Dynamics of flame stabilization
At near-blowoff inflow velocity, periodic local extinction and recovery of flame is observed.
Turbulent flame dynamics
DNS of turbulent hydrogen/air flames at high Reynolds and Karlovitz numbers showing evolution of flame front wrinkling.
Modeling of Droplet Evaporation by a Heat Source
High fidelity modeling captures internal flow fields induced by temperature-dependent surface tension.
09 December, 2019CCRC hosts the first-ever KAUST Research Workshop on Physics of Turbulent Combustion
CCRC hosted the first-ever KAUST Research Workshop on Physics of Turbulent Combustion in the first week of December 2019. Chaired by Prof. Hong G. Im, the workshop brought together worldwide experts in turbulent combustion research to identify the most significant scientific and engineering issues towards predictive modeling of turbulent combustion phenomena towards clean and efficient energy conversion.
12 August, 2018Solar fuels working well under pressure
Highly fuel-efficient new engine designs could significantly reduce the environmental impact of vehicles, especially if the engines run on renewable nonpetroleum-based fuels. Ensuring these unconventional fuels are compatible with next-generation engines was the aim of a new computational study on fuel ignition behavior at KAUST.
03 April, 2019KAUST Professor Hong Im elected as Fellow of the Combustion Institute
KAUST Professor of Mechanical Engineering Hong Im was recently elected as a Combustion Institute Fellow for his outstanding contributions to the fundamental understanding of combustion through the amalgamation of theory, numerical methods and high performance computational simulations.