Research Associate in Adaptive Software for High-Fidelity Simulation of Turbulent Reacting Flows
Academic Division: Energy, Fluid Mechanics and Turbomachinery
Research group: Energy
Telephone: +44 1223 7 48595
It brings me great joy to study the theory of turbulent flames. Several basic questions remain open in this topic. Is the shape of a turbulent flame connected with its overall burning rate? Under all circumstances? How can we reconcile the external (topological) properties of a turbulent flame with its internal (thermo-chemical) structure? Are certain kinds of turbulence more amenable to turbulent flame propagation than other? How does the turbulent flame affect the turbulence it is affected by? I am interested in developing physical descriptions that address such questions using mathematics, computer simulations, and by engaging with experimentalists. The research is pertinent to flames in domestic stoves, automotive engines and gas turbines, as well as to type 1a supernovae.