Mastorakos, de Paola
A project aimed at implementing fully the CMC equation in practical engine calculations with complex chemistry, droplet interactions, moving grids etc. A simpler problem of a heptane autoigniting spray has first been considered that shows the advantages of using the elliptic CMC formulation (Fig. 1). We are also collaborating on this with ETH Zurich.
(See Y.M. Wright et al., Simulations of spray autoignition and flame establishment with two-dimensional CMC, Combustion and Flame, Volume 143, Issue 4, December 2005, Pages 402-419)
Movie showing advantages of using CMC model , which captures all phases of combustion such as Ignition, flame propagation and diffusion flame. (please click on the image to view the clip)