Welcome to the Turbulent Combustion Modeling Lab

Turbulent Combustion Modeling LabThe 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.

Lifted Flame - Turbulent Combustion Modeling Lab Example of Research

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.

  1. July 12, 2020A priori evaluation of the Double-conditioned Conditional Source-term Estimation model for high-pressure heptane turbulent combustion using DNS data obtained with one-step chemistry
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    W. Kendal BusheCecile DevaudJosette R. Bellan

  2. Jan. 10, 2020Turbulent high-pressure reaction-rate modeling using the Double-conditioned Conditional Source-term Estimation method
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    Cecile Devaud, W. Kendal Bushe, Josette R. Bellan

  3. Dec. 24, 2020Simulations of turbulent acetone spray flames using the conditional source term estimation (CSE) approach
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    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.

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Meet our people

 Mohammad Mortada

Mohammad Mortada

 Mohammad Mortada, post-doctoral fellow, Turbulent Combustion Modeling Lab


Mohammad received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cairo University in 2011. Since then, he has been working as a teaching and research assistant till he received his Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cairo University in 2014.