Sandeep Koundinya currently serves as Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Bengaluru campus. He worked as Senior Design Engineer in Product Engineering department at WEG industries India Pvt Ltd, Hosur for 3 years. He was responsible for offering quality rotating machines at a competitive price.He was a QCC (Quality control circle) member responsible for various quality improvement programs in the factory. He has registered for part time PhD in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru on 6th February 2016 under the guidance of Dr. Rakesh S. G., Associate Dean & Head, Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru.

Sandeep Koundinya have developed spreadsheet for determining the exact load on the bearings in the enquiry stage. He was also involved to prepare technical spreadsheets to speed up the current process.

He was awarded the title, ‘The Best Outgoing Student (2006-2010) for overall performance’ with a gold medal at Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam. He has published papers in international journals and conferences. He has also filed an Indian Patent.


2012 M.E Coimbatore Institute of technology, Coimbatore (Anna University,Chennai)
2010 B.E Bannari Amman Institute of technology,sathyamangalam (Anna University,Chennai)


Publication Type: Conference Paper

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Conference Paper

Sandeep koundinya, Vigneshkumar, N., and Krishnan, A. S., “Experimental Study and Comparison with the Computational Study on Cooling of PV Solar Panel Using Finned Heat Pipe Technology”, in Materials Today: Proceedings, 2017, vol. 4, pp. 2693-2700.[Abstract]

Many solar energy utilizing techniques are present and PV modules are one among them which is having widespread applications. But, the main disadvantage of this is high cost and less efficiency. The efficiency of photovoltaic solar panel decreases with increase in operating temperature. This is because, the photo voltaic modules take only the visible light intensity for converting it to electrical energy and rest of the spectrum of light is converted to heat leading to the increase in operating temperature. Reflection from top surface is another reason for increase in operating temperature. The main aim of this project is to reduce the operating temperature using finned heat pipe. Experiments have been done on a prototype and the results have been compared with a computational study. Results have shown a maximum decrease of 13.8K by adopting this method. The results of experimental study and computational study are in good agreement. © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Conference Paper

Sandeep koundinya, Gowtham, D., and babu, padagakumara, “Design of Mechanical separator for solid waste management”, in 3rd International Perspective on Current and future state of water resources and the environment, India , 2010.

Publication Type: Journal Article

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Journal Article

Sandeep koundinya and S, K. A., “Computational Study of Cooling of PV solar panel using finned heat pipe technology”, International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Technology, vol. 5, 8 vol., no. 4, 2014.[Abstract]

Various solar energy technologies exist and they have different application techniques in the generation of electrical power. The widespread use of photovoltaic (PV) modules in such technologies has been relatively high costs and low efficiencies. The efficiency of PV panel decreases as the operating temperature increases. This is due to reflection from the top surface, absorption of heat by the parts other than the cell, absorption of heat from the other portion of the
spectrum. In some instances, the cell temperature could reach up to 700C which decreases the output power by up to 0.65%/K and the efficiency to 0.5%/K of the PV module above the operating temperature. Therefore cooling is essential and a reduction by 200C will give an increase in efficiency by 10%. In this project, an attempt has been made to reduce the operating temperature of the panel by cooling the panel using finned heat pipe. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) has been used to design the fins and model the solar panel with finned heat pipe assembly. The CFD analysis have shown a maximum decrease of 20K.

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Publication Type: Book Chapter

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Book Chapter

Sandeep koundinya and Raj, M. Ambrose, “Integrator”, in Breakthrough- Bringing Ideas to Life., vol. 1, Confederation of Indian Industry(CII), 2009, p. 6.

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