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Chaitanya Kavuri



Office: Room 1011, Engineering Research Building
Advisor: Dr. Sage Kokjohn

PhD Mechanical Engineering expected Fall 2017



Addressing Challenges of Advanced Combustion Strategies

Long Term Goals


  • B.Tech Mechanical Engineering 2011 - IIITDM Kancheepuram
  • MS Mechanical Engineering 2013 - Carnegie Mellon University


  • Combustion CFD Engineer-Ford Motor Company (March 2013-August 2014)


  • M. L. Wissink, S. J. Curran, C. Kavuri, S. L. Kokjohn, "Spray-Wall Interactions in a Small Bore, Multi Cylinder Engine Operating with Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition", ASME-ICEF, 2017 (Submitted)
  • C. Kavuri, S.L. Kokjohn, "Computational Study to Identify Feasible Operating Space for a Mixed Mode Combustion Strategy - A Pathway for High Load PCI Operation", ASME-ICEF, 2017 (Submitted)
  • C. Kavuri, S.L. Kokjohn, "Computational Optimization of a Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition (RCCI) Combustion System Considering Performance at Multiple Modes Simultaneously", Fuel, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2017.06.071
  • C. Kavuri, J. Paz, S.L. Kokjohn, "A Comparison of Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition (RCCI) and Gasoline Compression Ignition (GCI) Strategies at High Load, Low Speed Conditions", Energy Conversion and Management, 2016, 127(1), 324-341.
  • C. Kavuri, M. Tiry, J. Paz, S.L. Kokjohn, "Experimental and Computational Investigation of Soot Production from a Premixed Compression Ignition Engine using a Load Extension Injection", Int. J. Eng. Res, 2016, DOI: 10.1177/1468087415615255.
  • C. Kavuri, S.L. Kokjohn, "Investigating Air Handling Requirements of High Load Low Speed Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition (RCCI) Combustion", SAE Technical Paper 2016-01-0782, 2016.
  • C. Kavuri, S.L. Kokjohn, D.T. Klos, D. Hou, "Blending the Benefits of Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition and Gasoline Compression Ignition Combustion Using an Adaptive Fuel Injection System", Int. J. Eng. Res, 2015, DOI: 10.1177/1468087415615255.
  • C. Kavuri, S. Singh, S. R. Krishnan, K. K. Srinivasan, S. Ciatti, "Computational Analysis of High and Low Cetane Fuels in a Compression Ignition Engine", ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 136, 121506-1, 2014.


  • Caterpillar Inc.

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