreedhar D, Vinod Reddy Y, Srinivasulu Reddy K, Vasudevarao V “Synthesis of Zinc Tin Oxide Nanomaterial at Low Temperature and Study of Its Properties” International Journal of Nanotechnology and Application (IJNA) ISSN(P) 2277-4777; ISSN(E) 2278-9391, Vol.4, Issue 6, Dec 2014, 1-6.
  • Sreedhar D, Vinod Reddy Y, Vasudevarao V “Synthesis and Analysis of Ternary Oxide Nanomaterial for Electro-Thermal Applications” Procedia Materials Science, Elsevier Ltd., Vol 10C, Pages 116-123, 2015 doi:10.1016/j.mspro.2015.06.033
  • Sreedhar D, Srinivasulu Reddy K, Vasudevarao V “Synthesis and Evaluation of Zinc Based Nanomaterials for Optical-thermal Studies” Materials Today Proceedings, Elsevier Ltd.,Volume 2,Issues 4–5, 2015, Pages 3690–3696. doi:10.1016/j.matpr.2015.07.131.
  • M. Chandra Sekhara Reddy, V. Vasudeva Rao, L. Syam Sunder “Heat Transfer and Friction Factor Characteristics of Al2O3, CuO and TiO2 Nanofluid in Plain Tube with Longitudinal Strip Inserts by using Computational Fluid Dynamics” International Journal of Dynamics of Fluids , Vol.7 no1, pp. 131–144, 2011.
  • VVRLS Gangadhar, V. Vasudeva Rao, K. Mohan Rao “Modified Entry System to Enhance the Performance of Stratified Solar Energy Storage”, The IUP Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Vol.3, No.2, pp. 23-34, May 2010
  •  M.Anwarullah, V.Vasudeva Rao, K.V.Sharma “An Experimental Investigation on Heat Transfer Characteristics in an Electronic Component Cooled by an Impinging Air Jet”, Journal of Energy Heat and Mass Transfer, May, 2009.
  • M. Anwarullah, V. Vasudeva Rao, K. V. Sharma “Effect of Aspect Ratio of Air Jet on Heat Transfer Rate in the Impingement Cooling of Electronic Equipment – An Experimental Study” International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, Vol. 4, pp. 161—174, 2009.
  • M.Anwarullah, V.Vasudeva Rao, K.V.Sharma “An Experimental Investigation on Influence of the Shape of the Nozzle for Flow Field and Heat Transfer Characteristics between Electronic Equipment Surface and Confined Impinging Air Jet” International Journal of Dynamics of Fluids, Vol.5, pp. 129–138, 2009.
  • M. Venkata Ramana, S.Sundarrajan, M.Komaraiah, P.Narasimha Reddy, V.Vasudeva Rao “Optimisation of Process Parameters of CO2 Moulding Process with Reclaimed CO2 Moulding Sand for Better Knockout Property, Indian Foundry Journal, Vol.54, No.1, pp. 41-46, January 2008.
  • V. Vasudeva Rao, R. Raghukulender and M. V. Krishna Murthy “Development of a Thermal Contact Conductance Test Facility”, Journal of the Instrument Society of India, Vol.-35, No.-1, pp 106-113, 15th March, 2005. (Indian Institute of Science).
  • V.Vasudeva Rao, A.Kumara Swamy, R.Raghukulender and M.V.Krishna Murthy,  “Effect of Al Metallic Foils on the Thermal Contact Conductance across contacts of Stainless Steel – 304” Journal of the Instrument Society of India,  Vol.-35, No.-1, pp 114-121, 15th March, 2005. (Indian Institute of Science)
  • V. V. Rao, K. Bapurao, J.Nagaraju and M.V.Krishna Murthy “Instrumentation to measure thermal contact resistance” International Journal of Measurement Science and Technology., American Institute of Physics Publishing vol.15, pp 275-278, 2004.
  • V.V. Rao, M.V. Krishna Murthy, and J. Nagaraju, “Thermal Conductivity and thermal contact conductance studies on Al2O3/Al-AlN metal matrix composite” Composites Science And Technology, Vol. 64, No-16, (2004) pp2459-2462.
  • V.V. Rao, J. Nagaraju and M.V. Krishna Murthy, “Thermal Conductivity and Thermal Contact Conductance studies on Al 12% Si10wt% SiCp Metal Matrix Composites”. Journal of Composite Material Vol.37, No.19, pp.1713-172, 2003.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  •  NRF Rating : C2 for Six years (2017-2022)
  • Winner of “Engineer of the year award – 2006” by Institution of Engineers", India.
  • Winner of “Best Teacher Award” of Sreenidhi Institute of Science & Technology, Hyderabad.
  • Winner of Best Faculty Award for Outstanding Performance from Cognizant Technologies for the year 2012 -13.
  • Best Engineering College Award by Indian Society for technical Education(ISTE)
  • Chairman: Entrepreneurship Development Cell, Supported by DST, Govt. of India (Past position)
  • Chairman: Executive Council Member of Institute of Indian Foundry men. (Past Position)
  • Chairman: Academic Council of Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology (Past Position)
  • Vice-Chairman: Executive Council Member of Institute of Indian Foundry men. (Past Position)
  • Director, Technology Development and Test Centre, Recognised by DGMS, Govt. of India.
  • Life Member: All India Council for Technical Education.
  • Life Member: Indian Society for Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Life Member: Solar Energy Society of India
  • Life Member: Instrument Society of India
  • Life Member: Aeronautical Society of India.

Projects

  • Energy Optimisation in Heat Transfer Equipment through the Application of Interface Thermal Control Materials, Sponsored by All India Council for Technical Education(AICTE)
  • Development of a suitable fuel cell for 2 wheelers,   Sponsored by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
  • Automated design methodology for Aerospace structures, subjected to severe thermo-mechanical loads Sponsored by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
  • Accurate Experimental and Theoretical Investigations of Thermal Contact Resistance in the Thermal Design of the Interfaces of Electronics Packages and Structural Assemblies. Sponsored by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
  • FE Analysis of Powered Roof Supports Sponsored by SCCL .
  • Design modifications to be carried out on the Powered Roof Supports Sponsored by SCCL
  • Augmentation of FEAST NL Software Sponsored by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
  • Prototype testing and Certification of Hydraulic Valves as per DGMS protocols. Sponsored by Salzgitter hydraulics Pvt. Ltd, Hyderabad.,
  • Prototype testing and Certification of LCV as per DGMS protocols Sponsored by Jaybharat Equipment Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad.
  • Prototype Testing and Certification of 240LPM Rapid Yield Valves as per DGMS protocols. Sponsored by Salzgitter hydraulics Pvt. Ltd, Hyderabad.
  • Measurement of Thermal Conductivity of Insulating Materials Sponsored by Vimta Laboratories, Hyderabad.

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