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N. K. Anand Prof and Dean of Graduate Programs – TAMU

Posted by bmsceiaa on November 19, 2006

. K. Anand
Professor, Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs, and Associate Department Head
Office: 308 Engineering/Physics Building Office Wing
Phone: 979-845-5633 Fax: 979-845-3081
Email: nkanand@tamu.edu

Interest Areas
Research: Condensation Heat Transfer, Numerical Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow, Numerical Techniques, Heat Exchangers, Porous media, and aerosols.
Teaching: Engineering Analysis, Thermodynamics, Principles of Energy Analysis in Buildings, Applications of Energy Management, Heat Transfer, Numerical Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow, and Intermediate Heat Transfer.
Education
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University 1983
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Kansas State University 1979
B.E. Mechanical Engineering, Bangalore University, India 1978

Background
Dr. Anand’s research activities are in the areas of heat transfer and aerosols. His past and current research sponsors include the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (TATRP and ERAP), EG&G Rocky Flats, ASHRAE, NASA Center for Space Power, U.S. D.O.E-NETL, ANUIES-Mexico, and King Fahd University, Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Anand has made contributions in both the heat transfer and aerosol fields. These include the numerical modeling of conjugate heat transfer with applications to cooling of electronic equipment, heat transfer in serpentine channels, condensation of non-CFC refrigerants in smooth horizontal tubes, and modeling of transport of aerosols through sampling lines. The current focus of Dr. Anand’s research is simulation of mixed convection over a 3-D horizontal backward facing step, heat transfer over a flat tube bundles, and heat transfer in 2D and 3-D channels with porous baffles.

Research

Porous Media:
Heat transfer in rectangular 2D and 3D channels with porous baffles is studied. Experiments were conducted to measure heat transfer enhancement in a 3-D channel with porous baffles. A finite volume code was developed to predict heat transfer flow in a 2-D channel with porous baffles. A commercially available software FLUENT was used to predict turbulent heat transfer in 3-D channel with porous baffles.

Mixed Convection Over a 3-D Backward Facing Step:
A finite volume code was developed to simulate mixed convection over a conducting horizontal backward facing step. Simulations were carried out for Re=200 and Ri (Richardson number) was varied from 0 to 3. The buoyancy effects on a flow over a backward facing step were found to move the edge of the recirculation zone further upstream. Numerical results may serve as benchmark for future work.

Heat Transfer over a Flat Tube Bundle:
Flat tubes are preferred to circular tubes in heat exchanger applications because: (a) larger heat transfer contact area and (b) less vibration due to smaller downstream recirculation bubble. A finite volume based code was developed to predict heat transfer over a flat tube bank. An algebraic technique was used to generate the body fitted grid and problem was solved in terms of contra-variant variables. The code validated by comparing results for flow over a series of circular cylinders confined in a parallel plate channel.

Distinctions
Undergraduate Academic Standing 4/200, Bangalore University, 1978;
Fellow of Mechanical Engineering, 80-81, Purdue University; Exxon Faculty Assistance Grant 86-87, Texas A&M University; Exxon Faculty Assistance Grant 85-86, Texas A&M University; ASME Membership Development Achievement Award, 86-87, Brazos Section; J.G.H. Thompson Award for Excellence in Teaching, awarded by Pi Tau Sigma, May 1, 1989, Texas A&M University;
Member, Sigma Xi, 1992; Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, September 29, 1994, The Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University; Elected as a Fellow of ASME, November 1996; Northtrop Grumman Faculty Fellow, 97-98, College of Engineering, Texas A&M
University; TEES Fellow, 98-99, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University; TEES Fellow, 99-00, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University; The Association of Former Students Texas A&M University Faculty Distinguished Achievement in Teaching Award, 2001.

Recent Publications (Total: 61):
Guo, Z. and Anand, N.K., “Three Dimensional Heat Transfer in a Channel with a Baffle in the Entrance Region,” Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A, Vol. 31, pp. 21-35, 1997.
Kim, N., Anand, N.K., and Rhode, D.L., “A Study on Convergence Criteria for A SIMPLE-Based Finite – Volume Algorithm,” Numerical Heat Transfer, Part B, Vol. 34, pp. 401-417, 1998.
Guo, Z. and Anand, N.K., “Condensation of R-410A In a Rectangular Channel,” International Journal of HVAC&R Research, Vol. 5, pp. 99-123, 1999.
Chintada, S., Kang-Hoon Ko, and Anand, N.K., “Heat Transfer in 3-D Serpentine Channels with Right-Angle Turns,” Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A, Vol. 36, pp. 781-806, 1999.
Kim, S.H. and Anand, N.K., “Use of Slots to Enhance Forced Convective Cooling Between Channels with Surface Mounted Heat Sources,” Numerical Heat Transfer, Vol. 38, pp. 1-21, 2000.
Guo, Z and Anand, N.K., “An Analytical Model to Predict Condensation of R-410A in a Rectangular Channel,” ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 122, pp. 613-620, 2000.
Massoudi, M and Anand, N.K., “Numerical Simulation of Particulate Mixture Flows,” Journal of Energy, Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 22, pp.295-317, 2001.
Ko, Kang-Hoon and Anand, N.K., “Use of Porous Baffles to Enhance Heat Transfer in a Rectangular Channel,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 46, pp. 4191-4199, 2003.
Masoudi, M. and Anand, N.K., “A Theoretical Study of Heat Transfer to Flowing Granular Materials,” International Journal of Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol. 9, pp.383-398, 2004.
Ravindran, P., Anand, N.K., and Massoudi, M., “Steady Free Surface Flow of a Fluid-Solid Mixture Down an Inclined Plane,” Particulate Science and Technology, Vol. 22, pp. 253-273, 2004.
Miranda, B.M.D.S. and Anand, N.K., “Convective Heat Transfer in Channel with Porous Baffles,” Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A, Vol. 46, pp. 425-452, 2004.

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