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     Date Submitted:25-02-2014
     Last Modified:25-02-2014 (08:15)
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     Current job:Research Fellow
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsCFD, Experimental Aerodynamics, ANSYS , Fluent, Gambit, AutoCAD, Mechanical Design


    Seeking challenging contribution to the productivity of the company and share my knowledge to achieve their objective. Looking for challenges in a progressive and team oriented culture.



    A result oriented professional with 2 years of experience in Steel Industry (DRI Section) and 4 years in Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, India as Project Associate & Research Fellow having the ability to support & sustain a positive work environment that fosters team performance with strong communication; relationship management skills.




    ó Since Sept. 2011 to till date with Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India as Research Fellow in the ISRO sponsored Project titled “Study of Flow Field inside Air Intake with Flow Control” under supervision of Dr. J K Prasad as Principal Investigator.


    ó March 2010 to Sept. 2011 with Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India as Project Associate in the DRDO sponsored Project titled “Augmentation of Supersonic Wind Tunnel” under supervision of Dr. J K Prasad as Principal Investigator.


    ó July 2008 to March 2010 with Kusum Powermet (Pvt.) Ltd., Keonjhar, Orissa, India as Mechanical Engineer.


    ó Distinction in executing the present Project:


    Title: Study of Flow Field inside Air Intake with Flow Control (Sponsored by Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO).

    Project Description: This project aims in modelling the Air Intake configuration received and Study the Flow Field inside the Air Intake both Computationally (Using Gambit and Fluent ) and Experimentally(Using Supersonic Wind tunnel).


    óDistinction in executing the previous Project:


    Title: Augmentation of Supersonic Wind Tunnel (Sponsored by Aeronautics Research & Development Board, DRDO).

    Project Description: This project aims to design (using AutoCAD as per ASME standards) and put up a new Supersonic wind tunnel larger than the tunnel that currently exists in the Institute. CFD(using GAMBIT & FLUENT) simulation of 2D and 3D flow in the tunnel.

    ó Thesis in Master of Engineering :

          Title:   Unsteady Flow Field over a Spiked Blunt Body

    Project Description: The unsteadiness arising on the flow over blunt body due to introduction of spike was studied and the effect of spike type and spike length on the steady and unsteady flow over the spiked blunt body was studied both experimentally as well as computationally. Oil flow and schlieren flow visualization was also performed.


    PUBLICATIONS (INTERNATIONAL):                                                                                                                                

    1)      D. Sahoo, S. Das, P. Kumar and J. K. Prasad, “Steady and unsteady flow over a spiked blunt body at supersonic speed”, The 14th Asia Congress of Fluid Mechanics (14ACFM)

    October 15 - 19, 2013; Hanoi and Halong, Vietnam.

    2)      D. Sahoo, S. Das, P. Kumar and J. K. Prasad, “ Effect of spike length on steady and unsteady flow over a spiked blunt body at supersonic speed”, Symposium on Applied Aerodynamics and Design of Aerospace Vehicles (SAROD), November 21- 23, 2013; Hyderabad, India.




    High Speed Aerodynamics, Subsonic Flows, Unsteady Aerodynamics, Experimental Aerodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Wind Tunnel Testing etc.



    1.   Strain gage Balance for Subsonic and supersonic speeds (1, 3, 5, 6 – component)

    2.      Pressure sensors & Pressure Scanner for Supersonic/Subsonic Wind Tunnel

    3.      Unsteady Pressure Transducer (make: Kulite)

    4.      Schlieren & Shadowgraph Photography

    5.      Flow visualization using oil flow technique

    6.      Data acquisition using Labview

    7.     Flow visualization in water tunnel    



                GAMBIT 2.6(Mesh Generation Tool), ANSYS/Fluent 6.3/12 (CFD simulations), AutoCAD, MATLAB, LABVIEW, ORIGIN




    ó Master’s of Engineering in Space Engineering and Rocketry (Aerodynamics Specialization) from B.I.T, Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India in 2013 with 88.5%.

    ó Bachelor’s of Technology inMechanical Engineering from B.I.E.T, Orissa, India in 2008 with 74.5%.

    ó 12th fromKendriya Vidyalaya, Rourkela, Orissa, India in2004 with 74.4%.

    ó 10th fromGreen Field School, Keonjhar, Orissa, India in2002 with 70.2%.





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