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Dr Siva Prasad Reddy Muppala

Senior Lecturer in Thermofluids


I obtained Bachelors and Masters in Chemical Engineering in merit scholarship in Sri Venkateswara University and Indian Institute of Technology Madras. I obtained from Doctor Ingenieur (Dr.-Ing.) in 2005 in Combustion Physics from Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen, Germany, for the title: Research project title: Modelling of Turbulent Premixed High-Pressure Combustion with Application towards Gas Turbine Combustors. I had a one-year stint as a Postdoc in Institute of Mechanics, Materials & Civil Engineering, Universite' catholique de Louvain, Belgium. Soon after, I joined KU as an academic: as research lecturer in 2006 and was promoted to senior lecturer in 2009.

Currently, I am doing a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education.

I teach Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics and Green-Engineering-and-Energy-Efficiency.

I am the module leader of a MSc module ME7725.

Areas of specialism

  • Laminar Combustion
  • Turbulent flames
  • Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics
  • Industrial Management
  • Conjugate Heat transfer and fluid flows


  • BTech
  • MTech
  • Dr.-Ing.
  • (PGCertHE)


1. Numerical characterization and simulation of the complex physics underpinning the Safe  handling of Liquefied Natural Gas "SafeLNG". I am a co-supervisor of Numerical modelling of inhomogeneous Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) hazards, with using OpenFOAM. This is a million € grant from EU Commission.

2. First Grant was funded by Engineering-Physical-Sciences-Research-Council (EPSRC), obtained for the project 'Numerical Characterization of Effects of Addition of H2, CO, CO2 and H2O in HP Premixed Turbulent Flames'. The value of the grant is approximately ~£123K. Duration 14 (+8) months for the period year 2009–2011.

3. CASE Studentship Award in association with Department for Communities and Local Government, S.P.R. Muppala (Principal Investigator). Duration 36 months (2007-2010), for doctoral work 'Ignitability and Flammability of hydrogen doped hydrocarbon/air mixtures', supported by Department for Communities and Local government: SPR Muppala (Director of Studies); Value £62,000 + (£13,000 from local govt.)


Number of items: 27.


Tidswell, Mark and Muppala, Siva (2014) A numerical study of turbulent flame speed models for H2/CH4/Air premixed combustion. International Journal of Enhanced Research in Science Technology & Engineering, 3(6), pp. 407-422. ISSN (online) 2319-7463

Adnan, A., Cazan, A., Safa, M., Lung, A.W.M and Muppala, S. (2014) The application of theory of constraints in manufacturing outsourcing: a case study. International Journal of Enhanced Research in Science Technology & Engineering, 3(4), pp. 134-138. ISSN (online) 2319-7463

Manickam, Bhuvaneswaran, Franke, Joerg, Muppala, Sivva P. R. and Dinkelacker, Friedrich (2012) Large-eddy simulation of triangular-stabilized lean premixed turbulent flames: quality and error assessment. Flow, Turbulence and Combustion, 88(4), pp. 563-596. ISSN (print) 1386-6184

Dinkelacker, F., Manickam, B. and Muppala, S.P.R. (2011) Modelling and simulation of lean premixed turbulent methane/hydrogen/air flames with an effective Lewis number approach. Combustion and Flame, 158(9), pp. 1742-1749. ISSN (print) 0010-2180

Muppala, S.P.R., Nakahara, M., Aluri, N.K., Kido, H., Wen, J.X. and Papalexandris, M.V. (2009) Experimental and analytical investigation of the turbulent burning velocity of two-component fuel mixtures of hydrogen, methane and propane. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 34(22), pp. 9258-9265. ISSN (print) 0360-3199

Aluri, N.K., Muppala, S. and Dinkelacker, F. (2008) Large-eddy simulation of lean premixed turbulent flames of three different combustion configurations using a novel reaction closure. Flow, Turbulence and Combustion, 80(2), pp. 207-224. ISSN (print) 1386-6184

Muppala, S. P. Reddy, Sannala, S. K. R., Aluri, N. K., Dinkelacker, F., Beyrau, F. and Liepertz, A. (2007) Detailed 2-D numerical simulations of rich premixed laminar methane flames for CO concentrations and temperature. Combustion Science and Technology, 179(9), pp. 1797-1822. ISSN (print) 0010-2202

Aluri, Naresh K., Muppala, S.P. Reddy and Dinkelacker, Friedrich (2006) Substantiating a fractal-based algebraic reaction closure of premixed turbulent combustion for high pressure and the Lewis number effects. Combustion and Flame, 145(4), pp. 663-674. ISSN (online) 0010-2180

Aluri, N.K., Pantangi, P.K.G., Muppala, S.P.R. and Dinkelacker, F. (2005) A numerical study promoting algebraic models for the Lewis number effect in atmospheric turbulent premixed Bunsen flames. Flow, Turbulence and Combustion, 75(1-4), pp. 149-172. ISSN (print) 1386-6184

Muppala, S.P.Reddy, Aluri, Naresh K., Dinkelacker, Friedrich and Leipertz, Alfred (2005) Development of an algebraic reaction rate closure for the numerical calculation of turbulent premixed methane, ethylene, and propane/air flames for pressures up to 1.0 MPa. Combustion and Flame, 140(4), pp. 257-266. ISSN (online) 0010-2180

Muppala, S.P.R. and Dinkelacker, F (2004) Numerical modelling of the pressure dependent reaction source term for premixed turbulent methane/air flames. Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, an International Journal, 4(6), 328- 336. ISSN (print) 1468-4349

Book Section

Muppala, Siva and Madhav Rao, Vendra C. (2018) Numerical implementation and validation of turbulent premixed combustion model for lean mixtures. In: Mebel, A. and Azyazov, V., (eds.) MATEC Web of Conferences: International Conference on Combustion Physics and Chemistry (ComPhysChem'18). EDP Sciences. pp. 00004. ISSN (online) 2261-236X

Conference or Workshop Item

KhodadadiAzadboni, R, Wen, J, Heidari, A, Muppala, S and Wang, C (2016) Numerical simulation of flame acceleration and transition from deflagration to detonation using OpenFOAM. In: The 11th OpenFOAM Workshop; 26 - 30 Jun 2016, Guimaraes, Portugal.

Muppala, S.P.R., Badiger, R., Manickam, B and Wen, J.X. (2010) RANS simulation of high-pressure premixed, turbulent lean flames in PSI combustor. In: 8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion; 10 - 13 Dec, 2010, Hyderabad, India.

Campelo, Hugh M, Muppala, Siva P.R., Wen, Jennifer X. and Manicham, B (2010) Numerical investigation of laminar burning velocities for various premixed gaseous hydrogen/hydrocarbon/air mixtures. In: The 5th European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics; 14 - 17 June 2010, Lisbon, Portugal.

Manickam, B., Franke, J., Muppala, S.P.R. and Dinkelacker, F. (2009) LES of triangular-stabilized lean premixed turbulent flames with an algebraic reaction closure: quality and error assessment. In: Quality and Reliability of Large-Eddy Simulations II, QLES2009; 9 - 11 Sep 2009, Pisa, Italy.

Dinkelacker, Friedrich, Manickam, B, Aluri, N.K., Muppala, S.P.R. and Wen, J.X. (2008) Modelling and simulation of lean premixed turbulent Methane/Hydrogen/Air Flames for two flow configurations. In: CHT-08 ICHMT International Symposium on Advances in Computational Heat Transfer; 11-16 May 2008, Marrakesh, Morocco.

Muppala, S., Wen, J. and Aluri, N. (2007) Modelling issues of lean high- pressure turbulent premixed hydrogen- enriched hydrocarbon combustion at gas turbine conditions. In: 5th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference and Exhibit; 25 - 27 June 2007, St. Louis, Missouri.

Muppala, S., Aluri, N.K. and Dinkelacker, F. (2007) LES quality assessment methods for high reynolds number combusting flows. In: European Combustion meeting; 11 - 13 Apr 2007, Crete, Greece.

Muppala, S., Aluri, N.K., Dinkelacker, F and Wen, J.X. (2007) Reaction modelling of multi-component fuel lean premixed turbulent flames. In: Third European Combustion Meeting; 11 - 13 Apr 2007, Chania, Crete.

Muppala, Siva P.R. and Wen, Jennifer X. (2007) Lean premixed turbulent flames vs. hydrogen explosion: a short survey covering experimental, theoretical and analytical studies. In: UKELG 39th meeting: Experimental Studies in Gas Explosions; 30 Mar 2007, Kingston, U.K..

Muppala, S. P. Reddy (2006) A modelling approach for hydrogen-doped lean premixed turbulent combustion. In: ASME International mechanical engineering congress and exposition; 5 - 10 Nov 2006, Chicago, U.S.A..

Muppala, Siva P.R., Papalexandris, M.V., Manickam, B., Aluri, N.K. and Dinkelacker, F. (2006) Numerical simulation of lean premixed turbulent hydrogen/hydrocarbon flames at elevated pressures. In: 10th International Workshop on Premixed Turbulent Flames; 12 - 13 Aug 2006, Mainz, Germany.

Aluri, N.K., Sha, Q, Muppala, S.P.R. and Dinkelacker, F. (2005) Flame surface density models - A numerical evaluation. In: European Combustion meeting; 3 - 6 Apr 2005, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.

Muppala, S.P.R., Aluri, N.K. and Dinkelacker, F. (2005) A test of validation of turbulent premixed models for high-pressure bunsen flames. In: European Combustion meeting; 3 - 6 Apr 2005, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.

Muppala, S. P. Reddy and Dinkelacker, Friedrich (2003) Numerical calculation of turbulent premixed Methane, Ethene and Propane/Air Flames at pressures up to 10 bar. In: European Combustion meeting; 25 - 28 Oct 2003, Orleans, France.


Muppala, Siva Prasad Reddy (2005) Modelling of turbulent premixed high-pressure combustion with application towards gas turbine combustors. (PhD thesis), Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg, .

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