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Rajesh Singh

Rajesh Singh

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Dr. Singh is a Mechanical Engineer in the Advanced Computing & Geointelligence team in the Hydrology group at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). His principal areas of expertise are in Fluid Mechanics, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Multiphase Flows and Turbulent Flows. Dr. Singh has more than 15 years’ extensive research experience in CFD investigations of complex engineering and scientific problems in the various fields such as Mechanical, Hydraulics, Chemical, Biomedical, Aerospace, etc. In the hydrology group, he is performing basic and applied research in hydraulics and hydropower engineering using computational fluid dynamics. Prior to join PNNL, he was a team member of R&D 100 award winning project carbon capture simulation initiative (CCSI) at the National Energy Technology Laboratory.

Research Interests

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Multiphase Flows
  • Turbulent flows
  • Hydraulics
  • Hydropower
  • Carbon Capture

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D., University of Delaware, Newark, USA
  • M.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
  • B.E., Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal, India

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • American Physical Society

Awards and Recognitions

  • R&D 100 Award 2016, CCSI Toolset, (team member)
  • Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing, Flow Measurement and Instrumentation, 2016
  • University Graduate Fellow, University of Delaware, 2012
  • Elisa Conover Award (Outstanding PhD student in Fluid Mechanics), University of Delaware, 2009

PNNL Publications

2021

  • Kuprat A.P., M. Jalali, T. Jan, R.A. Corley, B. Asgharian, O. Price, and R.K. Singh, et al. 2021. "Efficient bi-directional coupling of 3D Computational Fluid-Particle Dynamics and 1D Multiple Path Particle Dosimetry lung models for multiscale modeling of aerosol dosimetry." Journal of Aerosol Science 151. PNNL-SA-153587. doi:10.1016/j.jaerosci.2020.105647

2020

  • Fu Y., J. Bao, R.K. Singh, C. Wang, and Z. Xu. 2020. "Investigation of Countercurrent Flow Profile and Liquid Holdup in Random Packed Column with Local CFD Data." Chemical Engineering Science 221. PNNL-SA-148356. doi:10.1016/j.ces.2020.115693
  • Singh R.K., J. Bao, C. Wang, Y. Fu, and Z. Xu. 2020. "Hydrodynamics of countercurrent flows in a structured packed column: effects of initial wetting and dynamic contact angle." Chemical Engineering Journal 398. PNNL-SA-149254. doi:10.1016/j.cej.2020.125548

2019

  • Wang C., R.K. Singh, and Z. Xu. 2019. "Device-scale Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling of Carbon Dioxide Absorption Using Encapsulated Sorbents." Powder Technology 344. PNNL-SA-136437. doi:10.1016/j.powtec.2018.12.038
  • Xu Z., R.K. Singh, J. Bao, and C. Wang. 2019. "Direct Effect of Solvent Viscosity on the Physical Mass Transfer for Wavy Film Flow in a Packed Column." Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 58, no. 37:17524-17539. PNNL-SA-139101. doi:10.1021/acs.iecr.9b01226

2018

  • Singh R.K., C. Wang, and Z. Xu. 2018. "Residence time distribution in a structured packing unit for monitoring aerosol emissions." International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 79. PNNL-SA-135050. doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2018.11.001
  • Singh R.K., J. Bao, C. Wang, and Z. Xu. 2018. Device-scale CFD study for mass transfer coefficient and effective mass transfer area in packed column. PNNL-28161. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Device-scale CFD study for mass transfer coefficient and effective mass transfer area in packed column
  • Singh R.K., J. Galvin, and X. Sun. 2018. "Multiphase flow studies for microscale hydrodynamics in the structured packed column." Chemical Engineering Journal 353. PNNL-SA-132858. doi:10.1016/j.cej.2018.07.067

Selected Publications

2017

  • Singh R.K., J.E. Galvin, and X. Sun. 2017. "Hydrodynamics of the rivulet flow over corrugated sheet used in structured packings. ” International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 64: 87–98. doi: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2017.07.005
  • Singh R.K., J.E. Galvin, G.A. Whyatt, and X. Sun. 2017. “Breakup of a liquid rivulet falling over an inclined plate: identification of a critical weber number.” Physics of Fluids 29, no. 05: 052101. doi: 10.1063/1.4981920

2016

  • Singh R.K., J.E. Galvin, and X. Sun. 2016.“Three dimensional simulation of liquid film flow over an inclined plate: effects of solvent properties and contact angle.” Chemical Engineering Science 142: 244–257. doi: 10.1016/j.ces.2015.11.029

2015

  • Singh, R.K., and K. Sarkar. 2015. “Hydrodynamic interactions between a pair of capsules in a simple shear: effects of viscosity ratio, heterogeneous collision and comparison with drops.” Physical Review–E 92, no. 06: 063029. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.92.063029

2014

  • Singh, R.K., X. Li, and K. Sarkar. 2014. “Lateral migration of a capsule in plane shear near a wall.” Journal of Fluid Mechanics 739: 421-443. doi: 10.1017/jfm.2013.624

2013

  • Sarkar, K., and R.K. Singh. 2013. “Spatial ordering due to hydrodynamic interactions between a pair of colliding drops in a confined shear.” Physics of Fluids 25, no. 05: 051702. doi: 10.1063/1.4805082

2011

  • Singh, R.K., and K. Sarkar. 2011. “Inertial effects on the dynamics of a drop in shear and dispersed stresses.” Journal of Fluid Mechanics 683: 149-171.doi: 10.1017/jfm.2011.257

2010

  • Singh, R.K., S.N. Singh, and V. Seshadri. 2010. “CFD prediction of the effects of the upstream elbow fittings on the performance of cone flowmeters.” Flow Measurements and Instrumentation 21, no. 2: 88-97. doi: 10.1016/j.flowmeasinst.2010.01.003
  • Singh, R.K., S.N. Singh, and V. Seshadri. 2010. “Performance evaluation of orifice plate assemblies under non- standard conditions using CFD.” Indian Journal of Engineering and Material Science 17: 397-406. doi: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10866

2009

  • Olapade, P., R.K. Singh, and K. Sarkar. 2009. “Pair-wise interactions between deformable drops in a free shear flow at finite inertia.” Physics of Fluids 21, no. 6: 063302. doi: 10.1063/1.3153905
  • Singh, R.K., and K. Sarkar. 2009. “Effects of viscosity ratio and three dimensional positioning on hydrodynamic interactions between two viscous drops in a shear flow at finite inertia.” Physics of Fluids 21, no. 10: 103303. doi: 10.1063/1.3253351
  • Singh, R.K., S.N. Singh, and V. Seshadri. 2009. “Effect of up-stream swirl on the performance of V-Cone flowmeter using CFD.” Flow Measurements and Instrumentation 20, no. 2: 69-74. doi: 10.1016/j.flowmeasinst.2008.12.003
  • Singh, R.K., S.N. Singh, and V. Seshadri. 2009. “Numerical investigation of S-shaped diffusing duct having both horizontal and vertical offset with circular cross section”, International Journal of Fluid Mechanics and Research 36, no. 4: 375-390. doi:.10.1615/InterJFluidMechRes.v36.i4.60

2008

  • Singh, R.K., S.N. Singh, and V. Seshadri. 2008. “Effect of the corner rounding on the performance of double offset Y-shaped aircraft intake duct.” IMechE Journal, Journal of Aerospace Engineering 222: 969-983. doi: 10.1243/09544100JAERO368
  • Singh, R.K., S.N. Singh, and V. Seshadri. 2008. “Influence of the inlet shape on the performance of double offset transition S-duct.” International Journal of Computational Methods 5, no. 1: 1-19. doi: 10.1142/S0219876208001364
  • Singh, R.K., S.N. Singh, and V. Seshadri. 2008. “Performance characteristics of double offset Y-shape aircraft side intake duct.” Journal of Aircraft 45, no. 4: 1230-1243. doi: 10.2514/1.34137

2006

  • Singh S.N., V. Seshadri, R.K. Singh, and R. Gawhade. 2006. “Effect of upstream flow disturbances on the performance characteristics of a V-cone flowmeter.” Flow Measurement and Instrumentation 17, no. 5:291-297. doi: 10.1016/j.flowmeasinst.2006.08.003.
  • Singh S.N., V. Seshadri, R.K. Singh, and T. Mishra. 2006. “Annular gas turbine combustor;Computational fluid dynamics;Liner holes;Species concentration;Temperature contours." Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research 65: 921-934. doi: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4959
  • Singhal, T., S.N. Singh, S. Mathur, and R.K. Singh. 2006. “Performance optimization for 2-dimenesional rectangular diffuser by momentum injection using CFD.” Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science 220: 1775-1783. doi: 10.1243/0954406JMES364

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