Dr. Swarupkumar Y. Jejurkar

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Email - swarup@bitmesra.ac.in
Phone - +91 99356 49852

A Short Description of Some of the Courses I Teach under the Choice Based Credit System

1. SR 503 Space Engineering and Space Dynamics

This is a core course common to both specializations offered by the Department. It is taken by students in their first semester of coursework.

The course objectives are:

1 Introduce concepts of system design used for space exploration
2 Introduce mission design parameters from first principles of mechanics
3 Introduce fundamentals of orbital mechanics
4 Introduce sub-systems of a space vehicle
5 Introduce communication systems for space vehicles
Students are expected to achieve proficiency in the following:
1 Perform mission design calculations using specialized software
2 Analyze the orbits of space vehicles using classical methods
3 Analyze dynamics of space vehicles
4 Identify design requirements for different phases of a space exploration program
5 Identify variations of design concepts implemented in recent space missions
2. SR 555 Heat Transfer in Space Applications
This is an elective course taken by students in their third semester. 
The course objectives are:
1 Introduce heat transfer modes relevant in space applications
2 Design and analyze thermal structure of spacecraft
3 Introduce thermal analysis methods for space applications
4 Analyze the transient thermal effects of environment on the spacecraft structure
5 Introduce methods used in thermal protection and control systems of spacecraft
Students are expected to gain proficiency in the following:
1 Ability to distinguish among different heat transfer modes and their relevance in space application
2 Ability to apply the knowledge of the heat transfer in the design of spacecraft thermal systems
3 Ability to computationally analyse heat transfer processes in space applications
4 Ability to examine the influence of thermal environment on different phases of mission
5 Ability to select appropriate devices and hardware for a given thermal control system
3. SR 603 Computational Combustion
This is an elective course offered to the students in their third semester.
The course objectives are:
1 Introduce the governing equations of chemical kinetics, mass, momentum, and heat transfer
2 Introduce advanced mathematical modeling of laminar and turbulent flames
3 Employ methods of computational fluid dynamics for numerical solution of models developed for complex flow and combustion problems
4 Understand and adopt the best practices for reliable predictions from complex computational models of combustion problems
Students are expected to gain proficiency in the following:
1 Capability to analyze governing equations and coupling among them
2 Ability to solve ignition problems
3 Ability to solve laminar flame propagation problems using multistep kinetics
4 Ability to apply the concepts used in the modeling of turbulent flames for selecting appropriate models during calculations
5 ability to comprehensively analyze complex combustion problems using specialized software 
4. SR 606 Energetics and Combustion Laboratory
This is a unique course designed to prepare our students in experimental techniques and analysis methods directly linked with their research. It is taken by students specializing in Rocket Propulsion during their third semster. Our students simultaneously take credits for research during this semester.
The course objectives are:
1 Impart training in the modern methods of data acquisition and analysis
2 Inculcate habits of critical analysis and assessment of reliability of results
3 To train students for independent handling of instruments and research tools
4 To evaluate methods for error analysis , validation and reporting of numerical solutions
5 To highlight the close interactions between experimental and numerical approaches in research
Students are expected to gain proficiency in:
1 Use of image processing methods
2 Performing automatic data acquisition
3 Performing error analysis of experimental results
4 Undertaking error analysis, validation, and reporting of numerical simulations
5 Making complimentary use of experimental and numerical tools