Close collaboration between basic and application-oriented research

Fundamental research questions on relevant sub-processes often arise from technical applications. Some typical examples are turbulence-chemistry interaction, population balance dynamics, high-pressure sprays or fluid-wall interactions.

To this end, we develop mathematical models for applications involving the simulation of chemical engineering processes and the combustion of solid, liquid and gaseous fuels. This allows methods and results from fundamental research to be directly transferred to technical applications.

Present research topics are

  • Flamelet modeling (in high dimensional manifold; for structure analysis of laminar flames and turbulent flames; for multiphase combustion)
  • Mathematical modeling of thermo-acoustics in combustion systems
  • Modeling of multicomponent evaporation
  • Modeling pollutant formation in flames and otto-engines
  • Turbulence-chemistry interactions and finite-rate-chemistry effects, influence of curvatures on the ignition
  • Trans- and supercritical combustion
  • Chemical kinetics of solid fuels thermochemical conversion
  • Renewable liquid fuels
  • Combustion in IC engines and gas turbine combustors
  • Near-wall reactive flows
  • Development of numerical solvers for 1D flame
  • Machine learning in combustion processes