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)

Investigation of refrigerant/air flames under microgravity

From the 26th of October until the 6th of November 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. In the drop tower facility, 146 meters in height, of the ZARM institute, they performed investigations with the research scope “refrigerant/air-flames under microgravity – safety assessment for fire”. A capsule holding ITV’s spherical combustion chamber and optical setup for Schlieren imaging is released from the tip of the tower. During freefall, the spherical flame propagation is captured under almost zero-gravity conditions.



Dr. Joachim Beeckmann participates in the 35th DLR Parabolic Flight Campaign

The 35th DLR Parabolic Flight Campaign takes place from September 16 to September 25. Dr. Joachim Beeckmann performs together with Dr. Chaimae Bariki from ITV and French research partners, Prof. Fabien Halter and Dr. Christian Chauveau, both from ICARE - CNRS Orléans, experiments on: „Slowly propagating flames under microgravity: Influence of Low-Temperature Chemistry.“ A spherical combustion chamber rig serves as the experimental apparatus and provides high-speed imaging of spherically expanding flames.

July 08, 2020: Position Paper: "Energiewende: verlässlich, machbar, technologieoffen" (Energy transition: reliable, feasible, technology-open)

More than 50 professors from leading German universities and other research institutions recommend a technology-open approach on the way to a global climate-neutral energy system. A position paper drawn up by engineering scientists from the Technical University of Darmstadt, RWTH Aachen University, and the University of Duisburg-Essen draws attention to the thermal use of chemical energy sources. In addition to electrochemical energy conversion, these are indispensable for the safe generation of electricity and energy for vehicles, industry and residential buildings. Position Paper:  "Energiewende: verlässlich, machbar, technologieoffen" (Energy transition: reliable, feasible, technology-open)

May 19, 2020: Prof. Pitsch was chosen as the distinguished recipient of the 2020 AIAA Air Breathing Propulsion Award of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA)

The award is presented annually to one individual for sustained, meritorious accomplishment in the arts, sciences, and technology of air breathing propulsion systems. The citation reads “For seminal contributions to the fundamental understanding, theory, and computational modeling of turbulent combustion” and the award will be presented on Aug. 26 at the 2020 AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum in New Orleans, USA.

May 11, 2020: Prof. Alberto Cuoci awarded the Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researcher

Prof. Alberto Cuoci, from Politecnico di Milano (Italy), has been awarded the Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researcher to join the research group of Prof. Heinz Pitsch at ITV for a period of 18 months. The research project will focus on the development of advanced mathematical models, based on the coupling of detailed chemistry and machine learning algorithms, for describing the formation, evolution and morphology of carbonaceous particles from combustion processes.

April 29, 2020: Dr. Ren has been selected as a recipient of a 2020 Bernard Lewis Fellowship

This fellowship is awarded biennially to 6 young researchers in recognition of their high-quality research in combustion. Dr. Ren will receive this award at the 38th International Symposium on Combustion.
Dr. Ren thanks Prof. Pitsch for the nomination as well as the support from the entire group.

November 21, 2019: Prof. Pitsch received the International Award of the Japanese Combustion Society.

This prestigious award is given to one international researcher every year for distinguished contributions to the international and Japanese combustion research community. Prof. Pitsch received the award during the Japanese Combustion Symposium in Sapporo and provided an award lecture entitled “The Future of Combustion: Combustion Technology for Sustainable Energy Concepts”. Many thanks to our Japanese friends for this great honor.

June 5 - 6, 2019: ITV hosts Symposium for Combustion Control

The Symposium for Combustion Control was established in 2015 to foster the interaction between the scientific community and the automotive industry. Its focus are the latest theoretical and application-driven developments for the control of next generation combustion engines. After four exciting and successful symposia, the fifth symposium will take place with the goal to continue the discussion of the recent topics related to combustion control.

April 1, 2019: The institute mourns Günter Paczko

Our institute mourns the loss of Günter Paczko, who died suddenly on April 1st, 2019, and for all of us unexpectedly, at the age of 59. Mr. Paczko had been closely connected to our institute since the early 90s and until a few days ago he worked enthusiastically on scientific issues. We were therefore deeply dismayed to hear of the news of his far too early death. With Mr. Paczko, we lose an always helpful, friendly and dutiful colleague who was valued by everyone for his high level of competence and reliability. Our deep sympathy and solidarity go to his relatives. We will always remember Mr. Paczko well.

November 30, 2018: Friedrich Wilhelm Preis

Dr.-Ing Jonas Boschung received the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Prize for his PhD thesis. The Friedrich-Wilhelm-Prize is awarded for outstanding scientific accomplishments to the students and scientists of the RWTH Aachen University. 

October 5, 2018: Golden Spike Award 2018

  The ITV received the Golden Spike Award for the talk "Towards clean propulsion with synthetic fuels: Computational aspects and analysis" of the GCS-Project "Multi-scale study of reactive engine spray". Contributing authors were M. Bode, M. Davidovic and Prof. Dr. Pitsch

9. September 2018: ITV featured in JARA HPC annual Report

The ITV project JHPC22 "Regimes in Turbulent Non-Premixed Combustion" is featured on the cover page of the 2017 JARA Annual Report. Additionally, the report includes an artilce about JARA young scientist awardee M. Bode

June 6-8, 2018: International Conference on Numerical Combustion

The itv organizes the 19th International Conference on Numerical Combustion from 6-8. May in Aachen. More information here . 

June 27-28, 2018: Symposium for Combustion Control

In cooperation with the IRT and VKA, the ITV is organizing the fourth symposium for Combustion Control.

May 24, 2018: Virtual Reality

The ITV supports the visualization team of the Jülich Supercomputing Center in the visualization of large amounts of data using virtual reality. More details of the effzett.

May 22-23, 2018: Combustion-DNS Strategy & Data Analysis Workshop

The ITV organized the first Combustion-DNS Strategy & Data Analysis Worksop in Sorrento, Italy. 45 leading scientists from all over the world discussed new trends in big data analysis and machine learning in the context of turbulent combustion.

09/07/2017: Dr.-Ing Liming Cai receives Jürgen Warnatz Prize

July 03, 2017: Mathis Bode receives JARA Young Talent Award

June 22, 2017: Rupali Tripathi receives Best Poster Award

April 7, 2017: Mathis Bode wins SAE Excellence in Oral Presentation Award

Mathis Bode received the "SAE Excellence in Oral Presentation Award" at the SAE World Congress & Exhibition 2017 for the lecture: "Effects of Cavitation and Hydraulic Flip in 3-Holde GDI Injectors".     

September 29, 2016: 1st place of the Hans Dinger Prize 2016 goes to the ITV

This year's Hans Dinger Prize from the Research Association for Combustion Engines is awarded to Mr. Lukas Berger as part of his master's thesis . The focus of the work was the investigation of soot emissions with the help of direct numerical simulations to improve the prediction of corresponding LES models.

September 22, 2016: ETP4HPC illustrates the benefits of HPC applications with the help of ITV

The technology think tank EHP4HPC is committed to the further development and support of European HPC projects. The multi-phase DNA from Mathis Bode serves to highlight the EHP4HPC to the particular benefit of HPC applications.

June 19 - 23, 2016: ITV supports JARA | HPC at the ISC during an in-situ demonstration

At ISC 2016 , the JARA | HPC booth will demonstrate in-situ visualization using a multi-phase DNS from Mr. Bode .

June 15-16, 2016: Symposium for Combustion Control

March 19, 2016: ITV receives ERC Advanced Research Grant

The MILESTONE project (Multi-Scale Description of Non-Universal Behavior in Turbulent Combustion) receives the ERC (European Research Council) Advanced Research Grant. The project focuses on direct numerical simulations and modeling of combustion and multi-phase flow.

February 10, 2016: Sima Farazi wins Poster Award

September 11, 2015: CIAO is a member of the High-Q club

The institute's own flow solver CIAO is the newest member of the High-Q Club . As part of the JUQUEEN Scaling Workshop, the code demonstrated that all 458,752 cores of the JUQUEEN supercomputer can be used effectively.

April 21, 2015: Mathis Bode wins SAE Excellence in Oral Presentation Award

Mr. Mathis Bode received the "SAE Excellence in Oral Presentation Award" at the SAE World Congress & Exhibition 2015 for the lecture: "A New Euler / Lagrange Approach for Multi-Hole GDI Injector".    


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  • 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