Projects per year
The most gratifying aspect of my research is that it endeavours to improve and discover new computational methodologies for futuristic combustion systems that can help us in our pursuit of a clean environment.
Abhijit Kalbhor is a Doctoral Candidate at the Power and Flow group in the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). With increasingly stringent regulations on aircraft emissions, there is an urgent need for accurate and reliable soot models to accelerate the combustor design process. In this regard, Abhijit Kalbhor's research primarily focuses on the development of a computationally efficient modeling strategy for the prediction of soot characteristics in conditions relevant to the aero-engine operation. His research is a part of 'Horizon 2020' project 'ESTiMatE' funded by the European Commission within the 'Clean Sky' research program.
Abhijit Kalbhor completed his Master's studies in Aerospace Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc) in 2017 with the major in Propulsion. His thesis concerned Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS) studies on reacting and non-reacting jets injected into bluff-body wakes.
Prior to starting PhD at TU/e, Kalbhor worked as Research Associate in the ‘Reactive Flow Physics Laboratory’ at the IISc. At RFPL, he contributed to the collaborative project supported by IISc-ISRO Space Technology Cell (STC). He also extended the in-house developed On-the-Fly Lagrangian Particle Tracking technique for the analysis of turbulent expanding flames.
Kalbhor holds a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology (NIT), Raipur with a University Gold Medal. He also worked as a Maintenance Engineer for the Govt. of India Maharatna PSU, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited.
Education and Teaching
Teaching Assistant for the course Modeling Combustion (4BM30).
Technology, other, Master, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
Mechanical engineering, Bachelor, National Institute of Technology Raipur
Research Output per year
Assessment of a sectional model for soot formation in laminar flames: sensitivity to model parameters, and application to practical fuelsKalbhor, A. & van Oijen, J., 2019.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Abstract › Academic