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Dr Ratan Kumar Univ. Of Texas At Arlington

[Dr Ratan Kumar Univ. Of Texas At Arlington]

Other Faculty, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Last Updated: September 29, 2020
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Research Interests

Research Interests
Online Engineering Education Phase Change Heat transfer Computational Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
Machine Design Thermal Engineering Nuclear Engineering

Education

Education

    • 1992 PhD in Nuclear/Mechanical Engineering
      University of Florida, United States, 1992
    • 1989 ME in Nuclear/Mechanical Engineering
      University of Florida, United States, 1989
    • 1984 B.M.E in Mechanical Engineering
      Jadavpur University, India, 1984

Appointments

Appointments

    • Sept 2011 to Present Professor of Practice
      UT-Arlington
    • Sept 2006 to Aug 2011 Sr. Lecturer
      MAE, UT-Arlington
    • Sept 1995 to Jan 2001 Assistant Professor and Coordinator Mechanical Engineering
      University of North Texas
    • May 2000 to July 2000 Consultant: Thermal cooling of high-powered Electronics
      Hewlett Packard
    • May 1998 to May 1998 Finite-element analysis training
      Sanden International Inc
      Finite-element analysis training:
    • May 1996 to July 1996 Consultant: Electronic-packaging of automotive sensors
      Optek Industries
    • Jan 1993 to Jan 1995 Educational Consultant
      Grand Gulf Nuclear Power Plant
    • Jan 1984 to Jan 1987 Mechanical Engineer
      TIL Ltd

Memberships

    • Jan 1996 to Present American Society of Engineering Education
      Member
    • Jan 1996 to Present American Society of Mechanical Engineer
      Member
    • Jan 1990 to Present American Nuclear Society
      Member

Awards and Honors

    • Jan  2009 Best Paper Award sponsored by ASME
    • Jan  2007 Finalist for the best Web-Based Educational Software sponsored by IASTED
    • Jan  2004 Engineer of the Year sponsored by American Society of Mechanical Engineer -NTS EPPD Section
    • Jan  1990 Best Student Paper Award sponsored by American Nuclear Society
    • Jan  1990 National Honor Society sponsored by Alpha Nu Sigma, Tau Beta Pi, Tau Alpha Pi

News Articles

News Articles

    • Mar 2011
      Fort Worth Star Telegram
      Dangers of long and short term exposure: Fukushima Daichi accident

Other Activities

Other Activities

      • May 2000
        Thermal cooling of high-powered Electronics : Design and Testing of Heat Sink for High Performance Server
        Hewlett Packard
      • June 1998
        Finite-element analysis training: For Automobile Compressor
        Sanden International
      • May 1996
        Electronic-packaging of automotive sensors
        Optek Industries
      • Mar 1993
        Training Nuclear Professionals in Fundamentals of Nuclear Engineering, Reactor Theory, Thermal Engineering, Radiation Protection
        Grand Gulf Nuclear Power, Port Gibson,MS
      • Mar 1992
        Training Nuclear Professionals in Fundamentals of Nuclear Engineering, Reactor Theory, Thermal Engineering, Radiation Protection
        Grand Gulf Nuclear Power, St. Francisville, LA

Support & Funding

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • July 2009 to June 2022 Nuclear Energy University Programs - Scholarship Support Cooperative Agreement sponsored by  -  $300000
      (Funded)
    • Sept 2009 to Sept 2010 Establishment of the Radiation Measurement Applications Laboratory sponsored by  -  $294392
      (Funded)
    • May 2020 to Sept 2020 NPI STEM Activities and Nuclear Engineering Education sponsored by  -  $202586
      (Funded)
    • Aug 2011 to Dec 2013 Development and Deployment of Web-Based Interactive Thermal-Hydraulics Educational Modules for the Modules of Nuclear Engineering Minor Program sponsored by  -  $191150
      Ratan Kumar (Funded)

Publications


      2017
      • Conference Proceeding
        Determination of Orthotropic Thermal Conductivity in heat generating cylinder
        [Kumar, Ratan, Patil, Sandeep].

      2015
      • Conference Proceeding
        Inverse determination of temperature distribution in partially cooled heat generating cylinder
        [Kumar, Ratan, Patil, S].

      2013
      • Conference Proceeding
        Web based an Interactive Critical Heat Flux Analysis
        [Kumar, Ratan].

      2012
      • Conference Proceeding
        Development of Web based Thermalhydraulics Modules for Nuclear Engineering Minor
        [Kumar, Ratan].

Courses

      • MAE 4342-001 MECHANICAL DESIGN II
        (Course Id: 103681)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ME 6196-045 MECHANICAL ENGR INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 110864)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • ME 5698-045 THESIS
        (Course Id: 103461)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • ME 6196-045 MECHANICAL ENGR INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 110864)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2020
      • MAE 4342-001 MECHANICAL DESIGN II
        (Course Id: 103681)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • ME 6196-045 MECHANICAL ENGR INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 110864)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • NE 4303-001 NUCLEAR POWER PLANT ENGR
        (Topic: NE - Reactor Thermal Hydraulic | Course Id: 111321)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • ME 5390-001 SPEC TOPICS MECH ENGR
        (Topic: NE - Reactor Thermal Hydraulic | Course Id: 103456)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • MAE 4342-001 MECHANICAL DESIGN II
        (Course Id: 103681)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ME 6196-045 MECHANICAL ENGR INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 110864)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • MAE 4342-001 MECHANICAL DESIGN II
        (Course Id: 103681)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • NE 4303-001 NUCLEAR POWER PLANT ENGR
        (Topic: NE - Reactor Thermal Hydraulic | Course Id: 111321)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ME 5390-001 SPEC TOPICS MECH ENGR
        (Topic: NE - Reactor Thermal Hydraulic | Course Id: 103456)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • MAE 4342-001 MECHANICAL DESIGN II
        (Course Id: 103681)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ME 6196-045 MECHANICAL ENGR INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 110864)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ME 6397-045 RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 103485)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ME 7399-045 DOCTORAL DEGREE COMPLETION
        (Course Id: 111647)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2018
      • ME 6196-045 MECHANICAL ENGR INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 110864)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2018
      • ME 6699-045 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 103490)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • MAE 4342-001 MECHANICAL DESIGN II
        (Course Id: 103681)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ME 6196-045 MECHANICAL ENGR INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 110864)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • NE 4303-001 REACTOR THERMAL HYDRAULICS
        (Topic: NE - Reactor Thermal Hydraulic | Course Id: 111321)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ME 5390-001 SPEC TOPICS MECH ENGR
        (Topic: NE - Reactor Thermal Hydraulic | Course Id: 103456)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ME 6399-045 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 103486)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ME 7399-045 DOCTORAL DEGREE COMPLETION
        (Course Id: 111647)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • MAE 3242-001 MECHANICAL DESIGN I
        (Course Id: 103623)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • MAE 4342-001 MECHANICAL DESIGN II
        (Course Id: 103681)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ME 6196-045 MECHANICAL ENGR INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 110864)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ME 6196-045 MECHANICAL ENGR INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 110864)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2017
      • ME 6699-045 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 103490)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • MAE 4342-001 MECHANICAL DESIGN II
        (Course Id: 103681)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • NE 4303-001 REACTOR THERMAL HYDRAULICS
        (Topic: NE - Reactor Thermal Hydraulic | Course Id: 111321)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ME 5390-001 SPEC TOPICS MECH ENGR
        (Topic: NE - Reactor Thermal Hydraulic | Course Id: 103456)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ME 6699-045 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 103490)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • MAE 3242-001 MECHANICAL DESIGN I
        (Course Id: 103623)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • MAE 4342-001 MECHANICAL DESIGN II
        (Course Id: 103681)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ME 6196-045 MECHANICAL ENGR INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 110864)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2016
      • ME 6697-045 RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 103489)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2016
      • MAE 4342-001 MECHANICAL DESIGN II
        (Course Id: 103681)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • NE 4303-001 REACTOR THERMAL HYDRAULICS
        (Course Id: 111321)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ME 6397-045 RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 103485)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ME 6697-045 RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 103489)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ME 5390-013 SPEC TOPICS MECH ENGR
        (Topic: Reactor Thermal Hydraulics | Course Id: 103456)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ME 5698-045 THESIS
        (Course Id: 103461)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • MAE 3242-001 MECHANICAL DESIGN I
        (Course Id: 103623)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • MAE 4342-001 MECHANICAL DESIGN II
        (Course Id: 103681)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ME 6397-045 RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 103485)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ME 5398-045 THESIS
        (Course Id: 103460)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • MAE 3242-001 MECHANICAL DESIGN I
        (Course Id: 103623)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2015
      • MAE 4342-001 MECHANICAL DESIGN II
        (Course Id: 103681)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2015
      • ME 6697-045 RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 103489)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2015
      • MAE 4342-001 MECHANICAL DESIGN II
        (Course Id: 103681)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • NE 4303-001 REACTOR THERMAL HYDRAULICS
        (Course Id: 111321)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ME 6297-045 RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 103464)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ME 5310-006 FINITE ELEMENT METHODS
        (Course Id: 103404)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • MAE 4342-001 MECHANICAL DESIGN II
        (Course Id: 103681)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ME 6297-045 RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 103464)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • MAE 3242-001 MECHANICAL DESIGN I
        (Course Id: 103623)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2014
      • MAE 4342-001 MECHANICAL DESIGN II
        (Course Id: 103681)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2014
      • ME 6397-045 RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 103485)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2014
      • MAE 4342-001 MECHANICAL DESIGN II
        (Course Id: 103681)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • NE 4303-001 REACTOR THERMAL HYDRAULICS
        (Course Id: 111321)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ME 6397-045 RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 103485)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • MAE 3242-001 MECHANICAL DESIGN I
        (Course Id: 103623)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • MAE 4342-001 MECHANICAL DESIGN II
        (Course Id: 103681)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ME 6397-045 RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 103485)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ME 6196-045 MECHANICAL ENGR INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 110864)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2013
      • MAE 4391-045 SPEC PROB MECH & AERO ENGR
        (Course Id: 103689)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2013
      • ME 5391-045 ADV STUDIES MECH ENGR
        (Course Id: 103457)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • MAE 3242-001 MECHANICAL DESIGN I
        (Course Id: 103623)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • MAE 4342-001 MECHANICAL DESIGN II
        (Course Id: 103681)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • NE 4303-001 REACTOR THERMAL HYDRAULICS
        (Course Id: 111321)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ME 6397-045 RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 103485)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • MAE 3242-001 MECHANICAL DESIGN I
        (Course Id: 103623)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • MAE 4342-001 MECHANICAL DESIGN II
        (Course Id: 103681)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ME 6397-045 RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 103485)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • MAE 4342-001 MECHANICAL DESIGN II
        (Course Id: 103681)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2012
      • MAE 1104-001 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 103596)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • MAE 1104-002 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 103596)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • MAE 4342-001 MECHANICAL DESIGN II
        (Course Id: 103681)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • NE 4303-001 REACTOR THERMAL HYDRAULICS
        (Course Id: 111321)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • MAE 1104-001 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 103596)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MAE 1104-002 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 103596)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MAE 1104-003 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 103596)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MAE 4342-001 MECHANICAL DESIGN II
        (Course Id: 103681)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MAE 4342-001 MECHANICAL DESIGN II
        (Course Id: 103681)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2011
      • MAE 1104-001 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 103596)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MAE 1104-002 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 103596)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MAE 4342-001 MECHANICAL DESIGN II
        (Course Id: 103681)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • NE 4303-001 REACTOR THERMAL HYDRAULICS
        (Course Id: 111321)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MAE 1104-001 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 103596)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • MAE 1104-002 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 103596)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • MAE 1104-003 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 103596)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • MAE 4342-001 MECHANICAL DESIGN II
        (Course Id: 103681)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • MAE 4342-001 MECHANICAL DESIGN II
        (Course Id: 103681)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • NE 4303-001 REACTOR THERMAL HYDRAULICS
        (Course Id: 111321)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • MAE 4342-001 MECHANICAL DESIGN II
        (Course Id: 103681)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009

Service to the Profession

    • Jan 2007 to  Present
      Committee Member
      Thermalhydraulics division of American Nuclear Society
    • Aug 2006 to  Present
      Committee Member
      UTA-MAE’s Undergraduate Curriculum Committee and Web Committee
    • Jan 2005 to  Present
      Committee Member
      International Program Committee, IASTED
    • Jan 2005 to  Jan 2006
      Committee Chair
      American Society of Mechanical Engineer-NTS
    • Jan 2001 to  Jan 2006
      Program Coordinator
      American Society of Mechanical Engineer -NTS
    • Jan 2003 to  Jan 2004
      Committee Chair
      American Society of Mechanical Engineer Electronic Packaging Committee
    • Aug 1995 to  Aug 2000
      Committee Member
      UNT’s Curriculum Committee, Executive Committee, Faculty Search Committee