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. Md Nur Alom Trainee Teacher

PhD , IIT Guwahati,

nur.alam@nitm.ac.in
8638863953

Research Interest

Vertical axis wind turbine, Hydro Turbine

Education Qualification

PhD , IIT Guwahati,

Reviewers:

International Journals

  1. ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control
  2. International Journal of Green Energy (Tailor & Francis)
  3. Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects (Tailor & Francis)
  4. Wind Engineering
  5. Energy
  6. Energy Report
  7. Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Engineering
  8. Oceans Engineering
  9. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy
  10. Journal of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering (IOP Press)
  11. CFD Letters

Administrative Works:

  1. Organizing Member of Computational Modeling and Analysis Using Ansys and Creo (CoMAAC 2015), NIT Meghalaya
  2. Member of Pre-Convocation Food Committee 2016, NIT Meghalaya
  3. Member of Departmental Library Committee of NIT Meghalaya 2018
  4. Organizing Member of IC-RIDME 2018, International Conference Held at NIT Meghalaya
  5. Member of Pre-Convocation Cultural Committee 2019 of NIT Meghalaya6. Member of Departmental NBA Committee 2019 of NIT Meghalaya

International Journals

International Journals

  1. Alom, N., 2021. Influence of Curtain Plates on the Aerodynamic Performance of an Elliptical Bladed Savonius Rotor (S-rotor), Energy Systems, Vol.12, issue 2, pages: 1-162.
  2.  Alom, N., and Saha, U. K., 2019. Examining the aerodynamic drag and lift characteristics of a newly developed elliptical- bladed Savonius rotor, ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology, Vol. 141, No. 5, p. 051201.
  3. Alom, N., and Saha, U. K., 2019. Evolution and progress in the development of Savonius wind turbine rotor blade profiles and shapes, ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Vol. 141, No.3, p. 030801.
  4. Alom, N., and Saha, U. K., 2019. Influence of blade profiles on Savonius rotor performance: Numerical simulation and experimental validation, Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 186, pp: 267-277
  5. Alom, N., and Saha, U. K., 2019. Drag and lift characteristics of a novel elliptical-bladed Savonius rotor with vent augmenters, ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Vol. 141, No. 5, p. 051007.
  6. Ranjan, R. K., Alom, N., Singh, J., and Sarkar, B. K., 2019, “Performance investigations of cross flow hydro turbine with the variation of blade and nozzle entry arc angle ” Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 182, pp.41–50
  7. Alom, N., and Saha, U. K., 2018. Four decades of research into the augmentation techniques of Savonius wind turbine rotor, ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology, Vol. 140, No. 5, p. 050801.
  8. Alom, N., and Saha, U. K., 2018. Performance analysis of a vent-augmented elliptical-bladed Savonius rotor by numerical simulation and wind tunnel experiments, Energy, Vol. 152, pp: 277-290.
  9. Alom, N., Borah, B., and Saha, U. K., 2018. An insight into the drag and lift characteristics of modified Bach and Benesh profiles of Savonius rotor, Energy Procedia, Vol. 144, pp: 50-56.
  10. Talukdar, P. K., Alom, N., Rathod, U. H, and Kulkarni, V., 2021. Alternative Blade Profile based on Savonius Concept for Effective Wind Energy, ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology, Vol.144, No: 4, p:041304
  11. Alom, N., Saha, U. K., and Dewan, A., 2021. In the Quest of an Appropriate Turbulence Model for Analyzing the Aerodynamics of a Conventional Savonius (S-type) Wind Rotor, Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, Vol. 13, issue 2, p. 023313

International Conferences

1. Baruah, J., Venkaiah, P., Kumar, N., Sarkar, B.K. and Alom, N., 2022 Offshore Wind Turbine Pitch Control with Aeroelastic Effect, IEEE IAS Global Conference on Emerging Technologies(GlobConET), May 20-22, 2022, Virtual (Accepted)

2.  CJRamana, Garg S., Bora BJ, Buradi A., Roy S., Sharma, P., and Alom, N., 2022, Influence of Pressure inRO Filtration of Crude Biodiesel, AUA Academic Conference on SustainableEnergy and Green Technology, 21-23 February 2022

3.  Shukla, S., Bora, B.J., Deo, A., Alom, N., 2022, Numerical Analysis of Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Blades in ANSYS Fluent, Material Tech 2022, January28-29, 2022, NIT Raipur, India (MaterialToday Proceedings:)

4. CJRamana, Shukla, S., Bora BJ, Alom N, and Buradi A, 2022, CFD Investigation of Crude BiodieselFiltration using Reverse Osmosis Membrane, International Conference on Thermo-fluids and Manufacturing Science-2022 at Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, January 24-25,2022, Bhubaneswar, Odisha (KIITICTMS 2022).

5. CJRamana, Bora BJ, Roy S, Alom N, and Buradi A, 2021, CFD Analysis of Pressure and Velocity Distribution in NovelReverse Osmosis Filtration of Crude Biodiesel, Proceedings of the 48th National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power (FMFP) December 27-29, 2021, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus, RJ, India

6.   Alom N., andSarkar B.K., 2021. Effectof Exit Blade Angle on the Performance of Cross Flow Hydro Turbine: A NumericalStudy, Paper No. GTIndia2021-76037, ASME Gas Turbine India Conference, December 02 – 03, Virtual, online

7. SinghJ., AlomN., and Sarkar B.K., 2020. Computational assessment of cross-flow hydro turbine by changing the rotational speed, Proceedings of the 8th International and 47th National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power (FMFP2020), December 09-11, 2020, IIT Guwahati, Guwahati-781039, Assam, India

8. Talukdar P.K., B., Rathod U.H.,Kulkarni V., Saikia P., and Rava, D. K., 2020. Wind Tunnel Experiments to estimate the Performance of a Novel Arc-elliptical-bladed Savonius Wind Rotor, International Conference on Recent Trends in Developments of Thermo-fluid and renewable Energy, November 26 – 28, 2020, NIT Arunachal Pradesh, Yupia, India.

9. Savonius Wind Turbines, Paper No.GTIndia2019-2352, ASME Gas Turbine India Conference, December 05 – 06, Chennai, India Alom N, and Saha U. K., 2019. Determining the optimal location of ventaugmenters in an elliptical-bladed Savonius rotor, Paper No. GTIndia2019-2344,ASME Gas Turbine India Conference, December 05 – 06, Chennai, India.

10.  Alom N, Das R, and Saha U. K.,2019.Optimization of aerodynamic parameters of an elliptical-Bladed Savonius wind rotor using multi-objective genetic algorithm, Paper No. GTIndia2019-2346, ASMEGas Turbine India Conference, December 05 – 06, Chennai, India.

11.  Alom N, Das R, and Saha U. K.,2019. A Differential evolution-based Inverse Method to Optimize Blade Configurations in elliptical-Bladed.

12.  Alom, N., Kumar, N., and Saha, U. K.,2019. Analyzing the effect of shaft and end-plates of a newly developed elliptical-bladed Savonius rotor from wind tunnel tests, Paper No.OMAE2019-95570, ASME 38th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, June 9-14, 2019, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

13.  Alom, N., and Saha, U. K., 2017. Arriving at the optimum overlap ratio for an elliptical-bladed Savonius rotor, Paper No. GT2017-64137, ASME Turbo Expo, June 26–30, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

14.  Alom, N., Kumar, N., and Saha, U. K.,2017. Aerodynamic performance of an elliptical-bladed Savonius rotor under theinfluence of number of blades and shaft, Paper No. GTIndia2017-4554, ASME GasTurbine India Conference, December 7–8, Bangalore, India.

15.  Alom N., Kolaprathi S.C., Gadde S.C., and Saha U.K., 2016, “Aerodynamic design optimization of elliptical-bladedSavonius-style wind turbine by numerical simulations”, Paper No. OMAE2016-55095, ASME 35th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, June 19-24, Busan, South Korea

16.  Alom, N., and Saha, U.K., 2016.Numerical optimization of semicircular-bladed Savonius rotor using ventaugmenters, Asian Congress on Gas Turbines 2016, November 14-16, IIT Bombay,Mumbai, India.

Awards and Recognitions

1.Qualified “Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)” in Mechanical Engineering, 2014.

2.Recipient of “MOMA Scholarship” (2012 - 2014)

3.Recipient of “Anundoram Boruah Award” by Govt. of Assam, India, 2009

4.Recipient of “ASME Young Engineer Turbo Expo Participation Award 2017” to attend ASME Turbo Expo, June 26–30, 2017, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

5.Recipient of “ASME Outreach to Engineers Award by ASME, to attend ASME OMAE 2019, June 9-14, 2019, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

6.Recipient of “DST-SERB International Travel Support” By MHRD, Govt. of India, 2019, to attend ASME OMAE 2019, June 9-14, 2019, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

7.“Alom, N., and Saha, U. K., 2018. Four decades of research into the augmentation techniques of Savonius wind turbine rotor, ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology, Vol. 140, No. 5, p. 050801”, become the most accessed article of the year 2018.

Invited Talk:

  1. 1.On ‘ANSYS and Its Application in Engineering’ Department of Mechanical Engineering, GIMT Guwahati, Assam, India, 5-9 June 2017.
  2. On the topic of ‘Problem Solving Approaches Using CFD Tools’ in 5th National Workshop on Research Methodology in Fluid Mechanics, Jointly Organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Guwahati & National Society of Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, India, held at IIT Guwahati during June 22-23, 2019.
  3. On ‘Use of CFD Tools’ Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Guwahati, Assam, India, 17-21 February, 2021
  4.  On the topic of Computational Analysis of Various Savonius Rotor Blade Profiles in the Refresher Program on Small Wind Turbines:  Design, Development and Testing organized by Trinity College of Engineering and Research, Pune during 31st March-6th April 2021
  5. On the topic of Application of commercial CFD tools in small-scale Savonius vertical axis wind turbine in the Refresher Program on Small Wind Turbines:  Design, Development and Testing organized by Trinity College of Engineering and Research, Pune during 31st March-6th April 2021
  6. On the topic of Evolution of Vertical Axis Wind Turbines and Its Applications in the STTP on Recent Developments in Renewable Energy organized by Government Engineering College Bharuch, Gujrat during 4-9th April 2021
  7. On the topic of CFD Investigation of Drag Based Vertical Axis Wind Turbine in the Refresher Program on Small Wind Turbines:  Design, Development and Testing phase-II organized by Trinity College of Engineering and Research, Pune during 28th April-4th May 2021
  8. On the topic of Experimental Analysis of Savonius Wind Rotors in the Refresher Program on Small Wind Turbines:  Design, Development and Testing phase-II organized by Trinity College of Engineering and Research, Pune during 28th April-4th May 2021

Sponsored Project:

Aerodynamic performance evaluation of Savonius vertical axis rotor for small-scale power generation (P.I: Dr. P. K Talukdar, JEC, Assam: Co-P.Is: Md Nur Alom (NIT Meghalaya), Dr. D. K Rabha (JEC), Dr. V. N. Kulkarni (IITG), NPIU-TEQIP-III sponsored, Amount: 4.48 lakhs (Ongoing).

Seminars/Workshops/Schools Attendant

Sl No. Year Place Seminars/Workshops/Schools Title
1 2019 IIT Guwahati Short term course TEQIP Short Term Course on “Computational Fluid Dynamics for Incompressible Flows”
2 2019 IIT Guwahati Workshops 5th National Workshop on Research Methodology in Fluid Mechanics
3 2018 NIT Meghalaya Workshops TEQIP Sponsored Two Days Workshop on “Outcome Based Accreditation: Challenges and Opportunities

Courses Taught:

  • UG Course
    1. Engineering Thermodynamics
    2. 2. Fluid Mechanics-I
    3. 3. Fluid Mechanics-II
    4. Fluid Mechanics
    5. Power Plant Engineering
    6. Safety Engineering Power Generation Technology
    7. Workshop Practice-I
    8. Practice-II
    9. Mechanical Laboratory-III
    10. Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
    11. Fluid Machines laboratory
  • PG Course
    1. Power Plant Engineering
    2. Thermal Science Laboratory
    3. Thermal & Fluid System Properties Measurement.
    4.  Heat Transfer Laboratory