Enabling detailed chemistry in simulations of complex reacting flows
Speaker: Oluwayemisi Oluwole, Aerodyne Research Inc.
Series: Other Events
Location: J223 Equad
Date/Time: Monday, March 12, 2012, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
High computational costs limit and often prohibit the full application of the growing wealth of combustion kinetics knowledge in simulations of complex reacting flows. This in turn limits the ability to accurately predict dynamics and emissions of combustion processes.
This talk discusses recent progress in development of methods and tools to enable computationally efficient treatment of detailed kinetics in reacting flow simulations. Methods discussed include Adaptive Chemistry (dynamic application of reduced models as well as the full model) and methods for exploiting Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) computing. Also discussed will be lessons learned in the ongoing development (involving computational and experimental studies) of a highly detailed combustion mechanism for JP-10 (C10H16 - a high energy density, single-component propulsion fuel).
Dr. Oluwole is a Principal Engineer at Aerodyne Research, Inc. where he leads research and development efforts in various aspects of combustion and computational science. He received his Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering) from MIT in 2006 for his work on efficient and accurate methods for applying reduced kinetic models in reacting flow simulations. He also holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University (highest honors, 2001). Notable career recognitions include an MIT Computational Mechanics award, selection to 6th DOE ACTS workshop, invitation to speak at 2006 SIAM Numerical Combustion conference, and a NASA Tech Briefs feature on research in innovative approach to computational combustion for gas turbine engines.