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Pratim Kumar

About


Dr. Pratim Kumar has joined the department of Aerospace Engineering and Applied Mechanics as an Assistant Professor in March' 2019. Dr. Kumar has teaching and research experiences of 7 years before joining IIEST, Shibpur.  Dr. Kumar has obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Space Engineering and Rocketry, Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Mesra Ranchi in 2018. His doctoral and current research areas are in fields of energetic materials (synthesis and characterization), thermal decomposition, combustion (all fields), propulsion/ micro-propulsion (rocket), catalytic combustion, and combustion kinetics.  Principally, his research interest is in the development of green energetic materials (GEM's), and synthesis of metal oxides/ catalysts for their intended applications in the field of rocket/ missile propulsion. He is currently working on the development of green EM's with optimal ballistic properties. GEM's are the compounds  which posses minimal detrimental effects on the earth's atmosphere and on the flaura and fauna. Further, Dr. P Kumar is interested to extend his research areas in the field of liquid fuels/oxidizers droplet evaporation and combustion studies, liquid propellant interaction studies with hot surfaces, and micro-propulsion. Dr. Kumar is also actively serving as reviewer in reputed journals in the field of combustion. Several B Tech, M Tech, JRF, and PhD students are working under his guidance. From his research group, research publications are published in many reputed journals. 

Academic Qualifications


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering in 2018 (Specialization: Rocket propulsion, and energetic materials combustion
  • Master of Technology in Fuels and Combustion in 2011
  • Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering in 2009

Research Statement


  • Development of Green Energetic materials 
  • Characterization, Thermal decomposition, and Combustion analysis
  • Green Fuels
  • Green propellants for rocket propulsion
  • Catalysis and catalytic combustion
  • Combustion kinetics
  • Prilling and coating techniques of energetic materials
  • Micro-propulsion

Latest Publications


  • 1 Jayashri Sehajpal, Pratim Kumar. Sunil Kumar Singh. Prasanta Kumar Adak. and Srinibas Karmakar, Storage Stability of ADN: Prospects and Challenges (A Short–Review), 23, 1-23, International Journal of Energetic Materials and Chemical Propulsion, 2024
  • 2 Arghya Paul, Anagh Mondal, and Pratim Kumar, Experimental determination of Heat of Combustion values, viscosity, surface tension and density for different Jet fuel and 2-propanol Blending, Modern Research in Aerospace Engineering' 2023, 2023
  • 3 Subhasish Guchhait, Pratim Kumar, Experimental and numerical studies of interaction between liquid droplets with hot surfaces under different conditions, 18 (1), Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2023
  • 4 P. Kumar, R. Kumar, Heat of combustion studies for carbon black mixed ADN, KDN, and AP pellets, 81 (4), 93-99, Science and Technology of Energetic Materials, Japan Explosives Society, 2020
  • 5 P. Kumar, P. C. Joshi, DSC/TG and SEM Studies of Synthesized Potassium Sulphamate (PS) and Potassium Dinitramide (KDN) Crystals, 12 (1), 105-117, INCAS Bulletin, 2020
  • 6 P. Kumar, An overview on the Dinitramide anion and compounds based on it, 62(3), 232-242, Indian Chemical Engineer, Taylor and Francis, 2020
  • 7 A. Manash, P. Kumar, Comparison of burn rate and thermal decomposition of AP as oxidizer and PVC and HTPB as fuel binder based composite solid propellants, 15(2), 227-232, Defence Technology, Elsevier, 2019
  • 8 P. Kumar, M. Varsheney, and A. Manash, Combustion performance studies of aluminum and boron based composite solid propellants in sub-atmospheric pressure regimes, Volume 8, Issue 4, 329-338, Propulsion and Power Research, Elsevier, 2019
  • 9 P. Kumar, Advances in Phase Stabilization techniques of AN using KDN and other Chemical Compounds for Preparing Green Oxidizers, 15(6), 949-957, Defence Technology, Elsevier Publications, 2019
  • 10 P. Kumar, An Overview on Properties, Thermal Decomposition, and Combustion Behavior of ADN and ADN Based Composite Solid Propellants, 14(6), 661-673, Defence Technology, Elsevier Publications, 2018
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    Research Areas


    • Prilling and coating techniques for energetic materials
    • Experimental combustion and analysis
    • Combustion kinetics
    • Green propellants for ROCKET and MISSILE propulsion
    • Solid and Liquid Green fuels
    • Thermal decomposition
    • Development of Energetic materials for propulsion

    Publications


  • 1 Jayashri Sehajpal, Pratim Kumar. Sunil Kumar Singh. Prasanta Kumar Adak. and Srinibas Karmakar, Storage Stability of ADN: Prospects and Challenges (A Short–Review), 23, 1-23, International Journal of Energetic Materials and Chemical Propulsion, 2024
  • 2 Subhasish Guchhait, Pratim Kumar, Experimental and numerical studies of interaction between liquid droplets with hot surfaces under different conditions, 18 (1), Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2023
  • 3 P. Kumar, R. Kumar, Heat of combustion studies for carbon black mixed ADN, KDN, and AP pellets, 81 (4), 93-99, Science and Technology of Energetic Materials, Japan Explosives Society, 2020
  • 4 P. Kumar, P. C. Joshi, DSC/TG and SEM Studies of Synthesized Potassium Sulphamate (PS) and Potassium Dinitramide (KDN) Crystals, 12 (1), 105-117, INCAS Bulletin, 2020 5 P. Kumar, An overview on the Dinitramide anion and compounds based on it, 62(3), 232-242, Indian Chemical Engineer, Taylor and Francis, 2020 6 A. Manash, P. Kumar, Comparison of burn rate and thermal decomposition of AP as oxidizer and PVC and HTPB as fuel binder based composite solid propellants, 15(2), 227-232, Defence Technology, Elsevier, 2019 7 P. Kumar, M. Varsheney, and A. Manash, Combustion performance studies of aluminum and boron based composite solid propellants in sub-atmospheric pressure regimes, Volume 8, Issue 4, 329-338, Propulsion and Power Research, Elsevier, 2019
  • 8 P. Kumar, Advances in Phase Stabilization techniques of AN using KDN and other Chemical Compounds for Preparing Green Oxidizers, 15(6), 949-957, Defence Technology, Elsevier Publications, 2019
  • 9 P. Kumar, An Overview on Properties, Thermal Decomposition, and Combustion Behavior of ADN and ADN Based Composite Solid Propellants, 14(6), 661-673, Defence Technology, Elsevier Publications, 2018
  • 10 P. Kumar, P.C. Joshi, R. Kumar, and S. Biswas, Catalytic Effects of Cu-Co* on the Thermal Decomposition of AN and AN/KDN Based Green Oxidizer and Propellant Samples, 14(3), 250-260, Defence Technology, Elsevier Publications, 2018
  • 11 P. Kumar, P.C. Joshi, and R. Kumar, Thermal decomposition and kinetics studies of AN, KDN and their mixtures with and without catalysts, 14(1), 184-200, Central European Journal of Energetic Materials, University of Warsaw, 2017
  • 12 P. Kumar, P.C. Joshi, and R. Kumar, Thermal decomposition and combustion studies of catalyzed AN/KDN based solid propellants, 166, 316-332, Combustion and Flame, Elsevier Publications, 2016
  • 1 Arghya Paul, Anagh Mondal, and Pratim Kumar, Experimental determination of Heat of Combustion values, viscosity, surface tension and density for different Jet fuel and 2-propanol Blending, Modern Research in Aerospace Engineering' 2023, 2023
  • 2 P. Kumar, R. Kumar, and PC Joshi, Studies of heat of combustion for AP, ADN and KDN pellets mixed with carbon black, International conference on recent development in science, engineering, and technology, 2017
  • 3 Pratim kumar, Rajiv Kumar, PC Joshi, Thermal Decomposition and Kinetic Studies of AN Based Green Oxidizers, International Conference on Alternative Energy Sources, 2016
  • 4 P. Kumar, PC Joshi, and R. Kumar, Thermal decomposition and kinetics studies of AN based green oxidizers for solid rocket propulsion, International conference on alternative energy resources, 2016
  • 5 P. Kumar, P. C. Joshi, Characteristics of regression rate of catalyzed and uncatalyzed propellants at sub-atmospheric pressures, Proceedings of the National Conference on Internal Combustion Engine Combustion, UPES Dehradun, 2015
  • 6 P. Kumar, Application of mathematical tools for predicting the burning rate of solid propellant: A review, National conference on recent trends in mathematics and their applications, VBU, Hazaribagh, 2012
  • 7 P. Kumar, P.C. Joshi, Combustion studies of solid propellants at sub-atmospheric pressure, National multi-conference on contemporary global trends in technology and management, LNCT Indore, 2011
  • 1 Arghya Paul, Anagh Mondal, and Pratim Kumar, Experimental determination of Heat of Combustion values, viscosity, surface tension and density for different Jet fuel and 2-propanol Blending, Springer Link209-218, , 2024 2 P. Kumar, An Overview over Combustion Theories and Numerical Simulations for the Prediction of Burning Rate and Ballistic Performance of Solid Propellants, Chapter-3, Novascience Publishers, USA41, 87-123, , 2020
  • 3 P. Kumar, R. Kumar, and P.C. Joshi, Thermal Decomposition and Stabilization Studies of ADN with AN Impurities in the Presence of Catalysts., In: Singh S., Raj P., Tambe S. (eds) Proceedings of the International Conference on Modern Research in Aerospace Engineering. Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering, Springer Nature, Singapore1-11, , 2018
  • Patents


    # Patents Year

    Member


    Member

    PG (Engineering) Admission Committee

    Member

    Institute Annual Report Committee

    Member

    Departmental Faculty Committee (DFC)

    Member

    Departmental Under Graduate Committee (DUGC), AE & AM

    Convener

    Departmental Purchase committee (DPC), AE & AM

    Member

    Rajbhasha Implementation Committee, IIEST

    Projects


    • Simulation and Experimental Studies of ammonium dinitramide (ADN) based green liquid propellants interaction studies with hot surfaces under different pressure regimes, Sponsored
      Ongoing
    • Thermal decomposition and combustion studies of prilled and coated ammonium nitrate (AN) and potassium dinitramide (KDN) based novel green oxidizers and propellants for future space and defense applications, Sponsored
      Ongoing
    • Synthesis, prilling, and coating of ammonium dinitramide (ADN): A promising oxidizer, Sponsored
      Ongoing

    Awards


    • Outstanding contribution in Reviewing by Fuels, Elsevier Publication, Netherland, Year: 2016

    Research Groups


    Subhasish Guchhait
    M. Tech.
    subhasishguchhait96@gmail.com

    Research:
    Liquid interaction studies with different hot surfaces

    Anagh Mondal
    M. Tech.
    mondal.anagh@gmail.com

    Research:
    Interaction studies of different fire suppressing liquids with some commercial grade woods

    Souveek Ghosh
    M. Tech.
    souveek1995@gmail.com

    saikat sarma
    M. Tech.
    sarmasaikat@gmail.com

    Research:
    prilling and coating of hygroscopic materials

    jayashri sehajpal
    Ph. D.
    jayashri69sehajpal@gmail.com

    Research:
    green propellants

    Souvik Roy
    M. Tech.
    023amm001.souvik@students.iiests.ac.in

    Research:
    droplet evaporation and combustion

    Sandip Mondal
    Ph. D
    sandipmondal.rs2016@civil.iiests.ac.in / sandipmondal16061992@gmail.com

    Research:
    Study on microbial concrete with focus on MICP pathways, optimal dosing and long-term durability

    Citations


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