Abhijit Kalbhor is a Doctoral Candidate at the Power and Flow group in the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). With increasingly stringent regulations on aircraft emissions, there is an urgent need for accurate and reliable soot models to accelerate the combustor design process. In this regard, Kalbhor's research primarily focuses on the development of a computationally efficient modeling strategy for the prediction of soot characteristics in conditions relevant to the aero-engine operation. His research is a part of 'Horizon 2020' project 'ESTiMatE' funded by the European Commission within the 'Clean Sky' research program.
Research is seeing what everybody else has seen and thinking what nobody else has thought." -- Albert Szent-Györgyi
Abhijit Kalbhor completed his Master's in Aerospace Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc) in 2017 with a major in Propulsion. His thesis concerned Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS) studies on autoigniting hydrogen jets in shear flows. Prior to starting PhD, Kalbhor worked as Research Associate in the ‘Reactive Flow Physics Laboratory’ at the IISc. At RFPL, he contributed to the collaborative project supported by IISc-ISRO Space Technology Cell (STC). He also extended the On-the-Fly Lagrangian Particle Tracking technique for the analysis of turbulent expanding flames. Kalbhor holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Raipur with a University Gold Medal. He also worked as a Maintenance Engineer for the Govt. of India Maharatna PSU, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited.
Effects of curvature on soot formation in steady and unsteady counterflow diffusion flamesCombustion and Flame (2022)
Computationally efficient integration of a sectional soot model with FGM chemistry18th International Conference on Numerical Combustion (2022)
Effects of flame curvature on soot formation in SF and SFO counterflow diffusion flames13th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2021 (2021)
Modeling soot formation in burner-stabilized stagnation flamesCombura 2021 Symposium, NVV 2021 (2021)
An assessment of the sectional soot model and FGM tabulated chemistry coupling in laminar flame simulationsCombustion and Flame (2021)
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