Kendrick Aung, Ph.D

Research Group

Doctor of Engineering Students (Completed)

 

Usman Chaudhuri

Field Study

Effects of non-Newtonian lubricant rheology on elasto-hydrodynamic lubrication of piston skirts in engine initial startup condition

Date of Graduation

December 2015

Publications

1.      U. Chaudhri and K. Aung, “Influence of fluid rheology on the piston cylinder oil film development and pressure distribution considering medium speed effects in initial engine start up”, International Journal of Enhanced Research in Science, Technology & Engineering, Vol. 5 pp. 198-207*, 2016

2.      U. Chaudhri, and K. Aung, “Influence of fluid rheology on the piston cylinder oil film development and pressure distribution considering medium speed effects in engine startup conditions,” Proceedings of 2014 International Conference on Engineering Tribology Technology, Nantou, Taiwan, November 2014

3.      U. Chaudhri, and K. Aung, “Effects of multi-grade oils in modeling non-Newtonian rheology between piston and cylinder surfaces in engine initial startup conditions,” Proceedings of 2014 Internal Combustion Engine Division Fall Technical Conference, Columbus, Indiana, October 2014

 

 

Prasanna Kumar Lakshmi Duvvi

Field Study

A Monte Carlo solution for the combustion hot spot analysis in a floor-fired box furnace

Date of Graduation

December 2008

Publications

1.      D. Prasanna and K. Aung, “Combustion Hot Spot Analysis for Single-Side-Fired Tubes in a Floor-Fired Box Furnace,”  Proceedings of 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exhibition, Chicago, IL, November 2006

 

Anhua Mei

Field Study

Absorption spectroscopy of O2, CO2 and H2O species for applications in combustion diagnostics

Date of Graduation

December 2005

Publications

1.      A. Mei and K. Aung, “A Method for Simulating And Measuring the Concentration of Oxygen by Infrared Absorption Laser Spectroscopy,” Proceedings of 2005 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exhibition, Orlando, FL, November 2005

2.      A. Mei and K. Aung, “Dynamic Detection of Species Concentration and Distribution in Pre-combustion Gases by Laser Spectroscopy of Infrared Absorption,” Proceedings of the 2005 SPIE Symposium on Optics and Photonics, San Diego, CA, July 2005

3.      A. Mei and K. Aung, “Algorithm Development for Determination of Species Concentrations in Post-Combustion Gases,” Proceedings of the 2004 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference, Anaheim, CA, November 2004

4.      A. Mei and K. Aung, “Optimizing the Pipeline Parameters for Fuel Transmission,” Proceedings of the 2004 International Pipeline Conference, Calgary, Canada, October 2004

5.      A. Mei and K. Aung, “A Method for Optimizing Parameters in the Design of Fuel Pipeline,” Proceedings of the Second Joint ASME Region X/SDPS Graduate Student Technical Conference, Longview, Texas, March 2004

 

28 Master of Engineering Thesis Students (Completed)

 

Chandan Nath

MS Thesis

Characteristics of a solar concentrator and a thermo-economic analysis of solar power plants

Date of Graduation

December 2015

Publications

 

 

Adib Besharati

MS Thesis

Energy portfolio of Iran: a case study of solar desalination

Date of Graduation

December 2014

Publications

 

 

Ajit Patki

MS Thesis

Study and design of a small portable incinerator for medical hazardous waste by using natural convection flow

Date of Graduation

December 2012

Publications

 

 Note: Ajit went on to complete his D.E. (mechanical) from Lamar University and is now a visiting assistant professor at Lamar.

Mostafa Soliman

MS Thesis

Designing, manufacturing and testing for modified vertical axis wind turbine (Giromill)

Date of Graduation

December 2011

Publications

 

 

Shriram Patil

MS Thesis

Thermo-economic analysis of conventional coal fired and non-conventional solar power plants

Date of Graduation

December 2010

Publications

 

 

Kaushal Atulkumar Bharr

MS Thesis

Energy analysis for a two phase flow heat exchanger

Date of Graduation

December 2008

Publications

 

 

Michael Rutledge Morgan

MS Thesis

Compressible flow of a perfect gas through a diverging section with friction

Date of Graduation

December 2007

Publications

 

 

Adib Besharati

MS Thesis

Energy portfolio of Iran: a case study of solar desalination

Date of Graduation

December 2014

Publications

 

 

Manish Sitlani

MS Thesis

Numerical simulations on aerodynamic drag of ground transportation system (GTS) model

Date of Graduation

December 2006

Publications

 

  • Sitlani and K. Aung, “Numerical Simulations on Aerodynamic Drag of Ground Transportation System (GTS) Model,” Proceedings of 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exhibition, Chicago, IL, November 2006
  • Sitlani and K. Aung, “Numerical Simulations on Aerodynamic Drag of Ground Transportation System (GTS) Model,” 2006 ASME Early Career Technical Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, September 2006
  • M. Sitlani and K. Aung, “Numerical Simulations on Aerodynamic Drag of a Tractor with a Tandem-Trailer,” Proceedings of 2006 ASME Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting, Miami, FL, 2006

 

Arpan Jani

MS Thesis

Numerical simulations of the two-stroke micro-engine combustion

Date of Graduation

December 2005

Publications

 

 

Kitipong Rattanapaibule

MS Thesis

Performance predictions of a hydrogen-enhanced natural gas HCCI engine

Date of Graduation

December 2005

Publications

  • Performance of a Hydrogen-Enhanced Natural Gas HCCI Engine,” Proceedings of 2005 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exhibition, Orlando, FL, November 2005

 

Vinod Mattham

MS Thesis

Numerical simulations of gas-fueled spark ignition engines

Date of Graduation

December 2005

Publications

  • K. Majmudar, V. Mattham and K. Aung, “Simulations of a Hydrogen-Enhanced Methane Fuelled SI Engine,” Proceedings of the 2004 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference, Anaheim, CA, November 2004

 

Pushpal Kahar

MS Thesis

Behavior of fluidized beds at elevated temperatures and coal combustion on fluidized beds

Date of Graduation

December 2005

Publications

 

 

Sanjeev Hublikar

MS Thesis

Numerical Simulations of spherically expanding flames

Date of Graduation

December 2005

Publications

 

 

Harish Eletem

MS Thesis

Development of a Web-based interactive compressible flow solver

Date of Graduation

December 2005

Publications

 

  • Eletem, F. Young, and K. Aung, “A Web-based Solver for Compressible Flow Calculations,” Proceedings of 2006 ASEE Annual Meeting & Exposition, Chicago, Illinois, June 2006
  • H. Eletem, F. Young and K. Aung, “Development of a Web-based Interactive Compressible Flow Solver,” Proceedings of the 2005 ASME Fluids Engineering Conference, Houston, Texas, June 2005

 

Ramanand Veturi

MS Thesis

A numerical study on mixing in turbulent flow behind a backward-facing step

Date of Graduation

December 2004

Publications

  • Veturi and K. Aung, “A Numerical Study on Mixing in Turbulent Flow behind a Backward-Facing Step,” Proceedings of the 2005 ASME Fluids Engineering Conference, Houston, Texas, June 2005*

 

Sagar Mal

Prashanth Kadaba

MS Thesis

Evaluation of stress intensity factors for arbitrarily oriented cracks in cylindrical shells subjected to Mode I, Mode II and Mode III types of loading

Date of Graduation

December 2004

Publications

 

 

Sagar Malode

MS Thesis

Control of a turbulent flow by honeycomb method

Date of Graduation

December 2004

Publications

 

 

Duvvi Lakshmi Prasanna Kumar

MS Thesis

An explicit finite difference analysis of buoyant jets

Date of Graduation

December 2004

Publications

  • D. Prasanna and K. Aung, “Numerical Solutions of Single and Multiple Laminar Jets,” Proceedings of 2005 ASME Fluids Engineering Conference, Houston, Texas, June 2005*

 

Prasad Reddy Kottha

MS Thesis

Parametric optimization of a combined cycle

Date of Graduation

December 2004

Publications

 

 

Sudeep Barsin

MS Thesis

Performance enhancement for a single flash geothermal power plant

Date of Graduation

December 2004

Publications

  • Barsin and K. Aung, “Optimization of a Single Flash Geothermal Power Plant,” Proceedings of 2005 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exhibition, Orlando, FL, November 2005*

 

Arun Yadav

MS Thesis

Numerical simulations of quasi-one dimensional subsonic supersonic flow in scramjet engine

Date of Graduation

December 2004

Publications

 

 

Lakshman Martha

MS Thesis

Numerical simulations on aerodynamic drag of heavy vehicle trucks

Date of Graduation

December 2004

Publications

 

Kedar Pathak

MS Thesis

Numerical simulations of dynamics of a tunnel fire

Date of Graduation

December 2004

Publications

 

  • Pathak and K. Aung, “Study of Dynamics of Pool Fire in a Ventilated Tunnel,” Proceedings of the Second Joint ASME Region X/SDPS Graduate Student Technical Conference, Longview, Texas, March 2004
  • K. Pathak and K. Aung, “Numerical Simulations of Dynamics of a Tunnel Fire,” Proceedings of the 2004 ASME Heat Transfer/Fluid Engineering Conference, Charlotte, NC, July 2004*

 

Sameer Ghalsasi

MS Thesis

Mixing of jet in crossflow : effects of jet geometry

Date of Graduation

December 2003

Publications

  • S. Ghalsasi and K. Aung, “Mixing of Jet in Crossflow: Effect of Geometry,” Proceedings of the First Joint ASME Region X/SDPS Graduate Student Technical Conference, Houston, Texas, March 2003

 Note: Sameer went on to complete his Ph.D. (materials) from University of Houston and is now working in Houston.

Chinton Purohit

MS Thesis

Numerical simulations of a compression ignition engine using biodiesel fuels

Date of Graduation

December 2003

Publications 

  • Purohit and K. Aung, “Numerical Simulation of a Compression Ignition Engine Using Biodiesel Fuel,” Proceedings of the 2003 ASME Heat Transfer Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, July 2003*

 

Rakesh Sreenivasa

MS Thesis

Numerical simulations of coal and biomass combustion in fluidized bed combustors

Date of Graduation

December 2003

Publications

  • R. Sreenivasa and K. Aung, “Modeling of Biomass Combustion in a Fluidized Bed,” Proceedings of the 2003 International Conference on Power Engineering, Kobe, Japan, November 2003

 

Sunil Appanaboyina

MS Thesis

Development of a VRML application for teaching fluid mechanics

Date of Graduation

December 2003

Publications

 

  • Appanaboyina, R. Sreenivasa and K. Aung, “Development of Web-Based Tools for Energy Engineering,” Proceedings of the 2003 ASEE Annual Meeting & Exposition, Nashville, Tennessee, June 2003*
  • S. Appanaboyina and K. Aung, “Development of a VRML Application for Teaching Fluid Mechanics,” Proceedings of the 2004 ASEE Annual Meeting & Exposition, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 2004

 Note: Sunil went on to complete his Ph.D. (computational sciences) from James Mason University and is now an employee of Shell India.

Kaushal Majmudar

MS Thesis

Numerical simulations of a spark ignition engine using alternative fuels

Date of Graduation

December 2003

Publications

  • K. Majmudar, V. Matham and K. Aung, “Simulations of a Hydrogen-Enhanced Methane Fuelled SI Engine,” Proceedings of the 2004 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference, Anaheim, CA, November 2004
  • Majmudar and K. Aung, “Numerical Simulation of a Spark Ignition Engine Using Liquid Fuels and Liquid Fuel Blends,” Proceedings of the 2003 ASME Heat Transfer Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, July 2003