Emerging clean combustion research partnerships
Moderate or Intense Low-oxygen Dilution (MILD) combustion is a promising combustion technique that includes hot exhaust gas recirculation back into the combustion chamber. It can result in high thermal efficiency with low levels of nitric oxides (NOx).
Image: An iso-surface of OH mass fraction to indicate the lift-off phenomenon of a vitiated flow
In our research, use of Large Eddy Simulation (LES)-Doubly Conditional Source-term Estimation (DCSE) to simulate flames that mimic the MILD combustion process, brought clear improvement (on the order of 15 percent) in the predictions of temperature and species concentration compared to results from Reynolds Averaged Navier Stokes (RANS)-DCSE, and Eddy Dissipation Concept (EDC) which is commonly used in the industry.
Thank you to our emerging clean combustion research partners:
These case studies are only several of our projects. There are many more types of opportunities and case studies. If you'd like to discuss partnering or sponsoring a research project in Turbulent Combustion Modeling or would like more details: