Title of project: NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF MULTIPHASE REACTIVE FLOWS
Funding agency (Optional): DoD
Description: Combustion in compressible and
multiphase media provides the energy necessary to make modern life
possible. It provides the thrust needed for aircraft and rocket
propulsion, transportation, generates electricity that powers our homes,
and provides the explosive potential crucial to national security and
the construction industry. However, much is unknown about how chemical
reactions, multiphase flows, heat transfer, and compressible fluid
mechanics are coupled together in off-design and extreme scenarios. Too
often these effects conspire to produce unwanted effects such as
dangerous explosions and remain a societal menace. Our ultimate goal is
to answer fundamental questions such as: How do explosively dispersed
dust clouds ignite and burn? How do droplets burn when injected into
very high-speed and shock-laden flows? How do dust explosions propagate?
Our group answers these, and other, questions by using numerical
simulations with our in-house codes that run on massively parallel
high-performance computing clusters.
Restrictions/Constraints: Some of our funded projects have US Citizenship requirements.
Knowledge and skills needed: Students with programming experience, mainly Fortran, and strong mathematical skills are preferred.
How to apply: Please send a CV and transcripts to Prof. Houim