Srinath Ekkad

Professor and Department Head

  • Phone: (919) 515-2368
  • Office: Engineering Building III (EB3) 3114

I arrived in NC State September 2017 as Department Head. I was previously Rolls-Royce Professor for Aerospace Systems at Virginia where I was also the Associate VP for Research Programs and Director for the Rolls-Royce University Technology Center for Advanced System Diagnostics. My background is in the fundamental thermal-fluid science with emphasis on experimental methods. My area of application expertise is in gas turbine and thermal management of systems. I have worked extensively on various projects dealing with cooling and heat transfer technology relating to turbine engines, automotive systems, energy harvesting, power plant systems.

In my free-time, I play tennis, ping pong, and sometimes golf, and hang out with my family. We go on hikes a lot especially in the Appalachian mountains. We hope to discover NC trails and hikes soon.

Publications

A new technique using background oriented schlieren for temperature reconstruction of an axisymmetric open reactive flow
Wahls, B. H., & Ekkad, S. V. (2022), MEASUREMENT SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6501/ac51a5
Characterization of Transient Wall Heat Load for a Low NOx Lean Premixed Swirl Stabilized Can Combustor Under Reacting Conditions
Ramakrishnan, K. R., Ahmed, S., & Ekkad, S. V. (2022), JOURNAL OF THERMAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4051375
Effect of Pin Fins on Jet Impingement Heat Transfer Over a Rotating Disk
Bhansali, P. S., Ramakrishnan, K. R., & Ekkad, S. V. (2022), JOURNAL OF HEAT TRANSFER-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4053371
Effect of Rotation on Heat Transfer in AR=2:1 and AR=4:1 Channels Connected by a Series of Crossover Jets
Madhavan, S., Singh, P., & Ekkad, S. (2022), JOURNAL OF TURBOMACHINERY-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4053237
Effect of Spanwise Hole-to-Hole Spacing on Overall Cooling Effectiveness of Effusion Cooled Combustor Liners for a Swirl-Stabilized Can Combustor
Ahmed, S., Wahls, B. H., Ekkad, S. V., Lee, H., & Ho, Y.-H. (2022), JOURNAL OF TURBOMACHINERY-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4054442
Overall Cooling Effectiveness of Effusion Cooled Can Combustor Liner Under Reacting and Non-Reacting Conditions
Ahmed, S., Ramakrishnan, K. R., & Ekkad, S. V. (2022), JOURNAL OF THERMAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4051371
Temperature reconstruction of an axisymmetric enclosed reactive flow using simultaneous background oriented schlieren and infrared thermography
Wahls, B. H., & Ekkad, S. V. (2022), MEASUREMENT SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6501/ac83e2
A Modern Review on Jet Impingement Heat Transfer Methods
Ekkad, S. V., & Singh, P. (2021). [Review of , ]. JOURNAL OF HEAT TRANSFER-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4049496
A numerical parametric study to enhance thermal hydraulic performance of a novel alternating offset oblique microchannel
Panse, S. S., & Ekkad, S. V. (2021), NUMERICAL HEAT TRANSFER PART A-APPLICATIONS. https://doi.org/10.1080/10407782.2021.1872259
Detailed Heat Transfer Measurements for Rotating Turbulent Flows in Gas Turbine Systems
Ekkad, S. V., & Singh, P. (2021). [Review of , ]. ENERGIES, 14(1). https://doi.org/10.3390/en14010039

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Grants

  • STREAMLINED INLET GUIDE AND HEAT TRANSFER HEAT REMOVAL SURFACE (SIGHTS)
  • Cooling Effectiveness Studies at NCSU
  • Combustor Hot-Side Heat Transfer Studies
  • Combustor Hot-Side Heat Transfer Studies
  • INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY TESTING ON V2500 HPT STAGE 1 BLADE
  • INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY TESTING ON CFM56 LPT VANE
  • Autobell Car Wash, Fall 2018 Senior Design Project
  • INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY TESTING ON CFM56-7B HPT STAGE 1 BLADE
  • Combustor Hot-Side Heat Transfer Studies
Srinath Ekkad