Umesh Madanan

PhD (University of Minnesota)

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Specialization


Research Interest

 

Education

  • Ph.D. | Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, USA (2019)
  • M.Tech. | Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India (2012)
  • B.Tech. (Honors) | Mechanical Engineering, University of Calicut, India (2007)

Website(s)

CV

  • Kulkarni, K. S., Madanan, U. and Goldstein, R. J., 2020. Effect of freestream turbulence on recovery factor of a thermocouple probe and its consequences. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 152 (p.119498) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2020.119498)

  • Madanan, U. and Goldstein, R. J., 2020. High-Rayleigh-number thermal convection of compressed gases in inclined rectangular enclosures. Physics of Fluids, Vol. 32(1) (p.017103)
    (doi:https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5134820)

  • Madanan, U. and Goldstein, R. J., 2019. Effect of sidewall conductance on Nusselt number for Rayleigh-Bénard convection: a semi-analytical and experimental correction. Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 141(12) (p.122504) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4044659)

  • Goldstein, R. J., Madanan, U. and Kuehn, T. H., 2019. Simplified correlations for free convection from a horizontal isothermal cylinder. Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 161 (p.113832)
    (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2019.113832)

  • Madanan, U. and Goldstein, R. J., 2019. Experimental investigation on very-high-Rayleigh-number thermal convection in tilted rectangular enclosures. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 139 (pp.121-129)
    (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2019.05.011)

  • Madanan, U. and Goldstein, R. J., 2019. Thermal convection in horizontal rectangular enclosures at moderate Rayleigh numbers: effect of sidewall conductance and aspect ratio. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 136 (pp.178-185)
    (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2019.02.076)

  • Madanan, U., Chatterjee, D. and Das, S. K., 2018. A note on adiabatic two-phase flow maldistribution in a set of horizontal parallel minichannels with I-type and Z-type configurations. Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification, Vol. 132 (pp.34-41) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cep.2018.08.008)

  • Madanan, U., Nayak, R., Chatterjee, D. and Das, S. K., 2018. Experimental investigation on two-phase flow maldistribution in parallel minichannels with U-type configuration. The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, Vol. 96(8) (pp.1820-1828) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1002/cjce.23112)

  • Kulkarni, K. S., Madanan, U., Simon, T. W. and Goldstein, R. J., 2018. Experimental validation of a boundary layer convective heat flux measurement technique. Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 140(7) (p.074501) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4038790)

  • Madanan, U., 2017. Prediction of two-phase mass split in mini tubes. Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification, Vol. 120 (pp.216-219)
    (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cep.2017.07.017)

  • Mittal, R., Madanan, U. and Goldstein, R. J., 2017. The heat/mass transfer analogy for a backward facing step. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 113 (pp.411-422)
    (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2017.05.087)

  • Kulkarni, K. S., Madanan, U., Mittal, R. and Goldstein, R. J., 2017. Experimental validation of heat/mass transfer analogy for two-dimensional laminar and turbulent boundary layers. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 113 (pp.84-95)
    (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2017.05.048)

  • Papa, F., Madanan, U. and Goldstein, R. J., 2017. Modeling and measurements of heat/mass transfer in a linear turbine cascade. Journal of Turbomachinery, Vol. 139(9) (p.091002)
    (doi:https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4036106)

 

  • Post-doctoral Researcher | Heat Transfer Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, USA (2019)

  • Edison Engineer | Advanced Technology Operations, GE Power & Water, John F. Welch Technology Centre, Bengaluru, India (2012 - 2014)

  • Assistant Manager | Product Development, Mahindra & Mahindra Automotive Ltd, Nashik, India (2007 - 2009)

 

  • Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, USA (2018-19)

  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Mention, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, USA (2017-18 | 2016-17)

  • Graduate Student Fellowship, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, USA (2014-15)

  • Winner of ENG@GE Robotics Competition, GE Global Learning Technology, Bengaluru, India (2014)

  • Prof. B. Sengupto Prize and Institute Medal, 1st rank in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India (2012)

  • Prof. N. Venkatarayulu Memorial Prize and Institute Medal, 1st rank in the Thermal Engineering Stream, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India (2011)

  • Ramanan Ramamurthy Memorial Prize and Institute Medal, 1st rank in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India (2011)

 

Office

Faculty Building # 302,
Department of Mechanical Engineering
IIT Kanpur,
Kanpur 208016

Phone: 0512-259-2162 (O)

Email: umadanan[AT]iitk.ac.in

   
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