SOET KRMU Faculty Dr. Prabhakar Bhandari

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Dr. Prabhakar Bhandari

Assistant Professor -Engineering & Technology

Interest Area(s)

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Renewable Energy
  • Microfluidics
  • Thermal Engineering

He was born in Chamoli and has done schooling from Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. He received the B.Tech Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Uttarakhand Technical University, Dehradun, India in 2011, M.Tech Degree in Mechanical Engineering with major in Thermal Science from Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand in 2013 and Ph.D. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from NIT, Uttarakhand in 2021. He has also worked as Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering department, IFTM University, Moradabad for 7 years. Dr. Prabhakar Bhandari is a member of International Association of Engineers. He has published over 10 research articles in international journals and international conference proceedings. His research interests include Microchannel heat sink, renewable energy, Electronic cooling and Computational Fluid Dynamic.

  • Ph. D from National Institute of Technology, Uttarakhand in 2021
  • M. Tech in Mechanical Engineering with majors in Thermal Science from Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar (First Division) in 2013.
  • B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering from Uttarakhand Technical University, Dehradun (First Division) in 2011.
  • Assistant professor at K.R.Mangalam University, Gurugram from November 2021 – Till date).
  • Assistant professor at IFTM University, Moradabad from August 2013 – August 2020.
 
  • Electronic Cooling
  • Experimental Heat Transfer
  • Nano Fluid
  • Solar Air Heater
  • Solar Water Heater.
Paper presentations:
  • Bhandari, P., Prajapati, Y. K. and Bisht, V. S. (2021). “Heat transfer augmentation in micro pin fin heat sink using out of plane fluid mixing.” 26th National and 4th International ISHMT-ASTFE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference (IHMTC-2021), IIT Madras, 17-20 December 2021. (Accepted)
  • Bhandari, P., and Prajapati, Y. K. (2021). “Experimental investigation of variable tip clearance in square pin fin microchannel heat sink.” 26th National and 4th International ISHMT-ASTFE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference (IHMTC-2021), IIT Madras, 17-20 December 2021. (Accepted)
  • Singh, B. P., Bisht, V. S., and Bhandari, P. (2020), “Numerical Study of Heat Exchanger Having Protrusion and Dimple Roughened Conical Ring Inserts.” 2nd International Conference on Future Learning aspects of Mechanical Engineering. Amity School of Engineering and Technology, Noida.
  • Bhandari, P., and Prajapati, Y. K. (2019). “Thermal and Hydraulic performance analysis of alternate stepped micro pin fin heat sink.” 46th National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power (FMFP), PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore. 
  • Bhandari, P., and Prajapati, Y. K. (2018). “Numerical Analysis of Different Arrangement of Square Pin Fin in Microchannel Heat Sink.” International Conference on Recent Innovations and Developments in Mechanical Engineering, NIT Meghalaya.
  • Bhandari, P., Varshney, L., and Bisht, V. S. (2018), “Numerical analysis of Hybrid Solar Water Heating System Using Wire Screen Packed Solar Air Heater,” 1st International Conference on New Frontiers in Engineering, Science & Technology, Delhi Technological University, New Delhi.
  • Bhandari, P., and Prajapati, Y. K. (2017). “Improved Model for Predicting Bubble Growth during Flow Boiling,” 24th National and 2nd International ISHMT-ASTFE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, BIT Hyderabad. 
  • Kumar, N., Singh, P., Redhewal, A. K.., and Bhandari, P. (2015), “A Review on Nano fluids Applications for Heat Transfer in Micro-channels,” International conference on Computational Heat and Mass Transfer, NIT Warangal.
  • Varshney, L., Bhandari, P., and Bisht, V. S. (2014), “Performance evaluation of hybrid solar water heating system using wire screen packed solar air heater,” International Conference on Emerging Trends in Mechanical & Electrical Engg, Rustamji Institute of Technology Tekanpur, Gwalior.
  • Varshney, L., and Bhandari, P. (2013), “Parametric study of hybrid solar water heating system using wire screen packed solar air heater,” National Seminar on Technological Interventions for Sustainable Hill Development, College of Technology, GBPUA&T, Pantnagar.
FDPs:
  • “Visiting Researcher Program”, at IIT Kanpur, working with Dr. Arvind Kumar, 
  • Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, from 15/05/2015 to 22/07/2015.
  • “Visiting Researcher Program”, at IIT Kanpur, working with Dr. P. K. Panigrahi, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering from 15/05/2014 to 16/07/2014.
  • Workshop on “Communication Skills”, at College of Technology, Pantnagar on 12th- 13th March, 2013.
  • Faculty Development program on Convective heat transfer (12 weeks), Transport phenomena of Non-Newtonian Fluids (12 weeks), MATLAB programming for Numerical Computation (8 Weeks) and Two-phase flow with phase change in Conventional and miniature channels (4 weeks) through NPTEL Online Certification  in 2019.
  • Refresher course on Computational Fluid Dynamics through NPTEL Online Certification from July - October 2018.
  • Faculty Development program on RAC Product Design and Biology for Engineers and other Non-biologists through NPTEL-AICTE from August - September 2018.
Seminar, Webinar, Conferences, workshops & others:
  • “Computational and Experimental Techniques in Heat Transfer and Fluid Flows”, organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering, NIT Uttarakhand, from March 01-05, 2021.
  • “Fluid Dynamics, Heat Transfer and Applications”, organized by Department of Mathematics, NIT Uttarakhand, from January 18-29, 2021.
  • Workshop on “ANSYS CFD”, at NIT, Uttarakhand on 25th - 26th March, 2017.
 
  • Bhandari, P., and Prajapati, Y. K. (2021). “ Fluid flow and heat transfer behaviour in distinct array of stepped micro pin fin heat sink.” Journal of Enhanced heat transfer, Vol.  28, No. 4, pp. 31-61.
  • Bhandari, P., and Prajapati, Y. K. (2021). “Thermal performance of open microchannel heat sink with variable pin fin height.” International Journal of Thermal Sciences, Vol.  159, pp. 106609.
  • Prajapati, Y. K., and Bhandari, P. (2017). “Flow boiling instabilities in microchannels and their promising solutions – A review.” Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, Vol. 88, pp. 576-593.