Arunkumar. V
Assistant Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Marian Engineering College, Trivandrum - 695582
Ph: +91-471-2707111 (O)

Date of Joining MEC: 15 March 2010
Professional Experience: Total 5 Years (5 Research and 2 Years Teaching)
  - Project Associate - Direct Simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) simulation of a Solid rocket exhaust plume at high altitude
                                 ARDB-DRDO Project NITC/IITM.

Educational Profile:-
  • Ph.D (Doing)
    • School of Nanoscience & Technology, National Institute of
      Technology- Calicut, Calicut
  • M.Tech (2009)
    • Mechanical Engineering - Propulsion Engineering
    • University of Kerala / College of Engineering, Trivandrum.
    • First Class
  • B.Tech (2007)
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Anna University, Chennai.
    • First Class with

Courses handled:-

Course UG/PG

 Computer Integrated Manufacturing

 Heat and Mass transfer

Basic Mechanical Engineering
 Gas Dynamics    

Professional Bodies:-
  • Life Member, Indian Society for Technical Education, ISTE

Research Interest:-
  • Micro scale and Nano scale fluid flow and heat transport.
  • Combustion charecteristics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Gas Dynamics/ Rarefied Gas Dynamics
  • Molecular Dynamics (MD)

Projects / Theses Guided:-

  • "Design and Fabrication of  a Stair Climbing Hand Truck"; Akhil shanmugham, Selbin kurian, MEC, Completed March 2017.
  • "Modification in rear wheel alignment system in an automobile for easy parking." ; Siddharth s , Vishnu Namboothiri, MEC, Completed March 2016.

   Selected Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles and Conferences:-

   Journal Articles:-
  • VA Kumar and Sarith P.Sathian, "Influence of Nanoparticle on the Evaporation of Nanodroplets from Solid Substrates: A Molecular Dynamics Study.", (Review Completed.)
  • VA Kumar and Sarith P.Sathian, "Evaporation of a Liquid Droplet in the Presence of a Nanoparticle". (Accepted - ASME, Journal of Heat Trasnfer).
  • VA Kumar, SA Lal, "Numerical Prediction of Natural Convection in a Vertical Annulus Closed at Top and Opened at Bottom", Heat Transfer Engineering 34 (1), 70-83,2012
  • VA Kumar and Sarith P.Sathian, "Studies on the Evaporation of a liquid droplet in the presence of a nanoparticle" Accepted in 2nd European Conference on Non-equilibrium Gas Flows-Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
  • Arunkumar.V, Nandu Gopan, Sachin Krishnan T.V. and Sarith P.Sathian,`"Molecular dynamics studies on hydrogen bond dissociation in a water droplet at high temperature'', National Propulsion Conference, February, 21-23 ,2013,IIT-Madras, Chennai, India.
  • S. Anillal and Arunkumar.V, `"Numerical Prediction of Natural Convection in a Vertical Annulus'' NCTT-O9, College of Engineering trivandrum.
  • S. Anil Lal, Arunkumar. V, E. Jabir, "Numerical prediction of asymmetric natural convection in a narrow vertical annulus closed at top and open at bottom'', ISHMT-ASME Heat and Mass Transfer Conference January 4-6, 2010, Mumbai, India