Welcome to the group of Prof Sudarshan Kumar

Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Bombay, Powai Mumbai, INDIA 400 076

Curriculum Vitae of Sudarshan Kumar

IIT Bombay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Sudarshan Kumar

Professor

Department of Aerospace Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Powai Mumbai, India - 400 076

Phone:+91-22-2576-7124

Fax:+91-22-2572-2602

E-mail:sudar[At]aero.iitb.ac.in

 

 Academic Qualifications

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Research Interests

Research interests include experimental and computational investigations on the flameless combustion of gaseous fuels, advanced aerothermochemistry, high temperature air combustion, flameless/mild combustion, turbulent combustion, modeling of combustion systems, Reduction of pollutant emissions from combustion systems, combustion in micro-channels, flame instabilities, pattern formation of flames and catalytic combustion in micro-channels, high speed flows, supersonic combustion. Development of micro rockets based on solid propellants.

 

 Awards and Recognitions and memberships

 

1. INAE Young Associate (2013).

2. The IIT Bombay Young Investigator Award for the Year 2011 (2012)

3. Member, Executive Committee, Combustion Institute, Indian section (2012 - 13) .

4. INAE Young Engineer Award (2011).

5. First prize winner of SAFRAN-French Embassy awards (2007) for PhD thesis in Aerospace Engineering field.

6. Member, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

7. Member, Aeronautical Society of India

8. Dr. Bernard Lewis Fellowship (2002). This award is conferred to selected bright young combustion scientists by The Combustion Institute, USA biennially.

9. Member, The Combustion Institute.

10. University 2nd Rank in B.E. (Mechanical Engineering) (1998).

11. National Merit Scholarship holder (1992).

 

 

 Positions held

 

1. May 2015 - onwards: Professor, Aerospace engineering department, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India.

2. Jul. 2015 - Jun. 2016: Visiting Professor, Aerospace Engineering Department, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea.

3. Jan. 2011 - Apr. 2015: Associate Professor, Aerospace engineering department, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India.

4. Nov. 2006 - Dec. 2010: Assistant Professor, Aerospace engineering department, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India.

5. Nov. 2004 - Sept. 2006: Post doctoral researcher, Institute of Fluid Science, Tohoku University, Japan.

6. Jul. 2004 - Oct. 2004: Research associate, Combustion Gasification and Propulsion Laboratory, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India.

 

 List of Publications in Journals and Conferences

 

 

Refereed journal papers in international journals

1. Aravind B., GKS Raghuram, Ratna Kishore V., Sudarshan Kumar, ''Compact design of planar stepped micro combustor for portable thermoelectric power generation,'' Energy Conversion and Management,Vol. 156, 224-236 (2017) .

2. Robin John Varghese, Harshal Kolekar, Vishnu H., Sudarshan Kumar, ''Effect of CO Content on Laminar Burning Velocities of Syngas-Air Premixed flames at Elevated Temperatures,'' Fuel, Vol. 214, 144-153 (2017) .

3. Lovely Mallick, Sudarshan Kumar, Arindrajit Chowdhury, ''Thermal Decomposition of Ammonium Perchlorate - A TGA-FTIR-MS Study: Part II,'' Thermochimica Acta, Vol. 653, 83-96 (2017).

4. A. N. Mohammed, K. A. Juhany, Sudarshan Kumar, Ratna Kishore V., Akram M., ''Effects of CO2/N2 dilution on laminar burning velocity of DME-air mixtures at elevated temperatures,'' Journal of Hazardous Materials, Vol. 333(5) 215-221 (2017) .

5. Robin J. Varghese, V. Ratna Kishore, M. Akram, Y. Yoon, Sudarshan Kumar, ''Burning velocities of DME (dimethyl ether)-air premixed flames at elevated temperatures,'' Energy, Vol. 126(1), 34-41 (2017).

6. Saurabh Sharma, Rohit Kumar, A. Chowdhury, Y. Yoon, Sudarshan Kumar, ''On the effect of spray parameters on CO and NOx emissions in a liquid fuel fired flameless combustor,'' Fuel, Vol. 199(1) 229-238 (2017).

7. Umesh potdar, Ajinkya Jamgade, P. Mahyavanshi, Y. Yoon, Sudarshan Kumar, ''Experimental investigations on stabilization mechanism of lifted spray kerosene spray flames,'' Combustion Science and Technology, Vol. 189(7) 1241-1259 (2017).

8. V. Ratnakishore, S. Minaev, M. Akram, Sudarshan Kumar, ''Dynamics of premixed Methane/Air mixtures in a heated microchannel with different wall temperature gradients,'' RSC Advances, Vol. 7, 2066-2073 (2017).

9. F. Sirotkin, R. Fursenko, Sudarshan Kumar, S. Minaev, ''Flame anchoring regime of filterational gas combustion: Theory and experiment,'' Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol. 36(3) 4383-4389 (2017).

10. Aditya P. Singh, V. R. Kishore, Y. Yoon, S. Minaev, Sudarshan Kumar, ''Effect of wall thermal boundary conditions on flame dynamics of CH4-air and H2-air mixtures in straight microtubes,'' Combustion Science and Technology Vol. 189, 150-168 (2017).

11. Minaev S.S., Terletskii I.A., Sudarshan Kumar, ''Evaluating the efficiency of thermos-electric conversion of heat from gas combustion in a small-scale system with counterflow heat exchange,'' Thermophysics and Aeromechanics, Vol. 23, 581-589 (2016).

12. Amit Katoch, M. Asad, S. Minaev, Sudarshan Kumar, ''Measurement of laminar burning velocities of methanol-air mixtures at elevated temperatures,'' Fuel Vol. 182, 57-63 (2016).

13. B. Aravind, V. R. Kishore, Aditya P. Singh, Y. Yoon, S. Minaev, Sudarshan Kumar, ''Investigations on flame dynamics of premixed H2-air mixtures in microscale tubes,'' RSC Advances, Vol. 6 (55), 50358-50367 (2016).

14. R Fursenko, A Maznoy, E Odintsov, A Kirdyashkin, S Minaev, Sudarshan Kumar, ''Temperature and radiative characteristics of cylindrical porous Ni-Al burners,'' International Journal of Heat and Mass transfer, Vol. 98, 277-284 (2016).

15. Aswathy Nair, V. Ratna Kishore, Sudarshan Kumar, ''Effect of CO2/N2 dilution on laminar burning velocity of liquid petroleum gas-air mixtures at elevated temperatures,'' Energy, Vol. 100, 145-153 (2016).

16. N. BeIyakov, I. Terletskii, S. Minaev, Sudarshan Kumar, K. Maruta, ''Efficiency of microcombustion system with thermoelectric generator combined with countercurrent heat exchanger,'' Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 685, 422-426 (2016).

17. Aditya P. Singh, V. Ratna Kishore, S. Minaev, Sudarshan Kumar, ''Numerical investigations on unsteady flame propagation in stepped microtubes,'' RSC Advances, Vol. 5, 100879-100890 (2015).

18. Aswathy Nair, V. Ratna Kishore, Sudarshan Kumar, ''Dynamics of premixed hydrogen-air flames in microchannels with a wall temperature gradient,'' Combustion Science and Technology, Vol. 187(10), 1620-1637 (2015).

19. Lovely Mallick, Sudarshan Kumar, Arindrajit Chowdhury, ''Thermal decomposition of Ammonium perchlorate - a TGA-FTIR-MS study: Part I,'' Thermochimica Acta, Vol. 610, 57-68 (2015).

20. Prashant Nehe, G.Sivakumar, Sudarshan Kumar, ''Solution precursor plasma spray (SPPS) technique of catalyst coating for hydrogen production in a single channel with cavities plate type methanol based microreformer,'' Chemical Engineering Journal, Vol. 277, 168-175 (2015).

21. Shambhoo Yadav, Prathima Yamasani, Sudarshan Kumar, ''Experimental studies on a micro power generator using thermoelectric modules mounted on a microcombustor,'' Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 99, 1-7 (2015) .

22. Prashant Nehe, Vanteru M. Reddy, Sudarshan Kumar, ''Investigations on a new internally-heated tubular packed-bed methanol steam reformer,'' International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 40(16) 5715-5725 (2015).

23. Amit Kumar Chaturvedi, Sudarshan Kumar, Debasis Chakraborty, ''Slag prediction in submerged rocket nozzle through two phase CFD simulations,'' Defense Science Journal, Vol. 65(2) 99-106 (2015).

24. V. Mahendra Reddy, Amit Katoch, W. L. Roberts, Sudarshan Kumar, ''Experimental and numerical analysis for high intensity swirl based ultra-low emission flameless combustor operating with liquid fuels,'' Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol. 35 3581-3589 (2015)

25. A. Ambekar, Ritesh Bhangale, Rik Chaterjee, Chinmay Kulkarni, Sudarshan Kumar, Arindrajit Chowdhury, ''Glow-plug-assisted combustion of nitromethane sprays in a constant volume chamber,'' Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 76; 462-474 (2015).

26. R. N. Roy, S. Kumar, S. Sreedhara, ''Prediction of lift-off height of turbulent methane and propane flames issuing in cold surroundings using conditional moment closure coupled with an extinction model,'' Combustion and Flame, Vol. 162(4) 1164-1166 (2015).

27. V. Mahendra Reddy, Darshan Trivedi, Darshan Sawant, Sudarshan Kumar, ''Investigations on emission characteristics of liquid fuels in a swirl combustor,'' Combustion Science and Technology, Vol. 187 469-488 (2015).

28. Sudarshan Kumar, Sudipto Das, Shekher Sheelam, ''Application of CFD and Kriging method for optimizing the performance of a generic scramjet combustor,'' Acta Astronautica, Vol. 101; 111-119 (2014).

29. S. Yadav, P. Sharma, P. Yamasani, S.Minaev, Sudarshan Kumar, ''A prototype micro-thermoelectric power generator for microelectromechanical systems,'' Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 104; 123903 (2014).

30. D. Mazurok, R. Fursenko, S. Minaev, N. Lutsenko, Sudarshan Kumar, ''Regimes of combustion of a premixed mixture of gases in a heated microchannel with the wall temperature smoothly increasing in the downstream direction,'' Combustion Explosion and Shock Waves, Vol. 50(1); 25-31 (2014).

31. V. Mahendra Reddy, Pratim Biswas, Prateek Garg, Sudarshan Kumar, ''Combustion characteristics of biodiesel fuel in high recirculation conditions,'' Fuel Processing Technology, Vol. 118; 310-317 (2014).

32. R. N. Roy, S. Kumar, S. Sreedhara, ''A new approach to model turbulent lifted CH4/air flame issuing in a vitiated coflow using conditional moment closure coupled with an extinction model,'' Combustion and Flame, Vol. 161; 197-209 (2014).

33. Avinash Kolekar, Sagar Laddha, Suneet Singh, Anuradda Ganesh, Sudarshan Kumar, ''Development and Validation of Power Performance Prediction Chart for Conversion of Diesel Engine to Dual Fuel Engine,'' SAE Technical paper, 2014-01-1316 (2014).

34. Santosh K. Paidi, B. Amrutha, M. Akram, Sudarshan Kumar, ''Effect of N2/CO2 dilution on laminar burning velocity of H2-air mixtures at high temperatures,'' International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 38; 13812 - 13821 (2013).

35. Prashant Nehe Sudarshan Kumar, ''Methanol reformation for hydrogen production from a single channel with cavities,'' International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 38; 13216-13229 (2013).

36. V. Mahendra Reddy, S. Sudheer, S. V. Prabhu, Sudarshan Kumar, ''Design and calibration of a new compact radiative heat-flux gauge (RHFG) for combustion applications,'' Sensors and Actuators - A: Physical, Vol. 203; 62-68 (2013).

37. M. Akram, P. Saxena, Sudarshan Kumar, ''Laminar Burning velocity of -methane-air mixtures at elevated temperatures,'' Energy and Fuels, Vol. 27(6); 3460-3466( 2013).

38. Bhupendra Khandelwal, Anil. A. Deshpande, Sudarshan Kumar, ''Experimental studies on flame stabilization in a three step rearward facing configuration based micro channel combustor,'' Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 58(1-2); 363-368 (2013).

39. M. Akram, P. Saxena, Sudarshan Kumar, ''Experimental and computational determination of laminar Burning velocity of liquefied petroleum gas-air mixtures at elevated temperatures,'' Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 135(9); 091501 (2013).

40. V. Mahendra Reddy, Sudarshan Kumar, ''Development of High intensity low emission combustor for achieving flameless combustion of liquid fuels,'' Propulsion and Power Research, Vol. 2(2); 139-147 (2013).

41. Upendra W Taywade, Anil A Deshpande, Sudarshan Kumar, ''Thermal performance of a microcombustor with heat recirculation,'' Fuel Processing -Technology, Vol. 109; 179-188 (2013).

42. Mohammad Akram, Sergey Minaev, Sudarshan Kumar, ''Investigations on the formation of planar flames in mesoscale divergent channels and prediction of burning velocity at high temperatures,'' Combustion Science and Technology, Vol. 185(4); 645-660 (2013).

43. V. Mahendra Reddy, Darshan Sawant, Darshan Trivedi, Sudarshan Kumar, ''Studies on a liquid fuel based two stage flameless combustor,'' Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol. 34; (2013) 3319-3326.

44. Sergey Minaev, Roman Fursenko, Evgeniy Sereshchenko, Aiwu Fan, Sudarshan Kumar, ''Oscillating and rotating flame patterns in radial microchannels,'' Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol. 34, (2013) 3427-3434.

45. Anil A Deshpande, Sudarshan Kumar, ''On the formation of spinning flames and combustion completeness for premixed fuel-air mixtures in stepped tube combustors,'' Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 51, 91-101 (2013).

46. Mohammad Akram, V. Ratna Kishore Sudarshan Kumar, ''Laminar burning velocity of Propane/CO2/N2-air mixtures at elevated temperatures,'' Energy and Fuels Vol. 26(9) 5509 - 5518 (2012).

47. Mohammad Akram, Sudarshan Kumar, ''Measurement of laminar burning velocity of Liquified petroleum gas - air mixtures at elevated temperatures,'' Energy and Fuels Vol. 26, 3267-3274 (2012).

48. V. Mahendra Reddy, Darshan Trivedi, Sudarshan Kumar, ''Experimental investigations on lifted spray flames for a range of coflow conditions,'' Combustion Science and Technology, Vol. 184, 44-63 (2012).

49. G. P. S. Sahota, B. Khandelwal, Sudarshan Kumar, ''Experimental investigations on a new active swirl based microcombustor for an integrated micro-reformer system ,'' Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 52, 3206-3213 (2011).

50. Pallav Kant, Kishore Krishna B. S., Pradeep, A.M. and Sudarshan Kumar, 2011,"Theoretical analysis of the effect of water and ethanol injection on axial compressor instabilities", Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 31, 1703-1711 (2011).

51. Sudarshan Kumar, ''Numerical studies on flame stabilization behavior of premixed methane-air mixtures in diverging mesoscale channels ,'' Combustion Science and Technology, Vol. 183(8), 779-801 (2011).

52. Mohammad Akram, Sudarshan Kumar, ''Experimental studies on dynamics of methane-air premixed flames in meso-scale diverging channels,'' Combustion and Flame, Vol. 158, 915-924, (2011).

53. Sudarshan Kumar, Saurabh K. Goel, ''Modeling of lifted methane jet flames in a vitiated coflow using a new flame extinction model,'' Combustion Science and Technology, Vol. 182(10): 1961-1978 (2010).

54. B. Khandelwal, G. P. S. Sahota, Sudarshan Kumar, ''Investigations into the flame stability limits in a backward step micro scale combustor with premixed methane-air mixtures,'' Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, Vol. 20: (095030) (2010).

55. B. Khandelwal, Sudarshan Kumar, ''Experimental investigations on flame stabilization behavior in a diverging micro channel with premixed methane-air mixtures,'' Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 30, 2718-2723, (2010) .

56. Aiwu Fan, Kaoru Maruta, Hisashi Nakamura, Sudarshan Kumar and Wei Liu ''Experimental investigation on flame pattern formations of DME-air mixtures in a radial microchannel,'' Combustion and Flame, Vol.157(9):1637-1642 (2010)

57. Aiwu Fan, Sergey Minaev, E. Sereshchenko, R. Fursenko, Sudarshan Kumar, W Liu and Kaoru Maruta, ''Experimental and numerical investigations of flame pattern formations in a radial microchannel,'' Proceedings of the Combustion Institute. Vol. 32, 3059-3066 (2009).

58. Aiwu Fan, Sergey Minaev, Sudarshan Kumar, W Liu and Kaoru Maruta, ''Regime diagrams and characteristics of flame patterns in radial microchannels with temperature gradients,'' Combustion and Flame Vol. 153(3) 479-489 (2008) .

59. Sudarshan Kumar, Kaoru Maruta, S. Minaev and R. Fursenko, ''Appearance of target and quasi-steady-spiral flame patterns in radial microchannels with rich methane-air mixtures,'' Physics of Fluids, Vol. 20, 024101 (2008).

60. Aiwu Fan, S Minaev, Sudarshan Kumar, W Liu and K Maruta, ''Experimental study on flame pattern formation and combustion completeness in a radial microchannel,'' Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, Vol. 17 2398-2406 (2007) ''PDF-file'' .

61. Sudarshan Kumar, P. J. Paul and H. S. Mukunda, ''Prediction of flame liftoff height of diffusion/partially premixed jet flames  and modeling of flameless combustion burners,'' Combustion Science and Technology, Vol. 179(10), 2219-2253 (2007).

62. Sudarshan Kumar, K. Maruta, S. Minaev, ''Experimental investigations on the combustion behavior of methane-air mixtures in a new micro-scale radial combustor configuration,'' Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, Vol. 17, 900 - 908 (2007) ''PDF-file''.

63. Sudarshan Kumar, Kaoru Maruta and S. Minaev, ''Pattern formation of flames in radial microchannels with lean methane-air mixture,'' Physical Review-E 75, 016208 (2007).

64. Sudarshan Kumar, Kaoru Maruta, S. Minaev, ''On the formation of multiple rotating pelton-like flame structures in radial microchannels with lean methane-air mixtures,'' Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol. 31, 3261-3268 (2007).

65. S. G. Kim, T. Yokomori, N. I. Kim, S. Kumar, S. Maruyama, K. Maruta, ''Flame behavior in heated porous sand bed,'' Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol. 31, 2117-2124 (2007).

66. Menezes V, S. Kumar, K. Maruta, Reddy K. P. J. and Takayama K., ''Hypersonic flow over a multi-step afterbody,'' Shock Waves, Vol. 14(5-6), 421-424 (2005).

67. Sudarshan Kumar, P. J. Paul and H. S. Mukunda, ''Investigations of the Scaling Criteria for a Mild Combustion Burner,'' Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol. 30/2, 2613-2621 (2005).

68. Sudarshan Kumar, P J Paul, H S Mukunda, ''Studies on a new High Intensity-Low emission burner,'' Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol. 29, 1131-1137 (2002).

 

 

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Degree

Year

University/Institution

 Remarks

Ph.D. (Aerospace Engineering)

2004

Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India.

Flameless Combustion of gaseous fuels

M. E. (Aerospace Engineering)

2000

Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India.

1st Division with Distinction

B. E. (Mechanical Engineering)

1998

Dr. B. A. M. U. Aurangabad Maharashtra, India.

1st Division with Distinction (University 2nd Rank)