Dr. Vivek Kumar Gaba

Department Mechanical Engineering
Designation Associate Professor
Educational Qualification B.E., M.E., Ph. D.
E-Mail vgaba.mech@nitrr.ac.in
Contact Number 9406173242
Areas of Interest

Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Non-conventional Sources of Energy, Numerical Methods.


Papers Published in International/National Journal:


  1. "Review on improvement of adsorption refrigeration systems performance using composite adsorbent: current state of art." Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects (2021). [https://doi.org/10.1080/15567036.2021.1927252].
  2. "Analysis of flow characteristics of two circular cylinders in cross-flow with varying Reynolds number: a review." Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (2021). [https://doi.org/10.1007/s10973-021-10933-w].
  3. "Estimation of thermal properties of fuzzy carbon fiber heat exchanger using micromechanics approach." Journal of Indian Chemical Society Vol. 97, pp. 1169-1177. (2020).
  4. "A review on coatings based on modified surface topography-biomimetic approach for the inhibition of marine biofouling." Journal of Indian Chemical Society Vol. 97, pp. 1047-1054. (2020).
  5. "Performance analysis of desalination system working on humidification-dehumidification coupled with solar assisted air heater and wind tower: Closed and open water cycle”, Solar Energy, Vol. 205, pp 254-262 (2020). [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2020.04.083].
  6. "Thermal Analysis of dual-pupose cooler used for air cooling and mild refrigeration", Thermal Science and Engineering Progress, Vol. 17, pp. 1-8 (2020) [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsep.2020.100483].
  7. "Solar desalination system integrated to use waste heat of air conditioners for continuous output: Suitable for coastal areas", Desalination and Water Treatment, 174(2020). [https://doi.org/10.5004/dwt.2020.24846].
  8. "Thermal Conductivity, Thermal Diffusivity, and Volumetric Heat Capacity of Silicone Elastomer Nanocomposites: Effect of Temperature and Mwcnt and Nano-Graphite Loadings",High Performance Polymer(2017). [https://doi.org/10.1177/0954008317698545].
  9. "Thermal performance of functionally graded parabolic annular fins having constant weight",Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, vol. 28, pp. 4309-4318 (2014). [https://doi.org/10.1007/s12206-014-0945-1]


  1. "Performance analysis of Adsorption Refrigeration system working on Activated Carbon- Methanol Pair using Finned Tube type Adsorber Bed", International Journal of Heat & Technology, Vol. 39(4), pp. 1335-1342 (2021). [https://doi.org/10.18280/ijht.390433].
  2. "Performance Analysis of Adsorption Refrigeration System using Silicagel/Methanol Pair: Experimental & Analytical", Journal of Thermal Engineering, Vol. 7 (5), pp. 1079-1089 (2021). [https://doi.org/10.18186/thermal.977913].
  3. "Comparative Thermal Analysis of Application using Novel Solar Air Heater with U-shaped Longitudinal Fins: Suitable for Coastal Regions”, Journal of Thermal Engineering. Vol.7 (5), pp. 1174-1183 (2021). [DOI: 10.18186/thermal.978017].
  4. "Thermal modelling of single and double slope passive solar stills for different climatic zones in India" International Journal of Ambient Energy (2021). [https://doi.org/10.1080/01430750.2021.1946147].
  5. "Performance Analysis of Solar Desalination System for Improved Productivity by using Waste Heat of Household Chimney”, IJRTE,Vol 8 (6), pp 3221-25 (2020). [https://doi.org/10.35940/ijrte.F8409.038620]
  6. "Orthotropy in Annular Fins: A Collacation based  Solution", Materials Today: Proceedings, Vol. 5(14), pp. 28402-407 (2018).
  7. "An Experimental Investigation of the Performance of Cross-flow Hydro Turbines", Energy Procedia, Vol. 141, pp. 630–634 (2017).
  8. “Performance of Orthotropic Annular Fins Having Contact Resistance”, Frontiers in Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 8(15), pp. 1-6 (2017).
  9. "A Report on Performance of Annular Fins having varying thickness", ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 11(8), pp. 5120-5125 (2016)
  10. "A simulation based study of flow velocities across cross flow turbine at different nozzle openings", Procedia Technology 25 pp. 974 – 981 (2016).
  11. "A Parametric Study of Functionally Graded Rotating Annular Fin", Procedia Engineering, 127, pp.126-132 (2015).
  12. "Improving the Quality of Technical Education System using TEM", International Proceedings of Economics Development & Research, vol. 75, pp. 96-100 (2014).


  • Title: Small Hydro Plant Installation and Performance. Publisher: GRIN. ISBN: 9783668610576

Book Chapter:

  1. Chapter Title: Performance Analysis of a Desert Cooler for different Climatic Condition in India, Title of BookTheoretical, Computational, and Experimental Solutions to Thermo-Fluid Systems, 285-295, ISBN 978-981-33-4164-7. Publisher: Springer, Singapore (2021).
  2. Chapter Title: Numerical Study of Rotating Functionally Graded Annular Fin, Title of Book: Biodegradable Composites: Materials, Manufacturing and Engineering, 183-192, ISBN 978-3-11-060203- 6. Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG (2019)
  3. Chapter Title: A CFD-based study of cross-flow turbine for tidal energy extraction, Title of Book: Sustainable Engineering Products and Manufacturing Technologies. Springer Singapore, 177-185, ISBN 978-0-12-816564-5, Publisher: Elsevier (2019)
  4. Chapter Title: A study of Thermo Structural Behavior of Annular Fin, Title of Book: Innovative Design, Analysis and Development Practices in Aerospace and Automotive Engineering. Springer Singapore, 381-387, ISBN 978-981-13-2717-9, Publisher: Springer Nature. (2019)
  5. Chapter Title: Functionally Graded Varying Annular Fin, Title of book: Design and Optimization of Mechanical Engineering Products, 197-207, ISBN-978-152-25-3401-3, Publisher: IGI. (2018)
  6. Chapter Title: Temperature distribution in Functionally Graded Longitudinal Fins of Varying Geometry, Title of book: Hierarchical Composite Materials, 183-192, ISBN- 978-3-11-054400-8, Publisher: De Gruyter. (2018).
  7. Chapter Title: Performance of Functionally Graded Exponential Annular Fins of Constant Weight, Book Name: Advances in Functionally Graded Materials & Structure, 49-60, ISBN 978-953- 51-2274- 6. Publisher: INTECH (2016)

Papers Published in International/National Conference:

  1. Enviro-economic Technical Analysis of Solar Chimney Integrated with Soil Air Heat Exchanger: Creating Passive Thermal Comfort for Hot Subtropical Regions, 2nd International Conference on Mechanical Materisals and Renewable Energy, ICMMRE, Sikkim Manipal, 6-7 Dec 2019.
  2. A Parametric Study of Functionally Graded Variable Thickness Longitudinal Fin under Fully Wet Condition, ICIPDMS, NIT Rourkela17-18 May 2019.
  3. Enhancing Passive Cooling and Natural Ventilation for Houses of Various Climatic Zones of India, IEEE 2nd int conf on power and energy application, Singapore, 27-30 Apr 2019.
  4. Comparative Analysis of Silica-gel/ Water and Zeolite/ Water Pair on Adsorption Refrigeration System, 2nd International Conference on New Frontiers in Engineering, Science & Technology, NIT Kurukshetra, 18-22 Feb, 2019.
  5. Feasibility of Using Solar Trombe Wall For Heating and Ventilation in Different Indian Climatic Condition, Renewable Energy and Sustainable Climate (Solaris 2019) organized by IIT Delhi, 7th-9th Feb 2019.
  6. Investigation of Heat Loss Coefficient by Using Flat Plate Collector for Different Climate Zones of India, Renewable Energy and Sustainable Climate (Solaris 2019) Organized by IIT Delhi , 7th-9th Feb 2019. 
  7. Design and performance analysis of a finned tube type thermal compressor using silica-gel/methanol adsorption system, ICRTES-2018, Feb 20-21, 2018, Visakhapatnam (India).
  8.  Thermal Analysis of Adsorption Refrigeration System using Silicagel-Methanol Pair, Proceeding of World Accademic Science , Engineering and Technology,June 28-29, 2017 Dubai (UAE).
  9. Techno Economic Analysis of Solar Distillation System Working on Humidificationand De-Humidification Technique for Climatic Condition of Central India. National Conference on Sourcefor Sustainable Climate, Organized by Bag Energy Research Society in Collaboration withIIT Delhi andCERD, IIT BHU, India, 7th-9th Feb 2017.
  10. Thermodynamic analysis of diesel engine using producer gas as secondary fuel in 10th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Florida, 14-16 July 2014. 
  11. Combustion Modelling of Diesel Engine using Bio-Diesel as a secondary fuel in International Conference on Mechanical and Robotics Engineering (ICMRE'2012), May 26-27, 2012 Phuket.
  12. Performance Analysis of Coal Fired AFBC 30 Tph Boiler and its Losses Improvement Methodology, National conference on Recent Advances in Mechanical Engineering, Jan 28-29, 2011, TPCTC’s  College of Engineering, Osmanabad.
  13. Effect of Excess Air on 30 Tph AFBC Boiler on Dry Flue Gas Losses and its Efficiency, TECHNOLOGIA 2011- A National Conference, March 10-11th , 2011, MPCCET, Bhilai.
  14. Performance Analysis of Coal Fired AFBC 30 Tph Boiler and its Losses Improvement methodology in National conference on Recent Advances in Mechanical Engineering, Jan 28-29, 2011 TPCTC’s College of Engineering, Osmanabad.
  15. Effect of Excess Air on 30 Tph AFBC Boiler on Dry Flue Gas Losses and its Efficiency in TECHNOLOGIA 2011- A National Conference, March 10-11th , 2011at MPCCET, Bhilai.
  16. Use and Performance Evaluation of Vertically Reinforced 1-3 Piezoelectric Composites for Active Damping of Smart Laminated Composites Shells” in 54th Conference of ISTAM, 18-22 Dec. 2009.
  17. Thermodynamic Analysis of Cascading Adsorption Refrigeration system, in RAMP2009 G. B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar.
  18. Analysis of engine exhaust driven silica-gel/methanol pair adsorption system in  Energy-2008, NIT Calicut.
  19. Effect of generation temperature on the performance of silica-gel/water pair & zeolite/water pair adsorption refrigeration system in Nation conference of Renewable energy, 17-18 Dec2007, BIT Mesra.
  20. Performance study of Bio-Fuel plant for rural electrification in international conference 15-16 Oct 2007, CMERI, Durgapur (W.B.).
  21. Recent trends in Biogas plant design for the performance of Dual fuel engine in NACOEE-05 09-10 Dec. 2005 at Kovilpatti(Tamil Nadu).
  22. Hearth condition of a furnace with reference to hot metal flow in 32nd National conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power 15-17 Dec-2005, Osmanabad(Maharastra).
Other Info.

Ph.D. Thesis Guided:

  1. Performance Analysis of Humidification-Dehumidification Desalination Systems Integrated with variuos Thermal Engineering Applications to Taranjeet Sachdev (2021).

PG Thesis Guided:

  1. Transient analysis of orthotropic annular fins using Lattice Boltzamann Method to Mazhar Hussain (2021)
  2. Unsteady analysis of flow field and heat teansfer over single and multiple cylinder to Rupesh Deshmukh (2020).
  3. A Parametric Study of Functionally Graded Variable Thickness Longitudinal under Dry and Fully Wet conditions to Upendra Bajpai (2019).
  4. CFD Based Parametric Analysis of Shell and Helical Tube Heat Exchanger using Nano-Fluids to Fanindra Kumar Verma (2019).
  5. Design and Performance Analysis of Thermal Compressor using Activated Carbon-R134a Pair to Aditya Thakur (2019).
  6. Two dimensional study of Orthotropic annular fin of variable geometry to Ambuj Srivastava (2018).
  7. CFD based parametric investigation on the performance of three dimensional corrugated  aerofoil to Bhagwati Gavel (2018).
  8. Analysis of thermal stresses in annular fin with and without rotation to Mamta Kurre (2018).
  9. Thermal modeling of single and double slope passive solar stills for different climatic zones in India to Chetpelly Akshay (2018).
  10. Designing of Thermal Compressor Chamber for An Adsorption Refrigeration Cycle System working on Silica-gel- Methanol Pair to Palsh Soni(2017).
  11. Design and Experimental Analysis of a Mobile Wind Power Generation System to Ritesh Matlani (2017).
  12. Performance of Constant Weight Functionally Graded Annular Fins of Varying Thickness to Tarakant Bhanu (2017).
  13. A Parametric Study of Functionally Graded Annular Fins having Power Function Geometry with Radiation to Poshan Lal Sahu (2016).
  14. A CFD based Performance Study of Cross-Flow Turbine for Tidal Current Energy Extraction to Abhishek Chandra (2016).
  15. Modeling and Simulation of Solar Adsorption Refrigeration System to Sruthi L. (2015).
  16. Performance Analysis of Solar Air Heater with Different Types of Fin Profiles attached to the Absorber Plate under the Recirculation (2015).
  17. An Approximate Solution of Stretching/ Shrinking Rectangular Plate Fin to Ankit Kumar Verma (2015).
  18. Evaluation of Thermal Properties of Silicone Elastomer Nanocomposites to Govind Sahu (2014).
  19. Investigation of temperature distribution over the pressure tube of nuclear reactor to Shesh Naryan (2014).
  20. A parametric study of Banki turbine using CFD tools to Shashi Chichkede (2014).
  21. A parametric study of orthotropic annular fin with contact resistance to Harpreet Kaur Assi (2013).
  22. Designing of Thermal Compressor Chamber for an Adsorption cooling system using AC and Methanol pair to Atish Meshram (2013).
  23. Parametric Study of Annular Fins for constant weight to Madhusudan Patel (2012).
  24. Combustion Modelling of CI Engine using Hydrogen as a fuel to Animesh Devangan (2012).
  25. Optimization of Annular fins of FGM materials to Vishal Chhugani (2012).
  26. Design of an Air Conditioning System based on Absorption System to Ashish Upadhyay (2012).
  27. Performance Measurement of hydro mechanical Equipment at SHP of Different heads to Atul Tiwari (2011).
  28. Combustion Modelling in Internal Combustion Engine to Prerna Nashine (2011).
  29. Performance and Shape Optimization of Annular Fins with Different Profiles to Manish Mishra (2011).
  30. Performance Analysis Coal-fired 30 Ton/hr AFBC Boiler & its losses Methodology to Harish Ghritlahre (2010).
  31. Thermodynamics Analysis of Cascading Adsorption Refrigeration System to Anirban Sur(2009).
  32. Analysis of Energy Losses to Improve the Efficiency of Coal-fired Boiler by Using Different Method to Santosh Dubey (2009)
  33. “Design of adsorption system using silica-gel/methanol pair” to Manish Kr. Roy(2008).
  34. “Shape Optimization of Annular Fins” to Meenu Munjal(2007)
  35. Design & fabrication of biogas plant and performance study of Diesel & Biogas Dual fuel engine to Pradeep Toppo(2005).

Membership of Professional Societies:

  • Life member of “The Indian Society for Technical Education
  • Associate Member in “Institution of Engineers (INDIA)
  • Member of " ISHRAE"

Sponsored Project  

  • Development of cross flow turbine for rural electrification Approved by Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, IIT Delhi (50 Thousand)
  • Designing of a cold Storage and Dehydration plant through Single Solar-Biogas Hybrid System for Tribal States sponsored by MFPI Govt. of India(66.7 lakhs).
  • Design of A Slag Removal Mechanism from the Furnaces sponsored by Real Ispat and Power Limited (3.3 Lakhs).

STTP/Workshop Organized



Organized by


1 Worked as a Coordinator in One-week faculty development program on "Green Technology and Sustainability Engineering".  Department of Mechanical Engineering, NIT Raipur and AICTE Training and learning (ATAL) Academy Dec 08-12, 2020
2 Worked as Convener in Enhancing Employbility Skills: Connecting Campus with Corporate NIT Raipur Dec 9-13,2017
3 Worked as Coordinator  in Numerical Methods and Optimization Techniques using MATLAB Department of Mechanical, NIT Raipur Nov 20-24,2017
4 Worked as Coordinator  in Application of Numerical Methods and MATLAB Programming in Engineering MATS University, Raipur April 7-11, 2017


Worked as Convener in Multi Criteria Decision Making and Optimization

Department of Mechanical, NIT Raipur

May 25-29, 2015

 Consultancy Work

  • Inspection of solar equipments for JREDA.
  • The Premature Failure of Komatsu makes Engine Model for SECL (2011).
  • Cooling Load Calculation of Indoor Stadium of Raipur for Voltas Pvt. Ltd. (2011).
  • Cooing Load Calculation of a Cold Storage for National Horticulture Board (2017).