Dr. Shailendhra K. currently serves as Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore campus. He also heads the Dept. of Students’ Welfare which guides and coordinates the students, campus activities and helps them solve their academic and non academic problems. It is a bridge between the parents and the teachers, and offers counseling to students with low motivation levels and poor academic records. It ensures and sustains an academically friendly, quiet and career-driven atmosphere in the campus where achievers thrive.

Dr. Shailendhra K. is a recipient of Young Scientist Award from Indian Science Congress Association in 1994. He has published eleven papers and presented nine papers in conferences. He is a reviewer of many journals such as Journal of Physics D : Applied Physics (IOP UK), Physics Scripta (IOP UK), International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering (Inder Science UK) and Journal of Applied Fluid Mechanics (Iran). He is also guiding Ph. D. research scholars.


Publication Type: Journal Article
Year of Publication Publication Type Title
2016 Journal Article P. Puvaneswari and K. Shailendhra, “Enhancement of heat transfer in a liquid metal flow past a thermally conducting and oscillating infinite flat plate”, Journal of Applied Fluid Mechanics, vol. 9, pp. 1395-1407, 2016.[Abstract]

The effect of conjugation on the enhancement of heat transfer in a liquid metal flow past a thermally conducting and sinusoidally oscillating infinite flat plate, when a constant temperature gradient is superimposed on the fluid, is investigated. The plate is made up of the materials compatible with the liquid metals used and is considered to be of finite thickness. Analytical solutions for the velocity and the temperature of the fluid and the solid are obtained. The effects of thermal conductivity and the thickness of the plate on the total time averaged heat flux transported and the thermal boundary layer thickness are investigated in detail. It is found that the effects of wall thickness and wall thermal conductivity on the heat flux transported depend on their effects on the transverse temperature gradient at any frequency. The optimum value of wall thickness at which the net heat flux transported attains the maximum value, for each fluid and for each wall material under consideration, is reported. A maximum increase of 46.14%in the heat flux transported can be achieved by optimizing the wall thickness. A maximum convective heat flux of 1:87×108W/m2 is achieved using Na with AISI 316 wall. All the results obtained have been compared with the experimental and analytical results reported in the literature and are found to be in good agreement. It is believed that the new insights gained will be of significant use while designing liquid metal heat transfer systems.

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2014 Journal Article K. Gayathri and K. Shailendhra, “Pulsatile blood flow in large arteries: Comparative study of Burton's and McDonald's models”, Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (English Edition), vol. 35, pp. 575-590, 2014.[Abstract]

To get a clear picture of the pulsatile nature of blood flow and its role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, a comparative study of blood flow in large arteries is carried out using the two widely used models, McDonald's and Burton's models, for the pressure gradient. For both models, the blood velocity in the lumen is obtained analytically. Elaborate investigations on the wall shear stress (WSS) and oscillatory shear index (OSI) are carried out. The results are in good agreement with the available data in the literature. The superiority of McDonald's model in capturing the pulsatile nature of blood flow, especially the OSI, is highlighted. The present investigation supports the hypothesis that not only WSS but also OSI are the essential features determining the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Finally, by reviewing the limitations of the present investigation, the possibility of improvement is explored. © 2014 Shanghai University and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

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