ASME GT India Seminar
The International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) is dedicated to supporting the international exchange and development of information to improve the design, application, manufacture, operation and maintenance, and environmental impact of all types of gas turbines, turbo-machinery and related equipment. They aim “to be the world’s foremost vehicle for the development and dissemination of all gas turbine educational and technological information.” ASME GT India Panel will be conducting a seminar on gas turbines that covers topics like basics of gas turbines and turbo machinery, emerging GT techniques in aerospace etc. The seminar will be followed by a panel discussion where students can clear doubts and learn more about their areas of interest from experienced professionals. The speakers are representatives from reputed firms like General Electric Global Research, Rolls Royce, IITs, IIScs and other national aerospace laboratories.
IGTI Speakers Profiles
Hiteshkumar Mistry, Senior Engineer, General Electric Global Research -Bangalore
Following a B.E in Mechanical Engineering from NIT Surat, Hiteshkumar Mistry went on to secure an M.Tech in Thermal, Energy and Environmental Engineering from IIT Kharagpur. He has over 10 years of work experience in the area of CFD, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, turbomachinery, aerodynamics, multi-phase flow. He currently holds the post of Senior Engineer in Aero-Thermal Turbomachinery at GE Global Research, Bangalore.
He holds 4 patents to his name and is the author of 2 journal publications, 5 conference papers and 18 GE internal publications.
Joseph Machnaim, Principal Engineer, General Electric Global Research -Bangalore
Following a B.E in Mechanical Engineering from Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Joseph Machnaim went on to secure an M.E in CAD/CAM from VIT, Vellore. He currently works in the Research division of Turbomachinery, Aeromechanics and Aerodynamics at GE Global Research, Bangalore.
He currently holds 3 patents in the field of Gas Turbine design.
Dr. Muthuveerappan N. , Associate Director, Gas Turbine Research Establishment -DRDO-Bangalore
Following a B.E in Mechanical Engineering from ACCET, Karaikudi and an M.E in Aeronautical Engineering from IASE, France, Dr Muthuveerappan went on to secure a Ph.D from IIT Madras. With over 30 years of experience in the design of combustion systems of gas turbines, he is currently an Associate Director of GTRE, Bangalore.
His areas of expertise include Machine Design, Vibrations of structures in fluid environments, Geometry Stress Analysis of gears and Finite Element Analysis. He is the author of over 20 scientific publications.
Nishit Mehta, Application Engineer SoftinWay Inc-Bangalore
Following a B.E in Aeronautical Engineering at SVPIT, Vasada and a B.Sc. in Physics from Gujarat Science Academy, Nishit Mehta went on to secure a Post Graduate Diploma in Geoinformatics and Satellite Communication from Gujarat University and an M.E in Jet Propulsion and Gas Turbine Plants from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda.
A professional in the field of Turbo-machinery and Aerodynamics, he is currently an Application Engineer at SoftInWay Inc. With a few international publications to his name, he is an active volunteer at the Vikram A Sarabhai Community Science Center in various roles ranging from public communication to laboratory management (Physics).
Murugesan Sreerangan, Consulting Engineer, General Electric Power -Bangalore
His areas of expertise include Mechanical Behaviour of Metals, Fracture Mechanics, Failure Analysis. With experience as program manager at QuEST, he is currently an engineer at General Electric.
He has been credited as the co-inventor of Blade/Disk Dovetail Backcut for Blade/Disk Stress Reduction.
Dr. Kalicharan Nayak, Specialist Air and Thermal Systems, Rolls Royce -Bangalore
With a B.E in Mechanical Engineering from NIT Rourkela and M.E in Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer from IISc. Bangalore, Dr. Kali Charan Nayak earned his PhD in Flow and Windage Heating in Labyrinth Seals from IISc Bangalore.
He presently works for Rolls Royce India Private Limited in the Aerospace Engineering division as a specialist in air and thermal systems design. Prior to joining Rolls Royce, he spent about 12 years at GE Aviation, Bangalore, in various positions with increasing responsibilities, such as technical leader, engineering manager and control title holder. He has significantly contributed to thermal and fluid systems design and development of modern aircraft engines at GE and Rolls Royce such as LEAP-1A/1B, PP20 and Trent-XWB.
He has published several papers in the ASME Journal of Gas Turbines and Power and the Journal of Tribology. He also serves as a reviewer in Tribology Transactions and Journal of Thermophysics. He has also chaired Heat Transfer sessions in the ASME Gas Turbine India Conference.
The seminar was inaugurated by Mr. Paul Mundadan, Chairman of Governing Body FISAT and the experts. Shortly after Mr. Hiteshkumar was invited to speak in general about himself and his fellow colleagues. He briefly spoke about the formation of IGTI India panel and its present condition.
The seminar kicked of at 10.00 am. The seminar was divided into a morning session and an afternoon session. The morning session was engaged by Mr. Hiteshkumar, Mr. Murugesan, Dr. Muthuveerappan and Mr. Nishit. Mr. Hiteshkumar briefly spoke about the “Basics Of Turbomachinary” dealing with some fundamental definitions and design parameters. Mr. Murugesan after that talked about the “Role Of Gas Turbine In Power Oil And Gas Industry” leading us through the current role of gas turbines in power generation. Further Dr. Muthuveerappan who was majorly involved in the design upgradation of Kaveri engine, gave an “Overview On Defence Fighter Programs” highlighting the features and specifications of modern day fighter jets. Mr. Nishit Mehta dealt with “Turbomachinary Blade Design” glancing alongside the velocity triangles, blade design and profile loss.
Later in the afternoon, Dr. Kalicharan Nayak, Dr. Renjith Richardson and Mr Joseph Machnaim lead the afternoon session from 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm. Dr. Kalicharan Nayakdealt with the “Present And Future Thermofluid Challenges In Aerospace Engines” and how these challenges challenged the profit of the company. Dr. Renjith Richardson who has been focussing primarily on spray and combustion related technologies for the past 12 years shed some light on “Basic Combustion And Combustion Design Parameters”. And finally Mr. Joseph Machnaim spoke about the “Industrial Internet And Digital Twin”, glancing through the various ways internet can be used machines thus resulting in better efficiency. The entire program was concluded with a 1 hour question and answer session between the students and the experts.
A lot many questions were raised and the experts handled them with enthusiasm giving in depth answers and there personal opinion. They contributed alike to every question making sure nothing was left uncleared.
All in all to conclude the seminar was a grand success and personally it couldn’t have got any better than that.