Mechanical Engineering

Head of Department

Dr. Kishore Debnath
Ph.D (IIT Roorkee)

E-mail:
hod.me@nitm.ac.in

Faculty

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Dr. Biplab Kumar Debnath Assistant Professor

Ph.D, IIT Guwahati

biplab.debnath@nitm.ac.in
9485177053

Research Interest

Thermal Engineering, Alternative Fuels, Diesel Engine

Education Qualification

Ph.D, IIT Guwahati

Publications

International Journals:


  1. S. Das, B. K. Debnath, R. S. Das, Analyzing the combustion behavior of different ceramic porous media in the piston bowl of a diesel engine. Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series C, 2022, Page Nos. 1-15.
  2. A. C. Chandekar, B. K. Debnath, Computational analysis of mixing characteristics of port-injected bioCNG with air for different designs of intake manifold. Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, an International Journal, 2022, Vol. 22(1), Page Nos. 37-50, DOI: 10.1504/PCFD.2022.120266. 
  3. A. C. Chandekar, S. Deka, B. K. Debnath, P. R. Babu,  Comparative assessment of engine vibration, combustion, performance, and emission characteristics between single and twin-cylinder diesel engines in unifuel and dual-fuel mode. Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 2022, Vol. 144(8), Page Nos. 082106 (1-12), DOI: 10.1115/1.4052998. 
  4. S. Das, B. K. Debnath, R. S. Das, Experimental investigation of porous media combustion applied on the piston bowl of diesel engine. Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering, 2021, Vol. 43, Page Nos. 154 (1-14), DOI: 10.1007/s40430-021-02865-1. 
  5. A. B. Khelkar, B. K. Debnath, K. Debnath, Use of sinusoidal surface profile in the absorber tube of a parabolic trough solar collector to enhance its thermal performance, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 2020, Vol. 141, Page Nos. 2589–2597, DOI: 10.1007/s10973-020-09929-9. 
  6. U. Kashyap, K. Das, B. K. Debnath, U. Kashyap, S. K. Saha. Numerical study on effect of secondary surface on rectangular vortex generator. Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications. 2020, Page Nos. 1-33. DOI: 10.1115/1.4047008
  7. A.C. Chandekar, B. K. Debnath. Effect of intake manifold design on the mixing of air and bio-CNG in a port-injected dual fuel diesel engine. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 2020, Vol. 141, Page Nos. 2295–2309. DOI: 10.1007/s10973-020-09591-1.
  8. S. Vishwakarma, S. Roy, B. Das, and B. K. Debnath. Performance analysis of internally helically v-grooved absorber tubes using nanofluid. Thermal Science and Engineering Progress, 2020, Vol. 18 (1), Page Nos. 100538 (1-10), DOI: 10.1016/j.tsep.2020.100538.  
  9. S. Roy, B. Das, A. Biswas, B.K. Debnath, Energy and exergy analysis of a concrete-based thermal energy storage system. Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series C, 2020, Page Nos.1-13,  DOI: 10.1007/s40032-020-00564-9.
  10. S. Das, B. K. Debnath, R. S. Das, A. Stagni, T. Faravelli, Numerical investigation of a porous media combustor in a small-scale Diesel engine, Energy, 2019, Vol. 186, Page Nos. 115785 (1-15), DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2019.07.115.
  11. D. Sharma, B. K. Debnath, Computational investigation of porous media combustion technology in spark ignition engine, Iranian Journal of Science and Technology, Transactions of Mechanical Engineering, 2019, DOI 10.1007/s40997-019-00285-0.
  12. U. Kashyap, K. Das, B. K. Debnath, Numerical and experimental study of the effect of secondary surfaces fixed over a rectangular vortex generator, Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications, Vol. 11 (6), Page Nos. 061003 (12 pages) 2019, DOI:10.1115/1.4043007. http://thermalscienceapplication.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/article.aspx?articleid=2727421.
  13. A.C. Chandekar, B. K. Debnath, Computational investigation of air-biogas mixing device for different biogas substitutions and engine load variations, Renewable Energy, Vol. 127, Page Nos 811-824, 2018. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960148118305226
  14. U. Kashyap, K. Das, B. K. Debnath, Effect of surface modification of a rectangular vortex generator on heat transfer rate from a surface to fluid: An extended study, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, Vol.-134, Page Nos -269–281, 2018. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1290072918301832
  15. U. Kashyap, K. Das, B. K. Debnath, Effect of surface modification of a rectangular vortex generator on heat transfer rate from a surface to fluid, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, Vol.-127, Page Nos -61–78, 2018. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1290072917313091
  16. F. Millo, B.K. Debnath, T. Vlachos, C. Ciaravino, L. Postrioti, and G. Buitoni, Effects of different biofuels blends on performance and emissions of an automotive diesel engine, Fuel, Vol.-159, Page Nos -614-627, 2015. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016236115006870
  17. B.K. Debnath, U.K. Saha, and N. Sahoo, A comprehensive review on the application of emulsions an alternative fuel for diesel engines, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol.-42, Page Nos -196–211, 2015. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364032114008405
  18. F. Millo, S. Bensaid, D. Fino, S.J.C. Marcano, T. Vlachos, and B.K. Debnath, Influence on performance and emissions of an automotive Euro 5 diesel engine fuelled with B30 from Farnesane, Fuel, Vol.-138, Page Nos -134-142, 2014. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S001623611400711X
  19. B.K. Debnath, U.K. Saha, and N. Sahoo, An experimental way of assessing the application potential of emulsified palm biodiesel towards alternative diesel, ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Vol.-136, Issue No.-2, Page Nos -021401(1-12), 2014. http://gasturbinespower.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/article.aspx?articleid=1740853
  20. B.K. Debnath, U.K. Saha, and N. Sahoo, Theoretical route towards the estimation of second law potential of an emulsified palm biodiesel run diesel engine, ASCE Journal of Energy Engineering, Vol.-140, Page Nos -A4014007(1-10), 2014. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EY.1943-7897.0000134
  21. B.K. Debnath, B.J. Bora, N. Sahoo, and U.K. Saha, Influence of emulsified palm biodiesel as pilot fuel in a biogas run dual fuel diesel engine, ASCE Journal of Energy Engineering, Vol.-140, Page Nos -A4014005(1-9), 2014. 10.1061/(ASCE)EY.1943-7897.0000163
  22. B.K. Debnath, U.K. Saha, and N. Sahoo, Effect of compression ratio and injection timing on the performance characteristics of a diesel engine running on palm oil methyl ester, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy, Vol.-227, Issue No.-3, Page Nos -368 – 382, 2013. http://pia.sagepub.com/content/227/3/368.abstract
  23. B.K. Debnath, N. Sahoo, and U.K. Saha, Adjusting the operating characteristics to improve the performance of an emulsified palm oil methyl ester run diesel engine, Energy Conversion and Management, Vol.-69, Page Nos -191–198, 2013. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0196890413000757
  24. B.K. Debnath, N. Sahoo, and U.K. Saha, Thermodynamic analysis of a variable compression ratio diesel engine running with palm oil methyl ester,Energy Conversion and Management, Vol.-65, Page Nos -147–154, 2013. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0196890412003020
  25. B.J. Bora, B.K. Debnath, N. Gupta, U.K. Saha, and N. Sahoo, Investigation on the flow behaviour of a venturi type gas mixer designed for dual fuel diesel engines, International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering, Vol.-3, Issue No.-3, Page Nos -202-209, 2013. http://www.ijetae.com/files/Conference%20ICERTSD-2013/IJETAE_ICERTSD_0213_32.pdf
  26. B.K. Debnath, U.K. Saha, and N. Sahoo, Effect of hydrogen-diesel quantity variation on brake thermal efficiency of a dual fuelled diesel engine,Journal of Power Technologies, Vol.-92, Issue No.-1, Page Nos -55-67, 2012. http://papers.itc.pw.edu.pl/index.php/JPT/article/view/294
  27. B.K. Debnath, A. Biswas, and R. Gupta, Computational fluid dynamics analysis of a combined three-bucket Savonius and three-bladed Darrieus rotor at various overlap conditions, Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, Vol.-1, Issue No.-3, Page Nos -033110 (1-13), 2009. http://scitation.aip.org/content/aip/journal/jrse/1/3/10.1063/1.3152431.


International Conferences:


  1. A.C. Chandekar, and B. K. Debnath, Influence of engine vibration on mixture quality of air and port-injected biocng in dual-fuel diesel engine. In 2022 4th International Conference on Energy, Power and Environment (ICEPE), Period -  April 29 - May 01, 2022, Place - NIT Meghalaya, (pp. 1-6). IEEE. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/9798304.
  2. Md. A. Ansari, B. K. Debnath, and T. Bose, Measurement of the extent of cavitation using vibration monitoring in a Francis turbine, 25th National and 3rd International ISHMT-ASTFE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference (IHMTC-2019), Period -December 28-31, 2019, Place - IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, India. http://ishmtdigitallibrary.com/conferences/18a7131602a3b186,7a56f09f53571cac,4f63e7d857012f7e.html
  3. S. Das, B. K. Debnath, and R. S. Das, Effect on combustion behaviour in the presence of ceramic porous materials on the piston bowl of a diesel engine, 25th National and 3rd International ISHMT-ASTFE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference (IHMTC-2019), Period -December 28-31, 2019, Place - IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, India. http://ishmtdigitallibrary.com/conferences/18a7131602a3b186,7a56f09f53571cac,77589e5408394c7b.html
  4. S. Roy, and B. K. Debnath, Heat transfer enhancement of sensible energy storage for low temperature application, ASME 2018 Power and Energy Conference (PowerEnergy2018), Paper ID -Power2018-7271 Period -June 24-28, 2018, Place -Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA. https://www.asme.org/events/power-energy2018
  5. S. Vishwakarma, K. Debnath, and B. K. Debnath, Thermal performance study of helically grooved absorber tubes for parabolic trough solar collector, ASME 2018 Power and Energy Conference (PowerEnergy2018), Paper ID -Power2018-7270 Period -June 24-28, 2018, Place -Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA. https://www.asme.org/events/power-energy2018  
  6. U. Kashyap, K. Das, and B.K. Debnath, Effect of surface texture of vortex generator in heat transfer enhancement, 6th International and 43rd National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power (FMFP), Period -December 15-17, 2016, Place -MNNITA, Allahabad, India, 2016.
  7. S. Das, S. Kumar, and B.K. Debnath, CFD analysis of combustion in a Wankel engine in the presence of porous media (Poster presentation), 5th International Conference on Advances in Energy Research, ICAER, Period -December 15-17, Place -IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India, 2015.
  8. B.K. Debnath, N. Sahoo, and U.K. Saha, Experimental analysis of emulsified palm oil methyl ester towards alternative diesel fuel, ASME 2012 11th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis, ESDA2012, Period -July 2–4, Place -Nantes, France, Page -451-458, 2012. http://proceedings.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/proceeding.aspx?articleid=1727375
  9. B.K. Debnath, U.K. Saha, and N. Sahoo, Effect of compression ratio on the performance characteristics of a Palm oil methyl ester run diesel engine, ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2011, Period -November 11–17, Place -Colorado, USA, Page -1315-1322, 2011. http://proceedings.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/proceeding.aspx?articleid=1643425&resultClick=3
  10. B.K. Debnath, B.B. Sahoo, U.K. Saha, and N. Sahoo, Simulation of combustion and emission characteristics in a dual fuelled diesel engine, ASME 2010 Internal Combustion Engine Division Fall Technical Conference, ICEF2010, Period -September 12–15, Place -Texas, USA, Page -767-776, 2010. http://proceedings.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/proceeding.aspx?articleid=1620855&resultClick=3
  11. B.K. Debnath, A. Biswas, and R. Gupta, CFD analysis of combined three-bucket Savonius and three-bladed Darrieus rotor using Fluent package,International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering, ICAME, Period -December 15-17, Place -SVNIT Surat, India, 2008.



National Conferences:


  1. A. C. Chandekar and B. K. Debnath, Investigating the flow characteristics of an air-biogas mixing device through computational fluid dynamics,44th National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power (FMFP), Period -December 14-16, Place -Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus, Kollam, Kerala, 2017. https://www.amrita.edu/event/44th-national-conference-fluid-mechanics-and-fluid-power-fmfp-2017
  2. B.K. Debnath, N. Sahoo, and U.K. Saha, Application of emulsified biofuel for emission reductions in diesel engines, National Seminar on New and Renewable Sources of Energy, NSNRSE, Period -March 21-22, Place -Guwahati, India, 2012.
  3. B.K. Debnath, A. Biswas, and R. Gupta, CFD analysis of three-bucket Savonius rotor using Fluent package, National Conference on Recent Advances in Mechanical Engineering, NCRAME, Period -December 20-21, Place -NIT Silchar, India, 2008.


Book Chapters

1. A.C. Chandekar, and B.K. Debnath (2020) Design and Optimization of Air–Biogas Mixing Device for Dual Fuel Diesel Engines. Advances in Energy Research, Editors: S. Singh, and V. Ramadesigan,  ISBN: 978-981-15-2662-6, 2020, Page Nos. 515-527.

2. S. Vishwakarma, K. Debnath, B. K. Debnath, and B. Das, Comparative Analysis of Absorber Tubes of Parabolic Trough Solar Collector Using Therminol VP-1 as Heat Transfer Fluid, Advances in Mechanical Engineering, Editors: B. B. Biswal, B. K. Sarkar, and P. Mahanta, ISBN: 978-981-15-0123-4, 2020, Page Nos. 1227-1240. 

3. S. P. Singh, and B. K. Debnath, Exergy analysis of a variable compression ratio engine operated on diesel and pine seed oil biodiesel blends, Advances in Mechanical Engineering, Editors: B. B. Biswal, B. K. Sarkar, and P. Mahanta, ISBN: 978-981-15-0123-4, 2020, Page Nos. 1241-1251.

4. S. Vishwakarma, P. K. Meher, B. K. Debnath, and K. Debnath, Computational analysis of internally grooved absorber tubes of parabolic trough solar collector for constant mass flow rate of the heat transfer fluid, Advances in Mechanical Engineering, Editors: B. B. Biswal, B. K. Sarkar, and P. Mahanta, ISBN: 978-981-15-0123-4, 2020, Page Nos. 1267-1279.

5. S. Roy, B. Das,  A. Biswas, and B.K. Debnath, Computational analysis of sensible energy storage for low-temperature application, Advances in Mechanical Engineering, Editors: B. B. Biswal, B. K. Sarkar, and P. Mahanta, ISBN: 978-981-15-0123-4, 2020, Page Nos. 1315-1329.  

Courses Taught

Previous/Other Semester/Year

  • Engineering Mechanics, Autumn Semester, 2014
  • Applied Thermodynamics, Autumn Semester, 2014
  • Workshop Practice - II, Autumn Semester, 2014
  • Engineering Thermodynamics, Spring Semester, 2015
  • Workshop Practice-I, Spring Semester, 2015
  • Engineering Materials, Spring Semester, 2015
  • Applied Thermodynamics, Autumn Semester, 2015
  • Combustion, Autumn Semester, 2015
  • Solar Energy, Spring Semester, 2016
  • Power Production Engineering, Spring Semester, 2016
  • Applied Thermodynamics, Autumn Semester, 2016
  • Combustion, Autumn Semester, 2016
  • Power Production Engineering, Spring Semester, 2017
  • Gas Turbine, Spring Semester, 2017
  • Power Plant Engineering, Spring Semester, 2017
  • Fluid Mechanics-I, Autumn Semester, 2017
  • Combustion, Autumn Semester, 2017
  • IC Engine, Spring Semester, 2018
  • Workshop Practice-I Spring Semester, 2018
  • Fluid Mechanics-I, Autumn Semester, 2018
  • Combustion, Autumn Semester, 2018

Administrative Responsibility

  • Development of Thermal Science Lab, Faculty In-charge, from June 2015 - present
  • Warden, PG Boys Hostel, from July 2017 - June 2018

Work Experience

  • Assistant Professor, ME Department, NIT Meghalaya, Shillong, India (August, 2014 - Present)
  • Assistant Professor, ME Department, BITS Pilani, Pilani, Rajasthan, India (May, 2014 - July, 2014)
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Energy, Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy (July, 2013 - April, 2014)

Projects

No.

Title of Project

Sponsoring Agency

Grant Amount (Rs)

Period

Role

 

From-To

1

Development and Testing of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Assisted Hybrid Double-Slope Desalination Solar Still for Off-grid Rural-North East India

DST-SERB

29 Lakhs

2022-25

Principal Investigator,

(Co-PI: Dr. RS Das, NIT Meghalaya)

2

Conversion of Conventional Diesel Engine into Port Fuel Injection (PFI) Engine and Running in Complete Biofuel Mode

TEQIP - III

2.6 Lakhs

2021-22

Principal Investigator

3

Design and Fabrication of a Two-stage Biogas Scrubbing Unit to Produce Methane Enriched Biogas for Cooking Purpose

NITM Start Up Grant

2.6 Lakhs

2016-18

Principal Investigator

Students Supervised/Supervising

Ph.D Supervision

  1. Subhasish Das, Ph.D, Investigation into the Combustion Behaviour of a Single-Cylinder Diesel Engine with Porous Media in Piston Bowl, 2015 - 2021, Role: Main Supervisor.
  2. Uddip Kashyap, Ph.D, Heat Transfer Enhancement in a Channel using Modified Rectangular Vortex Generators, 2015 - 2019, Role: Co-Supervisor.
  3. Akash Chandrabhan Chandekar, Diesel Engine Combustion with Renewable Fuels, 2017 - Present, Role: Sole Supervisor. 
  4. Aman HiraDiesel Engine Combustion with Renewable Fuels, 2021 - Present, Role: Sole Supervisor.
  5. Ankit Upadhyay, Solar Desalination System, 2022 - Present, Role: Main Supervisor 


M.Tech Supervision

  1. Dhananjay Singh, Investigation of the F-Shape Manifold for Air-BioCNG Mixing in Twin-Cylinder Dual-Fuel Diesel Engine, 2021-2022. 
  2. Aditya Ranjan, Modeling of Two-Phase Flow and Heat Transfer Analysis with Film and Regenerative Cooling on a Rocket Thruster, 2020-2021. 
  3. Neeraj Gupta, Heat Transfer Enhancement using Modified Vortex Generator, 2019-2020.
  4. Prabina Kumar Meher, Effect of Wind Speed and Direction on   Convective Heat Loss from Absorber Tube of a Parabolic Trough Solar Collector: A Computational Study, 2018-2019.
  5. Mohd Anis Ansari, Study and Detection of Cavitation Phenomena in a Francis Turbine, 2018-2019.
  6. Suresh Vishwakarma, M.Tech, Computational Analysis of Absorber Tube for its Possible Application in Parabolic Trough Solar Collector, 2017-2018.
  7. Shivendra Pratap Singh, M.Tech, Thermodynamic Analysis of a Compression Ignition Engine Run with Oine Oil Biodiesel and Diesel Blends, 2017-2018.
  8. Akash Chandrabhan Chandekar, M.Tech, Design of Air-Biogas Mixing Device for Dual Fuel Diesel Engine, 2016-2017.
  9. Debojit Sharma, M.Tech, CFD Analysis of Porous Media Combustion Technology in a Spark Ignition Engine, 2016-2017. 
  10. Sujit Roy, M.Tech, Computational Study of Sensible Energy Storage to Accumulate Solar Energy, 2016-2017

Committee

Sl No.Committee NameContributionDescriptionDuration
1Cultural CommitteeFaculty In-chargea. SPIC MACAY Event on April 24, 2015 b. International day of Yoga on June 22, 2015. c. 3rd Institute Debate Competition on September 5, 2015 d. Cultural Program at the pre-convocation dinner (October 18, 2015), Arrangement of Invocation Song and National Anthem at 2nd Convocation (October 19, 2015) e. Debate and Essay Writing Competition in connection with Vigilance Awareness Week -2015 on October 30, 2015 f. Institute Cultural Fest – Shishir, April 01-03, 2016March 2015 - present
2Students Appeal CommitteeConvener, MELooks into all the aspects of evaluation and take care the decision on the grade to be awarded of the students of ME DepartmentMarch 2015 - present
3Departmental Website Maintenance CommitteeDepartmental Member, MELook after and frame the information that will be uploaded on the departmental webpageNovember 2014 - November 2015
4Implementation Committee of AAC ReportsDepartmental Member, METo report the implementation of the recommendations provided by the Academic Audit Committee2015

Conference/Symposium/Workshop/Seminar Organised

Workshop:

Sl No.TitleSponsorsNational/InternationalDurationRole Played
1Computational Modeling and Analysis using ANSYS and Creo (CoMAAC)ANSYS-INNOVENT Engineering Solutions and PTC Creo-Allied Design-Soft Solutions Pvt Ltd.NationalJune 3-7, 2015Joint Secretary

Additional Responsibility

  • Guest Editor, Journal of Nanomaterials (Hindawi), from 2015 - present, (International)
  • Reviewer, Fuel (Elsevier), from 2016 - present, (International)
  • Reviewer, Applied Petrochemical Research (Springer), from 2015 - present, (International)
  • Reviewer, Applied Mathematical Modelling (Elsevier), from 2015 - present, (International)
  • Reviewer, Renewable Energy (Elsevier), from 2015 - present, (International)
  • Reviewer, Energy (Elsevier), from 2014 - present, (International)
  • Reviewer, Energy Conversion and Management (Elsevier), from 2015 - present, (International)
  • Reviewer, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety (Elsevier), from 2015 - present, (International)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE A (Springer), from 2016 - present, (International)
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Energy Research (John Wiley and Sons, Ltd), from 2013 - present, (International)
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Exergy (Inderscience), from 2015 - present, (International)
  • Reviewer, Walailak Journal of Science and Technology (Walailak University, Thailand), from 2015 - present, (International)

Confernce/Workshop/Seminar Attended

Conference:

Sl No.NamePeriodPlaceNational|International
13rd International Conference on Energy and Sustainability (ICES 2015), Beijing, ChinaApril 17-19, 2015IAMSETInternational
2National Seminar on New and renewable Sources of Energy (Challenges for Renewable Energy Programme Implementation), Guwahati, IndiaMarch 21-22, 2012Environmental Watch and Management InstituteNational
3ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Denver, Colorado, USANovember 11-17, 2011ASMEInternational
4National Conference on Recent Advances in Mechanical Engineering NCRAME-2008, Silchar, IndiaDecember 20-21, 2008TEQIPNational

Professional Membership

Sl No.NameMember IDCategoryValidity
1ASME101982384Life member2010 - present
2ASCE9783236Life member2013 - present
3The Institution of Engineers (India)AM159023-8Associate Member2015 - present