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Staff Id : 04008
Name : Dr. N. KARUNAKARAN
Designation : ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (On other duty as Deputy Director, In-charge of Annamalai Innovation Centre)
Qualification : B.E.,M.B.A.,M.E.,PhD,
Specialization : Industrial Engineering, Industrial Management, Finite Element Analysis, Thermal Analysis.
Date of Birth : 28-11-1968
Date of Joining : 24-08-1998
Present Address Contact Number E-Mail Address
No:1/6B, Gnanaprakasam East St,
Chidambaram-608 001.
9443405920cdl.karun28@gmail.com
Research Guidance
Discipline Awarded Guidance
M.Phil./M.E./M.Sc. 24-
Ph.D. 13


Conference /Seminar / Symposia / Workshop
Conference Seminar Symposia Workshop
National International
Attended 46517
Conducted -----


Research Projects
Major Projects Minor Projects Total Amount (Rs.)
Completed ---
Ongoing ---
Teaching and Research Experience Industry Experience
18 Years7 Years
Journals Conference Books Published Popular Article
National International National International
2 15 6 8 1 -

List of Publications - National
N. Babu, N. Karunakaran, V. Balasubramanian,, "Comparative evaluation of Temperature Distribution in GTAW and FSW Joints of AA 5059 Aluminium Alloy.", Journal of Manufacturing Engineering, Volume 9, Number 2, Jun 2014, pp. 71-76. 2014.
N. Karunakaran, V. Balasubramanian, "Effect of Pulsed Current on Temperature Distribution, Weld Bead Profiles and characteristics of Gas Tungsten Arc Welded carbon steel Joints.", Indian Welding Society (IWS) Journal, Volume 6, Number 3, Sep 2010, pp. 15-38. 2010.
List of Publications - International
N Babu, N Karunakaran, V Balasubramanian, "Numerical predictions and experimental investigation of the temperature distribution of friction stir welded AA 5059 aluminium alloy joints.", International Journal of Materials Research (formerly Zeitschrift fuer Metallkunde) , Volume 108, Number 1, 2017, pp. 68-75. 2017.
N. Alagappan, N. Karunakaran, "PERFORMANCE INVESTIGATION OF 405 STAINLESS STEEL THERMOSYPHON USING CERIUM(IV)OXIDE NANO FLUID.", IJE TRANSACTIONS A: Basics, Volume 30, Number 4, Apr 2017, pp. 192-198. 2017.
M. Saravanan, N. Karunakaran, "Thermal Characteristics of V-Grooved Solar Collector with Circular Heat Pipe.", Energy and Power, Volume 6, Number 1A, Jan 2016, pp. 1-7. 10.5923/c.ep.201601.01.
N. Alagappan, N. Karunakaran, "Thermal Performance and Efficiency of a 6063 Aluminium Alloy Thermosyphon with Cerium IV Oxide Nanofluid using Response Surface Methodology.", Elixir Mech. Engg., Volume 100, Number 1, Nov 2016, pp. 43499-43503. 2016.
M. Saravanan, N. Karunakaran, "Optimization of Heat Pipe Cross Section Geometry in Flat Absorber Plate Solar Collector (Simulator).", Advances in Natural and Applied Sciences, Volume 10, Number 15, Nov 2016, pp. 61-70. 2016.
N. KARUNAKARAN N. BABU, R. SUSENTHIRAR, "MICROSTRUCTURAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF SOLID STATE WELDED DISSIMILAR ALUMINUM ALLOY JOINTS.", Int. J. Chem. Sci, Volume 14, Number s4, 2016, pp. 1-9. 1-9.
M. Saravanan, N. Karunakaran, "Thermal Characteristics of V-Trough Solar Simulator (VTSS) using different Profiles of Heat Pipes.", Elixir Mech. Engg, Volume 97, Number 1, Jun 2016, pp. 41938-41942. 2016.
N. Babu, N. Karunakaran and V. Balasubramanian, "Comparative Study of Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Fusion and Solid State Welded of AA5059 Aluminium Alloy Joints.", International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, Volume 10, Number 49, 2015, pp. 506-511. 2015.
N. Babu, N. Karunakaran and V. Balasubramanian, "A study to estimate the tensile strength of friction stir welded AA 5059 aluminium alloy joints..", The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Volume 79, Number 1-4, 2015, pp. 1-9. 10.1007/s00170-015-7391-9.
N. Alagappan and N. Karunakaran, "Thermal Characteristics of a Circular Finned Thermosyphon Using Different Working Fluids.", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Volume 575, Number 1, 2014, pp. 322-328. 2014.
N. Karunakaran,, "Effect of Pulsed Current on Temperature Distribution and Characteristics of GTA Welded Magnesium Alloy.", IOSR Journal of Mechanical and Civil Engineering (IOSR -JMCE), Volume 4, Number 6, 2013, pp. 1-8. 2013.
N. Karunakaran, V. Balasubramanian, "Transient Three Dimensional FE Modeling for Thermal Analysis of Pulsed Current Gas Tungsten Arc Welding of Aluminum Alloy..", International Journal of Mechanical, Industrial Science and Engineering, Volume 7, Number 3, 2013, pp. 992-999. 2013.
N. Karunakaran, , "Effect of Pulsed Current on Temperature Distribution, Weld Bead Profiles and Characteristics of GTA Welded Stainless Steel Joints.", International Journal of Engineering & Technology, Volume 2, Number 12, 2012, pp. 1908-1916. 2012.
N. Karunakaran, V. Balasubramanian, "Multipurpose Three Dimensional Finite Element Procedure for Thermal Analysis in Pulsed Current Gas Tungsten Arc Welding of AZ 31B Magnesium Alloy Sheets..", International Journal of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Volume 5, Number 4, 2011, pp. 267-274. 2011.
N. Karunakaran, V. Balasubramanian, "Effect of Pulsed Current on Temperature Distribution, Weld Bead Profiles and characteristics of Gas Tungsten Arc Welded Aluminum Alloy Joints.", The Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China, Volume 21, Number 2, 2011, pp. 278-286. 2011.
List of Conferences - National
N. Babu, N. Karunakaran and V. Balasubramanian, Microstructure and Mechanical properties of GTAW and FSW Joints of AA5059 Aluminium Alloy, National Welding Seminar & Weld India 2014-15, Jan 23-24, 2015, Jamshedpur , pp. 1-8. Jamshedpur, IIW, Jamshedpur Branch & Tata Steel.
M. Saravanan, N. Karunakaran, Experimental Analysis of Heat Pipe with V-Trough Solar Collector, National Conference “IAEISDISE 2014”, , Sep 12-13, 2014, India, pp. 1-10. India, International Journal of Research in Advent Technology .
N. Babu, N. Karunakaran and V. Balasubramanian, Numerical Simulation of Friction Stir Butt Welding Processes for AA5059 Aluminium Alloy Joints, National Weld Meet (NWM-2014), Sep 5-6, 2014, Kilakarai, pp. 1-8. Mohamed Sathak Engg. College, Kilakarai, Mohamed Sathak Engg. College, Kilakarai.
N. Babu, N. Karunakaran and V. Balasubramanian, Microstructural and mechanical properties of Friction stir welded dissimilar aluminium alloy joints, Advances in Welding Science & Technology (ADWEST- 2013), May 3-4, 2013, Chennai, pp. 25-32. Chennai, IWS Chennai.
S. Sree Sabari, N. Babu, S. Malarvizhi, N. Karunakaran and V. Balasubramanian, Study on the effect of Pulsed TIG welding Parameter on bead shape, Microstructure and Microhardness using Finite Element Analysis, Advances in Welding Science & Technology (ADWEST- 2013), May 3-4, 2013, Chennai, pp. 65-72. Chennai, IWS Chennai.
N. Karunakaran, V. Balasubramanian, Thermal Analysis in Pulsed Current Tungsten Inert Gas Welding of AA2024 Aluminium Alloy, National Welding Seminar (NWS-06), Nov 23-26, 2006, Chennai, pp. 153-158. Chennai, IWS Chennai.
List of Conferences - International
N. Alagappan and N. Karunakaran , Heat Transfer Enhancement in a Circular Finned Two Phase Closed Thermosyphon (TPCT) Using Ethylene Glycol and Nano Particle Mixture , 1st Thermal and Fluid Engineering Summer Conference, Aug 9-12, 2015, New York City, USA., pp. 1-10. New York City, USA., TFESC New York City, USA..
N. Babu, N. Karunakaran and V. Balasubramanian, Establishing empirical relationships to predict hardness and tensile strength of Gas Tungsten Arc Welded AA 5059 Aluminium Alloy Joints. , International Conference on advances in cutting welding & surfacing (CWS 2015),, Aug 5-7, 2015, Coimbatore, pp. 1-8. CIT, Coimbatore, CIT, Coimbatore.
N. Babu, N. Karunakaran and V. Balasubramanian, Comparative study of Microstructure and Mechanical properties of Fusion and Solid Welded AA 5059 Aluminium Alloy Joints, International Conference on Emerging trends in Engineering, Technology & Management (ICETM-2015), , Apr 16-18, 2015, Dindigul, pp. 1-8. RVS College of Engineering & Technology, Dindigul, RVS College of Engineering & Technology, Dindigul.
N. Babu, N. Karunakaran and V. Balasubramanian, Development of Mathematical Model to predict the Tensile Strength of Friction Stir Welded AA 5059 Aluminium Alloy Joints., International Conference on Advances in Design and Manufacturing (ICAD&M-14), , Dec 5-7, 2014, Trichy, pp. 1040-1045. NIT, Trichy, NIT, Trichy.
N. Alagappan and N. Karunakaran, Thermal Characteristics of a Circular Finned Thermosyphon Using Different Working Fluids, International Conference On Mechanical, Automotive And Materials Engineering (CMAME 2014),, May 26-28, 2014, Singapore, pp. 322-328. Switzerland, Trans Tech Publications, .
M. Saravanan, N. Alagappan, N. Karunakaran, Experimental analysis of heat pipe working on solar energy. International interdisciplinary Research Seminar on How to do Ph.D at international Standards, Society of Green Engineering & Technology, Aug 3-3, 2013, Coimbatore, pp. 135-138. Coimbatore, SGETS IIRS 2013.
N. Karunakaran, V. Balasubramanian, Thermal Analysis in Pulsed Current Tungsten Inert Gas Welding of AA 6351 -– T6 Aluminium Alloy, International Conference on advances in cutting welding & surfacing (CWS), Jan 22-23, 2011, Coimbatore, pp. 45-54. Coimbatore, IWS Coimbatore.
N. Karunakaran, V. Balasubramanian, Thermal Analysis in Pulsed Current Tungsten Inert Gas Welding of AZ 31 B Magnesium Alloy, International Welding Symposium (IWS-2K10), Feb 10-12, 2010, Mumbai, pp. 437-446. Mumbai, IWS Mumbai.
List of Book Published
N. Karunakaran, S. Sivaprakasam, Alternate Energy Sources -– Biodiesel, 7/3c Madley Road, T Nagar, Chennai: Scitech Publications, 978-81-8371-269-9, pp. Feb 2010.
List of Awards /Honours / Memberships
Energy & Fuel User's Association of India - M00260
Indian Welding Society - L00982