Research Activities

PARK RESEARCH CENTRE


Dr. Mayilsamy Annadurai, Project Director – Chandrayaan, ISRO, inaugurated the “Park Research Centre”, on April 12, 2009. The center is equipped with 30 high end systems (320 GB Hard Disc, 4 GB RAM).  Currently seven research assistants are carrying out project works under the guidance of Dr. A.P. Haran.


RESEARCH PROJECTS


Project - 1


Project Title               

Low Reynolds Number Performance of Small Engine Turbine Blade Rows

Funding Agency

AR&DB

Duration

2 years

Year

2009 -2011

Sanctioned Amount

19.22 lakhs

Objective

The study of the low Reynolds number behavior of gas turbine blading.

Project - 2


Project Title               

Experimental Characteristics of Wind Turbine Blading over full 0 to 360 degree angle of attack.

Funding Agency

C-WET

Duration

2 years

Year

2010 -2012

Sanctioned Amount

15.80 lakh

Objective

To explore detailed aerodynamic behavior of flow around wind turbine aerofoil’s in region immediately before and immediately after stall. To detect stall hysteresis if any in typical profiles used in wind turbines.

 Project - 3


Project Title               

Optimization of Turbine Parameters at Lower Operating Speeds and Theoretical Evaluation of Turbine Characteristics

Funding Agency

NSTL(CARS)

Duration

1 year

Year

2012 -2013

Sanctioned Amount

Rs.9, 92,700

Objective

Evaluate the turbine characteristics based on 3-D analysis using CFX code. Stress and rotor dynamic analysis of turbine. To finalize the turbine operating speed in the range of 30,000 to 40,000 rpm.

Project - 4


Project Title               

Exploration of Boundary of Low Reynolds Number Performance of Small Turbine Blading

Funding Agency

GATET(DRDO)

Duration

18 Months

Year

2012 -2014

Sanctioned Amount

12.315 lakhs

Objective

To explore the Boundary of Low Reynolds Number Performance of small Turbine Blading , especially to be able to predict the above for a given blade geometry and obtain values for the critical Reynolds number.

Project - 5


Project Title               

Study of Feasibility of a Small Wind Turbine for Power Generation at a High Altitude Site

Funding Agency

SASE

Duration

6 Months

Year

2013 -2014

Sanctioned Amount

Rs.6,00,000

Objective

detailed analysis of wind data, provided by SASE, for the proposed high altitude site and preliminary assessment of the feasibility of a small wind turbine for power generation at high altitude ; turbine basic configuration selection.

Project - 6


Project Title               

Design and development of a grid-interactive 3kW class rooftop     wind turbine based hybrid renewable energy system

Funding Agency

MNRE

Duration

2 years

Year

2014 -2016

Sanctioned Amount

26.8 lakhs

Objective

To evolve indigenous methodologies for rooftop wind turbine based grid interactive hybrid renewable energy systems, employing net metering.

Project - 7


Project Title               

Pump Jet Propulsion for Submarine

Funding Agency

NSTL

Duration

2 years

Year

2015 -2017

Sanctioned Amount

47 lakhs

Objective

To develop design methodologies and design a pump jet propulsor for a given submarine based on extensive computer and wind tunnel studies. Pre swirl and post swirl design to be carried out.