Dr. M. Chakkarapani

Qualification : Ph.D.

Details of Educational Qualification:

Course Specialization Group College Name/University Year of Passing
Ph.D. Electrical and Electronics Engineering Electrical and Electronics Engineering National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli-15, Tamilnadu 2017
M.Tech. Process Control & Instrumentation Engineering Process Control & Instrumentation Engineering National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli-15, Tamilnadu 2010
B.Tech. Electrical & Electronics Engineering Electrical & Electronics Engineering National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli-15, Tamilnadu 2008

Note : Students are advised to meet me in Room No : WB-116 at any time other than my class hours mentioned in the below timetable for any discussions related to the subjects & research.

My Schedule for 2020-21


Research Projects

S.No Name of the Faculty Title of the Project Sanctioning Authority Sanctioned Amount Duration of the Project Status
1 Dr. M. Chakkarapani An Effective Technique to Detect PV Array Faults and Predict the Lifetime of PV Modules in a Commercial PV Plant DST-SERB Rs.16.348 Lakhs 2 Years Ongoing

List of Patents

S.No Name of the Inventors Title of the Patent App. No./Ref No. Date of Publishing Status
1 B. Bijukumar,M. Chakkarapani,G. Saravana Ilango,C. Nagamani,K. Srinivasan A Method and System for Implementing Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) Technique for Extracting the Maximum Power in Thermoelectric Generator (TEG) Systems 201741030634 20/07/2018 Under Review
2 B. Pradeep Kumar,M. Chakkarapani, G. Saravana Ilango,C. Nagamani Method for Extracting the I-V Curve of the Photovoltaic (PV) Module 201941037604 23/09/2019 Under Review

List of Publications

S.No Title of the Paper Full Details of Journal Name / Conference Name, Volume number, page number, Date
1 Identification and Localization of Array Faults with Optimized Placement of Voltage Sensors in a PV System IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics (accepted for publication, DOI:10.1109/TIE.2020.2998750).
2 Identification of Pre-existing/Undetected Line-to-Line Faults in PV Array Based on Pre-turn ON/OFF Condition of the PV Inverter IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 5, no. 11, April 2020. (DOI:10.1109/TPEL.2020.2987856)
3 Enhanced Power Output from the PV with Low Input Ripple DC-DC ConverterElectric Power Components and Systems; vol. 46; no. 11-12; pp. 1288-1299; 2018.
4 “Performance evaluation of Type-3 PLLs under wide variation in input voltage and frequency” IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics; vol.5, no.3, pp.971-981, 2017.
5 Detection and quantification of degradation using time constant of PV voltage 8th National Power Electronics Conference (NPEC) 2017, College of Engineering Pune, 18th - 20th Dec. 2017.
6 “Fireworks Enriched P&O Algorithm for GMPPT and Detection of Partial Shading in PV Systems” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics , vol.32, no.6, pp,4432 – 4443, June. 2017.
7 “A Hybrid Algorithm for Tracking of Global MPP based on Perturb and Observe and Particle Swarm Optimization with Reduced Power Oscillation in String Inverter” IEEE Transaction on Industrial Electronics vol.63, no.10, pp,6097 – 6106, Oct. 2016.
8 “A Method to Detect Photovoltaic Array Faults and Partial Shading in PV Systems” IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics vol.6, no.pp.5,1278 – 1285, July, 2016
9 “An Efficient Global MPPT technique for a Partially Shaded Photovoltaic String” IET Power Electronics vol.9, no.14, pp,2637 – 2644, June, 2016.
10 “Challenges in the Detection of Lineline Faults in PV Arrays due to Partial Shading” International Conference on Energy Efficient Technologies for Sustainability (ICEETS), 07-08 Apr 2016 , St.Xavier's Catholic College of Engineering, Nagercoil, India
11 “Dragonfly Algorithm Based Global Maximum Power Point Tracker for Photovoltaic Systems” International Conference on Swarm Intelligence, pp. 211-219, Springer International Publishing, Bali, Indonesia, June 25-30, 2016
12 “On the Issues in MPPT implementation for PV systems” International Conference on “21st Century Energy Needs – Materials, Systems and Applications 2016 (ICTFCEN-2016), IIT Kharagpur, 17th – 19th November 2016
13 “Degradation detection of PV arrays using Extremum-seeking control based MPPT”19th National Power Systems Conference NPSC-2016 ,IIT Bhubaneswar, 19th -21st,December 2016
14 “Decentralized Self- Tuning Fuzzy –PI Controllers for Heater - Mixer Setup” in proceedings of 2010 IEEE International Conference on Advances in Communication, Network and Computing, pg: 187-191, October 2010.
  • Five-Day Faculty Development Programme on “Emerging power conversion techniques and challenges for Renewable energy and Electric vehicle applications” Margadarshan Scheme (AICTE)”at NIT Tiruchirappalli from 24th-28th June 2019.
  • One-Week AICTE-NPTEL Online Faculty Development Programme on “Advanced Linear Continuous Control Systems: Applications with MATLAB Programming and Simulink” through MOOCs (Aug-Oct 2018).
  • Five-Day Workshop on “SiC Devices Enabled Power Converters Applications- Opportunities and Challenges” under “Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN)”at NIT Tiruchirappalli from 11th -15th December 2017.
  • SOLAR & RENEWABLE EXPO 2017 Exhibition & Conference on Renewable Energies for a sustainable Future on 10th November 2017 at The Gateway Hotel, Vijayawada.