Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
   
Dr. Priyank .Kumar
Assistant Professor, Space Engineering and Rocketry
PhD (BIT Mesra)
Contact Address
Permanent Address BEGUSARAI, BIHAR - 851117
Local Address Dept. of Space Engg & Rocketry, BIT Mesra
Phone (Office) 06512275444 Ext-4789
Phone Residence 06512275444 Ext : 4762
Email Id priyankkumar@bitmesra.ac.in
Joined Institute on : 3-Dec-2007
  Work Experience
 
Teaching : 12 Years

Research : 13 Years

Individual: 13 Years

  Professional Background

 

Period

Institution/ Industry

Designation

Nature of work

Dec. 2007-

till date

Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra,  Ranchi

Asst. Professor

 

Teaching and research activities related to fluid Mechanics, Aerodynamics.

Supervision of M.Tech/ Ph. D Thesis

Aug 2006-

Nov. 2007

Cognizant Technology Solutions India Pvt. Ltd.

Programmer Analyst

Worked under Java & RFID Center of Excellence

Aug 2005 -

June 2006

Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra,  Ranchi

Research Fellow

RESPOND/ ISRO project

  Research Areas
 
  • Wind Tunnel Testing
  • Aerodynamics
  • Low speed flows
  • Bluff body analysis

Involved in the area of active learning, Digital Pedagogy, e-learning, digital boards, etc.

  Award and Honours
 
  • Reviewer of several National/ International Journals
  • Member of Project Execution and Coordination Unit (PECU) of Jharkhand Education Grid (JEG), a Govt. of Jharkhand project, 2020
  • Coordinator, National Workshop on Science Film Making, Vigyan Prasar, DST, New Delhi, 2019
  • Organising Secretary, National Convention of Aerospace Engineers, 2018
  • Resource person in Teachers Training of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, 2017
   Publications
 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Journals : 15

1. Das, S., Kumar P, Ralh,M. K.,Rao, R. K. M., Prasad, J. K., “Drag reduction of a hemispherical body adopting spike at supersonic speed”, Journal of Aerospace Sciences and Technologies, No. 4 Vol. 65, 2013, pp. 313-325. 

2. Agarwal, S. and Kumar, P., "Investigation of Flow Field over NACA4412 with a Vortex Generator", Journal of Advanced Research in Applied Mechanics & Computational Fluid Dynamics, Vol. 1, No. 4, pp 1-12 

3. Agarwal, S. and Kumar, P., "Numerical Investigation of Flow Field and Effect of Varying Vortex Generator Location on Wing Performance", American Journal of Fluid Dynamics, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2016, pp. 11-19 

4. Kumar, P., and Prasad, J. K., “Mechanism of Side Force Generation and its Alleviation over a Slender Body, ” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 53, No. 1, 2016, pp. 195 – 208

5. Kumar, P., and Prasad, J. K., “Effect of Ring Size on the Side Force over Ogive - Cylinder Body at Subsonic Speed,” The Aeronautical Journal, Royal Aeronautical Society, 2016 Vol. 120, No. 1231, pp. 1487 - 1506

6. Kumar, P., and Prasad, J. K., “Side Force over Slender Body with Rings at different Location at Subsonic Speed,” Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Vol. 231, No. 8, pp. 1478 - 1491

7. Sahoo, D., Kumar, P., Das, S., Prasad, J. K., "Effect of spike on steady and unsteady flow over a blunt body at supersonic speed", Acta Astronautica, Vol. 128, November - December 2016, pp 521 - 533 [SCI/SCIe]

8. B. Ashwin Kumar, P. Kumar, S. Das, J. K. Prasad, "Effect of leading edge shapes on 81°/45° double-delta wing at low speeds"Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering (Available online Aug 10, 2017)

9. Y. G. Bhumkar, P. Kumar, S. Das, A. Roy, J. K. Prasad, "Investigation of Incompressible Flow Past Two Circular Cylinders of Different Diameters," Defense Science Journal, Vol. 67, No. 5, September 2017, pp.487-496, DOI : 10.14429/dsj.67.11087

10. Saranyamol, V. S., P. Kumar, S. Das, "Influence of Impinging Wall Ramping Modification on the Flow Field of Open Cavity at M = 2.0", Journal of Fluid Engineering, ASME, Vol. 140, No. 7, 2018, doi: 10.1115/1.4039247

11. P. Kumar and J. K. Prasad, "Effect of multiple rings on side force over an ogive-cylinder body at subsonic speed", Chinese Journal of Aeronautics, Vol. 31, No. 6, 2018, pp 1181 - 1188

12. P. Kumar, S. Das, J. K. Prasad, "Hypersonic Flow over Hemispherical Blunt Body with Spikes," Scientia Iranica, Vol. 26, No. 1, 2019, pp. 358-366.

13. D. Roy, Priyank Kumar, Sudip Das, "Effect of Anhedral–Dihedral Angles on 76-40° Double-Delta Wing at Low Speeds", Journal of Aerospace Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 32, No. 6, November - 2019.

14. S Gaurav, S. Das and P. Kumar, "Effect of Circular Ring on the Side Force of a Cone-Cylinder Body" Journal of Aerospace Technology and Management,  Vol. 12, e0620, 2020, https://doi.org/10.5028/jatm.v12.1096

15. Priyank Kumar, "Investigation of Rolling Moment of Slender Body at High Incidence for Air to Air Missile/ Rocket Applications", Defense Science Journal, Vol. 70, No. 1, 2020, pp. 18-22, DOI:10.14429/dsj.70.13612

 

CONFERENCES : 50

  1. Sreenivasulu J., Epuri S.K., Kumar P., Das S. & Prasad J.K. “Investigation of Flow Field over Blunt Double Delta Wing”. Symposium on Applied Aerodynamics and Design of Aerospace Vehicle (SAROD-2007), November 22-23, 2007, Thiruvananthapuram, India.
  2. Kumar P., Das S., Roy A. & Prasad J.K. “Experimental Investigation of Flow Field around Blunt Fins at Supersonic Speed”. 34th National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, December 2007, BIT Mesra, Ranchi.
  3. Surendra B., Das S., Kumar P. & Prasad J.K. “Investigation of Flow Field around a Re-entry Capsule at Supersonic Speed”. 22nd National Convention of Aerospace Engineers, November 2008, BIT Mesra, Ranchi.
  4. Kumar P., Das S. & Prasad J.K. “Flow Field around Blunt Fin of Different Thickness at Supersonic Speed”. 22nd National Convention of Aerospace Engineers, November 2008, BIT Mesra, Ranchi.
  5. Nath B., Kumar P., Das S. & Prasad J.K. “Effect of Reynolds Number over Blunted Delta wing at Subsonic Speed”. 35th National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, 2008, PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore.
  6. Singh A.K., Das S., Kumar P. & Prasad J.K. “Flow Field around Two Dimensional Multiple Cylinder at Subsonic Speed”. 35th National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, 2008, PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore.
  7. Sreenivasulu J., Das S., Kumar P. & Prasad J.K. “Investigation of Flow Field over a Blunt Double Delta Wing”. 36thNational Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, Dec 17–19, 2009, College of Engineering, Pune.
  8. Sreenivasulu J., Epuri S. K., Kumar P., Das S. & Prasad J. K. “Experimental and Computational Studies over a Blunt Double Delta wing”. Symposium on Applied Aerodynamics and Design of Aerospace Vehicle (SAROD 2009), December 10 – 12, 2009, Bangalore.
  9. Ramakrishna M., Kumar P., Das S. & Prasad J. K. “Computational and Experimental Studies on Slender Body at Large Angles of Attack”. 36th National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, Dec 17–19, 2009, College of Engineering, Pune.
  10. Ramakrishna M., Kumar P., Das S., Prasad J. K. “Side Force on Slender Body at Large Angles of Attack for Different Nose Shapes”. Symposium on Applied Aerodynamics and Design of Aerospace Vehicle (SAROD 2009), December 10 – 12, 2009 Bangalore, India.
  11. Epuri S. K., Kumar P., Das S. & Prasad J. K. “Flow Field over a Reusable Launch Vehicle at Subsonic Speed”. Proceedings of the 37th National & 4th International Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, FMFP 2010, December 16-18, 2010, IIT Madras, Chennai.
  12. Madhav Sen R., Kumar P., Das S. & Prasad J. K. “Effect of angle of attack on slender body at subsonic speed”. Proceedings of the 37th National & 4th International Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, FMFP2010, December 16-18, 2010, IIT Madras, Chennai.
  13. Ralh M. K., Krishna Mohan Rao R., Das S., Kumar P. & Prasad J. K. “Effect of Spike Shapes on Drag of Hemispherical Body at Supersonic and Hypersonic Speed”. 25th National Convention of Aerospace Engineers (NCAE 2011), Nov 4 – 5, 2011, BIT Mesra, Ranchi.
  14. Rohit R., Kumar P., Das S. & Prasad J. K. “Flow Field in the Interference Region of Multi Body at Supersonic Speed”. 25th National Convention of Aerospace Engineers (NCAE 2011), Nov 4 – 5, 2011, BIT Mesra, Ranchi.
  15. Vignesh Ram P. S., Das S., Kumar P. & Prasad J. K. “Flow Field Investigation on Cylindrical Protrusion of Different Heights with Vortex Generator at Supersonic Speed”. 25th National Convention of Aerospace Engineers (NCAE 2011), Nov 4 – 5, 2011, BIT Mesra, Ranchi.
  16. Karthikeyan S., Kumar P., Das S. & Prasad J. K. “ Effect of Fuselage on Reusable Launch Vehicle at Subsonic Speed”. 25th National Convention of Aerospace Engineers (NCAE 2011), Nov 4 – 5, 2011, BIT Mesra, Ranchi.
  17. Jagadish Babu V., Kumar P., Das S. & Prasad J. K. “Effect of Notched Cowl Field Inside a Supersonic Air- Intake”. Fifth Symposium of Applied Aerodynamics and Design of Aerospace Vehicle (SAROD – 2011), Nov 16-18, 2011, Eagleton Resorts, Bangalore.
  18. Kannamanimuthu N., Das S., Kumar P. and Prasad J. K. “Flow Field around a Blunt Body with Spike at Supersonic Speed”. Fifth Symposium of Applied Aerodynamics and Design of Aerospace Vehicle (SAROD – 2011), Nov 16-18, 2011, Eagleton Resorts, Bangalore.
  19. Kumar P., Srikanth Ch., Das S. & Prasad J. K. “ Effect of Trips on Side Force on Slender Body at Large Angles of Attack”. Fifth Symposium of Applied Aerodynamics and Design of Aerospace Vehicle (SAROD – 2011), Nov 16-18, 2011, Eagleton Resorts, Bangalore.
  20. Chenji M. S., Kumar P., Das S. & Prasad J. K. “Effect of Control Deflection on the Aerodynamics of Reusable Launch Vehicle at Subsonic Speed”. National Conference on Space Transportation Systems; Opportunities and Challenges, Dec 16-18, 2011, VSCC, (ISRO) Thiruvananthapuram.
  21. Venkatesan M., Kannamanimuthu N., Das S., Kumar P. & Prasad J. K. “Flow Field Investigation over a Hemispherical Blunt Body with Different Spikes at Supersonic Speed”. 38th National Conference on Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Power, Dec 15-17, 2011, NIT, Bhopal.
  22. Vignesh Ram P. S., Das S., Kumar P. & Prasad J. K. “ Influence of Vortex Generator on Flow Field Around Cylindrical Protrusion at Supersonic Speed”. 38th National Conference on Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Power, Dec 15-17, 2011, NIT, Bhopal.
  23. Ashwin Kumar B., Das S., Kumar P. & Prasad J.K. “Investigation of Flow Field Over a Double Delta Wing with Different Leading Edge Shapes”. Proceedings of the 38th National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, December 15-17, 2011, MANIT, Bhopal.
  24. David N., Kumar P., Das S. & Prasad J. K. “Investigation of Unsteady Flow across Double Delta Wing at Subsonic Speed”. 26th National Convention of Aerospace Engineers, Nov. 23-25, 2012, AP State Centre, Hyderabad.
  25. Jagadish Babu V., Kumar P., Das S. & Prasad J. K. “Studies of Supersonic Air-Intake with Notched Cowl”. 26th National Convention of Aerospace Engineers, Nov. 23-25, 2012, AP State Centre, Hyderabad.
  26. Karthick S. K., Das S., Kumar P. & Prasad J. K. “Effect of ground proximity on the trajectory of a bullet at supersonic speed”. 26th National Convention of Aerospace Engineers, Nov. 23-25, 2012, AP State Centre, Hyderabad.
  27. Gahlot N. K., Kumar P., Das S. & Prasad J. K. “ Flow Field Studies of a Supersonic Air-Intake with Vortex Generators”. Proceedings of the 39th Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, Dec. 2012, SVNIT, Surat, Gujarat.
  28. Puja S., Das S., Kumar P. & Prasad J. K. “Effect of bluntness on the reduction of drag using a spike at supersonic speed”. Proceedings of the 39th Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, Dec. 2012, SVNIT, Surat, Gujarat.
  29. Sivabharaty S. J., Kumar P., Das S. & Prasad J. K. “Effect of Apex flap deflection on double delta wing at subsonic speed”. Proceedings of the 39th Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, Dec. 2012, SVNIT, Surat, Gujarat.
  30. Karthick S. K., Das S., Kumar P. & Prasad J. K. “Aerodynamics and Performance of A Projectile in Ground Proximity at Supersonic Speed”. ISTAM, December, 2012, Pune.
  31. Kumar P. & Prasad J. K. “Investigation of side force on slender body with trip at a large angle of attack at subsonic speed”. 3rd National Conference on Wind Tunnel Testing, August 2013, VSSC, Trivandrum.
  32. J. Deepan, Das S., Kumar P. & Prasad J. K. “Flow field around cylindrical protrusion with vortex generators at supersonic speed”. 3rd National Conference on Wind Tunnel Testing, August 21-23, 2013, VSSC, Trivandrum.
  33. Sinha J., Das S., Kumar P. & Prasad J.K. “Studies on an Axisymmetric supersonic Cavity with Front Wall Inclinations”. Int. proceeding of: 15th Annual CFD Symposium, 2013, IISc Bangalore.
  34. Sahoo D., Das S., Kumar P. & Prasad J. K. “Steady and unsteady flow over spiked blunt body at supersonic speed”. 14th Asian Congress of Fluid Mechanics (14 ACFM), October 15-19, 2013, Hanoi, Vietnam.
  35. Kumar P. & Prasad J. K. “Effect of height of trip on the side force over a slender body at subsonic speed”. 6thInternational Conference Symposium on Applied Aerodynamics and Design of Aerospace Vehicles, November 2013, Hyderabad.
  36. Sahoo D., Das S., Kumar P. & Prasad J. K. “Effect of Spike Length on Steady and Unsteady Flow Over a Spiked Blunt Body at Supersonic Speed”. 6th International Conference Symposium on Applied Aerodynamics and Design of Aerospace Vehicles, November, 2013, Hyderabad.
  37. Kumar P. & Prasad J. K. “Effect of Reynolds number on Flow-Field over a slender body at high angles of attack at subsonic speed”. 27th National convention of Aerospace Engineers, November, 2013, Institution Engineers, Dehradun.
  38. Yuvaprakash J., Kumar P., Das S. & Prasad J. K. “Investigation of flow field on double delta wing with sharp leading edge at subsonic speed”. 27th National convention of Aerospace Engineers, November, 2013, Institution Engineers, Dehradun.
  39. Kumar P. & Prasad J. K. “Effect of location of circular trip on slender body Flow-Field at High angles of attack at subsonic speed”. 40th National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, December 2013, NIT Hamirpur.
  40. Chopra G., Das S., Kumar P. & Prasad J. K. “Investigation of Flow field inside a Supersonic Air-Intake with 3-D Bump”. 40th National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, December 2013, NIT Hamirpur.
  41. D. Prem, Das S., Kumar P. & Prasad J. K. “Flow field over a Re-entry capsule with ventilation at supersonic speed”. 40th National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, December 2013, NIT Hamirpur.
  42. Saranyamol, V. S., Krishna, T. V., Kumar, P., and Das, S., “Effect of flow impingement wall height on the pressure fluctuations over a rectangular cavity at supersonic speed”, Proceedings of the 1st National Aerospace Propulsion Conference NAPC-2017, March 15-17, 2017, IIT Kanpur.
  43. Reddy, B. H. V., Singh, R. K., Kumar, P., and Das,  S., “Investigation of steady and unsteady flow inside an air-intake at supersonic speed”, HST-68, 5th National Conference on Wind Tunnel Testing (NCWT-05), 16-17 March 2017, MIT Chennai.
  44. Gaurav, S., Das, S., Kumar, P., “Investigation of flow over a cone cylinder at high angles of attack at subsonic speed”, LST-16, 5th National Conference on Wind Tunnel Testing (NCWT-05), 16-17 March 2017, MIT Chennai.
  45. Roy, D., Das, S., Kumar, P., “Anhedral angle effect on a 76/40 degree double delta wing at subsonic speed”, LST-18, 5th National Conference on Wind Tunnel Testing (NCWT-05), 16-17 March 2017, MIT Chennai.
  46. Saranyamol, V. S., Kumar, P., and Das, S., “Imfluence of cavity floor on the unsteady characteristics of flow inside an open cavity at supersonic speed”, 32nd National Convention of Aerospace Engineers, NCAE 2018, Oct. 27-28, BIT Mesra, Ranchi.
  47. Krishna, T. V., Kumar, P., Desikan, S. L. N., and Das, S., “Experimental investigation of cavity flows with stepped impinging wall at Mach 2.0”, CP 023, SAROD 2018, 8th Symposium on Applied Aerodynamics and Design of Aerospace Vehicles, November 29-December 1, 2018, Bengaluru.
  48. Krishna, T. V., Kumar, P., Desikan, S. L. N., and Das, S., “Experimental investigation of cavity flows with rear corner and face modifications”, Proceedings of the 2nd National Aero Propulsion Conference, NAPC-2018, Dec 17-19, IIT Kharagpur.
  49. Karn, P.K., Kumar, P., and Das, S., “Mechanism of vortex asymmetry over Slender Body at High Angle of Attack”, 21st Annual CFD Symposium, Aug 8-9, 2019, Bangalore.
  50. Karn, P.K., Kumar, P., and Das, S., “Study of Unsteady Flow Behaviour over Slender Body at High Angle of Attack”, Proceedings of the 46th National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, Dec. 9-11, 2019, PSG College, Coimbatore.
  Member of Professional Bodies
 

Life Member of :

ISTE, FMFP, IE(I)

  Current Sponsored Projects
 

Sponsored Project (Ongoing) :

Grant agency

Title of the project and reference number

Duration

Period

Amount in lakh Rs.

1) AR&DB, DRDO

Steady and unsteady flow investigation on slender body at high angles of attack June 2018 - June 2021 36 months

26.893

2) ISRO

Aerodynamic Characterization of Reusable Launch Vehicles at Low Speeds

Dec 2019 - Dec 2022 36 months 22.39

3) AR&DB, DRDO#

Supersonic Flow Studies over spike blunt body with different nose bluntness ratio June 2020- May 2023 36 months 26.01

 

Sponsored Project (Completed) :

Grant agency

Title of the project and reference number

Duration(from mm/yy to mm/yy)

Percentage of time devoted /being devoted/to be devoted, in man months

Amount in lakh Rs.

1) AR & DB

Ministry of Defense#

Augmentation of Supersonic Tunnel

Oct, 2009 – Oct, 2012

36 months

19.385

2) CSIR, New Delhi#

Investigation of Flow Field around Delta wing at Subsonic Speed

May, 2010 – May, 2013

36 months

7.51

3) AR & DB, Ministry of Defence#

Investigation flow behavior on winged body at subsonic speed

May, 2011 – May, 2014

36 months

11.40

4) RESPOND, ISRO#

Study of flow field inside Air Intake with Flow Control

Jan, 2011 – Jan, 2014

36 months

18.59

5) RESPOND, ISRO#

Open cavity studies at supersonic speeds

June 2016 to May 2019

36 months

24.46

# As Co-PI

 

Consultancy Project :

1. CFD Anaysis for Metal Casting Process. Industry : Intocast-HiTech, Jamshedpur