Particle Charged Flow in Counterflowreactor (S. Kruse)

Fishbone like Spray in Combustion Chamber (M. M. Aye)

Scalar Dissipation in Turbulent Shear Flow (M. Gauding)

Premixed Flame Surface in Homogeneous Turbulence (J. H. Göbbert)

Scalar Turbulent/Non-Turbulent Interface Layer (K. Kleinheinz)

Simulation of turbulent atomization (P. Zeng)

DNS of a scaled-up Diesel injector

Scalar Dissipation in Turbulent Shear Flow (M. Gauding)

Transition state for H- atom abstraction from isopentanol by HO2 / H radical (P. Parab)

Particle Charged Jet (E. Varea)

Flamme im Schlitzbrenner (S. Kruse)

Passive Scalar and T/NT Interface in Planar Jet (D. Denker)

Dissipation Element Analysis of Methane Jet Flame (D. Denker)

DNS of Multiphase Jet (M. Bode)


Institute for Combustion Technology


Research in the fields of turbulent combustion and its applications in engines, gas turbines and furnaces, chemical kinetics of combustion, turbulence theory, multiphase flows and electrochemistry with applications to fuel cells. The approach is the combination of simultaneous theoretical model development, numerical simulation, and experimental validation. Within the Collaborative Research Center (SFB 686) "Model-Based Control of Homogenized Low-Temperature Combustion", aspects from the field of automatic control are also considered.

A further emphasis is on "Tailor-Made Fuels from Biomass" within the cluster of excellence under the same title. Diesel engines are operated in the institute and measurements are conducted in different flow reactors, high-pressure combustion chambers and open flames. For numerical simulations, in-house codes for direct numerical simulation (DNS), large eddy simulation (LES), Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS), and 1-D flame calculations are available.

Experimental and numerical investigations

  • Experiments are performed using laser-optical methods, schlieren and shadow techniques, particle image velocimetry (PIV), Rayleigh spectroscopy, gas chromatography and mass spectrometry. Applications in engine experiments, control of diesel-engine combustion, dual-fuel concept, soot formation, experimental investigation of spray development and mixture formation in high-pressure fuel injection systems, kinetic experiments, measurements of burning velocities and ignition delay times.

  • Theory and simulation: LES of turbulent combustion, pollutant formation, primary atomization in multi-phase flows, spray combustion, development and reduction of reaction mechanisms, simulation of gasoline- and diesel-engine combustion, industrial and houshold burners as well as gas turbine combustion, quantum chemical and Monte-Carlo simulations of electrocatalytical processes and multiscale modelling in fuel cells.

Contact

Institut für Technische Verbrennung
RWTH Aachen University
Templergraben 64
52056 Aachen
Germany

Phone: +49 (0)241 80-94607
Fax: +49 (0)241 80-92923

office(at)itv.rwth-aachen.de

Library: +49 (0)241 80-9759



 


Our institute grieves for the loss of

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Norbert Peters

    * 10. Juli 1942   † 4. Juli 2015            


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