CFD for Combustion Modeling
Professor Heinz Pitsch’s work is in computational energy sciences and includes modeling of combustion processes using large-eddy simulation, combustion chemistry and chemistry reduction for transportation fuel surrogates, soot formation, and modeling of liquid atomization and sprays with application to gas turbine engines, furnaces, and internal combustion engines. He works also on electrocatalysis and transport in porous media with application to fuel cells.
Professor Suresh Menon’s area of expertise is in large-eddy simulation of turbulent non-reacting and reacting flows. He has developed unique simulation capabilities to study turbulent mixing and combustion in gaseous and liquid-fueled gas turbine and rocket motors, as well as for ramjet/scramjet engines.