Kumar G N

Designation: 

Assistant Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Wednesday, October 25, 2000

Professional Experience: 

17 years+

Contact Details

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gnkumar33 [at] gmail.com

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0824-2473659

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0824-2474033

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+91-9481848572
Academic Background

• PhD (IIT- Delhi ), 2011
• M.Tech. (KREC, Surathakal ), 1999
• B.E. (Bangalore University), 1996

Areas of Interest

Alternative fuels for IC engines, Simulation of IC engines, Heat Transfer

Significant Projects

1. Study on Low Temperature Combustion in a CRDI Engine Using Bio-Diesel, DST, Govt. of India

Supervision of Ph.D

Completed: 04
Ongoing: 05

Significant Publications

Total number of papers published in Journals: 24
1. Archit S. Ayodhya, Venkatesh T. Lamani, Parashuram Bedar, G.N. Kumar '' Effect of exhaust gas recirculation on a CRDI engine fueled with waste plastic oil blend' (2018)

2. Gangadhara Rao, G. N. Kumar & Mervin Herbert “Effect of injection pressure on the performance and emission characteristics of the CI engine using Vateria indica biodiesel” International Journal of Ambient Energy (Jan 2018)
https://doi.org/10.1080/01430750.2017.1421575

3. Archit S. Ayodhya, Venkatesh T. Lamani, M. Thirumoorthy, G.N. Kumar “NOx reduction studies on a diesel engine operating on waste plastic oil blend using selective catalytic reduction technique” Journal of the Energy Institute (2018),
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joei.2018.01.002
4. Venkatesh T. Lamani, Ajay Kumar Yadav, Kumar G. N, “Performance, emission and combustion characteristics of twin cylinder common rail diesel engine fueled with butanol-diesel blends” Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Volume 24, Issue 29, pp-23351-23362, 11-Aug-17, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-017-9956-7

5. Venkatesh T. Lamani, Aditya U. Baliga M, Ajay Kumar Yadav, Kumar G. N, “Effect of exhaust gas recirculation rate on performance, emission and combustion characteristics of a common-rail diesel engine fuelled with n-butanol–diesel blends” Biofuels, 03-Aug-17, https://doi.org/10.1080/17597269.2017.1369631

6. Venkatesh T. Lamani, Ajay Kumar Yadav, Kumar G. N, “Influence of low-temperature combustion and dimethyl ether-diesel blends on performance, combustion, and emission characteristics of common rail diesel engine: a CFD study” Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Volume 24, Issue 18, pp-15500-15509, 26-Apr-17,
DOI: 10.1007/s11356-017-9113-3

7. Venkatesh T. Lamani, Aditya U. Baliga M, Ajay Kumar Yadav, Kumar G. N, “Effect of bioethanol-diesel blends, exhaust gas recirculation rate and injection timing on performance, emission and combustion characteristics of common rail diesel engine” Biofuels, 27-Mar-17, https://doi.org/10.1080/17597269.2017.1329493

8. Chitragar, P., Shivaprasad, K., and Kumar, G. N, “Experimental Analysis of Four Cylinder 4-Stroke Gasoline Engine Using Hydrogen Fractions for Performance and Emission Parameters” SAE International, 10-Jan-17, DOI: https://doi.org/10.4271/2017-26-0063

9. Venkatesh T. Lamani, Ajay Kumar Yadav, Kumar G. N, “Combustion, performance and tail pipe emissions of common rail diesel engine fuelled with waste plastic oil diesel blends.” Journal of thermal science and engineering applications” Accepted, 2017.

10. Parashuram R Chitragar, Shivprasad K V, Kumar G. N, “Use of Hydrogen in International Combustion Engines: A Comprehensive study” Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Bio Mechanics, Volume 1, Issue3 pp-84-96, October-16

11. Parashuram Bedar, Kumar GN, “Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) – effective way to reduce NOx emissions.” Journal of Mechanical Engineering and biomechanics, Volume1, Issue 2, pp 69-73, July-16,
https://journals.indexcopernicus.com/search/article?articleId=1462243

12. Shivaprasad K.V., P. R Chitragar, V Nayak, Kumar G. N, “Influence of spark timing on the performance and emission characteristics of gasoline–hydrogen-blended high-speed spark-ignition engine.” International Journal of Ambient Energy, Volume 38, Issue 6, pp-605-612, 02-Feb-16, https://doi.org/10.1080/01430750.2016.1155488

13. Shivaprasad K.V, Chitragar P.R., Kumar G.N, “Experimental Investigation of Variations in Spark Timing using a Spark-Ignition Engine with Hydrogen-Blended Gasoline” Energy Technology, Volume 3, Issue 12, pp-1174–1182, 09-Nov-15,
DOI: 10.1002/ente.201500148

14. Raviteja S, Kumar G N, “Effect of hydrogen addition on performance and emission parameters of a SI engine fuelled with butanol at stoichiometric conditions” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 40, Issue-30, pp-9563-9569, 10-Aug-15, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2015.05.171

15. Parashuram Bedar, Jayashish Kumar Pandey, Kumar GN, “Effect of Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) on Diesel Engine using Simarouba glauca Biodiesel Blends” International Energy journal, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp-73-82, Jun-15, http://www.rericjournal.ait.ac.th/index.php/reric/article/view/1351/462

16. Shivaprasad K.V, P. Chitragar, Kumar G.N, “Effect of Hydrogen Addition on Combustion and Emission Characteristics of High Speed Spark Ignition Engine- an experimental Study” SAE International, April-15,
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4271/2015-01-1684

17. Shivprasad K V, P. Chitragar, Kumar G.N, “Hydrogen Addition on Combustion and Emission Characteristics of High Speed Spark Ignition Engine- An Experimental Study.” Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, Vol. 11, pp-1554-1564, 14-Apr-15,
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4271/2015-01-1684

18. Shivaprasad K.V, P. Chitragar, Kumar G.N, “Effect of Hydrogen Addition on Combustion and Emission Characteristics of High Speed Spark Ignition Engine- an experimental Study.” SAE International, April-2015, DOI: https://doi.org/10.4271/2015-01-1684

19. S Sakleshpur Nagaraja, C Nagaraj, Kumar G N, “Computational and experimental study on oxygen enriched intake of a spark ignition engine” Archives of Waste Management and Environmental Protection, vol. 17, issue 3, pp-27-40, 2015,
http://yadda.icm.edu.pl/yadda/element/bwmeta1.element.baztech-3b0e5e68-4...

20. Shivaprasad K.V, P. Chitragar, P. Bedar, Kumar G.N, “Experimental Investigation on Combustion and Emission Characteristics of High Speed Spark Ignition Engine with Hydrogen Addition” Ciencia e Tecnica Vitivinicola, Volume-29(12), 2014, http://ciencia-e-tecnica.org/cien/index.php/jTracker/index/1cMxK

21. Shashank S N, Vinay Ravi, Raviteja S, Vignesh Nayak, Kumar G.N, “Performance and Emission Characteristics of a MPI Engine fueled with iso-Butanol Gasoline Blends.” SAE International, 01-Apr-14, DOI: https://doi.org/10.4271/2014-01-1390

22. Raviteja S, Shashank S.N, Kumar G. N, “Computational and Experimental Study of Engine Characteristics Using N-Butanol Gasoline Blends” International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Technology (IJMET), Volume 4, Issue 1, pp-209-221, Feb-13

23. Suhas B.G, Shivaprasad K.V, Kumar G. N, “Computational and Experimental Investigation of NOx Emission of Hydrogen Blend on a Constant Speed Gasoline Engine.” International Journal on Theoretical and Applied Research in Mechanical Engineering (IJTARME), Volume2, Issue 4, pp- 221-225, 2013

24. Suhas B.G., Shivaprasad K.V., Kumar G. N, “Experimental investigation of single cylinder 4S SI engine with hydrogen blends.” International Journal of Mechanical Engg and Technology(IJMET), Vol 3, Issue 3, pp- 84-95, Sept-Dec 2012

25. Shivaprasad K.V, Kumar G.N, Guruprasad K. R, “Performance, Emission and Fuel Induction System of Hydrogen Fuel Operated Spark Ignition Engine” International Journal of Modern Engineering Research (IJMER), Vol.2, Issue.1, pp-565-571, an-Feb 2012

Total number of papers presented in Conferences/Seminars:
International Conference - 29

1. Anil R Kadam, Vijaykumar Hindasageri and G N Kumar “Transient heat transfer characterization of impinging hot / cold jets by analytical IHCP” International Conference on Manufacturing Material and Energy. 3rd March 2018

2. Anil R Kadam, Vijaykumar Hindasageri and G N Kumar “Estimation of heat transfer coefficient and reference temperature in jet impingement using solution to inverse heat conduction problem” International Conference Numerical Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow, NIT Warangal, India. Jan 19-21, 2018.

3. Parashuram R. Chitragar, Thirumoorthy and G.N. Kumar “Effect of Spark Timings on Combustion and Emissions Characteristics of 4 Stroke - 4 Cylinder S. I. Engine using Hydrogen at 1500 rpm” 6thInternational Engineering Symposium, Kumamoto University, Japan. March 1-3, 2017.

4. P.R. Chitragar, Shivaprasad K.V and Kumar G N, “Experimental Analysis of Four Cylinder 4-Stroke Gasoline Engine Using Hydrogen Fractions for Performance and Emission Parameters” SIAT, ARAI, PUNE January 18-21, 2017.

5. P R Chitragar,Shivprasad K V, Vignesh Nayak, P. Bedar, Kumar GN, “An Experimental Study on Combustion and Emission Analysis of Four Cylinder 4-Stroke Gasoline Engine using Pure Hydrogen and LPG at Idle Condition.” Energy Procedia, Volume-90, pp-525-534, Dec-16, doi-10.1016/j.egypro.2016.11.220

6. Parashuram Bedar, Venkatesh T Lamani, Archit S Ayodhya, G N Kumar, “Study of combined effect of Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) with Jatropha Curcas biodiesel blend in a CRDI Engine,” International conference on recent trends in engineering and material sciences, National University, Jaipur, India, March 17-19, 2016.

7. Parashuram Bedar, P R Chitragar, V.Kiran kumar and Kumar G N, “Combined effect exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), fuel injection pressure on CI engine using simarauba glauca biodiesel blends.” 23rd National and 1st International ISHMT-ASTFE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, Trivandrum, Kerala 17-20 December, 2015.

8. P.R Chitragar, Shivaprasad K.V, Vighnesha Nayak and Kumar G.N, “Use of Hydrogen in Internal Combustion Engines - A Comprehensive Study, 23rd National and 1st International ISHMT-ASTFE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, Trivandrum, Kerala, 17-20 December, 2015.

9. Felix J, Rajendran R, Kumar G N, Giridhara Babu Y, Karthik M K and Ramesha D K “Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Effusion Cooling Performance over Combustor Liner Flat Plate” Proceedings of the 23rd National Heat and Mass Transfer Conference and 1st International Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, Thiruvananthapuram, India, 17-20 December, 2015

10. P.R.Chitragar, Shivaprasad K.V, Vighneshnayak, P.Bedar and Kumar G.N, “An experimental study on combustion and emission analysis of four cylinder 4-stroke gasoline engine using pure hydrogen and LPG at idle condition” 5th International Conference on Advances in Energy research, IIT Bombay, 15-17 December 2015,
doi: 10.1016/j.egypro.2016.11.220

11. Parashuram Bedar, P R Chitragar, V.Kiran kumar and Kumar G N, “Performance emission and combustion characteristics of a CRDI engine operating on jatropha curcas blend with EGR” 5th International Conference on "Advances in Energy Research”, IIT Bombay, 15-17 December 2015.

12. Felix J, Rajendran R, Kumar G N, “Giridhara Babu Y, Vivek S and Sinith P, “Experimental Investigation of Overall Cooling Effectiveness on Combustion Chamber Liner with and Without Impingement Holes” Proceedings of the ASME 2015 Gas Turbine India Conference, Hyderabad, India, December 2–3, 2015, doi:10.1115/GTINDIA2015-1377

13. Shivaprasad K V, Parashuram R Chitragar, Kumar G N, “Effect of Spark Timing on the Combustion and Emission Parameters of a Hydrogen Fuelled Spark Ignition Engine” International conference on Environment and Energy, JNTU, Hyderbad, December 15-17, 2014.

14. Parashuram Bedar, P R Chitragar, Shivaprasad K. V and Kumar G. N, “Performance, emission and combustion characteristics of a single cylinder C I engine using simarouba glauca biodiesel” 5th International and 41st National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, IIT Kanpur, 12-14 December,2014
doi.org/10.1007/978-81-322-2743-4_145

15. P R Chitragar, Parashuram Bedar and Kumar G N, “Performance and Exhaust Gas analysis of multi cylinder C. I. Engine using Karanja (Pongamia Pinnata) Bio-diesel” 5th International and 41st National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, IIT Kanpur, 12-14 December, 2014.

16. Shivaprasad K.V, Raviteja, P. Bedar, Kumar G. N, “Experimental Investigation of the Effect of Hydrogen Addition on Combustion Performance and Emissions Characteristics of a Spark Ignition High Speed Gasoline Engine” Procedia Technology, Volume 14, PP-141-148, 2014, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.protcy.2014.08.019

17. Sumandev M, Parashuram Bedar, Madhu H C, Kumar G.N, “Effect of cooled EGR on performance and Emission Characteristics of Diesel Engine–An Experimental Investigation” International Conference on Mechanical Engineering, VVIT, Bangalore, 21-23, August, 2014.

18. Vinay C.A, Kumar G.N, Bhaskar Chakravarthy, Venkat Iyengar, HNV Dutt, “CFD Analysis of Turbo Prop Engine Air Intake under Icing Conditions” Symposium on Applied Aerodynamics and Design of Aerospace Vehicle, Hyderabad, India, November 21-23, 2013.

19. Kulkarni Aniket P.M. Vijaykumara1, Kumar G.N, “Experimental investigation of performance & emission characteristics of simarouba glauca biodiesel blends on single cylinder CI engine.” International Conference on Alternative Fuels for I.C. Engines, MNIT, Jaipur 2013.

20. Kulkarni Aniket P, Bhimrao Patil, M. Vijaykumara, Kumar G. N, “Experimental investigations of performance and emission characteristics of single cylinder CI engine fueled with different blends of Jatropha biodiesel with metal based additive” 9th Asia- Pacific Conference on Combustion Korea, May-13.

21. Kulkarni Aniket P., Bhimrao Patil, M. Vijaykumara, Kumar G. N, “Exergy Analysis of LPG fueled MPFI multi-cylinder engine with vaporized water methanol induction” 9th Asia- Pacific Conference on Combustion, Korea, May-13

22. Vinay C.A, Kumar G.N, Bhaskar Chakravarthy, Venkat Iyengar and HNV Dutt, “CFD Analysis of Engine Air Intake for A Pusher Type Light Transport Aircraft” International Conference on Computer Aided Engineering, IIT Madras, 2013,
DOI- http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/12489/

23. Shashank S N, Raviteja S, Kumar G. N, “Comparison of Ethanol and n-Butanol blends with Gasoline: A Computational Study” International Journal on Theoretical and Applied Research in Mechanical Engineering, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp-91-96, 2013

24. Shivaprasad K.V, Kumar G.N, Guruprasad K.R “Performance, emission and fuel induction system of hydrogen for spark ignition internal combustion engine-a review”International conference on recent advances and challenges in energy, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, 2012

25. Kumar G.N, Subash G.P, Das L.M “Implications of combustion parameters on the performance off a hydrogen fuelled research engine” WHEC 2010.

26. Subash G.P, Kumar G.N, Das L.M “Safety features of a hydrogen fuelled engine test rig” World Hydrogen Technologies Convention, New Delhi, Aug 26-28 2009.

27. Kumar G.N, Das L.M, Babu M.K.G, “Simulation and prediction on the performance of a hydrogen engine test rig World Hydrogen Technologies Convention.” New Delhi, Aug 26-28 2009.

28. L.M.Das, Kumar G.N, “Performance Evaluation of hydrogen –fuelled engine test rig for transportation and distributed decentralized energy sector” World Hydrogen Technologies Convention (WHTC-2007) Montecatini Terme-Italy, Nov 4-7 2007

29. Kumar G.N, Navin Kumar S C, “Performance and Emission Studies of BSII, BSIII Diesel and Niger Oil Methyl Ester Blends on Four Stroke Single Cylinder Direct Injection Diesel Engine” 31st International Symposium on combustion, Germany, 2006.

National Conference – 23

1. Parashuram Bedar, Santosh K, Kumar G N, “Experimental Investigation of CRDI Engine fuelled with Jatropha curcas biodiesel for various EGR rates” National Conference on “Green Energy, Environment & Sustainable Development (NCGEED’18), 9-10th, March 2018.

2. P R Chitragar, Kumar G N, “Effect of Spark Timings on Combustion and Emissions Characteristics of 4 Cylinder 4 Stroke S. I. Engine using Hydrogen at 1800 rpm” 25th National Conference on I.C. Engines and Combustion, NITK, Surthkal, 15th Dec. – 17th Dec., 2017.

3. ParashuramBedar, Kumar G N “Experimental investigation of CRDI engine operating on Jatropha curcas blend with various higher fuel injection pressures” 25th National Conference on I.C. Engines and Combustion, NITK, Surthkal, 15th Dec. – 17th Dec., 2017.

4. Gangadhara Rao, Kumar G.N, Mervin A Herbert, “Effect of Fuel Injection Pressure and Injection Timing on Combustion of Vatariaindica Biodiesel” 25th National Conference on I.C. Engines and Combustion, NITK, Surthkal, 15th Dec. – 17th Dec., 2017.

5. Nuthan Prasad B.S, Prakash Kumar Deep, Kumar G N, “Combustion Analysis of n-Butanol Fuelled in a CRDI Engine and EGR Technique” 25th National Conference on I.C. Engines and Combustion, NITK, Surthkal, 15th Dec. – 17th Dec., 2017.

6. Parashuram Bedar, Kumar G.N. and Suresh Kumar Y “Performance and Emission Characteristics of a CRDI Engine Operating on Jatrophacurcas Blend with Cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR)” 24th National Conference on I.C. Engines and Combustion UPES, Dehradun, India, 30th Oct. – 01st Nov., 2015.

7. P.R. Chitragar, Shivaprasad K.V. and Kumar G. N “An Experimental Study on Combustion and Emission Analysis of Four Cylinder 4-Stroke Gasoline Engine using Pure Hydrogen at Idle Condition” 24th National Conference on I.C. Engines and Combustion, UPES, Dehradun, India, 30th Oct. – 01st Nov., 2015.

8. Venkatesh T. Lamani, Ajay Kumar Yadav and Kumar G. N, “CFD Analysis on Performance and Exhaust Characteristics of CRDI Diesel Engine for Various Engine Speeds and EGR Rates” 24th National Conference on I.C. Engines and Combustion, UPES, Dehradun, India, 30th Oct. – 01st Nov., 2015.

9. Parashuram Bedar, P R Chitragar, Shivaprasada K V, Kumar G. N, “Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) – A Novel Concept to Reduce NOx Emissions” National Conference on Technical Revolution, Anantrao Pawar College of Engineering and Research, Pune 9-10, January, 2015.

10. P R Chitragar, Shiva Prasad K V, Vighnesha N, Kumar G N, “Use of Hydrogen Fuel in Internal Combustion Engines: A Brief Study”, National Conference on 'Technical Revolution'(NCTR-2015), SavitribaiPhule University and ABMSP’s APCOE&R, Pune, 9-10th January 2015

11. P R Chitragar, Shiva Prasad K V, Vighnesha N, P.Bedar, Kumar G N, “Hydrogen as a fuel in Internal Combustion Engines: An overview, National Conference on 'Technical Revolution'(NCTR-2015), SavitribaiPhule University and ABMSP’s APCOE&R, Pune, 9-10th January 2015.

12. Raviteja S, Kumar G N, “Optimization of Hydrogen - air mixing in a SI engine intake manifold - A simulation study, ANSYS Convergence Conference, Bangalore, May, 2014.

13. Venkatesh Lamani, Ajay Kumar Yadav, Kumar G N, “Spray and Combustion Characterization in Common Rail Direct Injection (CRDI) Engine - A Review, “National Conference on Fire Research and Engineering IIT Roorkee, Uttarakhand, March 01-02, 2014.

14. Kulkarni Aniket P, M. Vijaykumara1, Kumar G. N, “Engine Emission Investigation of Biodiesel with Metal Based Additive” 23rd NCICE, NIT Surat, 13-16 December, 2013.

15. S Raviteja, Shashank S N, Kumar G N, “Computational Study of the Effect of Enriching Gasoline with Hydrogen in a SI Engine” 23rdNCICEC, NIT Surat, 13-16 December, 2013.

16. Parashuram Bedar, Shivaprasad K V, Kumar G N, “Trends in Combustion Technologies for Low Emissions” National Conference on recent trends in alternative energy “Biofuels, solar, electric & air” in reducing pollution of motor vehicles, NMIT Bangalore 22-23 November, 2013.

17. Kulkarni Aniket P, Vijaya Kumar, Kumar G N, “Performance and emission characteristics of metal based additive with B20 Jatropha biodiesel in four strokes, single cylinder CI engine”, Innovations and emerging trends in Mechanical Engineering, Nagarjuna College of Engineering, Bangalore, May-12.

18. Suhas B.G., Shivaprasad K.V., Kumar G N, “Performance and emission characteristics of single cylinder spark ignition engine using hydrogen blends” Innovations and emerging trends in Mechanical Engineering Nagarjuna College of Engineering, Bangalore, May-12.

19. Shankar K S., Kumar G.N, and Mohanan P “Experimental analysis of Single Cylinder C.I Engine with Diesel Vapour Induction and EGR, 22nd NCICE, NIT Calicut, 10-13, December, 2011.

20. Mahesh Bondhu, Umesh Betageri, Kumar G N, “Enhancement of Thermal efficiency of a diesel engine by using Hydrogen Fuel” National System Conference, 2010, NITK Surathkal.

21. Umesh Betageri, Mahesh Bondhu, Kumar G. N, “Perdition of cylinder pressure in spark ignition with hydrogen as alternative fuel” National System Conference 2010, NITK Surathkal.

22. Madhusudan S, Kumar G N, “Performance and Emission Characteristics of diesel Engine with blends of methyl Ester of Caster oil at different injection pressure” 2nd National conference on Recent trends in Renewable Energy Technology, National Engineering College, K.R. Nagar Kovilpatti, Tamilnadu, 9-10 December, 2005.

23. Madhusudan S, Kumar G N, “Performance and Emission Characteristics of diesel Engine with blends of methyl Ester of Caster oil at different injection timings” National conference on Recent advances in Mechanical Engineering” P.A. College of Engineering, Mangalore 1-3, December 2005.

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