News

5/29/2015
Prof. Bisetti will deliver a short 6 hr course on reactive flow modelling within the 2015 International Combustion Institute Summer School (ICISS) in Combustion Fundamentals and New Technologies to be held from May 31 to June 5 at the Conservatorio delle Orfane a Terra Murata, Isola di Procida, Napoli, Italy.​​
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8/3/2014
Prof. Bisetti has been invited to deliver an invited reflection at the 2nd International Sooting Flame (ISF) workshop, to be held Aug 2-3, 2014 in Pleasanton, CA. The ISF workshop is an international forum for research on soot formation in laminar, turbulent, and pressurized flames.
8/3/2014
Several team members will attend the  Symposium on Combustion to be held Aug 3-8, 2014 in San Francisco, CA. The group will participate with two oral presentations (Prof. Bisetti & Dr. Attili) and two work-in-progress posters (PhD students Han & Abdelgadir).​
7/14/2014
​Bisetti and coworkers have published an invited paper in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A. The paper explores how direct numerical simulation (DNS) of turbulent combustion are used to unravel complex physical mechanisms and to support improvements to engineering models for the formation of pollutants.
7/12/2014
​The Symposium paper by Bisetti, Sarathy, Toma, and Chung on tribrachial flames is now in press. The paper reports the results of a campaign of two-dimensional, steady, laminar simulations of tribrachial n-heptane flames stabilized downstream aof a round jet. The calculations feature detailed finite rate chemistry and transport. The paper is available here.
6/25/2014
​A ​paper by Zhou, Attili, Al Shaarawi, and Bisetti uses Direct Numerical Simulation to investigate the interaction of turbulent mixing and condensing aerosols. The DNS produced a database of aerosol and fluid statistics, which sheds light into the formation and growth of aerosols by supersaturation induced by mixing. The paper is available here.​
6/21/2014
A paper by Attili, Bisetti, Mueller, and Pitsch, submitted to the 35th Symposium on Combustion,is now in press. The paper reports on a set of DNSs of turbulent nonpremixed flames with significant soot formation. The Damkohler number of the flames is varied parametrically and the effects on soot formation are observed. The paper is available here.
4/24/2014
​A paper by Attili, Cristancho, and Bisetti investigates the statistics of the turbulent/non-turbulent (T/NT) interface separating the irrotational fluid from the turbulent flow regions of high vorticity in a spatially developing mixing layer.  The analysis is conducted by postprocessing results from a massive 3-billion grid point simulation of a turbulent mixing layer. The paper is available here.
2/7/2014
​A new pa​per by Bisetti and El Morsli investigates the kinetic parameters, collision rates, and transport properties of non-thermal electrons in flames. The paper's approach is novel, as it combines accurate solutions to the Boltzmann kinetic equation with laminar flame calculations. The paper is available here.
1/6/2014
Attili and coworkers published a new paper on Combustion and Flame detailing the results of a massive DNS of a sooting turbulent nonpremixed flame. The simulation is the largest of its kind with 500 million grid points, 50 reactive scalars, and 1.2 billion notional particles to describe soot transport. The paper is available here.
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11/19/2011

Prof. Bisetti, Dr. Attili and Dr. Zhou will be attending this year's APS/DFD meeting to present their work on turbulent mixing and condensing droplets in turbulent wakes. They contribute with two oral presentations and one poster for the gallery of fluid motion.​

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11/16/2011
Prof. David Keyes Dean of Applied Math & Computer Sciences and Engineering, featured our work in his presentation at the
KAUST Reception in Seattle (attended by about 300 high profile attendees) during Supercomputing 2011. Keep up the good work RFML!
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