Mr. Babu Rao Ponangi

Assistant Professor

Mechanical


Specialization
  • Automotive

Qualification
Qualification Institution Year
B.Tech Gudlavalleru Engineering College, (JNTU- Kakinada) 2011
M.tech PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore (VTU- Belgaum) 2014
Ph.D PES University, Bangalore On going

Experience
Designation Institution From To
Assistant Professor PES University 2015 Till Date
Design Analyst M/s. Su-Pra Energy Private Limited 2014 2015
Graduate Engineer Trainee M/s Society for Energy, Environment and Development 2011 2012

Awards / Achievement
  • Krishna V, Babu Rao Ponangi, T R Seetharam, K N Seetharamu, Bharath R. Bharadwaj, Manjunath D M, Sanketh Mogeraya K, “Advanced coolants with nanoparticles”, Indian Patent number 201741044247 filed on 08.12.2018.
  • Secured 1st rank in M.Tech from VTU.
  • Bagged 2 nd place in Technical Paper and 3 rd place in Collaborative Innovative Challenge Project at International PACE Forum, Toluca, Mexico, 25 th – 27 th July 2017.


Institutional Membership
  • Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET – 1100663304)
  • Member of Society for Automotive Engineers India (SAE India - 7170111655)
  • Member of Indian Society for Heat and Mass Transfer (ISHMT - 1185)

Additional Information
  • Reviewer: 1. International Journal of Heat and Technology (IJHT), a publication of IIETA, Canada.
  • 2. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, a publication of Springer.
  • 3. Heat Transfer – Asian Research, a publication of John Wiley and Sons Inc., US.
  • 4. International Communications on Heat & Mass Transfer (ICHMT), a publication of Elsevier.
  • 5. Advances in Mechanical Engineering, a publication of Sage Publications Inc.
  • 6. Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, a publication of Taylor and Francis
  • 7. International Journal of Automotive and Mechanical Engineering (IJAME)
Responsibilities
  • Department PG Program Coordinator
  • Department PG Program Project Coordinator
  • Faculty Advisor

Expertise / list of subjects handled
  • Automotive Electronics
  • Automotive Powertrain
  • Automotive Drivetrain Engineering
  • System Dynamics
  • Data Acquisition and Analysis
  • Electric & Hybrid Vehicles
  • Two Wheeler Technology
  • CFD with Fluent
Research Interest
  • Nano Fluids, Heat Transfer
  • Non Pneumatic tyres
  • Thermal Management in Electronic Components

Research projects (current)
  • Thermal management in controllers used for hybrid electric vehicles
  • Centre for design analysis and optimisation of heat exchangers

Conferences
  • Ponangi, B. Rao, T. Prashant, and K.N. Seetharamu, "Thermal Analysis of Passenger Car Radiator using FEM", International Mechanical Engineering congress: NIT Trichy, pp. 462-467, 2014.
  • Sumanth, S., B. Rao Ponangi, and K.N. Seetharamu, "Thermal Analysis of Automobile Radiator Using Nanofluids", World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Journal of Chemical and Molecular Engineering, vol. 4, issue 5, 2017.
  • Sethuram, D., S. Srisailam, and B. Rao Ponangi, "Sliding wear and corrosion behaviour of alloyed austempered ductile iron subjected to novel two step austempering treatment", IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, vol. 346, issue 1: IOP Publishing, 2018.
  • Ponangi, B. Rao, S. Sumanth, V. Krishna, T.R. Seetharam, and K.N. Seetharamu, "Performance analysis of automobile radiator using carboxyl graphene nanofluids", IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, vol. 346, issue 1: IOP Publishing, 2018.
  • Bharadwaj, B. R., S. K. Mogeraya, D.M. Manjunath, B. Rao Ponangi, K.S. Rajendra Prasad, and V. Krishna, "CFD analysis of heat transfer performance of graphene based hybrid nanofluid in radiators", IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, vol. 346, issue 1: IOP Publishing, 2018.
  • Ponangi, B. Rao, A. Nayak, and S.S. Adarsh, "Use of Mini-Channel for Thermal Management of Prismatic Battery", Proceedings of the 25th National and 3rd International ISHMT-ASTFE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference (IHMTC-2019): Begel House Inc., 2019.
  • Ponangi, B. Rao, B.M. Sakshi, R.S. Charan, N. Dave, and V. Krishna, "Numerical Study on Thermal Performance of Functionalized Graphene- Ethylene glycol/Water Nanofluid in Mini-channel Heat Sink", Proceedings of the 25th National and 3rd International ISHMT-ASTFE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference (IHMTC-2019), 2019.
  • Ponangi, B. Rao, H. C. Gowtham, A. Vishwajeeth, A. Ahmed Mubeen, and V. Krishna, "Effect of Carboxyl Graphene Nano-Coolant on the Performance of Radiator- A Numerical Study", Proceedings of the 25th National and 3rd International ISHMT-ASTFE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference (IHMTC-2019): Begel House Inc., 2019.
  • Ponangi, B. Rao, "Design and Analysis of Cold Plate for Electric Vehicle Battery Pack", Proceedings of the 25th National and 3rd International ISHMT-ASTFE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference (IHMTC-2019): Begel House Inc., 2019.
  • Mehta, V., R. Ujwal, R. Narun, S. Vachhani, and B. Rao Ponangi, "Passive Safety System for Two- and Four-Wheeled Vehicles", International Conference on Communication, Computing and Electronics Systems: Proceedings of ICCCES 2019, Singapore, Springer Singapore, pp. 173-184, 2020.
  • Bharath, S., R. Rakesh, B. Rao Ponangi, M. Ananthu, A. Raj, and A. Majumder, "Numerical Study of Heat Transfer Performance of Pin Fin by Shape Modification", Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol. 1473, 2020.

Journals
  • Sumanth, S., B. Rao Ponangi, V. Krishna, T.R. Seetharam, and K.N. Seetharamu, "Effect of carboxyl graphene nanofluid on automobile radiator performance", Heat Transfer—Asian Research, vol. 47, issue 4, pp. 669-683, 2018.
  • Shet, V. V., B. Rao Ponangi, and K. Jacob, "Design of a thermal management system for a battery pack in an electric vehicle using Dymola", Heat Transfer, 2020.

Others
  • Consultancy Projects: Fluid flow simulations in heat exchangers used in power sector, Karnataka Engineering Enterprises.
  • CFD study of thermal management of Li-Ion Battery Systems, Ati Motors Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore.
  • CFD study of thermal analysis of Barrel/ EB1507300, STEER Engineering Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore.