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Raghavan Gopalaswami

Raghavan Gopalaswami
Retired from Givernment of India in 1988 · (Retired) Government of India

B.E.(Mechanical Engineering); M.S. (Rocket Technology)

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Introduction
RESUME: AIR CMDE R.GOPALASWAMI (RETD) Born on 20 June 1936, Raghavan Gopalaswami received a Master of Science (M.S) Degree in Rocket Technology from the Cranfield University Institute of Technology, U.K. in 1970, and completed the Advanced Management Program of the Harvard Business School, U.S.A in 1984. He had earlier obtained a First Class (Honors) degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Madras University in 1959. His experience covers a very wide spectrum of operational, managerial and st
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December 1959 - April 1994
Independent Researcher
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Publications (9)
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In earlier published studies it was shown that an anomalous degree of human physiological ailments and a psychology of sustained anger and violence exist in highly populated countries located on boundaries of colliding Tectonic Plates in three continents at Latitude 34˚ north. The Valley of Kashmir in Northern India is also located exactly on this...
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Abstract In the year 2014, WHO declared Delhi City as the worst polluted in the world. In December 2015, PM 2.5 levels in Delhi were at 295 microgram/m3 and PM10 levels were at 470 microgram/m3 resulting in Air Quality Index at a severely high 430-435. Air pollution is responsible for 10,000 to 30,000 deaths in Delhi every year. A critical converge...
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Abstract The City of Delhi, with a human population of over 16 million has nearly 9 million vehicles on its roads running over 100 billion kilometers every year, spewing out nearly 4 million tonnes of fuel emissions into the atmosphere every year (9900 tonnes per day). About 2 to 5% of these emissions (about 200 to 500 tonnes per day) are in the fo...
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Comparing advanced reusable spaceplane concepts and programmes, Buffo identified seven attributes to describe a true spaceplane. This paper adds two more attributes to clearly distinguish spaceplanes from rocketplanes. One of them is the hydrogen fuel fraction (HFF), the ratio of the mass of liquid hydrogen fuel to the take-off mass. Excellent corr...
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Acute scarcity of surface water resources and rapidly falling underground water levels in many regions of the world, have created a compelling need for new fresh water resources, especially for population and industries located in coastal regions. The oceans are mankind’s only reliable and perennial source of water. Seawater Desalination by the Rev...
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Mankinds' efforts throughout the latter half of the 20th.Century to develop reusable spaceplanes have not succeeded because their design requirements called for large vehicle size and weight, entailing high development cost and unacceptable technical risk. An aerobic, folly reusable SSTO Spaceplane design permits technology development to commence...
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A new concept for flight to orbit is described in this paper. It involves mass addition to an ascending air-breathing, hypersonic lifting vehicle. General laws for flight to orbit with mass addition are developed, and it is shown that payload capabilities one order of magnitude higher than even the most advanced rocket launchers is feasible. Detail...
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A new concept for flight to orbit which involves mass addition to an ascending, air-breathing, hypersonic lifting vehicle is described. Studies performed on this hyperplane are detailed and results of trajectory optimization runs carried out on an interactive mission analysis computer model are presented. Various propulsion options are analyzed and...

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Question
Sir,
Please accord permission  to cite in my paper following paper
 FIGURE 1 (A) IN PAGE 115 AND FIGURE 2 IN PAGE 116 from Akhtar Alam et al “Tectonic evolution of Kashmir basin in northwest Himalayas ” Geomorphology 239 (2015) 114–126 Elsevier publication ,Available online 6 April 2015
Many thanks
Gopal
I am Registered as a researcher with Researchgate
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Sir,
Please accord permission  to cite in my paper following paper
  FIGURE 1 (A) LOCATED IN PAGE 3 from Charles DeMets, Richard G. Gordon and Donald F. Argus “Geologically current plate motions” Geophys. J. Int. (2010) 181, 1–80, Page 3 , Figure 1 (a).
 Many thanks
Gopal
I am a Registered researcher in Researchgate
Gopal
PS I am a registered researcher in Researchgate

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