Welcome to the Turbulent Combustion Modeling Lab
The Turbulent Combustion Modeling Lab research activities focus on the multi-engineering facets of turbulent combustion modeling found in many industrial applications ranging from aero and automotive engines to furnaces to fire safety.
We are interested in developing high fidelity multiscale turbulent fluid flow-combustion simulation tools as well as tackling shorter-term challenging industrial problems.
Figure 1. The lift-off height observed using the tracker of OH mass fraction value of 0.0005 superimposed on the stoichiometric iso-surface of the third flame (Re = 19500)
Our approach is based on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) including Reynold Averaged Navier Stokes (RANS) methods and Large Eddy Simulation (LES). We have been developing and implementing new mathematical models for problems related to turbulent mixing, ignition, extinction, flame stabilization, fuel spray, and atmospheric emissions.
The lab is run by renowned researcher, Cecile Devaud, an award-winning, patent-holding professor, associate chair and turbulent combustion expert who is also a member of University of Waterloo Engineering’s Fire Research Group and the University of Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy.
We work closely with our industry and university partners in Canada and globally providing the most suitable solutions and advancing fundamental research in the field of turbulent combustion modeling. If you are interested in sponsoring research please contact us directly.
- July 12, 2020
W. Kendal Bushe, Cecile Devaud, Josette R. Bellan
- Jan. 10, 2020
Cecile Devaud, W. Kendal Bushe, Josette R. Bellan
- Dec. 24, 2020
A. Hussien, Cecile Devaud
Turbulent dilute acetone spray flames are simulated in an Eulerian–Lagrangian framework using Conditional Source-term Estimation (CSE) for closure of the mean reaction rate.