Dr. Rajesh Kumar

Designation:    Assistant Professor
Department:    School of Renewable Energy and EfficiencyMechanical Engg
Qualification:    PhD, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi
Address:    DB 56, NIT Kurukshetra, Haryana - 136119
Email:    rajeshkr@nitkkr.ac.in
Phone No:    01744 233109
Area of Interest:    

Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, CFD, Turbulence modelling, LES

Personal Website: Please click here #faculty #nitkurukshetra #rajeshkumar #rajeshkumarnitkurukshetra

Ph.D., Department of Applied Mechanics, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi.
M. Tech., Department of Applied Mechanics, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad, U.P.
B. Tech., Mechanical Engineering, AKG Engineering College Ghaziabad, U.P.

Dec 2013 – Present, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NIT Kurukshetra.
June 2016 – July 2016, Visiting Researcher, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kanpur.
Jan 2010 – Dec 2013, Teaching Assistant, Department of Applied Mechanics, IIT Delhi.
Aug 2006 – Aug 2007, GET, MHE Division, Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Co. Limited.

Courses Taught

UG Level
Fluid Mechanics and Machines
Fluid Mechanics
Heat Transfer
Fluid Machines
Engineering Mechanics
Numerical Methods
Thermal Power Engineering
Engineering Graphics

PG Level
Mathematical Method for Engineers
Heat Transfer
Solar Energy
Energy Efficient Buildings

Academic and Administrative Responsibilities

  1. Associate Faculty Member , School of Renewable Energy & Efficiency (SREE), NIT Kurukshetra.
  2. Member, SAC, School of Renewable Energy & Efficiency (SREE), NIT Kurukshetra.
  3. Member, SRC, School of Renewable Energy, & Efficiency (SREE), Kurukshetra.
  4. Faculty in-charge, Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics Laboratory, MED, NIT Kurukshetra
  5. Warden, Hostel  #10.
  6. Faculty In-charge, Hindi Language and Moral Education.

Sponsored R&D Project/Consultancy

  1. Development of Computational Model for High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) Thermal Spray System (Ongoing); Principal Investigator; Funding Agency: SERB, DST; Grant: Core Research Grant; Duration: Feb 2024 onwards for 3 years.

Journal Publications  

  1. Investigation of pleated air filters: effects of various shapes and design parameters on flow patterns and pressure drop. Anuj Kumar Shukla, Abhishek Kumar, Rajesh Kumar & Pritanshu Ranjan,  International Journal on Interactive Design and Manufacturing (IJIDeM):1-19, 2023. (URL)
  2. A computational study on air entrapment and its effect on convective heat transfer during droplet impact on a substrate. Rajesh Kumar,  Rajesh K. Shukla, Alok Kumar and Arvind Kumar. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 153(106363):1-11, 2020. (URL)
  3. Numerical study of pore formation in thermal spray coating process by investigating dynamics of air entrapment. Rajesh K. Shukla, Alok Kumar, Rajesh Kumar, Digvijay Singh and Arvind Kumar. Surface & Coatings Technology, 378(124972):1-16, 2019. (URL)
  4. A Study of LES-SGS Closure Models Applied to a Square Buoyant Cavity. Rajesh Kumar and Anupam Dewan. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 98:164-175, 2016. (URL)
  5. Partially-averaged Navier–Stokes method for turbulent thermal plume. Rajesh Kumar and Anupam Dewan. Heat and Mass Transfer, 51(12):1655-1667, 2015. (URL)
  6. URANS computations with buoyancy corrected turbulence models for turbulent thermal plume. Rajesh Kumar and Anupam Dewan. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 72:680-689, 2014. (URL)
  7. Computational models for turbulent thermal plumes: recent advances and challenges. Rajesh Kumar and Anupam Dewan. Heat Transfer Engineering, 35(4):367-383, 2014. (URL)
  8. Assessment of buoyancy-corrected turbulence models for thermal plumes. Rajesh Kumar and Anupam Dewan. Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics, 7(2):239-249, 2013. (URL)

Book Chapters

  1. Arora, Abhishek, and Rajesh Kumar; Multi-parametric optimization of a convective type waste heat recovery system; Application of Soft Computing Techniques in Mechanical Engineering; CRC Press, 2022. 157-173. (URL)
  2. Kumar, Abhishek, Rajesh Kumar, and Anuj Kumar Shukla; A Computation Study of Filtration Process with Different Pleat Shapes; Recent Advances in Mechanical Engineering: Select Proceedings of CAMSE 2021; Singapore: Springer Nature Singapore, 2022. 895-907. (URL)

Selected Conference Abstracts/Papers

  1. S. Rampurkar, K. S. Sandhu and Rajesh Kumar, Performance of parallel connected compressed air energy Storage for proper utilization of wind energy, International Conference on Advances in Mechanical, Industrial, Automation and Management Systems (AMIAMS-2017), NIT Allahabad, Feb 3-5, 2017. (URL)
  2. Rajesh Kumar, Flow past a rotating cylinder at high Reynolds number using PANS method, 69th Annual meeting of American Physical Society (APS), Division of Fluid Dynamics, Portland, Oregon, USA, November 20–22, 2016. (URL)
  3. Rajesh Kumar and Anupam Dewan, Effect of inlet conditions on the turbulent statistics in a buoyant jet, 68th Annual meeting of American Physical Society (APS), Division of Fluid Dynamics, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, November 22–24, 2015. (URL)
  4. Pawan Kumar, Rajesh Kumar and Lalit Thakur, A CFD study of high velocity oxy-fuel (HVOF) thermal spray process, 3rd National Conference on Nanoscience and Instrumentation Technology (NCNIT), NIT Kurukshetra, India, 2015.
  5. Rajesh Kumar, L.N. Ravishankar and Anuj Jain, CFD simulation of air flow in cyclone separator, 1st Annual Conference on Enabling Technologies for Chemical Process Industries, IIChE Kanpur Regional Centre, CSJM University Kanpur, India, 2009.

Workshops/Conferences Organized

  1. One Week Workshop on “Waste Management: A Key to Sustainable Earth” during February 11-15, 2023 in the School of Renewable Energy and Efficiency, NIT Kurukshetra.
  2. One Week Workshop on “Energy Conservation Efficiency and Sustainability” during December 13-17, 2021 in the School of Renewable Energy and Efficiency, NIT Kurukshetra.
  3. 2nd  International Conference on “New Frontiers in Engineering, Science & Technology” (NFEST) during Feb 18-22, 2019 in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, NIT Kurukshetra.
  4. 26th National Conference on Internal Combustion Engines and Combustion (NCICEC) during November 1-4, 2019 in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, NIT Kurukshetra.

Awards & Honors

    1. 2016, International Travel Support (ITS) grant award from DST, Govt. of India, New Delhi, to present a paper in the APS Meeting, Portland, Oregon, USA.
    2. 2010 – 2013, MHRD Fellowship for PhD.
    3. 2007 – 2009, MHRD Fellowship for M. Tech.
    4. 2006, Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). #faculty #nitkurukshetra #rajeshkumar #rajeshkumarnitkurukshetra