John Abraham

John Abraham

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2088
Phone: +1 765 49-41505

Degrees

  • B.Tech. Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, '81
  • M.A. Princeton, '84
  • Ph.D. Princeton, '86

Research Interests

  • Multiphase flows
  • Combustion
  • Internal combustion engines
  • Computational fluid dynamics

Awards and Recognitions

  • Purdue Minority Engineering Program award in recognition of commitment to academic excellence, 2008.
  • Elected SAE Fellow, 2006.
  • CVS Global Excellence Award, ArvinMeritor Corporation, December 2004.
  • Lloyd L. Withrow Distinguished Speaker Award, Society of Automotive Engineers, 2003.
  • Outstanding Speaker Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers for presentation of the paper, "An Evaluation of a Composite Model for Predicting Drop-Drop Collision Outcomes in Multidimensional Spray Computation," at the International Congress and Exposition, March, 2002.
  • Harry Solberg Award for Best Teacher in the School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 2000.
  • Outstanding Speaker Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers for presentation of the paper, "Three-Dimensional Steady-State Wall Heat Fluxes and Thermal Analysis of a Stratified-Charge Rotary Engine," at the International Congress and Exposition, February, 1991.
  • Outstanding Speaker Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers for presentation of the paper, "3-D Computations of Premixed-Charge Natural Gas Combustion in Rotary Engines," at the International Congress and Exposition, February, 1991.
  • Award from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur for standing first in graduating mechanical engineering class, 1981.
  • Ten Select Publications

    C.S. Bhat, P. Meckl, J.S. Bolton, and J. Abraham, Influence of Fuel Injection Parameters on Combustion-Induced Noise in a Small Diesel Engine, International Journal of Engine Research, accepted for publication, September 2011.

    J. Abraham, A Computational Study of Charge Stratification in Early-Injection SCCI Engines under Light-Load Conditions, International Journal of Automotive Technology, 12(5):721-732, 2011.

    R. Owston and J. Abraham, Exploratory Studies of Modeling Approaches for Hydrogen Triple Flames, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 36(14):8570-8582, 2011.

    M. Sayeed, V. Magi, and J. Abraham, On the Efficiency of a High-Performance Parallel Solver for Turbulent Reacting Flow Simulations, Numerical Methods in Heat Transfer, Part B, 59(3):169-189, 2011.

    S. Mukhopadhyay and J. Abraham, Influence of Compositional Stratification on Autoignition in n-Heptane/Air Mixtures, Combustion and Flame, 158(6):1064-1075, 2011.

    H. Reddy and J. Abraham, A Numerical Study of Vortex Interactions with Flames Developing from Ignition Kernels in Lean Methane/Air Mixtures, Combustion and Flame, 158(3):401-415, 2011.

    R. Owston, V. Magi and J. Abraham, Some Numerical Considerations in the Simulation of Low-Ma Number Hydrogen/Air Mixing Layers, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 35(23): 12936-12944, 2010.

    H. Reddy and J. Abraham, Ignition Kernel Development Studies Relevant to Lean-Burn Natural Gas Engines, Fuel, 89(11): 3262-3271, 2010.

    J. Abraham and L. Pickett, Computed and Measured Fuel Vapor Distribution in a Diesel Spray, Atomization and Sprays, 20(3): 241-250, 2010.

    R. Owston and J. Abraham, Numerical Study of Hydrogen Triple Flame Response to Mixture Stratification, Ambient Temperature, Pressure, and Water Vapor Concentration, in press, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 35(10): 4723-4735, 2010.