Prof. Pinakeswar Mahanta

Professor

Prof. Pinakeswar Mahanta
Professor
Mechanical Engineering
National Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh

Education Qualification:

Ph.D                   :         Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (2011)
M.Tech              :         Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (2001)
B.Sc (Eng.)       :          Mechanical Engineering, Regional Engineering College Rourkel (1985)

Areas of Specialisation:

  • Heat Transfer – Conjugate radiation, conduction and /or convection problems
  • Renewable Energy- Biodiesel, biomass gasification and biogas technology
  • Circulating Fluidized Bed Technology
  • Energy Conservation
  • Combustion and gasification of solid fuel
  • Refrigeration and Air conditioning

I-Academic Experience

S. No.Post heldPay Scale(Rs.)Organization Nature of dutiesExperience (In Years and Months)
1Professor (HAG)217600.00 ( Level 15 as per 7 CPC Pay Matrix)Mechanical Engineering, IIT Guwahati (HAG)11 years
2Professor18400-500-22400Mechanical Engineering, IIT Guwahati
3Associate Professor16400-450-20000Mechanical Engineering, IIT Guwahati3 yrs. 6 Months
4Assistant Professor12000-420-18300Mechanical Engineering, IIT Guwahati3 yrs. 9 Months
5Assistant Executive Engineer5725-175-6600-250-7350-EB-250-8100-325-11025-400-11825Govt. of Assam in Administration Field activities and monitoring 

14 yrs. 6 Months

 

 II-Administrative Experience

S. No.PostOrganization/UniversityDuration
From(date)To (date)
1.DirectorNIT Arunachal Pradesh14-09-2018Continuing
2Officiating DirectorIIIT Bhagalpur30-06-201703-09-2018
3.Dean of faculty affairsIIT Guwahati01-09-201431-08-2017
4.Head, Mechanical EngineeringIIT Guwahati12-01-20123-09-2014
5.Head, Centre for EnergyIIT Guwahati17-4-200402-08-2011
Course NameUG/PGCourse NameUG/PG
Advance Engineering ThermodynamicsPG+UGEnergy Conservation and Waste Heat RecoveryUG+PG
Applied Thermodynamics-IUGMechanical MeasurementsUG
ThermodynamicsUGEngineering Mechanics (Tutorial)UG
Fluid mechanicsUGC++ (Tutorial)UG
Heat and Mass transferUGEngineering DrawingUG
Convective heat and mass transferPGExperimental MethodsPG
Refrigeration and Air conditioningPGWorkshop PracticesUG
Power Plant EngineeringUGMechanical Engg. LaboratoryUG

Ph.D. Thesis guided/ continuing:

Sl. No.Title of ThesisStudentName Year of JoiningYear of Completion

STUDENTS COMPLETED PROJECT/DISSERTATION (M.Tech/MS):

Sl. No.Title of ThesisName of the StudentCoursesYear 
  1. International Journals
Sl. NoPublication Details
[1]. Deb, S., Gao, X.Z., Tammi, K., Kalita, K. and Mahanta, P., 2019. Recent Studies on Chicken Swarm Optimization algorithm: a review (2014–2018). Artificial Intelligence Review, pp.1-29. (in press)
[2]. Deb, S., Tammi, K., Kalita, K. and Mahanta, P., 2019. Charging Station Placement for Electric Vehicles: a Case Study of Guwahati city, India. IEEE Access. (in press)
[3]. Deb, S., Gao, X.Z., Tammi, K., Kalita, K. and Mahanta, P., A New Teaching–Learning-based Chicken Swarm Optimization Algorithm. Soft Computing, pp.1-19. (in press)
[4]. Sridhar, P.V.S.S., Biswas, P. and Mahanta, P., 2019. Influence of welding current on bead profile and mechanical properties of double sided submerged arc welding of AISI 304 austenitic stainless. Materials Today (Proceedings) (In Press).
[5].  Deb, S., Tammi, K., Kalita, K. and Mahanta, P., 2018. Impact of electric vehicle charging station load on distribution network. Energies11(1), pp.178
[6]. Deb, S., Tammi, K., Kalita, K. and Mahanta, P., 2018. Review of recent trends in charging infrastructure planning for electric vehicles. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment7(6), pp.e306.
[7]. Gunjo, D.G., Jena, S.R., Mahanta, P. and Robi, P.S., 2018. Melting enhancement of a latent heat storage with dispersed Cu, CuO and Al2O3 nanoparticles for solar thermal application. Renewable Energy.
[8]. Gunjo, D.G., Mahanta, P. and Robi, P.S., 2017. Exergy and energy analysis of a novel type solar collector under steady state condition: Experimental and CFD analysis. Renewable Energy, 114, pp.655-669.
[9]. Sarbassov, Y., Zayoud, A., Mahanta, P., Gu S., Ranganathan P., Saha UK., 2017. Hydrodynamic experiments on a small-scale circulating fluidized bed reactor at elevated operating pressure, and under an O2/CO2 environment. Thermal Science, 21(2), pp.1093-1104.
[10]. Zayoud, A., Mahanta, P. and Saha, U.K., 2017. Pure oxy-fuel circulating fluidized bed combustion by controlling adiabatic flame temperature using fuel staging. CURRENT SCIENCE, 113(8), p.1560.
[11]. Hauchhum, L. and Mahanta, P., 2017. Performance enhancement of CO2 capture from flue gas in a bubbling fluidized bed. Journal of the Energy Institute, 90(5), pp.764-775
[12]. Mallick, D., Mahanta, P. and Moholkar, V.S., 2017. Co-gasification of coal and biomass blends: chemistry and engineering. Fuel, 204, pp.106-128.
[13]. Ghatak, M.D. and Mahanta, P., 2017, July. Kinetic model development for biogas production from cattle dung. In AIP Conference Proceedings (Vol. 1859, No. 1, p. 020010). AIP Publishing.
[14]. Gunjo, D.G., Mahanta, P. and Robi, P.S., 2017. CFD and experimental investigation of flat plate solar water heating system under steady state condition. Renewable energy, 106, pp.24-36.
[15]. Singh, Y.D., Mahanta, P. and Bora, U., 2017. Comprehensive characterization of lignocellulosic biomass through proximate, ultimate and compositional analysis for bioenergy production. Renewable energy, 103, pp.490-500.
[16]. Yadav, D., Barbora, L., Bora, D., Mitra, S., Rangan, L. and Mahanta, P., 2017. An assessment of duckweed as a potential lignocellulosic feedstock for biogas production. International Biodeterioration& Biodegradation, 119, pp.253-259.
[17]. Sarbassov, Y., Zayoud, A., Mahanta, P., Gu, S., Ranganathan, P. and Saha, U., 2017. Hydrodynamic experiments on a small-scale circulating fluidised bed reactor at elevated operating pressure, and under an O2/CO2 environment.
[18]. Ghatak, M.D. and Mahanta, P., 2017. Kinetic Model Development for Biogas Production from Lignocellulosic Biomass. Mechanical Engineering, 8(4).
[19]. Zayoud, A., Sarbassov, Y., Mahanta, P., Saha, U.K. and Gu, S., 2017. Influence of Aeration on the Hydrodynamic Behavior of a Pressurized Circulating Fluidized Bed. In Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power–Contemporary Research (pp. 105-114). Springer, New Delhi.
[20]. Yadav, D., Barbora, L., Rangan, L. and Mahanta, P., 2016. Tea waste and food waste as a potential feedstock for biogas production. Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy35(5), pp.1247-1253.
[21]. Shelke, G.N. and Mahanta, P., 2016. Feasibility Study on Utilization of Biomass Briquette in a Conventional Downdraft Gasifier. International Energy Journal15(4). pp. 157-166.
[22]. Hauchhum, L. and Mahanta, P., 2016. Performance enhancement of CO 2 capture from flue gas in a bubbling fluidized bed. Journal of the Energy Institute.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.joei.2016.06.007
[23]. Pati, J.R., Dutta, S., Eliaers, P., Mahanta, P., Chatterjee, P.K. and De Wilde, J., 2016. Experimental study of paddy drying in a vortex chamber. Drying Technology34(9), pp.1073-1084.
[24]. Sharma, M., Mahanta, P. and Mishra, S.C., 2016. Usability of porous burner in kerosene pressure stove: An experimental investigation aided by energy and exergy analyses. Energy103, pp.251-260.
[25]. Sharma, M., Mishra, S.C. and Mahanta, P., 2016. Effect of burner configuration and operating parameters on the performance of kerosene pressure stove with submerged porous medium combustion. Applied Thermal Engineering107, pp.516-523.
[26]. Ghatak, M.D. and Mahanta, P., 2016. Biogas Purification using Chemical Absorption.  8 (3), pp. 1600-1605.
[27]. Singh,Y.D., Mahanta, P. andBora, U. 2016. Physico-chemical characterization and thermal behaviour study of Lignocellulosic biomass obtained from a few wild grasses of Kamrup(Assam)and Thoubal(Manipur)for biofuel production. International Journal of Advance Engineering and Research Development, 3(9), pp. 74-88.

2. Conference papers:

  • International conferences:

 

  • National Conferences:
[1].Singh, P., Purkayastha, R.,Kalita, P.,Mahanta, P., 2018. Development and performance evaluation of an efficient and user-friendly rotating fluidized bed in static geometry (RFBSG) dryer, National conference on Waste to Energy Conversion (WEC-2018), December 28-29, 2018, NIT Mizoram, Mizoram.
[2].Das, H. J., Saikia, R., Mahanta, P., 2018. A comparative study on the hydrodynamic and heat transfer behaviour of conical fluidized bed with that of a columnar pressurized circulating fluidized bed, National conference on Waste to Energy Conversion (WEC-2018), December 28-29, 2018, NIT Mizoram, Mizoram.
[3].Abreha, B.G.,Mahanta, P., Trivedi, G., 2018. Numerical comparative study of thermal energy storage for solar cooking using, Comsol multi-physics software, National conference on Waste to Energy Conversion (WEC-2018), December 28-29, 2018, NIT Mizoram, Mizoram.

 

 

  1. Book Chapters

 

1. Sridhar, P.V.S.S., Vishnu, N, Biswas, P and  Mahanta. 2019.Thermomechanical Analyses of Single Sided Single Pass Submerged Arc Welding of AISI 304 Austenitic Stainless Steel. Advances in Computational Methods in Manufacturing, Lecture Notes on Multidisciplinary Industrial Engineering.(Springer).
2. Sridhar, P.V.S.S., Kumar, S., K., Pal, K., Chakraborty, B.K., Bhattacharjee. R.,Majumder,S.,Biswas, P., and Mahanta., 2019.  Experimental Investigation and Mechanical Characterization of Double-Sided Submerged Arc Welding of AISI 304 Austenitic Stainless Steel. Advances in Additive Manufacturing and Joining.(Springer)
3. Deb, S., Kalita, K. and Mahanta, P., 2019. Distribution Network planning considering the impact of Electric Vehicle charging station load. In Smart Power Distribution Systems (pp. 529-553). Academic Press.
4. Jana, K., Mahanta P., and De, S., 2018. Role of Biomass for Sustainable Energy Solution in India. In Sustainable Energy and Transportation (pp. 209-233). Springer, Singapore.
5. Mallick D., Buragohain B., Mahanta P. and Moholkar V.S., 2018. Gasification of Mixed Biomass: Analysis Using Equilibrium, Semi-equilibrium, and Kinetic Models. In Coal and Biomass Gasification (pp. 223-241). Springer, Singapore.
6. Mallick, D., Mahanta, P. and Moholkar, V.S., 2018. Synergistic Effects in Gasification of Coal/Biomass Blends: Analysis and Review. In Coal and Biomass Gasification (pp. 473-497). Springer, Singapore.
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