COMPUTATIONAL AND SCIENTIFIC ENGINEERING

Computational and Scientific Engineering

Principal Investigator: Luis Cifuentes , Chair of Fluid Dynamics, University of Duisburg-Essen

HPC Platform used: SuperMUC of LRZ

Local Project ID: pr53fa

A GCS large-scale project under leadership of Dr.-Ing. Cifuentes of the University of Duisburg-Essen aims at understanding the physics of entrainment in turbulent premixed flames. This research characterizes the entrainment processes through the study and comparison of the flame front and the enstrophy interface. This is an essential issue in reactive turbulent flows, because a better understanding of the dynamics of the flame front and the enstrophy interface leads to better predictions of flame instabilities and scalar structures.

Computational and Scientific Engineering

Principal Investigator: Andreas Kempf , Institute for Combustion and Gas Dynamics, Chair of Fluid Dynamics, University of Duisburg-Essen

HPC Platform used: Hazel Hen of HLRS

Local Project ID: GCS-snef

Shock-tube experiments are a classical technique to provide data for reaction mechanisms and thus help to reduce emissions and increase the efficiency of combustion processes. A shock-tube experiment at critical conditions (low temperature), where the ignition occurs far away from the end wall, is simulated. Understanding the mechanism that leads to such a remote ignition is crucial to improve the quality of future experiments.