- Email: k.volkov@kingston.ac.uk
- Location: Roehampton Vale
- Faculty: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing
- School: School of Engineering and the Environment
- Department: Department of Mechanical Engineering

I hold a PhD in fluid mechanics and my dissertation was on simulation of thermal processes in energy systems (St Petersburg State University, Russia, 1998). I also hold two masters degrees. The first one is in thermal engineering and my dissertation concerned simulation of internal flows in engineering applications (Baltic State Technical University, Russia, 1996). The other one is in mathematics and computer science and my dissertation was on modelling and simulation of turbulent two-phase flows in energy systems (St Petersburg State University, 1997). I have been working as a lecturer and researcher in multidisciplinary areas.

After completion of my PhD, I worked as a researcher and lecturer at the Baltic State Technical University in Russia for 6 years, the Centre for Research in Fire and Explosion Studies of the University of Central Lancashire in UK for 2.5 years followed by 6.5 years at the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in Thermofluids Systems of the University of Surrey in UK.

I joined the Kingston University team in 2009. My areas of expertise cover multidisciplinary areas: from applied engineering problems related to design and optimization of energy systems to fundamental problems focused on computational fluid dynamics and mathematical modelling. I am a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Institute of Physics, Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Combustion Institute. I am the editor, author or coauthor of 8 books, 8 invited book chapters, and the member of the editorial board and scientific committee of a number of scientific journals and conferences.

- Computational Fluid Dynamics
- Combustion and Explosion
- Propulsion
- Energy Systems
- Computational Mathematics
- Green Engineering
- Multi-phase Flows

- PhD in Fluid Mechanics
- MSc (Distinction) in Mathematics and Computer Science
- MEng (Distinction) in Thermal Engineering

Chartered Engineer

Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

Member of the Institute of Physics (IoP)

Member of the Combustion Institute

Fellow of Higher Education Academy

Member of European Society of Mechanics

My research interests cover multidisciplinary areas – from applied engineering problems related to design and optimization of sustainable energy systems to fundamental problems focused on mathematical modelling.

Number of items: **57**.

Brykov, N. A., Volkov, K. N., Emel'yanov, V. N. and Teterina, I. V.
(2019)
Flow in the nozzle of an alternating-current plasma generator with a nonstationary local energy supply.
*Journal of Engineering Physics and Thermophysics*,
ISSN (print) 1062-0125
(Epub Ahead of Print)

Denissenko, Petr, Bulat, Mikhail P., Esakov, Igor I., Grachev, Lev P., Volkov, Konstantin N., Volobuev, Igor A., Upyrev, Vladimir and Bulat, Pavel V.
(2019)
Ignition of premixed air/fuel mixtures by microwave steamer discharge.
*Combustion and Flame*, 202,
pp. 417-422.
ISSN (print) 0010-2180

Emelyanov, Vladislav, Tsvetkov, Aleksey and Volkov, Konstantin
(2019)
Mechanism of generation and sources of noise in supersonic jets.
*Journal Akustika*, 32,
ISSN (print) 1801-9064

Bulat, Mikhail, Bulat, Pavel, Denissenko, Petr, Esakov, Igor, Grachev, Lev, Volkov, Konstantin and Volobuev, Igor
(2019)
Experimental study of microwave streamer discharge ignition of premixed air/fuel mixtures.
*IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science*, 47(1),
pp. 57-61.
ISSN (print) 0093-3813

Bulat, Mikhail, Bulat, Pavel, Denissenko, Petr, Esakov, Igor, Grachev, Lev, Volkov, Konstantin and Volobuev, Igor
(2019)
Numerical simulation of ignition of premixed air/fuel mixtures by microwave streamer discharge.
*IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science*, 47(1),
pp. 62-68.
ISSN (print) 0093-3813

Bulat, M.P., Bulat, P.V., Denissenko, P.V., Esakov, I.I., Grachev, L.P., Volkov, K.N. and Volobuev, I.A.
(2019)
Ignition and combustion of air/fuel mixture in a long tube induced by microwave subcritical streamer discharge.
*Acta Astronautica*,
ISSN (print) 0094-5765
(Epub Ahead of Print)

Emelyanov, V., Karpenko, A. and Volkov, K.
(2019)
Simulation of hypersonic flows with equilibrium chemical reactions on graphics processor units.
*Acta Astronautica*,
ISSN (print) 0094-5765
(Epub Ahead of Print)

Emelyanov, V.N., Pustovalov, A.V. and Volkov, K.N.
(2019)
Supersonic jet and nozzle flows in uniform-flow and free-vortex aerodynamic windows of gas lasers.
*Acta Astronautica*,
ISSN (print) 0094-5765
(Epub Ahead of Print)

Emelyanov, V.N., Teterina, I.V., Volkov, K.N. and Yakovchuk, M.S.
(2018)
Aero-optical effects in free and wall-bounded turbulent compressible flows.
*Acta Astronautica*, 150,
pp. 144-152.
ISSN (print) 0094-5765

Bulat, M.P., Bulat, P.V., Denissenko, P.V., Esakov, I.I., Grachev, L.P., Volkov, K.N. and Volobuev, I.A.
(2018)
Ignition of lean and stoichiometric air–propane mixture with a subcritical microwave streamer discharge.
*Acta Astronautica*, 150,
pp. 153-161.
ISSN (print) 0094-5765

Bulat, P.V., Minin, O.P. and Volkov, K.N.
(2018)
Numerical simulation of optical breakdown in a liquid droplet induced by a laser pulse.
*Acta Astronautica*, 150,
pp. 162-171.
ISSN (print) 0094-5765

Kozelkov, A.S., Lashkin, S.V., Efremov, V.R., Volkov, K.N., Tsibereva, Yu. A. and Tarasova, N.V.
(2018)
An implicit algorithm of solving Navier–Stokes equations to simulate flows in anisotropic porous media.
*Computers & Fluids*, 160,
pp. 164-174.
ISSN (print) 0045-7930

Bulat, Pavel V., Mitchell, Samuel and Volkov, Konstantin N.
(2018)
Aerodynamic characteristics of an aerofoil in wide range of angles of attack.
*Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences*, 13(8 SI),
pp. 6451-6461.
ISSN (print) 1816-949X

Bulat, Pavel V. and Volkov, Konstantin N.
(2018)
Fluid/solid coupled heat transfer analysis of a free rotating disc.
*Archives of Thermodynamics*, 39(3),
pp. 169-192.
ISSN (online) 2083-6023
(In Press)

Emelyanov, V.N., Teterina, I.V., Volkov, K.N. and Garkushev, A.U.
(2017)
Pressure oscillations and instability of working processes in the combustion chambers of solid rocket motors.
*Acta Astronautica*, 135,
pp. 161-171.
ISSN (print) 0094-5765

Emelyanov, V.N., Karpenko, A.G., Kozelkov, A.S., Teterina, I.V., Volkov, K.N. and Yalozo, A.V.
(2017)
Analysis of impact of general-purpose graphics processor units in supersonic flow modeling.
*Acta Astronautica*, 135,
pp. 198-207.
ISSN (print) 0094-5765

Bulat, P.V., Ilyina, T.E., Volkov, K.N., Silnikov, M.V. and Chernyshov, M.V.
(2017)
Interaction of a shock wave with an array of particles and effect of particles on the shock wave weakening.
*Acta Astronautica*, 135,
pp. 131-138.
ISSN (print) 0094-5765

Bulat, P. V. and Volkov, K. N.
(2017)
Solution of two-dimensional Riemann problems using the method of piecewise parabolic reconstruction.
*Journal of Engineering Physics and Thermophysics*, 90(3),
pp. 525-534.
ISSN (print) 1062-0125

Macchi, Marco, Wen, Jennifer X., Volkov, Konstantin, Heidari, Ali and Chung, Yongmann M.
(2016)
Modeling liquid fuel cascades with OpenFOAM.
*Process Safety Progress*, 35(2),
pp. 179-184.
ISSN (print) 1066-8527

Volkov, K. N. and Karpenko, A. G.
(2014)
Computational modeling of free convection between coaxial cylinders on the basis of a preconditioned form of Navier–Stokes equations.
*Journal of Engineering Physics and Thermophysics*, 87(4),
pp. 929-935.
ISSN (print) 1062-0125

Chan, K. Y., Ordys, A., Duran, O., Volkov, K. and Deng, J.
(2014)
Minimizing engine emissions using state-feedback control with LQR and artificial intelligence fuel estimator.
*International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology*, 2(3),
pp. 1-9.
ISSN (print) 2319-8753

Emelyanov, V.N. and Volkov, K.N.
(2014)
Numerical simulation of laser-induced detonation in mixture of hydrogen with suspended metal particles.
*International Journal of Hydrogen Energy*, 39(11),
pp. 6222-6232.
ISSN (print) 0360-3199

Volkov, K
(2014)
Formulation of wall boundary conditions in turbulent flow computations on unstructured meshes.
*Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Physics*, 54(2),
pp. 353-367.
ISSN (print) 0965-5425

Volkov, K. N., Derugin, Yu. N., Emelyanov, V. N., Kozelkov, A. S. and Teterina, I. V.
(2014)
An algebraic multigrid method in problems of computational physics.
*Vychislitel'nye Metody i Programirovaniye*, 15(2),
pp. 183-200.
ISSN (print) 0507-5386

Xu, B.P., Wen, J.X. and Volkov, K.N.
(2013)
Large-eddy simulation of vortical structures in a forced plane impinging jet.
*European Journal of Mechanics - BFluids*, 42,
pp. 104-120.
ISSN (print) 0997-7546

Chan, Kin Yip, Ordys, Andrzej, Volkov, Konstantin and Duran, Olga
(2013)
Comparison of engine simulation software for development of control system.
*Modelling and Simulation in Engineering*, 2013(401643),
ISSN (print) 1687-5591

Volkov, K. N. and Emelyanov, V. N.
(2011)
Large-eddy simulation of turbulence-induced aero-optic effects in free shear flows.
*Journal of Physics Conference Series*, 318(4),
042062.
ISSN (print) 1742-6588

Volkov, K.N.
(2010)
Multigrid techniques as applied to gas dynamic simulation on unstructured meshes.
*Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Physics*, 50(11),
pp. 1837-1850.
ISSN (print) 0965-5425

Volkov, Konstantin
(2010)
Aero-optic effects in turbulent wall-bounded and free shear flows.
*Engineering Letters*, 18(3),
pp. 285-290.
ISSN (print) 1816-093X

Sun, Z., Chew, J.W., Hills, N.J., Volkov, K.N. and Barnes, C.J.
(2010)
Efficient finite element analysis/computational fluid dynamics thermal coupling for engineering applications.
*Journal Of Turbomachinery*, 132(3),
031016.
ISSN (print) 0889-504X

Volkov, K.
(2010)
Conjugate heat transfer in a rotating disc with holes.
*Journal of Engineering Physics and Thermophysics*, 83(2),
pp. 291-302.
ISSN (print) 1062-0125

Volkov, K.N.
(2009)
Preconditioning of the Euler and Navier-Stokes equations in low-velocity flow simulation on unstructure grids.
*Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Physics*, 49(10),
pp. 1789-1804.
ISSN (print) 0965-5425

Volkov, K.N. and Emel'yanov, V.N.
(2008)
Turbulent flows in channels with injection. Results of large eddy simulation and the two-equation turbulence model.
*Fluid Dynamics*, 43(4),
pp. 573-582.
ISSN (print) 0015-4628

Volkov, K.N. and Emelyanov, V.N.
(2008)
Aerooptic effects in turbulent flow and their simulation.
*Technical Physics*, 53(2),
pp. 217-223.
ISSN (print) 1063-7842

Volkov, K. N. and Emelyanov, V. N.
(2013)
*Computational technologies in problems of gas and fluid mechanics.*
Moscow, Russia : BINOM Knowledge Laboratory.
ISBN 9785922114387

Volkov, K. N., Emelyanov, V. N. and Zazimko, V. A.
(2013)
*Turbulent jet: statistical models and large-eddy simulation.*
Moscow, Russia : Fizmatlit.
360p.
ISBN 9785922115261

Volkov, Konstantin, ed.
(2012)
*Efficiency, performance and robustness of gas turbines.*
Rijeka, Croatia : InTech Open.
238p.
ISBN 9789535104643

Volkov, K. and Emelyanov, V.
(2011)
*Gas flows induced by fluid injection in energy systems.*
Moscow, Publishing House of Physical and Mathematical Literature.
(In Press)

Volkov, K. and Emelyanov, V.
(2010)
*Flows and heat transfer in channels and rotating cavities.*
Moscow, Publishing House of Physical and Mathematical Literature.
488p.
ISBN 5922111829

Volkov, K. and Emelyanov, V.
(2008)
*Gas-particle flows.*
Moscow, Publishing House of Physical and Mathematical Literature.
598p.
ISBN 9785922110006

Volkov, K. and Emelyanov, V.
(2008)
*Large-eddy simulation of turbulent flows.*
Moscow, Publishing House of Physical and Mathematical Literature.
364p.
(Fundamental and Applied Physics)
ISBN 9785922109208

Volkov, K.
(2013)
Large-eddy simulation of turbulence-induced aero-optical effects in free shear and wall bounded flows.
*In:* Driss, Zied, (ed.)
*Turbulent flows: prediction, modeling and analysis.*
Hauppauge, U.S. : Nova Science.
pp. 27-69.
(Physics research and technology)
ISBN 9781624177422

Chan, K. Y., Ordys, A., Duran, O., Volkov, K. and Deng, J.
(2013)
SI Engine Simulation Using Residual Gas and
Neural Network Modeling to Virtually Estimate
the Fuel Composition.
*In:* Ao, S. I. , Douglas, Craig , Grudnfest, W. S. and Burgstone, Jon, (eds.)
*Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2013.*
Newswood Limited.
pp. 897-903.
ISSN (print) 2078-0958
ISBN 9789881925312

Volkov, Konstantin
(2012)
Introductory chapter: overview.
*In:* Volkov, Konstantin, (ed.)
*Efficiency, performance and robustness of gas turbines.*
Rijeka, Croatia : InTech Open.
pp. 1-4.
ISBN 9789535104643

Volkov, Konstantin
(2011)
Fluid/solid coupled heat transfer problems in gas turbine applications.
*In:* Ciafone, Donna J., (ed.)
*Gas Turbines: Technology, Efficiency and Performance.*
Hauppauge NY, U.S.A. : Nova Science.
pp. 121-183.
(Engineering Tools, Techniques and Tables)
ISBN 9781611228427

Volkov, Konstantin
(2011)
Simulation of turbulent flows in rotating disc cavity systems.
*In:* Marcuso, R.J., (ed.)
*Turbulence: Theory, Types and Simulation.*
Hauppauge NY, U.S.A. : Nova Science.
pp. 569-686.
(Physics Research and Technology)
ISBN 9781617617355

Volkov, Konstantin
(2010)
Combustion of single aluminium droplet in two-phase flow.
*In:* Stoev, George I., (ed.)
*Heterogeneous Combustion.*
Hauppauge NY, U.S.A. : Nova Science.
pp. 191-260.
(Chemical Engineering Methods and Technology)
ISBN 9781617613241

Volkov, Konstantin
(2010)
Large-eddy simulation of free shear and wall-bounded turbulent flows.
*In:* Lang, Peter R. and Lombargo, Frank S., (eds.)
*Atmospheric Turbulence, Meteorological Modelling and Aerodynamics.*
Hauppauge NY, U.S.A. : Nova Science.
pp. 505-574.
ISBN 9781607410911

Macchi, M., Wen, J., Volkov, K., Heidari, A. and Chung, Y.
(2015)
Modelling liquid fuel cascades with OpenFOAM.
*In: 11th Global Congress on Process Safety;*
27-29 Apr 2015, Texas, USA.

Udechukwu, Izunna, Dembele, Siaka, Heidari, Ali, Volkov, Konstantin and Wen, Jennifer
(2014)
Investigation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) dispersion using computational fluid dynamics.
*In: 6th. European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics (ECFD VI);*
20-25 Jul 2014, Barcelona, Spain.

Chan, Kinyip, Ordys, Andrzej, Duran, Olga, Volkov, Konstantin and Deng, Jiamei
(2014)
Adaptive neuro-fuzzy method to estimate virtual SI engine fuel composition using residual gas parameters.
*In: 10th International Conference on Control (Control 2014);*
9 - 11 Jul 2014, Loughborough.

Udechukwu, Izunna D, Dembele, Siaka, Heidari, Ali, Volkov, Konstantin N and Wen, Jennifer X
(2014)
Computational fluid dynamics simulation of LNG dispersion using openFOAM.
*In: 22nd Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada;*
1-4 Jun 2014, Toronto, Canada.

Volkov, K
(2011)
Interaction of laser pulse with liquid droplet.
*In: 28th International Symposium on Shock Waves;*
17-22 July 2011, Manchester, UK.
(Unpublished)

Volkov, K.N. and Emelyanov, V.N.
(2011)
Large-eddy simulation of turbulence-induced aero-optic effects in free shear flows.
*In: 13th European Turbulence Conference (ETC13): Statistical aspects, modelling and simulations of turbulence;*
12-15 Sept 2011, Warsaw, Poland.
(Journal of Physics Conference Series, no. 318)
ISSN (print) 1742-6588

Volkov, Konstantin
(2010)
Interaction of laser pulse with oxygen and hydrogen mixture containing metal particles.
*In: IMA Conference on Fluid Problems in Process Engineering;*
06 - 08 September 2010, Leeds, U.K..

Volkov, Konstantin
(2010)
Internal turbulent two-phase flows formed by wall injection of fluid and particles.
*In: 5th European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics (ECCOMAS CFD 2010);*
14-17 June 2010, Lisbon, Portugal.

Volkov, Konstantin N., Hills, Nicholas J. and Chew, John W.
(2008)
Simulation of turbulent flows in turbine blade passages and disc cavities.
*In: ASME Turbo Expo 2008: Power for Land, Sea, and Air (GT2008);*
9-13 Jun 2008, Berlin, Germany.
ISBN 9780791843147