Personal Information
Full Name: Prof. Nagendra Kumar
Building: Aero Main Building
Email: nagendra[at]aero.iitb.ac.in


Specialization: Propulsion

Background

    Professional Experience

     Assistant Professor: Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), (Dec 2020 - present)

     Senior Project Officer: Centre of Propulsion Technology (CoPT) - IIT Madras (Aug 2018 – Nov 2020)

    Education

     Ph.D. & M.Tech [Aerospace Engineering]: Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), Chennai, India (2012-2018)

     B.E. [Aero-Mechanical]: Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI), New Delhi, India (2007-2011)

R&D
Publications: 

Selected Refereed Publications (Journals)

  1. K. Nagendra, C. Vijay, P.A. Ramakrishna, Combustion of Ammonium Perchlorate Monopropellant: Role of Heat Loss, Combustion and Flame, (2019) pp. 363-375.
  2. K. Nagendra, C. Vijay, M. Ingole, P.A. Ramakrishna, Experimental Studies on Low Pressure Deflagration Limit of Ammonium Perchlorate with Additives, Combustion and Flame, (2019) pp. 356-367.
  3. K. Nagendra, C. Vijay, P.A. Ramakrishna, Binder Melt: Quantification Using SEM/EDS and its Effects on Composite Solid Propellant Combustion, Proceedings of Combustion Institute, (2019) pp. 3151-3158.
  4. B.N. Rao, K. Malkappa, K. Nagendra, T. Jana, Ferrocene Grafted Hydroxyl Terminated Polybutadiene: A Binder for Propellant with Improved Burn Rate, Polymer, (2019) pp. 162-170.
  5. K. Nagendra, Y.A. Raj, P.A. Ramakrishna, Extinction of AP Monopropellant by Rapid Depressurization: Computational and Experimental Studies, Combustion and Flame, (2017) pp. 90-100.

Book Chapters

  1. K. Nagendra, C. Vijay, M. Ingole, P.A. Ramakrishna, Combustion of Ammonium Perchlorate: New Findings, In: Editors: Pang W., DeLuca L., Gronov A., Cumming A. (eds) Innovative Energetic Materials: Properties, Combustion Performance and Application, Springer Nature.

Patents

  1. P.A. Ramakrishna, Nikunj Rathi, Nagendra Kumar, Method of Making An Intricate Grain Design For Solid Propellants Using Wax Based Disposable Mandrel. (IDF 1532)