Paragmoni Kalita

Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Tezpur University, Tezpur-784028,
Assam, India
Tel: +91-3712-275855(O), +919435548685(M),
Fax. +91-3712-267005
E-mail: paragmk@tezu.ernet.in, paragmoni@gmail.com

Education

Sl. No.

Examination Passed

Year of Passing

Institute

Board/University

% Marks/ CGPA

Specialization, if any

1

Ph. D.

Pursuing

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

-

-

Computational Fluid Dynamics, Compressible Flows

2

M.Tech. (Mechanical Engineering)

2004

Institute of Technology

Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

9.1/10

Heat Power Engineering

3

B.E.                      (Mechanical Engineering)

2001

Motilal Nehru Regional Engineering College, Allahabad

Allahabad University

84.06%

-

4

H.S.S.L.C.

1997

Cotton College, Guwahati

AHSEC, Guwahati

82.6%

-

5

H.S.L.C.

1995

Rangia  H. S. School

SEBA, Guwahati

83.77%

 

-

Area of interests

Computational fluid dynamics, Compressible flow, IC Engines, Heat transfer

Awards and Scholarships

1. Institute Merit scholarship during B. E. (from July, 1999- May, 2001)

2. GATE scholarship during M.Tech. (from July, 2002- January, 2004)

3. BHU Medal for standing first in M. Tech. (Mechanical Engg.) in 2004

Professional experience (In reverse chronological order)           

Sl. No. Organization Period Designation Nature of Job
From To

1.

Tezpur University

30.01.2008

Till date

Assistant Professor

Teaching of U.G. and P.G.courses in Mechanical Engineering, developing laboratories for the department, guiding students for B. Tech. Projects and M.Tech. thesis, research works, miscellaneous academic and administrative responsibilites.
2.

Oil India Limited, Duliajan

13.02.2007 16.01.2008

Executive Trainee

On-the-job training on testing, commissioning and work-over of oil and gas wells, design of gas-lift system for oil-wells, operation, safety and maintenance of oil collecting stations, water injection and secondary recovery, crude oil storage and transportation through pipeline, oil well and water injection/disposal well servicing and stimulation.
3.

Numaligarh Refinery Limited, Assam

28.09.2006 05.02.2007

Graduate Engineer Trainee

Operation of Naphtha and Intermediate Fuel Oil-fired boilers, steam control and management.
4.

SF Complex (DRDO), Jagdalpur, Chattisgarh

19.01.2004 22.09.2006

Scientist ‘B’

Inspection and quality assurance of critical systems for Indian Defence.
5.

National Engineering Industries Limited., Jaipur

02.08.2001 15.06.2002

Assistant Engineer

Manufacturing of components for different types of railway bearings.

 Training/Courses attended:

  1. Short Term Course in “Solid Propellants for Rockets and Missiles”” at High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL), Pune from 12.07.2004 to 16.07.2004.

  2. Short Term Course in “Calibration of Dimensional Measuring Instruments and Gauges” at Advanced Training Institute, Guindy,  Chennai from 06.09.2004 to 10.09.2004.

  3. Short Term Course on “Dimensional and Co-ordinate Metrology” at Defence Research & Development Laboratory (DRDL), Hyderabad from 29.08.2005 to 02.09.2005.

  4. QIP Short Term Course on “Power Plant Engineering” at NITTTR, Kolkata from 20.07.2009 to 24.07.2009.

  5. QIP Short Term Course on “Fuel Cell and Hydrogen  Technology” at IIT, Guwahati from 14.09.2009 to 18.09.2009.

  6. QIP Short Term Course on “Mechanical Engineering Education” at IIT, Guwahati from 07.12.2009 to 11.12.2009.

  7. QIP Short Term Course on “Role of Numerical Analysis in  Scientific Computing” at IIT, Guwahati from 20.05.2013 to 24.05.2013.

  8. ISTE workshop on  "Engineering Mechanics" organized by IIT, Bombay from 26.11.2013 to 06.12.2013

  9. Coordinators' workshop on "Fluid Mechanics" at IIT, Kharagpur from 11.03.2014 to 15.03.2014.

  10. STTP on "Fluid Powered Systems" at NITTTR Kolkata, Guwahati Extension Centre from 24.11.2014 to 28.11.2014.

  11. QIP STC on "Micromanufacturing" at IIT, Guwahati from 22.12.2014 to 26.12.2014.

  12. ISTE online Workshop on "Effective mentoring of online students in Thermodynamics" from 05.02.2015 to 06.05.2015 organized by IIT, Bombay.

  13. AICTE NEQIP-sponsored workshop on "Advances in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial applications" at Tezpur University from 20.07.2015 to 24.07.2015.

Training/Courses organized:

Performed the duty of  Workshop coordinator for the ISTE Main Workshop on "Fluid Mechanics" conducted by Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur under NMEICT at Tezpur University Remote Centre from 20.05.2014 to 30.05.2014.

Courses taught

Courses taught at postgraduate level

Theory courses taught at undergraduate level

Lab courses taught in undergraduate level

Thesis supervised and ongoing

M.Tech. thesis supervised

  1. Development of an Euler solver for computation of hypersonic flow using equilibrium air model  (2014-2015).

B.Tech. projects supervised

  1. Study of the effects of flow variables on the features of hypersonic shock wave-boundary layer interactions (2014-2015).
  2. Design of an improved insulation system for coolant carrying pipes of air-conditioning units (2014-2015).
  3. A computational study of 2D hypersonic shock wave boundary layer interactions using finite volume framework (2013-2014).

  4. Computation of strong shocks for supersonic flow inside a backward facing stepped channel (2013-2014).

  5. Development of diffusion regulated Euler solver for Quasi 1-D and 2-D nozzle flow (2012-2013).

  6. Higher order computation of one dimensional(1D) and two dimensional(2D) high speed inviscid flow (2012-2013).

  7. Finite volume computation of two-dimensional compressible flow through a converging-diverging nozzle (2011-2012).

  8. Effect of spatial discretization on numerical dissipation and dispersion-an analysis with the convection diffusion equation (2010-2011).

  9. Development of test set-up to find Darcy’s friction factor (2009-2010).

Academic Projects

  1.  B. Tech. Final Year Project on “Automatic Control of Railway Crossing Gates through Vibration Transmission”, in 2001 at MNREC, Allahabad.

  2.  M. Tech. Dissertation on “Emission Characteristics of Four Stroke S. I. Engine with EGR and Oxidation Catalytic Converter”, in 2004 at IT, BHU, Varanasi.

Publications

International Conferences

1.    P. Kalita, Anoop K. Dass. Aspects of computation 2D planar and axisymmetric high-speed flows through nozzles, 4th International Congress on Computational Mechanics and Simulation, 2012, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad.

2.    S. Baruah, N. Karmakar, S. Das, P. Kalita, Effect of numerical diffusion for computation of strong and weak shocks, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Aspects of Mechanical Engineering and Technology for Industry, 2014, North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology, Nirjuli, Itanagar, pp. 148-154.

3.    P. Kalita, A. K. Dass, Effect of numerical diffusion on the computation of hypersonic shock wave boundary layer interaction, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Aspects of Mechanical  Engineering and Technology for Industry, 2014, North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology, Nirjuli, Itanagar, pp. 306-313.

4.    S. Z.Hoque, P. Kalita, Numerical simulation of supersonic viscous flow over a flat plate, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Aspects of Mechanical Engineering and Technology for Industry, 2014, North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology, Nirjuli, Itanagar, pp. 326-333.

5.   P. Kalita, R. Kumar, A. K. Dass, Aspects of a diffusion-regulated scheme applied to hypersonic flow, Proceedings of the 5th International and 41st National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Paper ID FMFP14-C-400.

6.   P. Kalita, A. K. Dass, Effect of limiter in the computation of  viscous supersonic flow over a flat plate, International Conference on Frontiers of Mathematics 2015, Gauhati University.

National Conferences

1.    H. N. Gupta, P. Kalita. Mathematical modeling of S.I. Engine with catalytic converter, Proceedings of the XVIIIth  National Conference on IC Engines and Combustion, College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram, 2003, pp. 53-59.

2      P. Kalita, B. Sarmah, D., R. Kumar. Staggered grid computation of laminar flow through a duct with heating from bottom wall, National Conference on Theoretical Physics, 2013, Tezpur University.

3.          K Roy, P. Kalita. Higher order computation of supersonic flow through a ramped channel, National Conference on Theoretical Physics, 2013, Tezpur University.

4.    P. Kalita, M. A. Sultan, S. Gayan, G. Borgohain. Effect of limiter on the performance of higher order schemes for 1D shock-tube problem, National Conference on Theoretical Physics, 2013, Tezpur University.

5.   P. Kalita, R. Kumar, B. Sarmah, D. Kalita. A diffusion regulated scheme applied to some high speed flows, Proceedings of the National Conference on Recent Advancements in Mechanical Engineering,  2013, North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology, Nirjuli, Itanagar, ISBN:  978-93-82880-71-4, pp. 255-262.

6.    P. Kalita, A. K. Dass. Computation of high speed flows using diffusion regulation, Proceedings of the 40th National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, 2013, National Institute of Technology Hamirpur, ISBN:  978-93-82880-90-5, pp. 1231-1239.

7.    R. Gogoi, A. Saha, S. K. Borbora, P. Kalita, Design of an improved insulation medium for coolant carrying pipes of air conditioning units, National Seminar cum Workshop on Innovative Prospects in Food Processing, 2015, Tezpur University