Vikram Sreedharan
Vikram Sreedharan
Post-Doctoral Researcher – Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
To apply my knowledge of fluid dynamics theory and mathematical modeling experience to challenging problems involving complex flows, flow assurance and design of burners. With additional experience, I would like to be able to manage large projects as a team lead and manager.

Rolla, MO 65401

Post-Doctoral Researcher Missouri University of Science and Technology Rolla, MO
October 2012 to Present
Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Rolla, U.S.A. (October 2012 – present).

Combustion study of a multi-point ground flare system using CFD, Assisted the code author Dr. Ahti Suo-Anttila test a “multi-block” (to run a single problem on multiple processors) variant of the Sandia Labs CFD code C3d on a large multi-point flare field system. Furthermore, the effects of wind, and radiation from this field on nearby structures/locations was determined.

Design and CFD validation of novel sparger design for crossflow mixing, With the commercial CFD code ANSYS FLUENT, a sparger/distributor was designed to target specified pressure drop in an air duct crossflow while maximizing mixing.

NOx and CO reduction with CFD analyses of single-burner and full furnace models (wall-fired) using natural gas, Using the commercial CFD code ANSYS FLUENT, improvements were sought in NOx and CO reduction as compared to a prior burner and full furnace upgrade study. This study was completed at MS&T, Rolla.

Combustion study of a multi-point ground flare system using CFD, Using the Sandia Labs developed CFD code C3d (maintenance and updation by Dr. Suo-Anttila), a large multi-point flare field system was analyzed, and the effects of radiation from this field on nearby structures was determined. This study was completed at MS&T, Rolla.

Development of a CFD Model for Gasification of Biomass with Arbitrary Shape Deformation using Sculptor(TM), Building on prior CFD work with ANSYS FLUENT, a parametric study with variation of secondary air inlet sizes, locations and combustor shape were tried out using Sculptor(TM).

CFD Model Development for an Entrained-Flow Type Woody Biomass Gasifier, Using ANSYS Fluent 14.5 an Euler-Lagrange CFD model was developed for an air-blown, downdraft entrained-flow woody biomass gasifier and the model was validated with experimental results.

Intern SAS Inc. Tulsa, OK
October 2013 to April 2014
CFD Validation and Parametric Study of Existing Coal-Fired Power Plants for Nox and CO Mitigation – Based on CFD analysis and modification with low-NOx/ultra low-Nox SAS burners, design changes were suggested for existing plants (West Burton and Cottam in the UK) to meet future emission requirements (targeted low Nox and carbon in ash). An Euler-Lagrange (discrete phase method) model utilizing a competing eddy-breakup and finite rate chemistry model was refined for this purpose. The parametric study for the plant upgrades is ongoing using FLUENT.

Vapor and Steam Separator – Multiphase Eulerian models with population balance equations were developed to represent droplet size (with breakup and agglomeration). FLUENT 13/14 was used for modeling purposes. This study was completed in Rolla (post-doctoral study) and as an intern in Tulsa (for SAS).

Ph.D. Fellow Aalborg University Esbjerg Esbjerg
February 2009 to March 2012
Ph.D. Thesis on Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling of Gasification Processes – Develop computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models for gasification of coal and heavy oil incorporating multiphase turbulent flow, combustion and chemical kinetics using an Euler-Lagrange description of the flow.

Intern Statoil Research Center Trondheim
February 2011 to April 2011
Continued development of a CFD model for gasification of coal and heavy oil. Discussed different chemical kinetics schemes with my supervisor at Statoil and eventually developed 2 alternate schemes with additional feedback from my PhD supervisor.

Senior Engineer Vestas Technology R&D Chennai Chennai, Tamil Nadu
April 2008 to October 2008
Verification and Validation Team – senior engineer

Test Specifications of Wind Turbine Systems – Starting with the generator, defining the test specifications, test flow/design and trying to correlate a good test design with failures observed in the field.

Reliability Engineer GE Energy (JFWTC) Bangalore, Karnataka
February 2007 to April 2008
Safety and Reliability Engineering – Reliability engineer

Reliability Analysis of IGCC Process Island Systems – Reliability Analysis of IGCC systems such as the Air Separation Unit, Grey Water Blowdown Pretreatment System, etc. using BlockSim (Reliability Block Diagram software) as well as analysis of Lessons Learned and FMEA for GE Energy.

Research Analyst Frost & Sullivan Pvt. Ltd Chennai, Tamil Nadu
September 2005 to January 2007
Chennai, global growth consulting company for the Aerospace & Defense (A&D) vertical (September 2005 – January 2007).

World Air Freight Market – A market engineering report on the global air freight market published on the Frost & Sullivan website.

Research and Lab. Assistant Rutgers University, MAE Dept., Bone Mechanics Lab Piscataway, NJ
March 2001 to March 2005
For Dr. Dajun Zhang, Rutgers University, helped in lab. setup, experiments and research (Spring 2001 – Spring 2005).

Master of Science Thesis – Titled “Bioelectromagnetic Effects Induced in Bone Cells by an Extremely Low Frequency Electromagnetic Field in Conjunction with Shear Stress”. Involved mathematical modeling, finite element analysis and experimental study.

Grader Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Eng’g., Rutgers University
September 2000 to September 2002

Teaching Assistant Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Eng’g., Rutgers University
March 2001 to September 2001

Engineer Trainee Stumpp, Schuele, and Somappa Pvt. Ltd Bangalore, Karnataka
February 1999 to June 1999
Worked in the machine-tool shop floor of the spring manufacturing facility.

Pressure Relief Valve” External Supervisor K.G. Vivek Mechanical Engineering, Bangalore University, P.E.S.I.T Bangalore, Karnataka
July 1994 to August 1998
Project in Fulfillment of Bachelor of Engineering Requirements – Titled “Design, Analysis and Fabrication of a Pressure Relief Valve” External Supervisor K.G. Vivek (General Systems, ADA) and Internal Supervisor K.S. Sridhar (Prof., PESIT) as part of a group of four.

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering Aalborg University Esbjerg
2009 to 2012

MS Mechanical Engineering Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Piscataway, NJ
2000 to 2005

B.Eng. Mechanical Engineering PESIT (Bangalore University)
Bangalore, Karnataka
1994 to 1998

ANSYS Fluent (7 years), OpenFOAM (6 years), Matlab (8 years), C (5 years), Gambit (6 years)

Advanced Design Optimization of Combustion Equipment Using Sculptor® with CFD Tools
September 7, 2014
Presented by Dr. Joseph Smith at the American Flame Research Committee€™s 2014 Industrial Combustion Symposium (Hyatt Regency Hotel, Houston TX, September 7-10, 2014).

CFD study of heavy oil gasification in an entrained-flow gasifier
October 16, 2011
Podium presentation for the 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting (Minneapolis, MN, USA, October 16-21, 2011), and extended abstract for conference proceedings.

A CFD study of entrained-flow gasifiers using two feed types
June 21, 2011
Podium presentation at the 8th International Conference on COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS in the Oil & Gas, Metallurgical and Process Industries (Trondheim, Norway, 21-23 June 2011), and conference journal proceedings.

CFD simulation of coal gasification in an entrained-flow gasifier
November 7, 2010
For the 2010 AIChE Annual Meeting (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, November 7-12, 2010), and extended abstract for conference proceedings.

CFD analysis of dilute sprays using Euler-Lagrange modeling
June 21, 2010
Presented along with Allan Holm Nielsen at the 5th OpenFOAM Workshop (Gothenburg, Sweden, June 21-24, 2010).

Computer Skills:
Operating Systems: Windows – 95/98/NT/XP, MS-DOS, UNIX, LINUX.
Languages: Fortran, C.
MATLAB, BlockSim.

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