Kinetic Modeling of Hydrocarbon Fuels with Surrogates
Our group is developing novel modeling tools to allow for a much stronger chemical insight into CFD and increase the impact of numerical approaches in the design and optimization of energy systems.
From bio-energy production technologies to the transportation industry, some key properties of energy conversion devices are invariably determined by subtle aspects of the chemical processes and their interactions with the surrounding flow dynamics. Yet, those processes and interactions are seldom considered in adequate detail in most modeling efforts due to their inherent complexity.
We are looking for motivated students at all levels!
Students interested in working on the modeling of energy systems are encouraged to contact Prof. Pepiot. A non-exhaustive list of openings and projects can be found here.