V.C. Rao Komaravolu

V.C. Rao Komaravolu


Principal Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

PACE Coordinator

Indian Student Association Faculty Advisor

Areas of Expertise

  • Thermodynamics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Power Plant Engineering

Research Interests

  • Survey of heat transfer in electrical machines
  • Techniques of temperature measurement in rotating systems
  • Prediction of temperature distribution in electrical machines using network analyzer
  • Scale model studies of large capacity turbo-generators
  • Studies on sprayer performance in deaerators
  • Estimation of heat transfer coefficients in industrial steam turbines

Recent Publications

  • V. C. Rao Komaravolu, Mahadevappa, M., and Sastri, V.M.K. , "Experimental Investigation for Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in an Elliptical Duct Rotating About a Parallel Axis ," Experimental Heat Transfer, Vol. 6, No. 2, pages 97 - 109, 1993-04-00