Dr H K Narahari

Dr. Narahari K. Hunsur

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


Aerospace engineer by training started my career at Aeronautical Development Agency as a Scientist in the Aerodynamics group. Was deputed to France as a part of a 4 member team for preliminary design on LCA aircraft (now renamed as TEJAS) in collaboration with Dassault Aviation. After 9 years there moved to IT industry and worked at different positions for about 7 years before moving to automobile industry. Worked as Lab Group Manager and Technical Fellow in General Motors (R&D) till retirement. Joined MSRSAS as a professor in Aug 2009 and been teaching since then

Qualifications

  • Ph.D (Combustion)

    Indian Institute Of Science, Bangalore

  • M.E in Aerospace

    Indian Institute Of Science, Bangalore

  • D.M.I.T [Aero]

    Madras Institute Of Technology

  • B.Sc

    University Of Mysore

Experience

Total Years of Experience:

45 years

Academic Experience:

  1. Professor in Department of Aerospace Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology — M.S.R.U.A.S, Bangalore — 3 Years (Aug 2017-till date)
  2. Dean & Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Technology — M.S.R.U.A.S, Bangalore — 3 Years (Aug 2014 ‑Aug 2017)
  3. Professor, Department of Automobile and Aeronautical Engineering — M.S.R.S.A.S, Bangalore — 5 Years (August 2009 – Aug 2014)

Industry Experience:

  1. Lab Group manager and Technical Fellow — India Science Lab, GM R&D — 6 Years (Aug 2003 — May 2009)
  2. Head Advanced Technology Group — Digital Equipment (India) — 4 Years (Aug 99 — July 2003)
  3. Assistant Vice President & Business Unit Head — IMR global Ltd. ‑3 Years (Sep 1996 –Aug 99)
  4. Project Manager & Systems Manager — Ashok Leyland Information Technology (A.L.I.T) — 1 Year (Sep 95 to Sep 96)

Research Experience:

  1. Scientist C’ & D’ — Aeronautical Development Agency (A.D.A), Ministry of Defense — 9 Years (Jun 86 to Sep 95)
  2. Project Asst. & Research SchoIar — Indian Institute Of Science (I. I .Sc.) — 11 years (Aug 77 Jun 86)

Training Experience

  1. Conducted more than 100 + training programs for practicing engineers in many of the automotive OEMs such as M&M, MBRDI, GM, Tata Motors, Mahindra, Force Motors, Applied Materials, VALDELetc., in the area of automotive Powertrain, Automobile Aerodynamics, CFD, Aircraft Design etc
  2. Also conducted following conferences at University
    • 2 Day Seminar of Aircraft Design , 2013
    • 2 Day Seminar of Configuration Aerodynamics , 2014
    • 2 Day Seminar on Aircraft Design, 2016
    • 2 day National Conference on Multidisciplinary Design, Analysis and Optimization (NCMDAO) , Mar 2019,
    • 2 day Symposium on Hypersonic Technologies, 20 – 21, September 2019

Research Interest:

  • Aircraft Aerodynamics & Design 
  • Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Multi-disciplinary Optimization
  • Combustion Modelling
  • Simulation of Hypersonic flows

Research Expertise: 

Aircraft Design, CFD and Combustion Modelling

Research Grants: As PI or Co PI 

  • GTRE-GATET Cooling concepts related to Gas Turbine Blades “ 
  • AR&DB under GTMAP programme: Development of Heat Flux Sensor for Aero Gas Turbine Engine Combustors”
  • AR&DB Optimizing aerofoils for low Reynolds number” 

Keywords

  • Aircraft Aerodynamics
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Hypersonic flows
  • aerofoils

Ph.D. Dissertation:

Modelling Studies on Solid Monopropellants

National Conference Papers

  1. Shivakumar B B, H K Narahari , Padmanabhan Jayasimha, Effect of Vortex Generator on Flow In A Serpentine Air Intake Duct” , SAROD 2018
  2. Sathyendra Rao, M. Sivapragasam, H.K. Narahari, Multi-Fidelity Aerodynamic, Optimization of An Airfoil At A Transitional Low Reynolds Number”, SAROD 2018
  3. Kedar Thaker, A. T. Sriram and H. K. Narahari, Estimation of Surface Pressures Over Wing from Surrogate Model Developed from Multi-Fidelity Data”, SAROD 2018
  4. Effect of Rotor Tip Winglet on the Performance and Stability of a Transonic Axial Compressor Stage” SUBBARAMU SHIVARAMAIAH, Quamber Nagpurwala, Mahesh K. Varpe, Hunsur Krishnamurthy Narahari, GTIndia2017
  5. Effect of Tip Leakage and Secondary Flow Interaction on the Performance and Stability of a Transonic Axial Compressor Stage”, S. Subbaramu, H. K. Narahari, Mahesh K. Varpe and Quamber H. Nagpurwala, Asian Congress on Gas Turbines (ACGT) 2016, 14th-16th November 2016, IIT Bombay
  6. Computational Analysis on the Performance of Cambered Airfoils at Transitional Low Reynolds Numbers ”, C. Pranesh†, M. Sivapragasam, M. D. Deshpande and H. K. Narahari, 18th Annual CFD Symposium, 10th – 11th August 2016, Bangalore
  7. Development of Design Rules for Fixed Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles”, Deepak Madhyastha and Dr. H. K. Narahari, SAROD 2015
  8. Effects of Rib Turbulator on Distortion Index of a Serpentine Inlet Duct”, S. Pradeep, Dr. H. K. Narahari, Shiva Kumar, 17th Annual CFD Symposium; CFD Division of The Aeronautical Society of India; IISc, Bangalore; 11 – 12 Aug. 2015
  9. Numerical Investigation of Aircraft Serpentine Engine Inlet Duct to Improve the Flow Performance”, Vikas K.T., Dr. H. K. Narahari. and Ramjan R. Pathan, 15th Annual CFD Symposium, August 9 – 10, 2013, Bangalore
  10. Fluid Flow Simulation of Plasma over a Vehicle to Study Drag reduction”, Gowher Latief Qadri Dr. H. K. Narahari, Umesh. S, 15th Annual CFD Symposium, August 9 – 10, 2013, Bangalore
  11. In-cabin airflow and thermal comfort analysis of passenger car” Amit K. Ahirrao., Dr. H. K. Narahari, S.Umesh, Vivek Kumar, 15th Annual CFD Symposium, August 9 – 10, 2013, Bangalore
  12. Numerical Investigation of Heat Transfer in Square Duct” , Anandatheertha, K. R., Dr. H. K. Narahari & Rajan, N. K. S. (2012) 14th Annual CFD Symposium; CFD Division of The Aeronautical Society of India; IISc, Bangalore; 10 – 11 Aug. 2012.
  13. Numerical Investigation of Heat Transfer in Square Duct with 45° Rib-Grooved Turbulators” , Anandatheertha, K. R., Dr. H. K. Narahari. & Rajan N. K. S (2012). SASTECH Journal, 11, No.2, pp. 1 – 6.
  14. Low Volume Vehicle production Strategies”, by Dr. H.K. Narahari , 1st Robo Exposition, Jan 2008 
  15. Automotive Electronics : Way forward”, by Dr. H.K. Narahari , CSI Workshop , 2006
  16. Math Based Design tools for Agile Manufacturing”, by Dr. H.K. Narahari, ATM-NMD 2005.
  17. Automotive Manufacture Vision 2010 — Agile Enterprise”, by Dr. H.K. Narahari , 2nd ISL Symposium Dec 13th 2004
  18. IT for Enhancing Manufacturing Competitiveness” , by Dr. H.K. Narahari, CSI Workshop , 20 Feb 2004
  19. H.S. Mukunda, P.J. Paul and H.K. Narahari, Integral Ram Rockets (IRR’s) — Problems and Prospects, Presented at the Specialist Workshop on Integral Ram Rocket, Hyderabad, India, September 1983.
  20. H.K. Narahari, H.S. Mukunda and V.K. Jain, A New Theory for the Self Deflagration of AP, Paper presented at the Rocket Propulsion Symposium, IAT, Pune, 1978.
  21. P.J. Paul, T. Venkateswara Rao, H.K. Narahari, A.S.N. Sarma, H.S. Mukunda and V.K. Jain, Studies on the Development of Hybrid Propulsion System, Proc. Fourth Seminar on Gas Turbines, pp. 241258, November 1979. 

International Conference Papers

  1. H.K. Narahari, H.S. Mukunda, and V.K. Jain , Model of deflagration of solid monopropellant (AP) with complex kinetics”, , XX Symposium (International) on Combustion, The Combustion Institute, 1984
  2. H.K. Narahari, H.S. Mukunda, and V.K. Jain , Application of CFD techniques in solid AP combustion” Poster Presentation, XXI Symposium (International) on Combustion, The Combustion Institute, 1986
  3. H. L. Jeevan, H. K. Narahari, Alapati Sriram , Development of pitch control subsystem of autopilot for a fixed wing unmanned aerial vehicle”, Computer Science, 2018 2nd International Conference on Inventive Systems and Control (ICISC)

National Journal Papers

  1. C Pranesh , M Sivapragasam, M D Deshpande, H K Narahari, Negative lift characteristics of NACA 0012 aerofoil at low Reynolds numbers, Jan 2019, Sadhana
  2. Sharath Kumar, K.M., Narahari, H.K. and Jim Rowley (2012) Development of Multi-Stage Supplier Performance Evaluation using DEA and Econometrics’. Research Journal of Management Sciences, 1(2), 8 – 14 , (ISSN 2319 – 1171)
  3. Demand sensing in e‑business, Sadhana, Vol. 30, Part 2, April 2005, pp. 1 – 35.E‑commerce paper
  4. Platform Requirements For Future Net’”, by Datta Subrahmanya & Dr.Narahari, Keynote Speech at HiPC 2000, Bangalore, Dec 2000
  5. Security, Internet & Cryptography”, by Dr. H.K. Narahari, Tutorial at HiPC 2000, Bangalore, Dec 2000
  6. Parallelization and Application of Viscous codes VASBI & RANS3d on PACE+”, by Biju Uthup and Dr. H.K. Narahari, Defense Science Journal, Vol 46, No4, 1996
  7. RANS3D theoretical manual” , by Dr. H.K Narahari, ADA/TD/CFD/TR/051, Jan 1995
  8. Validation of compressible thin layer Navier-Stokes code”, by Dr. H.K. Narahari, ADA/TD/CFD/TR/033, Dec 1993

International Journal Papers

  1. A. T. Sriram and H. K. Narahari Study of Wing Flutter at Preliminary Stages of Design, Advances in Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization pp 77 – 84, Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME), Aug 2020
  2. Darshan. Y. N, , Aerodynamic Optimization Study on Transport Aircraft Wing , International Conference On Advanced Trends In Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (ATMA-2019), 7 – 9 November 2019
  3. H. K. Narahari and Deepak Madhyastha Use of Low Fidelity Codes in teaching Aircraft Design”, ID-DAD-2018, Feb23, 2018, to appear in Springer Lecture Notes, Technology and Engineering
  4. H. L. Jeevan ; H. K. Narahari ; A. T. Sriram , Development of pitch control subsystem of autopilot for a fixed wing unmanned aerial vehicle’, 2018 2nd International Conference on Inventive Systems and Control (ICISC)
  5. H.P Bharath, H.K. Narahari and A.T. Sriram, Design of an Aircraft Wing for Given Flight Conditions and Planform Area, ID-DAD, 2016, Springer Lecture Notes, Technology and Engineering, pp-271 – 278
  6. Sharath Kumar, K.M., Narahari, H.K. and Nicholas Wright (2013) Modelling Fourth-Party Logistics Transaction Centre for Integration of Cross-Segment Trading Partners using DEA’, International Journal of Management Research and Review, 3(4), 2714 – 2732, (ISSN 2249 – 7196)
  7. Sharath Kumar, K.M. and Narahari, H.K. (2011) Estimating Net Dependence Risk from Suppliers’ Perspective using Supply Chain Analytics for DEA Evaluation’. International Review of Applied Engineering & Research, 1(2), 155 – 174, (ISSN 2248 – 9967)
  8. Automated and Optimized Weld gun Selection for Automotive Body in White, by Gupta, Ashish, Shastry, Gopalakrishna, Hunsur, Narahari, Cai, Wayne, Tilove, Robert, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering 134(3):034501 · June 2012
  9. H.S. Mukunda and H.K. Narahari, Reaction Parameters for the Combustion of Monopropellants (AP), AIAA-88 – 3251, Ibid. 
  10. P.J. Paul, H.S. Mukunda, H.K. Narahari and V.K. Jain, Regression Rate Studies in Hypergolic Systems, Combustion Science and Technology, 26, pp.17 – 24, 1981. 

Patents:

  1. Method and system for automated selection of a set of candidate weld guns including orientations of the selected guns : Patent number: 8450633
  2. Automatic estimation of Weldgun size using section geometry : Patent number: 7974733
  3. Fluid access and drainage assessment, Patent number: 8831921

  • Designated as Technical Fellow”, in General Motors R&D Lab in Bangalore
  • Awarded Star of Digital” : As Head of Quality, for successfully getting the CMM Level 4 and ISO 9000 – 2000 for Digital Global Soft (now part of HP) 2001

Achievements

  • Planned , formulated and rolled out B.Tech Aerospace Engineering” from year 2017
  • Planned , formulated and rolled out M.Tech course on Aircraft Conceptual Design” from year 2011
  • Planned and lead the Quality Team as Management Representative (MR) at Digital Global Soft to obtain ISO2000 certification in 2002
  • Planned and lead the Quality Team as Management Representative (MR) at Digital Global Soft to Achieve CMM Level 4 , 2002 
  • Deputed to Dassault Aviation twice as part 4 member Aerodynamic design team 1987 – 1988

  • Aeronautical Society of India

    Member

  • International Combustion Institute (India Chapter)

    Member

  • Computer Society of India

    Member