Overview

​The Computational Reacting Flow Laboratory (CRFL), led by Professor Hong Im, employs various in-house high fidelity simulation capabilities as predictive tools to unravel fundamental physics of laminar and turbulent combustion phenomena. Recent and ongoing research projects include: direct numerical simulations of laminar and turbulent sooting flames utilizing detailed kinetic models and method of moments; direct numerical simulations of auto-ignition in modern engine conditions; multi-phase modeling of droplet interaction and combustion; dynamics of bluff-body flame stabilizations; full-cycle internal combustion engine modeling with advanced turbulent combustion sub models; development of advanced algorithms for high performance computing including hybrid computing architecture; high fidelity simulation of large-scale combustors for low-grade fuel utilization; modeling of combustion at meso/micro-scales.