Simulations of Spray and Combustion in Engines

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Project Description

Develop computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation code based on OpenFOAM, open-source CFD code modules, to describe liquid spray injection, atomization, droplet interactions and combustion; and will conduct preliminary simulations for demonstration.​​​​​
Program - Mechanical Engineering
Division - Physical Sciences and Engineering
Center Affiliation - Clean Combustion Research Center
Field of Study - ​Mechanical/Aerospace/Chemical Engineering, Applied Physics/Mathematics

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Researcher

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.