Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology will host Nadeem Malik, Ph.D., of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Saudi Arabia, from 3:10 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 16, in room 1076 in McDonnell Douglass Hall.
Malik will discuss "Computation of Stretched Flames and Flame-Pressure Interactions Using Realistic Chemistry."
Light snacks and drinks will be provided.
Many combustion systems, such as internal combustion engines, are often transient and are characterized by many complex processes occurring at the same time: convective and diffusive transport, complex chemistry, pressure interactions. A major challenge in combustion is the modeling of such systems accurately enough to be predictive of the flame characteristics and combustion products, especially for the yet unknown behavior of alternative fuels. With increasing environment concerns regarding emissions, any predictive model must include realistic chemistry. This puts greater demand on detailed knowledge of the transient flame thermochemistry. Direct simulation methods arguably offer the most promising tool to investigate the flame structure and its interactions at the current time. But direct methods have struggled to couple the realistic chemistry to the flow.