Personal Information
Gaurav Kumar

Convergent Science Incorporated, New Braunfels, Texas, USA

Gaurav Kumar
Work Experiences
From 2012 to Current, Senior Research Engineer , Convergent Science Inc., USA
Journal Articles
Nath, A., Richardson, R., Kumar, G., Drennan, S. A., "Large-Eddy simulation of single-jet lean pre- mixed combustor using detailed chemistry with automatic meshing and adaptive Mesh Refinement", submitted for publication in ASME Turbo Expo, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, June 26-30, 2017
Drennan, S. A., Kumar, G., and Liu, S. "Developing grid-convergent LES simulations of augmentor combustion with automatic meshing and adaptive mesh refinement," accepted for publication in AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (SciTech) 2017, Model Validation for Propulsion (MVP) Workshop, Grapevine, Texas, Jan. 9-13, 2017
Drennan, S. A., and Kumar, G., "LES simulations of an industrial gas turbine with detailed chemistry and automated meshing," accepted for publication in AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (SciTech) 2017, Grapevine, Texas, Jan. 9-13, 2017
Kumar, G., and Drennan, S. A., "A CFD investigation of multiple burner ignition and ame prop- agation with detailed chemistry and automatic meshing," AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum and Exposition 2016, Salt Lake City, Utah, July 25-27, 2016
Omote, H., Hirota, K., Hotta, T., Takase, H., Kumar, G., Drennan, S. A., "Combustion and conjugate heat transfer CFD simulations to support combustor design," International Gas Turbine Congress (IGTC2015), Tokyo, Nov. 15-20, 2015
Kumar, G., and Drennan, S. A., "Simulations of the effect of velocity ratios on an effusion cooled com- bustor wall with adaptive mesh refinement CFD and conjugate heat transfer," 51st AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, Propulsion and Energy Forum, Orlando, Florida, Pg. 3740, July 27-29, 2015
Kumar, G., and Drennan, S. A., "Coupled transient combustion and combustor wall temperature with adaptive mesh refinement CFD and conjugate heat transfer," 9th U. S. National Combustion Meeting, The Central States Section of the Combustion Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio, May 17-20, 2015
Drennan, S. A, Kumar, G., Steinthorsson, E., and Mansour, A., "Unsteady simulations of a low NOx LDI combustor for environmentally responsible aviation engines," ASME Turbo Expo 2015: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Volume 4B: Combustion, Fuels and Emissions, June 15-19, 2015
Drennan, S. A., Kumar, G., Quan, S., Wang, M., "Application of automatic meshing to urea-water injection simulation for engine aftertreatment," SAE Technical Paper, Paper No. 2015-01-1057, 2015
Drennan, S. A., and Kumar, G., "Demonstration of an automatic meshing approach for simulation of a liquid fueled gas turbine with detailed chemistry," 50th AIAA Joint Propulsion Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, July 28-30 , 2014
Kumar, G., Bertsch, R., and Girimaji, S. S.,"Stabilizing action of pressure in homogeneous compress- ible shear flows: effect of Mach number and perturbation obliqueness," Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 760, Pg. 540-566, 2014
Kumar, G., Bertsch, R., Venugopal, V., and Girimaji, S. S., "Toward control of compressible shear flows: Investigation of possible ow mechanisms," IUTAM Symposium on Advances in computation, modeling and control of transitional and turbulent ows, Goa, India, 2014
Richard, J. C., Kumar, G., Kalmar-Nagy, T. and Girimaji, S. S., "Characterization of fl ow-magnetic field interactions in magneto-hydrodynamic turbulence," Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics, Vol. 8, Issue 3, 2013
Kumar, G., Kerimo, J. and Girimaji, S. S.,"WENO-enhanced gas-kinetic scheme for direct simulations of compressible transition and turbulence," Journal of Computational Physics, 234, Pg. 499-523, 2013
Kumar, G., and Girimaji, S. S., "Progress in the application of Lattice Boltzmann Method for turbulent fl ows," The Twenty-second International O shore and Polar Engineering Conference, In- ternational Society of O shore and Polar Engineers, Rhodes, Greece, Pg. 17-22, 2012
Bertsch, R., Girimaji, S. S., and Kumar, G., "Direct numerical simulation of compressible Kolmogorov flow." APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting, Vol. 1, 2012
Kumar, G. and Girimaji, S. S.,"Progress in the application of Lattice Boltzmann Method for turbulent ows," Proceedings of the Twenty-second International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, Rodos, Greece, June 17-22, 2012
Kumar, G., Girimaji, S. S. and Kerimo, J., "Preconditions and limitations of the postulate of scalar- dissipation conductivity independence in a variable conductivity medium," Physical Review E, Vol. 8, Issue 4, 2011
Bertsch, R., Kumar, G., and Girimaji, S. S.,"Flow-thermodynamics interactions in compressible shear-driven turbulence: Linear analysis of possible fl ow control strategies," 64th Annual Meeting of APS-Division of Fluid Dynamics, Baltimore, Maryland, Nov. 20-22, 2011
Kumar, G. and Girimaji, S. S.,"Gas-kinetic Methods for Turbulence Simulations," International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Vancouver, Canada, July 18{22, 2011
Kalmar-Nagy, T., Richard, J., Girimaji, S. S. and Kumar, G.,"Dynamical system analysis of energy exchange in Magneto-Hydro-Dynamic decaying isotropic turbulence," Invited talk, 41st AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 27-30, 2011
Kumar, G., Girimaji, S. S., and Bertsch, R., "DNS and Rapid Distortion Theory investigations of Mach number effects on velocity-pressure field interactions in strongly sheared ows," APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting Abstracts, Vol. 1, 2010
Kumar, G. and Girimaji, S. S.,"DNS and RDT modal analysis of hypersonic shear flows: compress- ibility effect on velocity thermodynamic field interaction," 63rd Annual Meeting of American Physical Society-Division of Fluid Dynamics, Long Beach, Nov. 21-23, 2010
Kumar, G. and Girimaji, S. S., "Scalar dissipation and conditional scalar dissipation in variable viscosity turbulence," Poster Presentation, Symposium on Turbulence and Combustion, August 3-4, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 2009
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