Dr Sudalai Shunmugam S


Designation :Associate Professor

Area of specialization :Outdoor Insulation, Liquid and Solid Dielectrics

Date of Joining BNMIT : 06/01/2018

Nature of Association : Regular

E-mail Id : sudalaishunmugam@bnmit.in

No. of years of Experience : 7.6

Qualification

DegreeInstitutionYear of PassingClass Obtained
Ph.D.

(High Voltage Division)

Central Power Research Institute, Bangalore2018
M.E.

(High Voltage Engineering)

National Engineering College, Kovilpatti2012I Class
B.E

(Electrical and Electronics Engineering)

Francis Xavier Engineering College, Tirunelveli2009I Class

Experience

SI. No.DesignationInstitutionDuration
1Associate ProfessorBNMIT, Bangalore, India22ndJanuary 2018 – Till date
2Senior Research FellowCentral Power Research Institute, Bangalore15thMay 2013 – 30th November 2017
3Assistant Professor National Engineering College, Kovilpatti1stJune 2012 – 10th May 2013

Awards and Achievements

  • Awarded Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) to pursue Ph.D. at Central Power Research Institute, Bangalore, provided by Ministry of Power, India (2013-2017).
  • Participated and co-authored in the production of the report “Pollution Mapping with Reference to Transmission System in Northern Region”, one of the biggest pollution mapping project carried out in the Indian Power System. The report is available on the prestigious Northern Region Power Committee (NRPC) webpage serving as a reference for insulator selection in High Voltage (HV) and Extra High Voltage (EHV) transmission lines. https://nrpc.gov.in/other-report/?lang=en (Accessed on 19th December 2020).
  • Established “High Voltage Insulator Display Assembly” comprising of transmission and distribution class insulators in the Relay and High Voltage Laboratory of the EEE Department, BNMIT, Bangalore in March 2018.
  • Serving as a Subject Expert in “Modernization of Relay and High Voltage Laboratory”, Project Cost: Rs. 13,00,000/- a grant-in-aid under AICTE- MODROB Scheme.
  • Serving as a Single Point of Contact (SPOC) between the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, BNMIT, Bangalore and Manobhu Technology Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore.
  • In-charge of EEE Department Newsletter, MINCHU.

Expertise/Subjects handled

  • High Voltage Engineering
  • Transmission and Distribution
  • Basic Electrical Engineering and Electromagnetic Field Computation and Modelling

Research Interest:

  • Outdoor insulators
  • Liquid and Solid Dielectrics
  • AI applications in Power Engineering

Patents:

  • N Vasudev, S Sudalai Shunmugam, “Specially Designed Porcelain Long Rod Insulators for   Highly Contaminated Environment”, Indian Product Patent, Patent Application No: 201641033690, filed during November 2016.
  • N Vasudev, S Sudalai Shunmugam, “Improved insulator for use in high voltage electrical equipments installed in severely contaminated wet atmospheric conditions”, Indian Product Patent. (Patent generation under process – 2018CPRI01 TRISHUL INSULATOR)

Funding received

  • Title: Modernization of Relay and High Voltage Laboratory
  • Funding Agency: All India Council of Technical Education, New Delhi
  • Team Members: Dr. R V Parimala, Dr. S Sudalai Shunmugam
  • Amount: ₹ 13,00,000 /-
  • Duration:  02 years (January 2020 – January 2022)

 

  • Title: Assessment of Pollution Level and Design of External Insulation for High Voltage Transmission System
  • Funding Agency: Central Power Research Institute, Bangalore
  • Team Members: N Vasudev, S Sudalai Shunmugam, V Asai Thambi, Rafiq Mathersa            
  • Amount: ₹ 11,50,000 /-
  • Duration:  02 years (March 2016 – March 2018)
Consultancy Projects

1. Title: Pollution Mapping for Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC)

  • Funding Agency: L&T, India.
  • Team Members:N Vasudev, S Sudalai Shunmugam, V Asai Thambi, Rafiq Mathersa
  • Amount:₹ 8,06,800 /-
  • Duration: 01 year (1st September 2016 – 1st November 2016)

 

2. Title: Flashover of Bushing at Bhopal Sub-Station (Bhopal Dhule Transmission Company Limited)

  • Funding Agency: Bhopal Dhule Transmission Company Limited, India.
  • Team Members: N Vasudev, S Sudalai Shunmugam
  • Amount: ₹ 1,03,050 /-
  • Duration:  01 Month  (May 2016)

 

3. Title: Pollution Mapping with Reference to Transmission System in Northern Region

  • Funding Agency: Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL), Gurgaon, India      
  • Amount: ₹ 1,55,11,358 /-
  • Team Members: N Vasudev, S Sudalai Shunmugam
  • Duration:  03 years (2013 – 2015)

 

4. Title: Pollution Mapping of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited Network

  • Funding Agency: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited Network
  • Amount: ₹ 22,69,335 /-
  • Team Members: N Vasudev, S Sudalai Shunmugam
  • Duration:  1.5 years (2014 – 2015)

Journals

  • S Sudalai Shunmugam, N Vasudev, K N Ravi, K A Venkatesh, “Influence of Profile on the Pollution Performance of Cap-and-Pin insulators: An Experimental Study”, IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, Vol. 32, No. 6, pp. 20-28, Nov/Dec 2016.
  • S Sudalai Shunmugam, N Vasudev, K N Ravi, K A Venkatesh, “Applicability of Dimensional Analysis for the Prediction of Pollution Performance of Insulators: An Experimental Study”, IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, 11, No. 5, pp. 1319-1324, March 2017.
  • Karthik, Sree Ranga Raja, S Sudalai Shunmugam, “Performance evaluation of Transformer oil using UV-Visible Spectrophotometer”, Journal Acta Scienataria Technology, Maringa, Vol.36, No. 2, pp. 245 – 250, April-June 2014.
  • Karthik, Sree Ranga Raja, S Sudalai Shunmugam, T Sudhakar, “Performance Evaluation of Ester oil and Mixed insulating fluids”, Journal of Institute of Engineers- India, Springer Publishers, Series B, Vol. 93, No.3, pp. 173-178, Nov-Dec 2012
Conference 
  • S Sudalai Shunmugam, N Vasudev, M. Krishna Kumar, B N De Bhowmick, Sunkara B R Rao,  “Insulator Pollution Mapping of the Northern Region of the Indian Power System”, 20th International Symposium on High Voltage Engineering (ISH), Buenos Aires, Argentina, paper no. 594,  2017.
  • S Sudalai Shunmugam, N Vasudev, K N Ravi, K A Venkatesh,  “Pollution performance of HVAC Insulators: An Interpretation using Dimensional Analysis Technique”, 19th International Symposium on High Voltage Engineering (ISH), Pilsen, Czech Republic, paper no. 374, 2015.
  • S Sudalai Shunmugam, N Vasudev, K N Ravi, K A Venkatesh, “Applicability of Multiple Regression Analysis for the Prediction of Pollution Performance of HVAC Insulators”, International Conference on High Voltage Engineering and Technology (ICHVET), Ultra High Voltage Laboratory, Hyderabad, India, pp. 67-70, 2015.
  • S Sudalai Shunmugam, N Vasudev, R S Shivakumara Aradhaya, “A Comparison of the Pollution Performance of Long rod and Disc type HVAC insulators – A Laboratorial Study”, International Conference on High Voltage Engineering and Applications (ICHVE), Poznan, Poland,  B-5-4,  2014.
  • Sunganya Bharathi, M. Willjuice Iruthayarajan, S Sudalai Shunmugam, L. Kalaivani, “Interpretation of  Dissolved Gas Analysis using Fuzzy Logic System”,  IEEE International Conference on Power, Energy and Control (ICPEC), pp.245 -249, Tamil Nadu, India, 2013.
  • S Sudalai Shunmugam, N Vasudev, K N Ravi, K A Venkatesh, “Effect of Profiles on the Pollution Performance of HVAC Cap-and-Pin Porcelain Insulators”, Poster presentation made at National Power Engineering Research Scholars Meet, 29-30 December, IIT Madras, 2015.
  • SudalaiShunmugam, N. Vasudev and R. S. Shivakumara Aradhaya, “Design of Outdoor Insulation for Polluted Environment – A Review”, National High Voltage Engineering Conference, Ultra High Voltage Laboratory, CPRI, Hyderabad, India, pp. 132-137, 2014.
  • Sudalai Shunmugam, R Karthik, M Willjuice Iruthayarajan, Presented a technical paper in National Level Conference titled “Application of Mixed Dielectric Fluids in Power Transformers- a Review” at Einstein College of Engineering, Tirunelveli. 2012.

Hobbies

  • Reading
  • Writing

Sports 

  • Badminton
  • Kick Boxing

Music

  • Carnatic
  • Western Classic
  • Sufi Music
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