Ravi K. Bompelly Assistant Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Ravi K. Bompelly is an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering department at Mahindra University. Dr. Ravi obtained his Ph.D in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Mahindra University, he worked at GE Aviation.

  • Education

    PhD – Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA – 2012

    MS – Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA – 2008

    BTech & MTech (Dual Degree) - Aerospace Engineering, IIT Madras, Chennai, India – 2006

  • Research

    Research Areas

    • Gas turbine combustion, Combustion Instabilities, Emissions, Aerodynamics, Laser Flow Diagnostics, Experimental Testing and CFD modeling  

    Research Projects

    • Detection and Control of Instabilities and Blowout for Low Emission Combustors, Sponsored by NASA Glenn Research Center, OH, USA
  • Awards
    • Secured national 8th rank in the entrance test (GATE) for admission to masters in engineering programs in India, 2004
    • Ranked in the top 1% in the entrance test (IIT-JEE) for admission to undergraduate programs in Indian Institute of Technologies, 2001
    • Pratibha scholarship by the state of Andhra Pradesh, India for academic excellence (2002-2005)
  • Publications
    • Bompelly, R., Ponduri, SPK, Maddila, S, "Vortex Breakdown and Recirculation Bubble Formation in Counter Swirl Flows" Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo, Vol. 3B, p. V03BT04A022, (2021).   https://doi.org/10.1115/GT2021-60005
    • Bompelly, R., Seitzman, J., “Robust Lean Blowout Sensing for Turbine Engine Combustors” Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo, Vol 3, p. 445-455, (2011). https://doi.org/10.1115/GT2011-46702
    • Bompelly, R., Seitzman, J., “Static Stability Margin Sensing in a LDI Turbine Engine Combustor at Elevated Pressure” 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, p. 514, Paper AIAA 2011-514, (2011). https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2011-514
    • Bompelly, R., Periagaram, K., Lieuwen, T., Seitzman, J., “Static Stability Margin Sensing in a Lean Direct Injection (LDI) Turbine Engine Combustor” 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, P. 0193, Paper AIAA 2010- 0193, (2010).  https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2010-193
    • Bompelly, R., Lieuwen, T., Seitzman, J., “Lean-Blowout and its Sensing in the Presence of Combustion Dynamics in a Premixed Swirl Combustor” 47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, P. 982, Paper AIAA 2009-982, (2009). https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2009-982

    Presentations

    • Seitzman, J., Lieuwen, T., Crawford, J., Bompelly, R., “Detection and Control of Instabilities and Blowoff for Low Emissions Combustors" NASA Fundamental Aeronautics Program Technical Conference, 2012, Cleveland, OH.
    • Seitzman, J., Lieuwen, T., Crawford, J., Bompelly, R., “Detection and Control of Instabilities and Blowoff for Low Emission Combustors" NASA GRC Propulsion Controls and Diagnostics (PCD) Workshop, 2009, Cleveland, OH.
    • Seitzman, J., Lieuwen, T., Crawford, J., Bompelly, R., “Detection and Control of Static and Dynamic Combustor Instability" NASA Fundamental Aeronautics Program Annual Meeting, 2008, Atlanta, GA.
  • Experience

    Mahindra University, Assistant Professor – 2018 – present

    GE Aviation, Bangalore, India, Lead Engineer – 2014-2018

    TAO Sustainable Power Solutions, West Palm Beach, FL, USA, Combustion Engineer – 2012-2013