Sampurna Arya

Sampurna Arya
  • Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Mining Engineering
  • (907) 474-1127
  • Duckering 305
  • snarya@alaska.edu

Background and Research Interests

Mine Health and Safety, Mine Ventilation, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Modeling, Scale Modeling, Computer Applications in Mining

Courses

MIN 103 – Introduction to Mining Engineering

MIN 225 – Quantitative Methods in Mining Engineering

MIN 409 – Operational Research and Computer Applications in the Mineral Industry

Education

Ph.D. in Mining Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, 2018

M.S. in Mining Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, 2013

B. Tech. in Mining Engineering, Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad, India, 2006

Selected Publications

Arya, S., and Novak, T., (2019), Numerical investigation of the effect of a novel wet scrubber on dust reduction in an underground coal mine, Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42461-019-00135-2

Arya, S., Novak, T., Saito, K., Levy, A., and Sottile, J., (2019), Empirical formulae for determining pressure drop across a 20-layer flooded-bed scrubber screen, Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42461-019-0091-5

Arya, S., Sottile, J., Rider, J.P., Colinet, J.F., Novak, T., and Wedding, W.C., (2018), Design and experimental evaluation of a flooded-bed dust scrubber integrated into a longwall shearer, Powder Technology, Vol. 339, pp. 487-496. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.powtec.2018.07.072

Arya, S., Sottile, J., Novak, T., and Wedding, W.C., (2018), Development of a flooded-bed scrubber for removing coal dust at a longwall mining section, Safety Science, Vol. 110, Part A, pp. 204-213. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2018.08.003

Arya, S., Wedding, W.C., Saito, K., Novak, T., and Levy, A., (2017), Scale modeling of dust capture through a flooded-bed dust scrubber integrated within a longwall shearer," Proceedings of the 8 th International Symposium on Scale Modeling.

Arya, S., Wedding, W.C., Novak, T., Kumar, A., and Levy, A., (2017), "Pressure drop measurement across flooded-bed scrubber screen and demister in a laboratory setup for its use in a longwall shearer," Proceedings of the 16 th North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, Chapter 15, pp. 1-7.

Kumar, A., Arya, S., Wedding, W.C., and Novak, T., (2017), "Examination of capture efficacy of shearer mounted flooded-bed dust scrubber using experiments and computer fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling on a reduced scale model," Proceedings of the 16 th North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, Chapter 20, pp. 1-8.

Arya, S., Wedding, W.C., and Kumar, A., (2016), CFD modeling of a novel wet scrubber for capture of respirable dust in an underground coal mine, SME Annual Conference & Expo, SME preprint 16-161.

Kumar, A., Wedding, W.C., Jolly, A., Arya, S., and Novak, T., (2016), Modeling capture efficiency for a flooded-bed dust scrubber incorporated into a longwall shearer using a small physical model and CFD, SME Annual Conference & Expo, SME preprint 16-118.

Wedding, W.C., Novak, T., Arya, S., and Kumar, A., (2015), CFD modeling of a flooded-bed scrubber concept for a longwall shearer operating in a U.S. coal seam, Proceedings of the 15 th North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, pp. 385-390.

Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Department of Mining Engineering, University of Kentucky, 2018
  • Graduate Student Research Poster Contest, SME, Secured 1st Place, 2018
  • Environmental Division Poster Contest, SME, Secured 3rd Place, 2018
  • Graduate Student Research Poster Contest, SME, Secured 2nd Place, 2017