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Dhananjay Kumar

 

Contact Details

Working as: PhD Scholar
Hostel Address: I-219, Hall-8, IIT Kanpur-208016 (UP)
Phone No:
 (0512) 259-7405,7458
Mobile No: +91-9402358052
Email:
dhananjayk.iitk@gmail.com, dhanu@iitk.ac.in

Expected Graduation Date: July, 2022
Curriculum Vitae: Link

 

Education

  • B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology Mizoram, India

  • Pursuing PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur.

 

Research Area

  • Development of Laser Ignition Technology for Gaseous Fuelled Automotive Engines

  • Assessment of methanol fuel for locomotive engine using 1-D (GT-Power) and 3-D (CONVERGE CFD) Simulation approach.

  • Laser Ignition, Alternative Fuels, Laser Diagnostics, Simulation

 

Publication (Journal and Conference Proceeding)

Refereed International Journals:

(1) Valera, H., Kumar, D. and Agarwal, A.K., 2022. Evaluating the effect of variable methanol injection timings in a novel co-axial fuel injection system equipped locomotive engine. Journal of Cleaner Production, 349, p.131452.
(2) Kumar, D., Sonawane, U., Chandra, K. and Agarwal, A.K., 2022. Experimental investigations of methanol fumigation via port fuel injection in preheated intake air in a single cylinder dual-fuel diesel engine. Fuel, 324, p.124340.
(3) Kumar D, Vsalera H, Gautam A, Agarwal AK. Simulations of methanol fueled locomotive engine using high pressure co-axial direct injection system. Fuel. 2021 Jul 1;295:120231.
(4) Singh AP, Kumar D, Agarwal AK. Particulate characteristics of laser ignited hydrogen enriched compressed natural gas engine. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 2020 Jun 22.
(5) Kumar D, Sonawane U, Gohil MK, Pol R, Patil AS, Mittal R, Agarwal AK. Design and development of a portable disinfectant device. Transactions of the Indian National Academy of Engineering. 2020 Jun;5(2):299-303.
(6) Maurya, D., Gohil, M.K., Sonawane, U., Kumar, D., Awasthi, A., Prajapati, A.K., Kishnani, K., Srivastava, J., Age, A., Pol, R. and Misra, S., 2020. Development of autonomous advanced disinfection tunnel to tackle external surface disinfection of COVID-19 virus in public places. Transactions of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, 5(2), pp.281-287.

 

Conference Proceedings:

(1) Kumar D, Valera H, Agarwal AK. Numerical Predictions of In-Cylinder Phenomenon in Methanol Fueled Locomotive Engine Using High Pressure Direct Injection Technique. SAE Technical Paper; 2021 Apr 6.
(2) Valera H, Kumar D, Agarwal AK. Feasibility Assessment of Methanol Fueling in Two-Wheeler Engine Using 1-D Simulations. SAE Technical Paper; 2021 Apr 6.

(3) Kumar D, Agarwal AK. 1-D Modelling and Simulation of 4-Cylinder 4-Stroke SI Engine Using GT-Suite, III-SEEC held at IIT Roorkee (18-21st December, 2018)
(4) Kumar D, Singh AP, Agarwal AK. Particulate Matter Investigation of Different Blend of Hydrogen Enriched CNG Laser Ignited Engine, IV-SEEC held at NEERI Nagpur (27-29th November, 2019)
(5) Kumar D, Valera H, Agarwal AK. Numerical Predictions of In-Cylinder Phenomenon in Methanol Fueled Locomotive Engine Using High Pressure Direct Injection Technique. SAE WCX; 2021 Apr 6.
(6) Valera H, Kumar D, Agarwal AK. Feasibility Assessment of Methanol Fueling in Two-Wheeler Engine Using 1-D Simulations. SAE WCX; 2021 Apr 6.
(7) Kumar D, Agarwal AK, Poster Presentation on “Assessment of Methanol Fueling in ALCO-251 Locomotive Engine using Simulation Approach” at KAUST hybrid Conference held on June 2021.

 

Book Chapter:

(1) Kumar D, Agarwal AK. Laser Ignition Technology for Gaseous Fuelled Automotive Engines. In Simulations and Optical Diagnostics for Internal Combustion Engines 2020 (pp. 143-163). Springer, Singapore.
(2) Valera H, Kumar D, Singh AP, Agarwal AK. Modelling Aspects for Adaptation of Alternative Fuels in IC Engines. In Simulations and Optical Diagnostics for Internal Combustion Engines 2020 (pp. 9-26). Springer, Singapore.
(3) Kumar D, Valera H, Agarwal AK. Technology Options for Methanol Utilization in Large Bore Diesel Engines of Railroad Sector. Methanol. 2021:11-37.
(4) Rai A, Kumar D, Sonawane U, Agarwal AK. Dimethyl Ether Spray Characteristics for Compression Ignition Engines. In Novel Internal Combustion Engine Technologies for Performance Improvement and Emission Reduction 2021 (pp. 79-103). Springer, Singapore.
(5) Chintagunti SJ, Kalwar A, Kumar D, Agarwal AK. Spray Chamber Designs and Optical Techniques for Fundamental Spray Investigations. In Novel Internal Combustion Engine Technologies for Performance Improvement and Emission Reduction 2021 (pp. 105-144). Springer, Singapore.

 

Awards and Honors

 

Training and Experiences

  • Completed one month vocational training at NTPC Barh, Patna.

  • Completed three weeks Workshop in Northern Railway Carriage & Wagon Workshop, Alambagh, Lucknow.

  • Completed One month course on CATIA (Design and Analysis Tool) organized by TRTC, Patna.

  • Completed one month Internship on entitled “Renewable Energy- Biomass based energy production: Experimental BMP Set-up of Rice Straw” from IIT Guwahati under Ishan Vikas Programme of MHRD.

 

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