Fields of activity
Mr. Karuvingal's research focuses on the simulation and optimization of district heating and cooling systems. His main focus is to contribute towards the development of new types of cooling and heating networks for the so-called 5th generation district heating networks or anergy networks. Furthermore, methods from the field of energy system modelling, simulation, and software development are used to create the basis of an automated, simulation-supported planning process. In addition, cloud infrastructures are used to deploy the developed models in the form of a digital twin for dynamic simulations in real-time. The goal here is to improve the local operation strategies over time. In addition, Mr. Karuvingal works on smaller projects in the field of urban energy systems.
Mr. Karuvingal graduated in 2020 with a Masters Degree in Computer Aided Mechanical Engineering from the RWTH Aachen University. Formerly he has also completed his first Masters in “Planes and Helicopters Research Fellow, Research Engineer“ from the “National Aerospace University – Kharkiv Aviation Institute Ukraine“. He has worked as a Design Engineer and an Assistant Professor Mechanical Engineering in India. During his Masters in RWTH Aachen University he has worked as a Student Assistant in Research and Development at Krantz GmbH and also as a Student Assistant in the Institute for Combustion Technology RWTH Aachen University. He wrote his master thesis at Krantz GmbH on Examination of the retention capacity of fume cupboards under the influence of ventilation systems for three different air diffusers in cooling mode. Having completed his masters, from November 2020 till December 2021 he worked as an Engineer in Research and Development in Krantz GmbH. His experience includes carrying out Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulations, computer programming, optimization, and carrying out physical experiments. Since December 2021, he has been working as a research associate at the Institute for Energy Efficient Buildings and Indoor Climate in the team Urban Energy Systems.