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Professor Rakesh Mishra joined the School of Computing and Engineering of the University of Huddersfield in the year 2000 as a Research Fellow. Professor Mishra was later appointed as a Lecturer in Sept. 2003, a Senior Lecturer in 2004 and a Reader in 2009. Professor Mishra was conferred the prestigious title of Professor of fluid dynamics in summer 2011. From 1988 to 2000 Professor Mishra worked as a Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Reader at MNNIT, Allahabad, India. During this time Professor Mishra was seconded to renowned Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India for PhD work (1993-1996) which he finished in 1996. His teaching career started in July 1987 when he joined the College of Engineering Pusad, India as a lecturer. 

 Professor Mishra’s main teaching area is Thermo-fluids and various modules developed and taught by him include Aerodynamics, Thermodynamics, Automotive Power Units, Advance Energy Systems and Computational Fluid Dynamics. Professor Mishra leads the ‘Energy Emission and the Environmental research group’ within the Centre of Efficiency and Performances Engineering of the University. Professor Mishra also contributes to highly successful IMechE accredited Mechanical, Automotive and Energy Engineering courses at different levels. These courses recruit students from all over the world. Professor Mishra is a chartered Engineer and a Fellow of Institution of Mechanical Engineers as well as a Fellow of Higher Education Academy.

Prof. Mishra is an active consultant to many Thermo-fluid industries and has run a number of knowledge transfer partnerships successfully. Prof. Mishra is very active in renewable energy research and is involved with many renewable energy organizations. Prof. Mishra is also a member the Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Power Society of India which promotes effective use of fluid power in developing economies. Prof. Mishra has published more than 200 papers in various journals and conference proceedings of repute and has been invited to give key note lectures in various conferences. Prof. Mishra has also organised and chaired a number of conference sessions dealing with green issues.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Design, development and performance evaluation of fluid and thermal systems such as radiators, heat exchangers, piping systems, valves, Thermo-syphons etc.
  • Flow diagnostics, flow measurement and instrumentation, multiphase flows
  • Computational fluid dynamics, analytical and experimental modeling of difficult flow systems,  rheology, fuel development, toxicity evaluation of fuels, emission modeling
  • Aerodynamics: vehicle aero dynamics, boundary layer flow, turbulence, design and development of aerodynamic interventions for vehicle systems, modeling of vehicle stability and systems development for improving vehicle stability
  • Design and development of e-learning systems for energy, emission and the environment education
  • Energy saving devices, energy generating devices, energy storage devices, emissions: prediction, monitoring and control.
  • Bio-fluid system modeling
  • Design and development of flow solutions for built environment
  • Sustainable development and  energy efficiency, internal flow features within the built environment
  • Wind loads on complex high rise buildings
  • Flow through porous media, and contaminant transport in air, water and soil media
  • Flood modelling

Research Degree Supervision

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Computational fluid dynamics Engineering & Materials Science
Pipelines Engineering & Materials Science
Pipe Engineering & Materials Science
Biodiesel Engineering & Materials Science
Liquids Engineering & Materials Science
Engines Engineering & Materials Science
Slurries Engineering & Materials Science
Capsules Chemical Compounds

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Projects 2015 2021

Research Output 1997 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Effects of the geometrical features of flow paths on the flow capacity of a control valve trim

Asim, T., Mishra, R., Oliveira, A. & Charlton, M., Jan 2019, In : Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 172, p. 124-138 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nuclear industry
Chemical industry
Flow of fluids
Computational fluid dynamics

Improved Design of a Multi-Stage Continuous-Resistance Trim for minimum Energy Loss in Control Valves

Asim, T., Oliveira, A., Charlton, M. & Mishra, R., 1 May 2019, In : Energy. 174, p. 954-971 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Energy dissipation
Pressure drop
Circular cylinders
Flow velocity

Inverse design of wind turbine blade sections for operation under icing conditions

Kollar, L. E. & Mishra, R., 15 Jan 2019, In : Energy Conversion and Management. 180, p. 844-858 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

wind turbine
Wind turbines
Turbomachine blades
Velocity distribution
Pressure distribution
Open Access
Diesel engines
Intake systems
1 Citation (Scopus)

Development of a Novel Characterisation Methodology for the Aerodynamic Coefficients of a Tractor-Trailer Unit based on Relative Flow Angles and Vehicle Dimensions

Malviya, V., Asim, T., Sendanayake Achchige, I. & Mishra, R., 1 Sep 2018, In : Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering. 43, 9, p. 4957-4975 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Light trailers
Commercial vehicles
Flow fields

Activities 2011 2019

  • 29 Oral presentation
  • 1 Invited talk

Comparison of operational effectiveness of a turbocharger volute

Karina Zala (Speaker), Taimoor Asim (Speaker), Paul Baker (Speaker), Kuldip Ubbi (Speaker), Rakesh Mishra (Speaker)
15 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Investigations on Augmented Reality based Maintenance Practices within SMEs

Maike Mueller (Speaker), Dirk Stegelmeyer (Speaker), Rakesh Mishra (Speaker)
5 Jul 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Pressure Drop Predictions in Hydraulic Bends Transporting Cylindrical Capsules

Taimoor Asim (Speaker), Rakesh Mishra (Speaker), Kuldip Ubbi (Speaker)
10 Dec 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Effect of Manufacturing Method of a Centrifugal Fan Hub on its Heat Dissipation Characteristics

James Swinton (Speaker), Taher Eshaafi (Speaker), Taimoor Asim (Speaker), John Irons (Speaker), Rakesh Mishra (Speaker)
10 Jul 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Computational Fluid Dynamics based Transient Thermal Analysis of Friction Stir Welding

Esam Hamza (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Taimoor Asim (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Rakesh Mishra (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)
15 Dec 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation