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Dr. S. R. Desai

Dr. S. R. Desai

Associate Professor

Department: Automobile Engineering

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Education

Ph.D. (Mechanical) (2016)

Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, Maharashtra 

M.E. (Mechanical – Design Engineering (2004)

Rajarambapu Institute of Technology, Rajaramnagar.

B.E. (Mechanical) (2001)

Rajarambapu Institute of Technology, Rajaramnagar.

Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (D.M.E.) (1998)

Latthe Education Society’s Polytechnic, Sangli

Experience

Teaching Experience: (16 Years, 6 Months)

  • Associate Professor in Automobile Engineering Department (R.I.T. Sakharale) from April 2017.
  • Assistant Professor in Automobile Engineering Department (R.I.T. Sakharale) from October 2010 to April 2017.
  • Lecturer in Automobile Engineering Department (R.I.T. Sakharale) from May 2007 to September 2010.
  • Head of Program – M.Tech. (Automobile Engineering) (R.I.T. Sakharale) from August 2018.
  • Head of Automobile Engineering Department (R.I.T. Sakharale): August 2016 to August 2018.

Research Area(s)

  • Flow Induced Vibrations 
  • Fluid Elastic Instability
  • Vortex Shedding
  • Quality Circle in Engineering Education
  • Outcome-Based Education

Key Publications

A) Publications (in international journals)

  • Desai Sandeep R, Pavitran S. “Experimental Investigation on Vortex Shedding and Fluid Elastic Instability in Finned Tube Arrays Subjected to Water Cross Flow”, Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology 2017; 139(5): 051301 -1 to 051301-10 (h - index: 38)
  • Desai Sandeep R, Pavitran S. “The Effect of Fin Pitch on Fluid Elastic Instability of Tube Arrays Subjected to Cross Flow of Water”, Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series C (Springer Publication) 2016; 1-9 
  • Sandeep R, Pavitran S. “Theoretical analysis of fluid elastic vibrations of finned tube arrays subjected to cross flow of water, ” Journal of Vibration  Engineering and Technologies 2016; 4(1): 21-29 (h - index: 09) DOI: 10.1007/s40032-016-0332-z  (h – index: 10, Scopus indexed)
  • Sandeep R. Desai, Rohit V. Kengar, “Experimental Analysis of Fluid Elastic Vibrations in Rotated Square Finned Tube Arrays Subjected to Water Cross Flow”, Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, July 2019 (h- index: 51)
  • Sandeep R. Desai, Aslam Maniyar, “Fluid Elastic Vibration Analysis of Normal Square Finned Tube Arrays in Water Cross Flow”, Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology,141, 031301-1 to 031301-8, June 2019 (h- index: 43)

B) Publications (in Indian journals)

  • SatyajitPatil, PradipPatil, Sanjay Kumbhar, Sandeep Desai, AnuradhaGaikwad, YogeshPatil, SupriyaSawant, Ganesh Kawade, SaurabhGodbole, “Adopting MOOC Based Approach for 'Self- Learning' of Students”, Journal of Engineering Education Transformations, 2016; 30 (1): 111 -116DOI: 10.16920/jeet/2017/v30i3/110606.
  • Desai Sandeep R, PatilSatyajit R. “ Design and Execution of Strategies for Effective Implementation of Outcomes Based Education in Engineering Education”, Journal of Engineering Education Transformations, 2016; 30 (1): 111 -116 DOI: 10.16920/jeet/2016/v30i1/85710
  • Desai Sandeep R, Kulkarni S.S. and Telsang M.T.“ Quality Circle : An Approach to Empower Engineering Education”, Journal of Engineering Education, , 2014: 27 (4) : 21-28.
  • Desai Sandeep R, PatilSatyajit R.and Yadav Sanjay D.“Laboratory Development through Quality Circle Approach”, Journal of Engineering Education, 2011; 8 – 15.
  • Desai Sandeep R.“Quality Control Circles – A Tool to Improve Quality of Technical Education”, Journal of Engineering Education 2010.

C) Publications (in peer-reviewed conferences held abroad)

  • Desai Sandeep R, PatilSatyajit R. ThombareDhananjay G. and Yadav Sanjay D.“ Poor Response of Students to Study Type Experiments”, International Convention on Quality Control Circles, China Association for Quality, Beijing, China, October 23-27, 2007.
  • Sandeep R. Desai and S. Pavitran, “An experimental investigation to study the effect of fin density and void fraction on fluid elastic instability of finned tube arrays exposed to air-water cross flow,”14th International Conference on Vibration Problems (ICOVP), September 1 - 4, 2019, Crete, Greece. (Accepted for Presentation and Publication)

D) Publications /Presentation(in peer-reviewed conferences held in India)

  • Desai Sandeep R. and ManiyarAslam A.“Fluid Elastic Vibration Analysis of Normal Square Finned Tube Arrays in Water Cross Flow”, International Conference on Vibration Problems, I.I.T. Guwahati, 29th Nov. – 02nd Dec. 2017.
  • KengarRohit V. and Desai Sandeep R. “Experimental Analysis of Fluid Elastic Instability of Rotated Square Finned Tube Array Subjected to Water Cross Flow”, International Conference on Vibration Problems, I.I.T. Guwahati, 29th Nov. – 02nd Dec. 2017.
  • Desai Sandeep R, PatilSatyajit R. “Design and Execution of Strategies for Effective Implementation of Outcomes Based Education (OBE) in Engineering Education”, International Conference on Transformations in Engineering Education (ICTIEE), 2016. 
  • Desai Sandeep R. and Pavitran S. “Experimental Analysis of Fluid Elastic Vibrations of Finned Tube Arrays Subjected to Water Cross Flow,”12th International Conference on Vibration Problems (ICOVP), IIT Guwahati, India, Dec. 14-17, 2015, 
  • Desai Sandeep R, Kulkarni S.S. and Telsang M.T.“Transformation of Engineering Education using Quality Circle Approach”, International Conference on Transformations in Engineering Education (ICTIEE), 2014
  • Desai Sandeep R. “ Review on Tube Bundle Vibrations Subjected to Two Phase Cross Flows”, International Conf. on Convergence of Sci. and Engg. in Education and Research, 21-23 April 2010
  • Desai Sandeep R. and PavitranS. “Review on Fluid Elastic Instability in Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers”, International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering (ICAME), S.V. N.I.T, Surat, India, Dec. 15-17, 2008.

E) Book Published

i) Book

Nil

ii) Chapters in Book

    • Springer Book Chapter: Proceedings of the International Conference on Transformations in Engineering Education: ICTIEE 2014, pp. 561-562 DOI 10.1007/978-81-322-1931-6_66.

Professional Distinctions

  • Awards
    • Award Title : Institution Prize (To recognize the research paper published in IEIC as the best paper published in Mechanical Engineering)
      Awarded by : The Institution of Engineers (India) Date of Award : 27th December 2019.
    • The Institution of Engineers (India) has awarded 'Institution Prize' on 27th December 2019 to recognize the research paper published in 'Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India) : Series C' as the best paper published in Mechanical Engineering. 
    • Won a Gold Medal award for the Quality Circle led while representing the institute in an International Convention on Quality Control Circles (ICQCC) held at Beijing, China in 2007. 
    • Being a Quality Circle leader, also represented the institute in state and national level conventions and won the Par Excellence award in National Convention on Quality Control Circles (NCQC) in 2005. 
    • Received Performance Awards for achievements in Key Result Areas (KRAs) for the academic years 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18.
    • Best Researcher Award - First Prize by Rajarambapu Institute of Technology, Rajaramnagar for the academic year 2018-19
    • Best Researcher Award - Second Prize by Rajarambapu Institute of Technology, Rajaramnagar for the academic year 2017-18 
    • Best Researcher Award - Second Prize by Rajarambapu Institute of Technology, Rajaramnagar for the academic year 2016-17
  • Achievements
    • Visited Crete, Greece to participate in an International Conference on Vibration Problems (ICOVP) held during 1 to 4 September 2019.
    • Visited Beijing, China to participate in an International Convention on Quality Control Circles (ICQCC) held during 23 to 27 October 2007.
    • Research grant of Rs. 825000/- received from A.I.C.T.E., New Delhi, under Research Promotion Scheme (R.P.S.) in 2011.
    • Research publications in standard referred journals such as Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology (ASME), Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science (SAGE Publications), Journal of The Institution of Engineers (Springer) etc.
  • Membership of professional bodies
    • ISTE Member
  • Reviewer of International Journal / Conference
    • Reviewer for Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology
    • Reviewer for Journal of Engineering Education Transformations.
  • Editor of the International Journal
    • Associate Editor of the 'Journal of Engineering Education Transformations (JEET)'

Key Research Projects

  • Govt. Funded projects
    • Funding Agency - All India Council for Technical Education. Scheme: Research Promotion Scheme (R.P.S) Ref. No. : 8023/RID/RPS-37/2010-11 Project Title: Experimental Analysis of fluid-elastic vibrations in finned tube bundles subjected to single and two-phase cross flows. Amount of Research Grant: Rs. 8.25 Lacs
  • TEQIP Funded Project
    • Funded by: Rajarambapu Institute of Technology, Rajaramnagar Funding Amount: Rs. 0.75 Lacs Year of sanction: 2017-18 Project Title: Experimental evaluation of vibration response of normal square finned tube arrays in water cross flow.
  • In-house / Seed Funded Projects 
    • Funded by: Rajarambapu Institute of Technology, Rajaramnagar Funding Amount: Rs. 0.30 Lacs Year of sanction: 2015-16 Project Title: Experimental investigation on fluid elastic instability in normal triangular finned tube arrays subjected to water cross flow.
    • Funded by: Rajarambapu Institute of Technology, Rajaramnagar Funding Amount: Rs. 0.71 Lacs. Year of sanction: 2015-16 Project Title: Design and Development of Fruit Grading Machine by Image Processing Method.