Research at the division is concerned with the study of combustion processes in stationary power generation, with the primary aim of reducing the emission of greenhouse gases and pollutants.
Gas turbine combustors are an area of particular research interest, due to their suitability for highly efficient power generation, when used in advanced power cycles such as combined cycles, hybrid fuel cell applications or wet gas turbine cycles. Efforts to facilitate combustion in advanced gas turbine cycle configurations, and the adoption of alternative fuels such as syngas hydrogen and biogas are of core research interest.
Our research combines the use of experimental and computational methods to study the interaction of fluid mechanics and chemical reactions. The division has at its disposal four experimental combustion facilities, all of which offer optical access for non-intrusive optical and laser-diagnostic fluid dynamic and species measurements. Two of the facilities are located in the divisions own laboratories, while the other two are located at the Division of Combustion Physics (link to their website: Division of Combustion Physics) to facilitate the use of laser-diagnostic methods. Experimental measurements of fluid dynamic behaviour are conducted using Laser Doppler Anemometry (LDA), Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) and High-Speed PIV. Experimental measurements of reactant properties are conducted using Tracer Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF) and Chemiluminescence for the visualisation of radical species. Spectroscopic methods such as Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Spectroscopy (CARS), or Planar LIF of radical species are carried out in collaboration with the Division of Combustion Physics. Computational methods comprise Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes computations, and chemical kinetic simulations. Large Eddy Simulations (LES) are performed in collaboration with the Division of Fluid Mechanics (link to their website: Division of Fluid Mechanics.
Current research venues:
- Atmospheric gas turbine burner
- Variable Swirl Gas Turbine Combustor
- Pressurised autoignition flow-reactor
- High pressure combustor facility
Interdisciplinary collaboration with academic and industrial partners on university, national and international level is central to our work and new collaborations are always welcome.
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