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Kamal Kumar, Ph.D.

Kamal Kumar, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office

Gauss-Johnson 234I

Phone

208-885-6263

Mailing Address

Mechanical Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 0902
Moscow, Idaho 83844-0902

  • Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 2007
  • M.S. Case Western Reserve University, 2004
  • B.Tech, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 1998

  • Alternative Hydrocarbon Fuels
  • Bio-fuels
  • CFD
  • Conventional Hydrocarbon Fuels
  • Hydrocarbon Fuels
  • Molecular Modeling
  • Renewable Energy
  • Smart Grids

Journal

Conferences

  • K. Kumar, J. Bunnell, B.W. Weber and C.J. Sung. "Autoignition of Methyl Propanoate and a Comparison with its selected Ester homologs", Paper 114RK-0247, 9th US Combustion Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio, May 17-20,2015.
  • K. Kumar, M. Mehl, W.J. Pitz and C.J. Sung. "An Experimental and Kinetic Modeling Study for Autoignition of 1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene", Paper 114RK-0213, 9th US Combustion Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio, May 17-20,2015.
  • K. Kumar, and C.J. Sung. "Autoignition of Selected Alkyl-Benzenes in a Rapid Compression Machine", Paper A-06, Fall Technical Meeting of the Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, Oct. 9-12, 2011.
  • G. Kukkadapu, K. Kumar, C.J. Sung, M. Mehl and W.J. Pitz. "Experimental and surrogate modeling study of gasoline ignition in a rapid compression machine", Paper A-10, Fall Technical Meeting of the Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, Oct. 9-12, 2011.
  • M. Mehl, G. Kukkadapu, K. Kumar, S.M. Sarathy, W.J. Pitz, and C.J. Sung. "Gasoline surrogate modeling of gasoline ignition in a rapid compression machine and comparison to experiments", Paper 027IC-0236, Western States Section of the Combustion Institute, University of California, Riverside, CA, Oct. 17-18, 2011.
  • S. Dooley, S.H. Won, J. Heyne, Y. Ju, F.L. Dryer, K. Kumar, C.J. Sung, H. Wang, M.A. Oehlschlaeger, T.A. Litzinger, and R.J. Santoro. "The Formulation of Surrogate Fuels to Emulate the Combustion Behavior of Real Jet Aviation Fuels", 7th US Combustion Meeting, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, March 20-23, 2011.
  • B. Weber, K. Kumar and C.J. Sung. "Autoignition of Butanol Isomers at Low to Intermediate Temperature and Elevated Pressure", AIAA 2011-316, 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 4 - 7 January 2011, Orlando, Florida.
  • Y. Zhang, K. Kumar and C.J. Sung. "Autoignition of Binary Fuel Blends of n-Butanol and n-Heptane in a Rapid Compression Machine", AIAA 2011-92, 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 4 - 7 January 2011, Orlando, Florida.
  • K. Kumar, X. Hui, A.K. Das and C.J. Sung. "Autoignition, Flame Propagation, and Extinction of Binary Fuel Blends of n-Decane/Ethylene and n-Decane/Methane", AIAA 2011-315, 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 4 - 7 January 2011, Orlando, Florida.
  • X. Hui, A.K. Das, K. Kumar and C.J. Sung. "Laminar Flame Speeds and Extinction Stretch Rates of Selected Aromatic Hydrocarbons", AIAA 2011-241, 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 4 - 7 January 2011, Orlando, Florida.
  • S. Dooley, S.H. Won, M. Chaos, J. Heyne, Y. Ju, F.L. Dryer, K. Kumar, C.J. Sung, H. Wang, M.A. Oehlschlaeger, R. Santoro, and T.A. Litzinger. "A jet fuel surrogate formulated by real fuel.", Presentation 3B01, Thirty-Third International Symposium on Combustion, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 1ΦΆ August 2010.
  • S. Jahangirian, S. Dooley, S.H. Won, M. Chaos, J. Heyne, Y. Ju, F.M. Haas, F.L. Dryer, K. Kumar, C.J. Sung, H. Wang, M.A. Oehlschlaeger, R.J. Santoro, and T.A. Litzinger. "A jet fuel surrogate formulated by real fuel properties.", Paper 10S-59, Spring Meeting of the Western States Section of the Combustion Institute, University of Colorado at Boulder, March 22, 2010.
  • K. Kumar and C.J. Sung "Combustion Data for Jet-A, its Constituent Components, and Surrogate Mixtures.", Presentation, Multi-Agency Coordination Committee for Combustion Research, 2009 Fuels Summit, University of Southern California, September 15-17, 2009.
  • K. Kumar and C.J. Sung. "Autoignition of Fully Blended Jet Fuels and Neat Hydrocarbons: Effect of Cetane Number", Poster 1P03, 6th US Combustion Meeting, Ann Arbor, Michigan, May 17-20, 2009.
  • K. Kumar, Xin Hui and C.J. Sung. "Fundamental combustion properties of jet fuels", Paper 22I2, 6th US Combustion Meeting, Ann Arbor, Michigan, May 17-20, 2009.
  • K. Kumar and C.J. Sung. "Flame Propagation and Extinction Characteristics of Neat Hydrocarbon Surrogate Fuel Components", Paper 13H3, 6th US Combustion Meeting, Ann Arbor, Michigan, May 17-20, 2009.
  • A.K. Das, K. Kumar and C.J. Sung. "Laminar Flame Speeds of Moist Syngas Mixtures", Paper 11H3, 6th US Combustion Meeting, Ann Arbor, Michigan, May 17-20, 2009.
  • K.B. Brady, K. Kumar, C.J. Sung and J.S. T'ien. "Ignition Propensity of Premixed H2/Air Mixtures in the Presence of a Platinum Surface", Paper 11B4, 6th US Combustion Meeting, Ann Arbor, Michigan, May 17-20, 2009.
  • K. Kumar and C.J. Sung. "Autoignition of Jet Fuels under High Pressure and Low-to-intermediate Temperatures", AIAA 2009-1527, 47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 5 - 8 January 2009, Orlando, Florida.
  • K. Kumar, C.J. Sung, and X. Hui. "Laminar Flame Speeds and Extinction Limits of Conventional and Alternative Jet Fuels", AIAA 2009-991, 47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 5 - 8 January 2009, Orlando, Florida.
  • K. Kumar and C.J. Sung. "Autoignition of Conventional and Alternative Jet Fuels", Second International Symposium on Jet Propulsion and Power Engineering, Guilin, China, September 22-26, 2008.
  • K. Kumar and C.J. Sung "Fundamental Combustion Properties of a Fischer-Tropsch Jet Fuel.", Presentation, Multi-Agency Coordination Committee for Combustion Research, 2008 Fuels Summit, NIST, Gaithersburg, Maryland, September 9, 2008.
  • K. Kumar and C.J. Sung. "Autoignition Characteristics of Jet-A/Oxidizer Mixtures in a Rapid Compression Machine", Work in Progress Poster W5P079, Thirty-Second International Symposium on Combustion, Montreal, Canada, March, 2008.
  • A.K. Das, K. Kumar and C.J. Sung. "Laminar Flame Speeds of Moist H2/CO Mixtures", Paper 5, Session B2, Spring Technical Meeting of the Central States Section, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, April 20-22, 2008.
  • K. Kumar and C.J. Sung. "An Experimental Study of the Autoignition Characteristics of Jet-A/Oxidizer Mixtures in a Rapid Compression Machine", Paper 08S-45, Spring Meeting of the Western States Section of the Combustion Institute, Los Angeles, California, March 17-18, 2008.
  • K. Kumar, G. Mittal and C.J. Sung. "Autoignition of n-Decane under High Pressure Conditions", Paper D05, 5th US Combustion Meeting, San Diego, California, March 25-28, 2007.
  • K. Kumar, G. Mittal, C.J. Sung and C.K. Law. "An Experimental Investigation on Ethylene/Oxygen/Diluent Mixtures: Laminar Flame Speeds with Preheat and Ignition Delays at High Pressures", Paper A21, 5th US Combustion Meeting, San Diego, California, March 25-28, 2007.
  • K. Kumar and C.J. Sung. "Laminar Flame Speeds and Extinction Limits of Preheated n-Decane/O2/N2 and n-Dodecane/O2/N2 Mixtures", Paper 3, Session A1, Technical Meeting of the Central States Section of The Combustion Institute, Cleveland, Ohio, May 21-23, 2006.
  • K. Kumar, G. Mittal, C.J. Sung and C.K. Law. "An Experimental and Kinetics Investigation on Ethylene/O2/Diluent Mixtures: Laminar Flame Speeds with Preheat and Ignition Delays at High Pressures ", Paper 53, Session C3, Technical Meeting of the Central States Section of The Combustion Institute, Cleveland, Ohio, May 21-23, 2006.
  • K. Kumar, Y. Huang and C.J. Sung. "Laminar Flame Speeds of Preheated n-Decane/Air and n-Dodecane/Air Mixtures", Paper F06, Fourth Joint Meeting of the U.S. Sections of The Combustion Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 20-23, 2005.
  • J. Freeh, K. Kumar, Y. Huang and C.J. Sung. "Laminar Flame Speeds of Preheated iso-Octane/Air and n-Decane/Air Flames Using Digital Particle Image Velocimetry", AIAA 2004-3709, 40th AIAA / ASME/ SAE/ ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, July 11-14, 2004.

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Mailing Address:

Mechanical Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 0902
Moscow, ID 83844-0902

Phone: 208-885-6579

Fax: 208-885-9031

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