Combustion Research at Cambridge encompasses a wide range of areas, with multiple investigators.
Experimental work in turbulent flames, ignition and autoignition (Mastorakos, Hochgreb), thermoacoustic instabilities (Dowling, Juniper, Dawson), mixing (Dawson) and gas turbine combustors (Hochgreb), as well as solid fuel combustion (Scott).
Numerical work on Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS) (Cant, Swaminathan, Mastorakos), turbulent closure methods (Cant, Swaminathan, Mastorakos), chemical mechanism reduction (Mastorakos), spray DNS (Cant) and a variety of applications implented in CFD.
Experimental instrumentation include state-of-the-art laser diagnostic equipment for species and velocity measurements, including high speed and cycle resolved measurements. A mid-pressure (10 bar) combustion facility can accommodate industrial size aeroengine injectors, and a variety of atmospheric facilities are used for detailed experiments in flames and combustion.
- Atmospheric Reacting Flows
- Combustion Instabilities
- Conditional Moment Closure
- Experiments in Turbulent Combustion
- High Pressure Combustion
- high pressure, combustion, instabilities, sprays
- Ignition: Experiments and Simulations
- Injector Dynamics
- Reduced Mechanisms
- Rich Combustion for Hydrogen Production
- Solid Fuel Combustion
- Spray Combustion