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Dr Apurv Kumar

Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering

Engineering

Section/Portfolio:

Engineering

Location:

Mt Helen Campus, Online

Biography

Dr Apurv Kumar’s research expertise is in mechanical engineering, particularly in the solar thermal field. Dr Kumar’s research interests encompass experimental and computational multiphase fluid mechanics, radiation and convective heat transfer, solid-gas modelling and experimental applied solar thermal research, bushfire mitigation technologies, and waste to energy conversion using solar thermal technologies.

Apurv is currently an active participant in the Australian Solar Thermal Research Institute project funded by the Commonwealth Government’s Australia Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), a collaboration with CSIRO, ANU and Sandia National Laboratory, USA.

Apurv has been a Lecturer in mechanical engineering at Federation University Australia since July 2019. He has served as a Research Fellow and a Postdoctoral fellow at the Australian National University and at CSIRO respectively, working on various ARC and ARENA projects in the solar thermal field. He received his PhD in mechanical engineering from Deakin University in 2015.

Heat transfer modelling of an isolated bubble in sodium pool boiling

High-temperature optical and radiative properties of alumina–silica-based ceramic materials for solar thermal applications

Numerical modelling of radiative heat transfer in a polydispersion of ceramic particles under direct high-flux solar irradiation

Corrigendum to “Optical characterisation of alumina–mullite materials for solar particle receiver applications” (Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells (2021) 230, (111170), (S0927024821002130), (10.1016/j.solmat.2021.111170))

Heat Transfer Enhancement of Nanofluid Flow in a Tube Equipped with Rotating Twisted Tape Inserts: A Two-Phase Approach

Al2O3–water nanofluids along with stationary and rotating twisted tape inserts are used to...

Optical and radiative characterisation of alumina–silica based ceramic materials for high-temperature solar thermal applications

Optical and radiative properties of alumina–silica based ceramic materials are determined in the...

Optical characterisation of alumina–mullite materials for solar particle receiver applications

Alumina–mullite particles are used in high-temperature solar thermal applications such as solar...

Thermodynamic Guiding Principles for Designing Nonstoichiometric Redox Materials for Solar Thermochemical Fuel Production: Ceria, Perovskites, and Beyond

Two-step solar thermochemical water splitting is a promising pathway for renewable fuel...

Micro-scale heat transfer modelling of the contact line region of a boiling-sodium bubble

The use of boiling liquid metals such as sodium is attractive for providing a near-isothermal...

Numerical modelling of ceria undergoing reduction in a particle–gas counter-flow: Effects of chemical kinetics under isothermal conditions

A numerical model is employed to simulate a single tube reactor featuring a downward particle...

Numerical modelling of radiation absorption in a novel multi-stage free-falling particle receiver

A novel multi-stage free-falling particle receiver design is proposed to improve the simple...

Progress in heat transfer research for high-temperature solar thermal applications

High-temperature solar thermal energy systems make use of concentrated solar radiation to...

Thermal reduction of iron–manganese oxide particles in a high-temperature packed-bed reactor for solar thermochemical energy storage

The reduction of iron–manganese oxide particles in a high-temperature packed-bed solar...

  • Conference Proceedings

A sodium boiler and phase-change energy storage system

A novel concentrating solar thermal power system is described, in which a tubular sodium boiler...

Numerical and experimental investigation of a novel multi-stage falling particle receiver

A new particle receiver design employing a novel multi-stage falling concept is introduced along...

Numerical and experimental investigation of a novel multi-stage falling particle receiver

A new particle receiver design employing a novel multi-stage falling concept is introduced along...

Radiation Absorption in a Particle Curtain Exposed to Direct High-Flux Solar Irradiation

Radiation absorption is investigated in a particle curtain formed in a solar free-falling...

Design boundaries of large-scale falling particle receivers

A free falling particle receiver has been studied to investigate the design boundary of...

Development of ASTRI high-temperature solar receivers

Three high-temperature solar receiver design concepts are being evaluated as part of the...

Radiation characteristics of a particle curtain in a freefalling particle solar receiver

Radiation absorption by a particle curtain formed in a solar free falling particle receiver is...

Analytical model to locate the fluidisation interface in a solid-gas vacuum fluidised bed

Vacuum fluidised beds have a distinct advantage of being operated with reduced mass consumption...

Investigating the effect of segregation of particles and pressure gradient on the quality of fluidisation at sub-atmospheric pressures

Degradation in quality of fluidisation for Group B powders under vacuum conditions occurs due to...

Bubble-wall interaction for asymmetric injection of jets in solid-gas fluidized bed

A hydrodynamic model describing gas-solid two phase flow has been used to numerically study the...

Numerical solution of gas-solid flow in fluidised bed at sub-atmospheric pressures

Fluidised beds are characterised by excellent thermal and chemical uniformity and have a wide...

ANN based estimation of heat generation from multiple protruding heat sources on a vertical plate under conjugate mixed convection

Inverse Heat Transfer Problems (IHTP) are characterized by estimation of unknown quantities by...

A Principal Component Analysis and neural network based non-iterative method for inverse conjugate natural convection

Inverse Heat Transfer Problems (IHTP) are characterized by estimation of unknown quantities by...

Prediction of springback in V-bending and design of dies using finite element simulation

he main application of sheet bending is in automobile industries. The phenomenon of springback...

Understanding formability of extra-deep drawing steel at elevated temperature using finite element simulation

Deep drawing involves conversion of flat thin sheet metal blanks into parts of desired shape....