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Dr. Laltu Chandra
Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT(BHU)
chandra.mec@iitbhu.ac.in
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Area of Interest: 
Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow; Computation and Experiment; Turbulent Flow Simulation and Modelling; Solar Thermal Sub-system Design; Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydarulics

Ph. D. (2002 - 2005) from the University of Karlsruhe and Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany (now KIT Germany)
Visiting Scientist ( 2005 - 2006) at the IGCAR Kalpakkam, India
ANR Post Doctoral Fellow (2007 - 2008 ) at the
ENSHMG (CNRS laboratory), National Polytechnic Institute (INP) Grenoble, France
Scientific Consultant (2008 - 2010) at the NRG Petten, The Netherlands
Assistant Professor (2010 - May 2018) at the IIT Jodhpur, India

 

Journal

1.        Singh G., Chandra, L. On the Flow Stability in a Circular Cylinder based Open Volumetric Air Receiver for Solar Convective Furnace, Energy Procedia, Vol. 144, pp. 88-94,  2018, Elsevier.
2.       Verma R. N., Kumar R., Dixit A., Chandra L., A Low Temperature Water-cooled Radiation Calorimeter for Estimation of Concentrated Solar Irradiance, Solar Energy, Vol. 167, pp. 194-209, 2018, Elsevier.
3.       Boddupalli N., Yadav, N. K., Chandra L., The Unsteady Flow Features Behind a Heliostat in a Narrow Channel at a high Reynolds number: Experiment and Large Eddy Simulation, Int. J. Mechanical Sciences, Vol. 136, pp. 424-438, 2018, Elsevier.
4.      Boddupalli N., Singh G., Chandra L., Bandyopadhyay B., Dealing with Dust – Some Challenges and Solutions for Enabling Solar Energy in Desert Regions, Solar Energy, Vol. 150, pp. 166-176, 2017, Elsevier. (Selected and reprinted for a special edition)
5.       Boddupalli N., Goenka V., Chandra L., Fluid Flow Analysis Behind Heliostat Using LES and RANS: A Step Towards Optimized Field Design in Desert Regions, SolarPACES 2016, AIP Conf. Proc., 1850, 2017, AIP.
6.      Saha A. K., Kumar R., Usmani B., Chandra L., Dixit A., Development of Nickel Modified Fe3O4 Solar Selective Coatings for Solar Absorber Applications, Adv. Mat. Proc., 1(2), 140-145, 2016, VBRI Press.
7.       Singh G., Saini D., Chandra L., On the Evaluation of a Cyclone Separator for Cleaning of Open Volumetric Air Receiver, Applied Thermal Engineering (ICP 2015 special edition), Vol. 97 (25), pp. 48-58, 2016 Elsevier.
8.      Patidar D., Tiwari S., Sharma P., Pardeshi R., Chandra L., Shekhar R., Solar Convective Furnace for Metals Processing, J. Metals (JOM), Vol. 67 (11), pp. 2696-2704, 2015, Springer.
9.      Sharma P. K., Sarma R., Chandra L., Shekhar R., Ghoshdastidar P. S., On the Design and Evaluation of Open Volumetric Air Receiver for Process Heat Applications, Solar Energy, (ISES SWC 2013 special edition), Vol. 121, pp. 41-55, 2015, Elsevier.
10.    Singh G., Saini D., Yadav N., Sarma R., Chandra L., Shekhar Rajiv, Dust Deposition Mechanism and Cleaning Strategy for Open Volumetric Air Receiver based Solar Tower Sub-systems, Energy Procedia., Vol. 69, pp. 2081-2089, 2015, Elsevier.
11.     Patidar D., Tiwari S., Sharma K. P., Chandra L., Shekhar R., Open Volumetric Air Receiver Based Solar Convective Aluminum Heat Treatment Furnace System, Energy Procedia, Vol. 69, pp. 506-517, 2015, Elsevier.
12.    Sharma P. K., Sharma R., Chandra L., Shekhar R., Ghoshdastidar P. S., Solar Tower Based Aluminum Heat Treatment System: Part I. Design and Evaluation of an Open Volumetric Air Receiver, Solar Energy, Vol. 111, pp. 135-150, 2015, Elsevier.
13.    Sharma P. K., Sarma R., Chandra L., Shekhar R., Ghoshdastidar P. S., On the Design and Evaluation of Open Volumetric Air Receiver for Process Heat Applications, Energy Procedia, Vol. 57, pp. 2994-3003, 2014, Elsevier.
14.    Yadav N. K, Pala D., Chandra L., On the Understanding and Analyses of Dust Deposition on Heliostat, ISES Solar World Congress, Energy Procedia, Vol. 57, pp. 3004-3013, 2014, Elsevier.
15.    Roelofs F., Gopala V. R., Chandra L., Viellieber M., Class A., Simulating Fuel Assemblies with Low Resolution CFD Approaches, NURETH 14 special issue with Nucl. Eng. and Design (among the hottest 25 articles), Vol. 250, pp. 548–559, 2012, Elsevier.
16.    Chandra L., Roelofs F., CFD Analyses of Liquid Metal Flow in Sub-Channels for Gen IV Reactor, Nucl. Eng. and Design (NURETH-13 special issue), Vol. 241, pp. 4391-4403, 2011, Elsevier.
17.    Audouin L., Chandra L., Consalvi J-L., Gay L., Gorza E., Hohm V., Hostikka S., Ito T., Klein-Hessling W., Lallemand C., Magnusson T, Noterman N, Park J. S, Peco J, Rigollet L, Suard S, Van-Hees P, Quantifying Differences Between Computational Results and Measurements in the Case of a Large-Scale Well-confined Fire Scenario, Nucl. Eng. and Design (among the hottest 25 articles), Vol. 241, pp. 18-31, 2011, Elsevier.
18.    Chandra L., Roelofs F., Inter Fuel-Assembly Thermal-Hydraulics for the ELSY Square Open Reactor Core Design, Nucl. Eng. and Design, Vol. 240, pp. 3009-3019, 2010, Elsevier.
19.    Chandra L., Roelofs F., Houkema M., Jonker B., A Stepwise Development and Validation of a RANS Based CFD Modeling Approach for the Hydraulic and Thermal-Hydraulic Analyses of Liquid Metal Flow in a Fuel Assembly, Nucl. Eng. and Design, Vol. 239, pp. 1988-2003, 2009, Elsevier.
20.   Chandra L., Grötzbach G., Analysis and Modeling of the Turbulent Diffusion of Turbulent Heat Fluxes in Natural Convection, Special TSFP5 issue of Int. Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, Vol. 29 (3), pp. 743-751, 2008, Elsevier.
21.    Chandra L., Grötzbach G., Analysis and Modeling of the Turbulent Diffusion of Turbulent Kinetic Energy in Natural Convection, Flow, Turbulence and Combustion, Vol. 79(2), pp. 133-154, 2007, Springer.

Book Chapters 

1.        Singh G., Dhurwe P., Kumar R., Kumar L., Vaghela N., Chandra L., A Step Towards Realizing Open Volumetric Air Receiver Based Systems in Desert Regions, Proc.  ICAER 2017, In: Proceedings in Energy (to appear),2018, Springer.
2.       Singh G, Luque S., Aguilar-Gonzalez J., Romero M., Chandra L., Open Volumetric Air Receiver: Current Status, Challenges and Innovative Solutions, In: Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering, 2018, Elsevier
3.       Singh G., Kumar R., Chandra L., Dixit A., Thermal and Materials Perspective on the Design of Open Volumetric Air Receiver for Process Heat Applications, Monograph 10: Applications of Solar Energy, pp. 113-127, 2018, Springer.
4.      Sachdeva M., Chandra L., Transient Heat Transfer Analysis in Insulated Pipe with Constant and Time-Dependent Inlet Air Temperature for Solar Convective Furnace, Chapter 22, 15 pages, Proceedings in Energy: Concentrated Solar Thermal Energy Technologies – recent trends and applications, 2018, Springer.
5.       Sharma P., Chandra L., Shekhar R., Ghoshdastidar P. S., Experimental and Computational Investigation of Heat Transfer in an Open Volumetric Air Receiver for Process Heat Application, Chapter 10, 12 pages, Proceedings in Energy: Concentrated Solar Thermal Energy Technologies – recent trends and applications, 2018, Springer.
6.      Dirbude S., Khalifa N., Chandra L., Selective Design of an Experiment for Evaluating Air-Water Hybrid Steam Condenser for Concentrated Solar Power, Chapter 9, 14 pages, Proceedings in Energy: Concentrated Solar Thermal Energy Technologies – recent trends and applications, 2018, Springer.
7.       Patidar D., Pardeshi R., Chandra L., Shekhar R., Solar Convective Furnace for Heat Treatment of Aluminium, Lecture Notes in Mech. Engineering: Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power – Contemporary Research, pp. 15431-1541, Eds: Saha et al., 2016, Springer.
8.      Singh G., Saini D., Chandra L., Shekhar R., Design of a Cyclone Separator for Collection of Dust from Volumetric Air Receiver, Lecture Notes in Mech. Engineering: Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power – Contemporary Research, pp. 83-93, Eds: Saha et al., 2016, Springer.
9.      Verma Ram Niwas, Jaya Kumar P.K. , Chandra Laltu, Shekhar Rajiv, Development of a Technique for Measurement of High Heat Flux, Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering , Vol.327, Chapter 27, pp. 307-317, ISBN 978-81-322-2140-1, 2015, Springer.
10.    Chandra L., Grötzbach G., A RANS Model for the Velocity Pressure Fluctuation Correlation, Progress in Turbulence II, Series: Springer Proceedings in Physics, Vol. 109, pp. 185-188, 2007, Springer.

Conference (with Proceedings)
About 25 in conferences such as Solar World Congress, IEEE Sponsored, NURETH, NUTHOS, ICAPP, Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena (TSFP).

Completed

(a)   Establishment of Centre for Excellence in Solar Thermal Research and Education, Funded by The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, September 2011 –  December 2017.
 

(b)  Development of an Experimental CSP system at IITJ, Funded by IITJ, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IOCL), Bharat   Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL), 1 .5 Crores INR, June 2012- December 2015.
 

(c)   ICASET; Funded by Asian Development Bank, 2011-2014.
 

(d)  IITJ-STEAG Project on training program, Funded by GIZ: In-kind support, 2012-2013.
 

(e)   European Lead Cooled System (ELSY), Funded by European Union.
 

(f)   Liquid-Metal Cooled Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (LiMeRoTH), Funded by the Dutch  Government.
 

(g)  High Performance Light Water Reactor Core (HPLWR) Thermal Hydraulics, Funded by the European Union.
 

(h)  Super-critical Water Reactor (SCWR) Core Thermal-hydraulics, Funded by the Dutch Government.

 

Review assignments

    i.    Annals of Nuclear Energy, Elsevier 
   ii.    Applied Energy, Elsevier
  iii.    Frontiers in Energy Research, Frontiers
  iv.   Int. J. Heat and Fluid Flow, Elsevier
  v.    Int. J. Thermal Sciences, Elsevier
  vi.  J. Cleaner Production, Elsevier
  vii. J. Optical Society of America, OSA
  viii. Nuclear Engineer and Design, Elsevier
  ix.  Physics of Fluids, AIP
  x. PhD thesis (IIT Madras, Guwahati)
 xi. Sadhna, Springer

  xii.  Solar Energy, Elsevier
 
xiii.  Thermal Science and Engineering Applications, Elsevier

 Other assignments (Recent)

(a)   Chair/Co-Chair (example): NURETH Japan, SCWR Symposium Germany, Solar World Congress (2013 Mexico; 2015 S. Korea; 2017 Abu Dhabi).

(b)   Technical Program Committee (example) of  Solar World Congress 2015 & 2017, Int. Conf. on Polygeneration (2015, India; & 2017, Mexico), EuroSun (2018, Germany).

(c)    State-of-the-art lecture, 33rd National Convention of Mechanical Engineers, Institute of Engineers (India), 2017, Udaipur.

(d)   An Invited Speaker at Indo-Global Education Summit & Expo 2017, Indus Foundation, New Delhi.

(e)    An Invited Speaker at INDOGFOE 2017 (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, DST and IIT Kanpur), Jaipur.

(f)     An Invited Speaker/Session Coordinator at NMD-ATM 2016 (Indian Institute of Metals & IIT Kanpur), Kanpur.

(g)   A Key-note Lecture at International Conference on Polygeneration (ICP) 2015, Chennai.

(h)   An Invited Speaker at BHEL on Solar Energy during 2014 – 2016 (best session), G. Noida.

(i)     An Invited Speaker at Institute of Engineers (India), 2015, Udaipur.

(j)     An Invited Speaker at SERIIUS Symposium, IISc Bangalore, 2014, Bangalore.

Achievements/Honors/Awards (examples):
(a)      An article with ICAER 2017 at IIT Bombay received the Best Paper Award.
(b)      Bharat Vikas Award 2017 by ISR Bhubaneswar.
(c)      An article with Solar World Congress 2015 was selected among top 15 out of 400 contributions.
(d)     An article with TSFP in Munich was selected among the top 20 out of 220 contributions.
(e)      Articles with NURETH were considered among select contributions.
(f)       The reported research work in “Gas entrainment in pool type LMFBR” was selected as one of the High Impact Breakthroughs (see www.igcar.ernet.in) in the (PFBR) design by the IGCAR, Kalpakkam, India.
(g)      Biography listed in the Marquis Who’s Who in The World, 2011, 2018.
(h)     ANR Post-Doc Fellowship (France).
(i)        Korea Science and Engineering Foundation Fellowship (Korea/India).
(j)        Scholarship/Fellowship during Bachelors, Masters, PhD in India and Germany.

(K)      Ranked in the “National Graduate Physics Examination (NGPE)-1997“, which was conducted by the Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT) among the top 1% students in India.