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Research Assistant at University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
July 2011 – May 2012
Effect of pre-shock turbulence on post-shock fluctuations in detonation waves: Dynamic
Mode Decomposition (DMD) was used for the analysis of transversely unstable
detonations. WENO scheme was used to get the flow field solutions and DMD was
applied on these solutions for the analysis. Analysis showed that fluctuations just behind
the shock are due to the thermo-acoustic instability and regions downstream of the shock
are affected by the convected turbulence. Single step chemistry was assumed for the
Student Lab Assistant at University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
August 2011 - May 2012
Intern at Bosch India Limited, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
February 2009 – May 2009
Implementation of Pull System: Movement of components within the manufacturing plant
was analyzed and changes were made so that the Kanban System and Pull System were
implemented in the plant.
ANSYS, AutoCAD, AutoDesk Inventor, FLUENT, C, Matlab, FORTRAN, MATHEMATICA,
MS Office suite
University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
MS in Aerospace Engineering
August 2010 – May 2012; GPA: 3.5
Thesis: “Dynamic Mode Decomposition of Detonation Waves”, May 2012.
Courses: Combustion, Finite Element Method, Fluid Dynamics (Incompressible Flow),
Gas Dynamics (Compressible Flow), Computational Aerodynamics (CFD), Flight
Dynamics, Continuum Mechanics, Engineering Analysis.
Visvesvaraya Technological University, Karnataka, India
BE in Mechanical Engineering
August 2005 – June 2009
Courses: Heat and Mass Transfer, Strength of Materials, Thermodynamics, Fluid
Mechanics, Design of Machines, Dynamics of Machines, Fluid Machinery, Operational
Research, Total Quality Management, Control Systems, Automobile Engineering.
Detailed chemical Kinetics: A FORTRAN code using CHEMKIN-III was developed for
detailed chemical analysis taking 28 species and 10 reactions into consideration and it
was validated by solving equations of constant pressure combustion for hydrogen-air
reaction mixture. This detailed kinetics code will be incorporated into original WENO
scheme previously developed and DMD analysis will be carried out.
Comparing performance of ethanol and gasoline fuels: A 4-valve spark ignition engine is
considered for the engine simulations with ethanol and gasoline using KIVA. Thermal
efficiencies for both the cases were determined from the pressure vs. volume outputs.
Results showed that using ethanol as fuel is more efficient.
Using Mac-Cormack technique to find flow field solutions in a nozzle: The aim was to
illustrate the use of Mac-Cormack’s explicit finite difference technique to solve for quasi-
one dimensional flow through a convergent divergent nozzle. The code was written in
Massa, L., Kumar, R., and Ravindran, P., “Dynamic mode decomposition analysis of
detonation waves," Physics of Fluids, Vol. 24, June, 2012.
Rahul Kumar, Luca Massa, “Dynamic Mode Decomposition of Detonation waves”,
AIAA-2012-2983, 42nd AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit, New Orleans,
Louisiana, June 25-28, 2012.
Diss. Kumar,Rahul. The University of Texas at Arlington, 2012. 1513544. “Dynamic
mode decoposition of detonation waves”.
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) member.