Direct Numerical Simulation of Turbulent Combustion at High Pressures


Project Description

Learn the in-house direct numerical simulation code and modify for high pressure and highReynolds number reacting flow problems. Pilot simulations of canonical combustorconfigurations will be conducted as a demonstration of the new capabilities. ​​​​
Program - Mechanical Engineering
Division - Physical Sciences and Engineering
Center Affiliation - Clean Combustion Research Center
Field of Study - Mechanical/Aerospace/Chemical Engineering, Applied Physics/Mathematics

About the

Hong G. Im

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Hong G. Im
​Professor Im’s research interests are primarily fundamental and practical aspects of combustion and power generation devices using high-fidelity computational modeling. Recent research topics combustion characteristics of high hydrogen content fuels, advanced modeling of sooting flames, modeling of mixed-mode combustion in modern engines, dynamics of turbulent premixed flame propagation, turbulent flame stabilization, spray- and particle-laden flows and combustion, plasma and electric field effects on flames and combustion of low-grade fuels.

Desired Project Deliverables

Modified DNS code with specific problem configurations. Pilot simulations and analysis for demonstration.