Passive scalar interface in a spatially evolving mixing layer (A. Attili and D. Denker)

Quartz nozzle sampling (D. Felsmann)

Dissipation element analysis of a planar diffusion flame (D. Denker)

Turbulent/non-turbulent interface in a temporally evolving jet (D. Denker)

Dissipation elements crossing a flame front (D. Denker and B. Hentschel)

Particle laden flow (E. Varea)

Turbulent flame surface in non-premixed methane jet flame (D. Denker)

DNS of primary break up (M. Bode)

Diffusion flame in a slot Bunsen burner (S. Kruse)

Various quantities in spatially evolving jet diffusion flame (D. Denker)

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.



Institut für Technische Verbrennung
RWTH Aachen University
Templergraben 64
52056 Aachen

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

Office hours: 09 a.m.-12 p.m.


  • 19 April 2021
    Two of the papers at the 38th Combustion Symposium, which are co-authored by researchers from ITV, received Distinguished Paper awards. We congratulate all authors of these papers and authors of all distinguished papers for this recognition.
  • 26.Oct-6.Nov 2020                                                                                                                        Raik Hesse, Dr. Chaimae Bariki, and principal investigator Dr. Joachim Beeckmann had a research stay at the ‘center of applied space technology and microgravity’ (ZARM) in Bremen.
  • 16-25. Sept 2020
    Dr. Joachim Beeckmann participates in the 35th DLR Parabolic Flight Campaign
  • 08. July 2020
    Publication of position paper: "Energiewende: verlässlich, machbar, technologieoffen"
  • 19. May 2020
    Prof. Pitsch receives AIAA Air Breathing Propulsion Award
  • 11. May 2020
    Prof. Alberto Cuoci receives the Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researcher
  • 29. April 2020
    Dr. Ren receives Bernard Lewis Fellowship