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Biography

Dr Siddharth Kulkarni is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer by background specialising in Engineering Design, and Renewable Energy. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering, from Birmingham City University, which was affiliated to Rolls-Royce plc. He is currently working as a Lecturer in Engineering Design, at Coventry University. 

Prior to joining Coventry University in 2017, Dr Kulkarni was a Research Fellow in Design Automation (Sponsored by Rolls-Royce) and Deputy-Head of Knowledge Based Engineering (KBE) Lab at Birmingham City University. During this time, he also worked as a KBE Researcher in the Technology Strategy Board (TSB)/Rolls-Royce funded Strategic Investment in Low-carbon Engine Technology 2 (SILOET2) programme conducting Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis and developing correlation for simulation results with the experimental data, to optimise the design of Axial Compressor Blade Designs for Rolls-Royce. Dr Kulkarni has also designed and developed a Design Engineering automated closed loop system for tidal turbine blade design, analysis, and optimisation under industrial supervision from Rolls-Royce. 

Dr Kulkarni is a PRINCE2 registered Practitioner and was solely responsible for performing interior and exterior CFD analysis of Morgan’s LIFECar 2 prototype vehicle. He has strong experience in teaching Engineering Thermodynamics, Engineering Mathematics; and also worked voluntarily at Westfield Sports Cars Ltd, where he served as a Product Development Mechanical Engineer and provided Mechanical design leadership in project planning and execution on autonomous vehicle delivery projects. Dr Kulkarni has authored several journal articles, a book-chapter, and has one UK patent pending. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

 

Research Interests

  • Engineering Design,
  • Multi-Disciplinary Optimisation (FEA & CFD),
  • Energy Policy, and
  • Wind & Tidal Energy.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Doctorate, Birmingham City University

10 Oct 201124 Mar 2015

BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, Degree, Birmingham City University

10 Sep 20086 Jul 2011

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Research Output 2014 2018

A computational design method for bio-mimicked horizontal axis tidal turbines

Kulkarni, S., Chapman, C., Shah, H. & Edwards, D. 16 Feb 2018 In : International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation. 36, 2, p. 188-209 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Turbines
Turbulence models
Turbomachine blades
Shear stress
Computational fluid dynamics

A preliminary mechanical design evaluation of the Wikispeed car: for light-weighting implications

Kulkarni, S., Chapman, C. & David, E. J. 30 Oct 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology. (In-press), p. (In-press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Railroad cars
Chassis
Finite element method
Torsional stress
Buckling

Designing an efficient tidal turbine blade through bio-mimicry: A systematic review

Kulkarni, S., Chapman, C., Shah, H., Parn, E. & Edwards, D. J. 2018 In : Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology. 16, 1, p. 101-124 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Turbomachine blades
Turbines
Propulsion
Hydrodynamics
Fish

Evaluation Of Vehicle Lightweighting To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions With Focus On Magnesium Substitution

Kulkarni, S., David, E. J., Parn, E. & Chapman, C. 2018 In : Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology. (In-Press), p. (In-Press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Gas emissions
Greenhouse gases
Magnesium
Substitution reactions
Railroad cars

An Assessment of Lightweight Vehicles to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions with Focus on Magnesium

Kulkarni, S. & Sodre, J. R. 13 Sep 2017 Thoughts and Refections on the use of Magnesium. Neighbour, G. & Oraifige, I. (eds.). 1 ed. Birmingham City University, Vol. 1, p. 84-91 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter