Our research interests lie in the modeling of both laminar and turbulent reacting flows using numerical tools, and are focused on the model-based design of practical energy conversion systems. Our current work involves the prediction of pollutant formation (e.g. soot), the modeling of complex combustion products under turbulent motion, the development of high-performance numerical algorithms, and the integration of these numerical models and algorithms into high-fidelity large-scale simulations.
The research performed at CRFL relies extensively on high-fidelity massively-parallel numerical simulations using a wide range of resources from multi-core workstations to world-leading computing facilities hosted by national laboratories.
Computational Reacting Flows Laboratory
Schematic of the interacting processes for liquid fuel combustion in turbulent flows.