Mahesh Varpe

Dr. Mahesh K. Varpe

Associate Professor|Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Department of Aerospace Engineering


Qualifications

  • PhD in Aerospace Propulsion

    Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

  • M.Tech in Thermal Engineering

    Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

  • B.E in Mechanical Engineering

    The National Institute of Engg, Mysore University

Experience

Total Years of Experience:

22 Years

Academic Experience: 13 Years, 8 Months

  1. Associate Professor ‑M. S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  2. Assistant Professor ‑Amrita School of Engineering [Deemed University], Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
  3. Lecturer- M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology (Autonomous), Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  4. Lecturer- Jagannath Institute for Technology & Management Parlakhemundi, Orissa, India

Industry Experience: 1 Year, 4 Months

  1. Shift Engineer- Arklite Specialty Lamps Ltd, Pune, India
  2. Trainee Engineer- Lucent Technologies / Finolex LTD., Pune, India.

Research Experience: 11 Year, 1 Month

  1. Research Associate- Indian Institute Technology Bombay, Mumbai

Research Interest:

Propulsion, Internal & External Aerodynamics, Heat Transfer, CFD, Experimental Techniques, Flow Control, Electric Propulsion, Optimization

Research Expertise:

Aircraft Propulsion, Turbomachinery, Aerodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Experimental Techniques, Automation.

Research Grants:

  • Enhancement of Aerodynamic Performance and Stability of a Low Speed Wind Turbine”, supported by Vision Group of Science and Technology (V.G.S.T), Dept. Information Technology, Biotechnology & Science and Technology, Karnataka Govt.; Grant: 40 Lakhs, Ongoing
  • Performance Enhancement of a Single Stage Transonic Axial Compressor through Reduction of Tip Leakage and Secondary Flow Losses” funded by Aeronautics R & D Board, Govt.of India, Ministry of Defence, Bangalore; Grant: 8.08 Lakhs, Ongoing.

Keywords

  • Turbomachinery
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Aerodynamics

National Conference Papers
  1. Kalupukuri, H. K., Lokesh, B. M., Sarkar, S., and Varpe, K. M., 2017, An Analytical Approach to Predict Temperature Distribution in Three — Phase Squirrel Cage Induction Motor’, Emerging Technologies in Electrical Rotating Machines and Drives, 14th — 15th September 2017, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, E1706026640‑1.

International Conference Papers

  1. Varpe, K. M. and Pradeep, A. M., 2013, Numerical Investigation Of The Effect Of Moving Endwall and Tip Clearance on the Losses in a Low Speed Axial Flow Compressor Cascade’, Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Gas Turbine India Conference GTINDIA2013, December 5 – 6, 2013, Bangalore, India, GTINDIA2013-3596.
  2. Varpe, K. M. and Pradeep, A. M., 2014, Non-Axisymmetric Endwall Contouring in a Compressor Cascade’, Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2014: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition GT2014, June 16 – 20, 2014, Dusseldorf, Germany, GT2014-26725.
  3. Subbaramu, S., Narahari, H.K. Varpe, K. M. and Nagpurwala, Q.H., 2016, Effect of Tip Leakage and Secondary Flow Interaction on the Performance and Stability of a Transonic Axial Compressor Stage’, Proceedings of the Asian Congress on Gas Turbines ACGT2016 14 – 16 November 2016, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India.
  4. Subbaramu, S., Narahari, H.K. Varpe, K. M. and Nagpurwala, Q.H., 2017, Effect of Rotor Tip Winglet on the Performance and Stability of a transonic Axial Compressor’, Proceedings of the ASME 2017 Gas Turbine India Conference GTINDIA2017 December 7 – 8, 2017, Bangalore, India, GTINDIA2017-4686.
  5. Sreekumar, P. and Varpe, K. M., 2019, ‘ Effect of Snubbers and Lacing Wire on Aerodynamic Performance of Last Stage Steam Turbine’, Proceedings of the ASME 2019 Gas Turbine India Conference, GTINDIA2019-2509.
  6. Deeksha, R. and Varpe, K. M., 2019, Novel Tubercle Design for a Wind Turbine Blade Operating at Low Reynold’s Number”, Proceedings of the ASME 2019 Gas Turbine India Conference, GTINDIA2019-2541.
  7. Swasthika, D. S. and Varpe, K. M., 2019, Effect of Tubercles Shape on the Aerodynamic Performance of a Wind Turbine Blade Operating at Low Reynolds Number’, Proceedings of the ASME 2019 Gas Turbine India Conference, GTINDIA2019-2548.

National Journal Papers

  1. Naresh, P., Nagpurwala, Q.H. and Varpe, K. M., 2016, Performance Enhancement of a High Turning Axial Compressor Stator Blade Cascade through End Wall Boundary Layer Suction’, RUAS- SASTech Journal, 15(02), 1 – 4.

International Journal Papers

  1. Varpe, M. and Pradeep, A. M., 2013, Investigation of the Shear Flow Effect and Tip Clearance on a Low Speed Axial Flow Compressor Cascade’, International Journal of Rotating Machinery, Vol. 2013, Article ID 490543, pp. 1 – 22.
  2. Varpe, M. and Pradeep, A. M., 2014,’Investigation of the Shear Flow Effect on Secondary Flow and Losses in a Low Speed Axial Flow Compressor Cascade’, International Journal of Gas Turbine, Propulsion and Power Systems, Vol. 6 (2), pp. 17 – 26.
  3. Varpe, M. and Pradeep, A. M., 2015, Benefits of Endwall Contouring in a Compressor Cascade with a Tip Clearance”, Transactions ASME, Journal of Fluids Engineering, doi:10.1115/1.4028996, Vol. 137 (051101), pp. 1 — 15.
  4. Pavana, M.S., Subbaramu, S. and Varpe, K. M., 2017, Aerodynamic Performance of a Ducted Propeller’, IEAE International Journal of Engineering, 6(5), pp.1 – 9.

  • RUAS Annual Exemplary Award for Research” – 7th Sept. 2020.
  • Sr. Research Fellowship, ARDB Project at IIT Bombay, , Jan 2010- Dec 2014
  • Institute Fellowship (PhD), MHRD, Govt. of India at IIT Kharagpur, 2005 – 2007
  • Merit scholarship Kendriya Sainik Board at University of Mysore, 1995 – 1999

  • A.M.I.E

    Associate Member

  • ASME

    Member