The general areas of research in CCL are in Turbulent, Turbulent Combustion and Numerical Algorithms. More specifically, studies employ large-eddy simulations (LES), and sometimes Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) and direct numerical simulations (DNS) to study the effects of turbulence-chemistry-flame in both canonical and complex configurations.

  • Near-wall Turbulence Modeling for Complex Flows.
  • Two-Phase Turbulent Reacting Flows, e.g., Spray Combustion, Liquid Jet Break up, Solid Particle Combustion
  • High-pressure Combustion, e.g., Supercritical and Real Gas effects in Gas Turbine and Rocket Engines
  • Detonation in Multi-phase (gas-solid-liquid) Reacting Flows
  • Supersonic Combustion Ramjets (SCRAMJET)
  • Multi-block (structured and unstructured) parallel solver development including adaptive mesh refining, multi-grids, and high-order, time/space-accurate schemes

Some Currently Active (Inter-related) Research Projects (some may be currently inactive):

  1. Premixed Flames in Intense Turbulence under Compressible and Supersonic Conditions
  2. Reduced-Order and Reduced-Basis Modeling of High Pressure Liquid Rocket Engines
  3. Hybrid Two-Level & Large Eddy Simulation of High Reynolds Number Flows
  4. Multi-Physics and Multi-Scale Computational Modeling of Energetic Materials
  5. LES of Combustion Instability in High Pressure Combustors
  6. Detonation and Post-detonation Flow in Multi-phase Mixtures
  7. Advanced Turbulence Simulation Techniques for Rotorcraft
  8. Autoignition & Combustion Stability in High Pressure Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Oxy-Combustion
  9. Simulations of High Temperature, Low NOx Combustor Concepts