Professor RAM KUMAR SINGH

Honorary Visiting Professor, IIT-Roorkee / Formerly Associate Director, Head & Senior Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee / Formerly Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai


Areas of Interest:

Computational structural & experimental mechanics, fluid-structure-thermal interaction, impact, shock & high strain rate problems, wave propagation in solid-fluid media, seismic and blast wave propagation, concrete fracture mechanics, soft and hard missiles, computational fluid dynamics & heat transfer, nuclear engineering & reactor safety, tsunami studies, hydrogen combustion, ASME B&PV code design.

Specialization:

Computational Structural Mechanics; Nuclear Power & Energy Technologies; mechanical, nuclear & structural engineering; seismic and blast wave propagation in solid-fluid media; Hydrogen Combustion deflagration & detonation; inelastic analysis; concrete fracture mechanics; impact, blast & high strain rate problems; computational fluid dynamics & heat transfer; ASME B&PV code design; tsunami studies

Consultancy Areas:

Establishing a sustainable linkage between R&D organizations, academia and industry based on the national priority needs to develop novel Nuclear Power & Energy Technologies; Hydrogen economy; design, development, testing, qualification and commissioning of structures, systems and components for power sector; mechanical, nuclear & structural engineering projects; infrastructure development and protection for extreme events namely seismic and blast waves; tsunami studies; hydrogen combustion deflagration & detonation; inelastic analysis; concrete fracture mechanics; impact, blast & high strain rate problems; novel material development for blast protection and mitigation; experimental stress analysis; computational fluid dynamics & heat transfer; ASME B&PV code design; failure investigation .

 

Sector Associated With:

R&D

Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Entrepreneurs, Law Enforcement Agencies, Consultancy Firms, Private Agencies

Major Professional Contributions:

Indigenous technology for nuclear power, reactor safety and national security, code SHOCK-3D for Pokharan-1974/1998 events, code FLUSHEL for Tarapur-1/2 core-shroud integrity, rehabilitation of Indian reactors, containment integrity & thermal hydraulics evaluation, Tsunami Warning System & evaluation of coastal nuclear sites, hydrogen recombiner development as import substitute, LLCB-TBM development for ITER.

Professional Experience:

  • Honorary Visiting Professor, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkee (Since 2015 Nov)
  • Distinguished Scientist, Associate Director, Reactor Design and Development Group / Head Reactor Safety Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay & Senior Professor Homi Bhabha National Institute (2012-2015)
  • Outstanding Scientist & Head Containment Studies Section, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay & Professor Homi Bhabha National Institute (2008-2012)
  • Scientific Officer H+ & Head Containment Studies Section, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay & Professor Homi Bhabha National Institute (2004-2008)
  • Scientific Officer, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay (1978-2004)

Keywords:

Finite element method, CFD, thermal hydraulics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, computational mechanics, experimental stress analysis, ASME code, nuclear engineering, power plant engineering, reactor safety, tsunami modeling, concrete fracture mechanics, hydrogen combustion, deflagration, detonation.

 

Contact Information

Office

Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkee,
ROORKEE –247667 (Uttarakhand)
Phone: 01332-286564
Mobile: 09869402961
Fax: 01332-285665
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Education

  • B.Sc. Engg. , Mechanical Engineering, 1977, BIT Sindri, Ranchi University
  • Post Graduate Course, Nuclear/ Mechanical Engineering, 1978, BARC Training School Trombay
  • PhD, Structural Engineering, 1990, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

 

Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Department of Atomic Energy Homi Bhabha Science and Technology Award-2011 for distinguished contributions, Group Achievement Award-2011 for BARC Containment (BARCOM) Test-Model & Group Achievement Award-2014 for Hydrogen Recombiner Development
  • Fellow Indian National Academy of Engineering (FNAE), Executive Committee Member & Life Member Indian Nuclear Society, Life Member Indian Association for Computational Mechanics, Life Member Indian Society for Heat & Mass Transfer and Academic Research Project Reviewer for Czech Science Foundation
  • Biography published in "2001 Outstanding Scientists of the 21st Century "by International biographical Centre Cambridge, England.
  • Who's Who in the World (18th ed. - 2001 7 19th Ed.)"
  • Who's Who in Science and Engineering (6th ed.-2002-2003)" by Marquis who's Who Publishers, New Providence, NJ07974 (USA).

Link to Website


INAE Section Affiliated IX: Energy Engineering


Year of Election to Fellowship: 2012


Year of Birth: 1953