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Dr. Amit Kumar

 
Name:   Dr. Amit Kumar

Designation:   Assistant Professor

Office Address:   ASE 106
Department of Aerospace Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai, 600036

Office Hours:  

Phone Number:   +91-44-2257 4019 (Office)

Email Address(es):   amitk@ae.iitm.ac.in

Personal Home Page:   http://www.ae.iitm.ac.in/~amitk


 
  Education:
 
  • B. E. (Chemical) REC Rourkela, Orissa, India (1994)

  • M. E. (Aerospace) Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Karnataka, India(1997)

  • Ph.D. (Mechanical & Aerospace), Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio (2004)


 
  Professional Experience:
 
  • Assistant Professor, IIT, Madras (2005)

  • Research Associate, Case Western Reserve University,Cleveland, (2003-2005)

  • Project Associate, Indian Institute of Science, Banagalore, India (1997-1998)

  • Executive Trainee, Heavy Engineering Corporation, Ranchi, India (1994-1995)


 
  Areas of expertise:
 
  • Fluid-Thermal science & engineering
  Most recently taught courses at IIT Madras and elsewhere:
 
  • AS301 (FALL 2005)
 
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  Research Interests:
 
  • Computational combustion applied to low speed flows
  • Fire safety research (microgravity to terrestial environments)


 
  Most recently published papers:
 
Journals
  • Kumar, A., Shih, H. Y., and T'ien, J. S., "A Comparison of Extinction Limits and Spreading Rates in Opposed and Concurrent Spreading Flames over Thin Solids," Combustion and Flame, 132, 667-677 (2003)

  • Kumar, A., Tolejko, K., and T'ien, J. S., "A Computational Study of Flame-Solid Radiative Interaction in Flame Spread over Thin Solid-fuel," Journal of Heat Transfer, 126, 611-620 (August 2004)

  • Kumar, A., and T'ien, J. S., "A Computational Study of Low Oxygen Flammability Limit for Thick Solid Slabs," under review (submitted to Combustion and Flame)

  • Kumar, A., and T'ien, J. S., "Numerical Modeling of Limiting Oxygen Index Apparatus for Film Type Fuels," under preparation
Papers at Conferences and Workshops
  • Tolejko K., Kleinhenz J., Kumar A., Pettegrew R. and T'ien J. S., "Downward Flame Spread Over a Composite Thin Solid: Comparison of Experimental and Model Results," 4th Joint Meeting of the U.S. Sections of the Combustion Institute, Philadelphia, March 2005

  • Kumar, A., and T'ien, J. S., "A Computational Study of Low Oxygen Flammability Limit for Thick Solid Samples", The spring technical meeting of the Central Section of the Combustion Institute, March 2004

  • Kumar, A., and T'ien, J. S., "Numerical Modeling of Limiting Oxygen Index Apparatus: Effect of Gas Velocity on Oxygen Index for Film Type Fuels", The fall Technical meeting of the Eastern States of the Combustion Institute, October 2003,109-112

  • T'ien, J. S., Sacksteder, K., Ferkul, P. V., Pettegrew, R., Street, K., Kumar, A., Tolejko, K., Klienhenz, J., Piltch, N., "Solid Inflammability Boundary at Low-speed (SIBAL)," 7th Microgravity Combustion Workshop, Cleveland, June 2003, 121-124

  • Sacksteder, K., Ferkul, P. V., Feier, I. I., Kumar, A., T'ien, J. S., "Upward and Downward Flame spreading and Extinction in Partial Gravity Environments," 7th Microgravity Combustion Workshop, Cleveland, June 2003, 141-144

  • Tolejko, K., Kumar, A., and T'ien, J. S., "Computed Radiation Effects on Thin Fuel Spread in Quiescent Microgravity environment," 3rd Joint meeting of the US Section of the Combustion Institute, Chicago, March 2003

  • Kumar, A., Tolejko, K., and T'ien, J. S., " A Computational Study on Flame Radiation-Surface Interaction in Flame Spread over Thin Solid-fuel," The 6th ASME-JSME Thermal Engineering Joint Conference, Hawaii, March 2003

  • T'ien, J. S., Sacksteder, K., Shih, H. Y., Kumar, A., Klienhenz, J., Pettegrew, Piltch, N., and Frate, D., "Solid Inflammability Boundary at Low-speed (SIBAL)," 6th Microgravity Combustion Workshop, Cleveland, May 2001, 9-12

  • Kumar, A., Shih, H. Y., and T'ien, J. S., "A Comparison of Extinction Limits and Spreading Rates in Opposed and Concurrent Spreading Flames over Thin Solids," 2nd Joint meeting of the US Section of the Combustion Institute, Oakland, March 2001

  • Kumar, A, Paul, P. J., and Mukunda, H. S., "Computational Studies on premixed Gas Fired Cyclone Combustors," 15th National Conference on IC Engines and Combustion, Chennai, December 1997 (best paper award).
 
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  • Member of the Combustion Institute
 
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