School of Mechanical Engineering
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2088
Tel: (765) 494 5660
Fax: (765) 494-0539
B. Tech. I. I. T., Kharagpur, 1981
M. A. Princeton University, 1984
Ph. D. Princeton University, 1986
Joined the Purdue faculty in January, 1996 after spending
several years in industry and academia.
American Physical Society
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
American Society of Engineering Education
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics(Senior Member)
Institute of Liquid Atomization and Sprays
Society of Automotive Engineers (Fellow)
The Combustion Institute
Associate Editor, Combustion Science and Technology
Associate Editor, Journal of Fluids Engineering - Transactions of the ASME
Editorial Board, International Journal of Spray and Combustion Dynamics
Current Research Interests
Sprays and atomization; interfacial instabilities; drop
dynamics; phase transition ; particle transport;
Computational studies of fundamental combustion phenomena.
Modeling of transient, reacting, turbulent multiphase fluid
flows in internal combustion engines.
Turbulent reacting jets.
Computational Fluid Dynamics
As applied to the areas listed above using DNS, LES, and RANS
simulations. Computational methods for micro- and nano- fluidics
using mesoscopic and microscopic approaches such as Lattice-Boltzmann
Dissipative Particle Dynamics (DPD), and
Molecular Dynamics (MD). Multiscale modeling. GPU computing.
M. Ameen 2014 Argonne National Laboratory, IL
H. Reddy 2011 Intel, Hillsboro, OR
S. Mukhopadhyay 2011 Intel, Hillsboro, OR
R. Owston 2010 Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX
R. Venugopal 2008 Cummins Engine Compansy, Columbus, IN
S. Mukherjee 2006 Atkins Global Consulting, Houston, TX
A. Tiwari 2006 ExxonMobil Research, Houston, TX
J. Anders 2006 Caterpillar, Inc., Peoria, IL
K.N. Premnath 2004 University of Colorado, Denver, CO
A.R. Wadhwa 2004 General Motors Research, Warren, MI
M.E. McCracken 2004 ExxonMobil Research, Houston, TX
L. Song 2003 Smith International, Inc., Houston, TX
V. Gopalakrishnan 2003 General Motors Research, Warren, MI
V.A. Iyer 2001 General Electric Aircraft Engines, Cincinnati, OH
S.L. Post 2001 Bradley University, Peoria, IL
L. Fang 2000 Honeywell, Inc., Phoenix, AZ
(L. Fang co-advised with Prof. Victor Goldschmidt)
Recent Archival Journal Publications
J. Abraham, Critical Observations on the Modeling of Nonreacting and Reacting Diesel
Sprays, Proceedings of the IMechE Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering,
DOI:10.1177/0954407014565407 Published online before print, January 26, 2015.
M. Ameen and J. Abraham, A Priori Evaluation of Subgrid-Scale Combustion Models for
Diesel Engine Applications, Fuel, 153:612-619, 2015.
M.Ameen and J. Abraham, Evaluation of Scalar Dissipation Rate Sub-Models for Modeling
Unsteady Reacting Jets in Engines, Chemical Engineering Science, 127:334-343, 2015.
Z. Wang and J. Abraham, Fundamental Physics of Flame Development in Autoigniting
Dual Fuel Mixtures, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute,35(1):1041-1048, 2015.
Z. F. Tian and J. Abraham, Application of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in
Teaching Internal Combustion Engines, International Journal of Mechanical
Engineering Education, 42(1):73-83, 2014.
M. Ameen and J. Abraham, RANS and LES Study of Lift-Off Physics in Reacting Diesel
Jets, SAE Paper 2014-01-1118.
M. Yen and J. Abraham, Computations of Soot and NO in Lifted Flames under Diesel
Conditions, SAE Paper 2014-01-1128.
C. Bajaj, M. Ameen, and J. Abraham, Evaluation of an Unsteady Flamelet Progress
Variable Model for Autoignition and Flame Lift-Off in Diesel Jets, Combustion
Science and Technology, 185:454-472, 2013.
S. Mukhopadhyay and J. Abraham, Influence of Turbulence on Autoignition in
Stratified Mixtures Under Compression Ignition Engine Conditions, Proceedings of
the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering,
H. Reddy and J. Abraham, Influence of Turbulence-Kernel Interactions on Flame
Development in Lean Methane/Air Mixtures Under Natural Gas-Fueled Engine
Conditions, Fuel, 103:1090-1105, 2013.
H. Reddy and J. Abraham, Two-Dimensional Direct Numerical Simulation Evaluation of
the Flame Surface Density Model for Flames Developing from an Ignition Kernel in
Lean Methane/Air Mixtures Under Engine Conditions,
Physics of Fluids, 105108,2012.
S. Mukhopadhyay and J. Abraham, Influence of Heat Release and Turbulence on
Scalar Dissipation Rate in Autoigniting n-Heptane/Air Mixtures, Combustion and
Flame, 159(9):2883-2895, 2012.
H. Reddy and J. Abraham, Transient Evolution of Strain and Curvature in Flames
Developing from Kernels, International Journal of Spray and Combustion
Dynamics, 4 (4):323-340, 2012.
S.Mukhopadhyay and J. Abraham, Evaluation of an Unsteady Flamelet Progress
Variable Model for Autoignition and Flame Development in Compositionally Stratified
Mixtures, Physics of Fluids, 075115, 2012.
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, 13(2):130-146, 2012.
C. Bajaj, J. Abraham, and L.M. Pickett, Vaporization Effects on Transient
Diesel Spray Structure, Atomization and Sprays, 21(5):411-426, 2011.
J. Abraham, Computational Study of Charge Stratification in Early-Injection
SCCI Engines under Light-Load Conditions, International Journal of Automotive
Technology, 12(5):721-732, 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 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.
H. Reddy and J. Abraham, Ignition Kernel Development Studies Relevant
to Lean-Burn Natural Gas Engines, Fuel, 89(11):3262-3271, 2010.
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.
R. Venugopal and J. Abraham, Numerical Studies of the Response of
Flamelets to Unsteadiness in the Near-Field of Jets Under Diesel
Conditions, Combustion Science and Technology, 182(7):717-738,
J. Abraham and L.M. Pickett, Computed and Measured Fuel Vapor
Distribution in a Fuel Spray, Atomization and Sprays, 20(3):
R. Owston and J. Abraham, Structure of Hydrogen Triple Flames and
Premixed Flames Compared, Combustion and Flame, 157:1552-1565,
R. Owston and J. Abraham, Numerical Study of Hydrogen Triple Flame
Response to Mixture Stratification, Ambient Temperature, Pressure,
and Water Vapor Concentration, International Journal of Hydrogen
Energy, 35(10):4723-4735, 2010.
R. Owston and J. Abraham, Flame Propagation in Stratified Hydrogen-Air
Mixtures: Spark Placement Effects, International Journal of Hydrogen
Energy, 34(15):6532-6544, 2009.
R. Venugopal and J. Abraham, Numerical Studies of Vortex-Induced
Extinction/Reignition Relevant to the Near-Field of High-Reynolds
Number Jets, Physics of Fluids, 21, 055106, 2009.
R. Venugopal and J. Abraham, Unsteady Flamelet Response in the Near
Field of High-Reynolds-Number Jets, AIAA Journal, 47(6):1491-1506, 2009.
H. Reddy and J. Abraham, Dissipative-Particle Dynamics Simulations of
Flow over a Stationary Sphere in Compliant Channels, Physics of Fluids,
21, 053303, 2009.
S. Mukhopadhyay and J. Abraham, A particle-based multiscale model for
submicron fluid flows, Physics of Fluids, 21, 027102, 2009. Also in
March 9, 2009 issue of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology.
S.R. Hoffman and J. Abraham, A Comparative Study of n-Heptane, Methyl
Decanoate, and Dimethyl Ether Combustion Characteristics Under
Homogeneous-Charge Compression-Ignition Engine Conditions, Fuel,
A. Tiwari and J. Abraham, A Two-Component Two-Phase Dissipative
Particle Dynamics Model, International Journal of Numerical Methods
in Fluids, 59(5):519-533, 2009.
R. Venugopal and J. Abraham, Numerical Investigations of Reignition
in Vortex-Perturbed n-Heptane Nonpremixed Flames, AIAA Journal,
J. Anders, V. Magi, and J. Abraham, A Computational Investigation of the
Interaction of Pulses in Two-Pulse Jets, Numerical Heat Transfer,
Part A: Applications, 54(11):999-1021, 2008.
A. Tiwari, H. Reddy, S. Mukhopadhyay, and J. Abraham, Simulations of
Liquid Nanocylinder Breakup with Dissipative Particle Dynamics,
Physical Review E 78, 016305, 2008.
J.W. Anders, R. Venugopal, V. Magi, and J. Abraham, A Study of Flame-Vortex
Interactions in the Presence of Residual Gases, Combustion Science and
Technology, 180(7), 1395-1420, 2008.
R. Venugopal and J. Abraham, A 2-D DNS Investigation of Extinction and
Reignition Dynamics in Nonpremixed Flame-Vortex Interactions, Combustion
and Flame, 153(3), 442-464, 2008.
A. Tiwari and J. Abraham, Dissipative Particle Dynamics Simulations of
Liquid Nanojet Breakup, Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 4(3),
N. Kumari and J. Abraham, Interactions of Decelerating Drops Moving in
Tandem, Atomization and Sprays, 18:191-241, 2008.
R. Owston, V. Magi, and J. Abraham, Fuel-Air Mixing Characteristics of
DI Hydrogen Jets, SAE International Journal of Engines, 1(1):693-712,
A.R. Wadhwa, V. Magi, and J. Abraham, Transient Deformation and Drag
of Decelerating Drops in Axisymmetric Flows, Physics of Fluids, 19,
R. Venugopal and J. Abraham, A Numerical Investigation of Flame Lift-off in
Diesel Jets, Combustion Science and Technology, 179:2599-2618, 2007.
J.W. Anders, V. Magi, and J. Abraham, Large-eddy simulation in the near field
of a transient multicomponent gas jet with density gradients, Computers and
Fluids, 36:1609-1620, 2007.
S. Mukherjee and J. Abraham, Crown Behavior in Drop Impact on Wet Walls,
Physics of Fluids, 19, 052103, 2007.
R. Owston, V. Magi, and J. Abraham, Interactions of Hydrogen Flames with
Walls: Influence of Wall Temperature, Pressure, Equivalence Ratio, and
Diluents, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 32:2094-2104, 2007.
S. Mukherjee and J. Abraham, Investigations of Drop Impact on Dry Walls
with a Lattice-Boltzmann Model, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science,
R. Venugopal and J. Abraham, A Review of Fundamental Studies Relevant to
Flame Lift-off in Diesel Jets," SAE Paper 2007-01-0134, SAE Transactions,
Journal of Engines, 116:132-151, 2007.
R. Owston, V. Magi, and J. Abraham, Wall Interactions of Hydrogen Flames
Compared with Hydrocarbon Flames, SAE Paper 2007-01-1466, SAE Transactions,
Journal of Engines, 116:993-1002, 2007.
K. N. Premnath and J. Abraham, Three-dimensional Multi-Relaxation Time
(MRT) Lattice-Boltzmann Models for Multiphase Flow, Journal of
Computational Physics, 224(2):539-559, 2007.
S. Mukherjee and J. Abraham, A Pressure-Evolution-Based
Multi-Relaxation-Time High-Density-Ratio Two-Phase Lattice-Boltzmann
Model, Computers and Fluids, 36:1149-1158, 2007.
S. Mukherjee and J. Abraham, Lattice Boltzmann Simulation of
Two-Phase Flow with High Density Ratio in Axially Symmetric
Geometry, Physical Review E 75, 026701, 2007. Also in Virtual
Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology, 15(7), February 19,
R. Owston, V. Magi, and J. Abraham, A Numerical Study of Thermal
and Chemical Effects in Interactions of n-Heptane Flames with
a Single Surface, Combustion and Flame, 148:127-147, 2007.
A. Tiwari and J. Abraham, Dissipative-Particle-Dynamics Model
for Two-Phase Flows, Physical Review E 74, 056701, 2006. Also
in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology, 14(20),
November 13, 2006.
K. Premnath, M. McCracken and J. Abraham, A Review of Lattice
Boltzmann Methods for Multiphase Flows Relevant to Engine
Sprays, SAE Transactions, 113:929-940, 2006.
K. Premnath and J. Abraham, Simulations of Binary Drop
Collisions with a Multiple-Relaxation-Time Lattice-Boltzmann
Model, Physics of Fluids, 17, 122105, 2005.
M. McCracken and J. Abraham, Simulation of Liquid Break-up with
an Axisymmetric, Multiple-Relaxation-Time, Index-Function
Lattice-Boltzmann Model, Int. J. Modern Physics C, 16(11),
A.R. Wadhwa, V.Magi and J. Abraham, Hybrid Compressible-
Incompressible Numerical Method for Transient Drop-Gas Flows,
AIAA Journal, 43(9):1974-1983, 2005.
K. Premnath and J. Abraham, Lattice Boltzmann Model for Axisymmetric
Multiphase Flows, Physical Review E 71, 056706, 2005.
M. McCracken and J. Abraham, Simulations of Gas-Gas Mixing Layers
with Lattice-Boltzmann Binary Fluid Model, Int. J. Modern
Phyics C, 16(4), 533-548, (2005).
V. Iyer and J. Abraham, Two-Fluid Modeling of Spray Penetration
and Dispersion Under Diesel Conditions, Atomization and Sprays,
15(3), 249-270, 2005.
K. Premnath and J. Abraham, Lattice-Boltzmann Simulations of
Drop-Drop Interactions in Two-Phase Flows, Int. J. Modern
Physics C, 16(1): 25-44, 2005.
M. McCracken and J. Abraham, Multiple-Relaxation-Time Lattice-
Boltzmann Model for Multiphase Flow, Physical Review E 71,
M. McCracken and J. Abraham, Lattice-Boltzmann Methods for Binary
Mixtures with Different Molecular Weghts, Physical Review E 71,
K. Premnath and J. Abraham, Discrete Lattice BGK Boltzmann
Equation Computations of Transient Incompressible Turbulent
Jets, Int. J. Modern Physics C, 15(5):699-719, 2004.
V. Gopalakrishnan and J. Abraham, Computed NO and Soot
Distribution in Turbulent Transient Jets Under Diesel Conditions,
Combustion Science and Technology, 176:603-641, 2004.
V. Gopalakrishnan and J. Abraham, Effects of Multicomponent
Diffusion on Predicted Ignition Characteristics of a N-Heptane
Diffusion Flame, Combustion and Flame, 136:557-566, 2004.
L. Song and J. Abraham, The Structure of Wall-Impinging Jets:
Computed Versus Theoretical and Measured Results, Journal of
Fluids Engineering, 125: 997-1005, 2003.
V. Iyer and J. Abraham, An Evaluation of a Two-Fluid
Eulerian-Liquid Eulerian-Gas Model for Diesel Sprays, Journal
of Fluids Engineering, 125: 660-669, 2003.