Dr. Lipika Kabiraj

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Room No. 354


Assistant Professor


Mechanical Engineering

Areas of Research: 

Thermoacoustics, applied nonlinear dynamics, gas turbine engines (combustion instability, flame blowout and flashback), combustion dynamics, combustion noise, Chaos.


Ph.D (2012) in Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India

M.Tech (2005) in Fuels and Combustion (Department of Space Engineering and Rocketry), Birla Institute of Technology Mesra, Ranchi, India

B. Tech (2002) in Chemical Engineering, Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, Bangalore, India

Work Experience: 

Post-doctoral researcher at the Chair of Fluid Dynamics at Technical University of Berlin, Germany:

1. Principal Investigator:Research grant (Nr. KA 3968/1-1). Organization: German Research Foundation (DFG), duration: 2014-2017.

2. Early stage researcher, duration: Sept, 2012-2014

Selected Publications/Patents: 

1.Vikrant Gupta, Aditya Saurabh, Christian Oliver Paschereit, Lipika Kabiraj;Numerical results on noise-induced dynamics in the subthreshold regime for thermoacoustic systems, Journal of Sound and Vibration,390(2017)55–66.

2. Aditya Saurabh, Lipika Kabiraj, Richard Steinert,Christian Oliver Paschereit; Noise-Induced Dynamics in the Subthreshold Region in Thermoacoustic Systems, Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 139, 031508(2016).

3. Loizos Christodoulou, Lipika Kabiraj, Aditya Saurabh,Nader Karimi Characterizing the signature of flame flashback precursor through recurrence analysis, Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science, 26, 013110(2016).

4. Lipika Kabiraj, Richard Steinert, Aditya Saurabh,Christian Oliver Paschereit Coherence resonance in a thermoacoustic system, Physical Review E, 92, 042909(2015).

5. Lipika Kabiraj, Aditya Saurabh, Nader Karimi,Anna Sailor, Epaminondas Mastorakos, Ann P. Dowling and Christian Oliver Paschereit Chaos in an Imperfectly Premixed Model Combustor, Chaos Journal, 25, 023101(2015).

6. Lipika Kabiraj, Aditya Saurabh, Holger Nawroth and Christian Oliver Paschereit Recurrence Analysis of Combustion Noise, AIAA Journal, 2015 (http://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/1.J053285).

7.Lipika Kabiraj and R. I. Sujith Nonlinear self-excited thermoacoustic oscillations: intermittency and flame blowout, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 713, pp 376-397, 2012.

8. Lipika Kabiraj, R. I. Sujith and Pankaj Wahi Investigating the dynamics of combustion-driven oscillations leading to lean blowout, Fluid Dynamics Research, 44, 031408, 2012.

9. Lipika Kabiraj, Aditya Saurabh, Pankaj Wahi and R. I. Sujith Route to chaos for combustion instability in ducted laminar premixed flames, Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science, 22, 023129, 2012.

10.Lipika Kabiraj, R. I. Sujith and Pankaj Wahi Bifurcations of self-excited ducted laminar premixed flames, Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 134, 031502, 2012.

11. (BOOK CHAPTER) Lipika Kabiraj, Aditya Saurabh, Holger Nawroth, R.I. Sujith, Christian Oliver Paschereit, Nader Karimi, Combustion dynamic through Recurrence analysis, C.L. Webber, Jr. et al. (eds.), Recurrence Plots and Their Quantifications: Expanding Horizons, Springer Proceedings in Physics 180.

******************************* Presently accepting requests for projects on Numerical analysis of thermoacoustic instabilities; Nonlinear time series analysis; Combustion and flow diagnostics. Kindly send me an email if interested in a short/long-term project on the mentioned (or related) topics. *******************************************************************************************