Authors : Dr. P. Purushothama Raj, Dr. V. Ramasamy

A Textbook on Fluid Mechanics and Machinery

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Dr. P.Purushothama Raj  is currently Dean of Sri Aravindar EngineeringCollege, Tamil Nadu. He obtained his B.E. Degree from University of Madras,M.E. Degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee  (UP) and Ph.D. from Bangalore University.

Dr. Raj wasawarded Bangalore University Silver-Jubilee Independence Day Award for BestLecturer, Mysore University Best Research Award and Best Paper Award fromInstitution of Engineers (India). He was a post-doctoral advance researchfellow for two years at national Research Council of Canada and was involved inGeothermal Studies at Division of Seismology and Geothermal Studies at Ottawa,Canada. He was a visiting research fellow at University of California,Berkeley, USA, and involved himself in Earth Dam Design.

Dr. Raj wasthe Dean, College Development Council, University of Madras and he was activelyinvolved in the guidance of all affiliated colleges in the field of learning,teaching, research, infrastructure, autonomy, student amenities and interactionwith University Departments. He has presented about 45 papers and written 10books.

Dr. Raj'sbiographic notes are included in the References Volumes under the followingheadings: Reference Asia – Asia's Who's Who of men and women for achievements,Asian/American – Who's Who and Asia/Pacific – Who's Who, published byRifacimento International, New Delhi.

He servedas Director and Principal, VRS College of Engineering and Technology, Directorand Principal, Adhiparasakthi Engineering College, Principal and Head of CivilEngineering, Pondicherry Engineering College, and Reader and Lecturer atBangalore University prior to his current assignment.

Dr. V.Ramasamy iscurrently the Principal, Adhiparasakthi Engineering College, Melmaruvathur. Heobtained his graduation in Civil Engineering from University of Madras and PostGraduate in Structural Engineering from Annamalai University. He pursued hisPh.D. from VIT University, Vellore. He has been working in AdhiparasakthiEngineering College for 22 years. He has presented 10 papers in journals andpresented 45 papers in conferences and symposia. He has written 9 books andmany articles in leading Magazines. He is guiding 9 Ph.D. scholars and guided12 Post Graduate in Construction Engineering Management. He is also one of theDoctoral Committee Member of research scholars of Anna University, SRMUniversity, VIT University, Sathyabama University and Bharath University. Hehas organized several National and International events. He was awarded"The Best Engineering College Teacher" by ISTE. He is life member ofISTE and Indian Concrete Institute.