The main objective of research in the Combustion Engineering Laboratory is to develop a better understanding of the fundamental combustion processes through comprehensive experimental and mathematical modeling studies. The goal is to develop efficient combustion and reduce pollutants emission from a range of propulsion and power systems. The combustion lab is equipped with several modern non-intrusive (laser based) and other diagnostic facilities, and computational tools. Fundamental and technology development studies are underway for a range of combustion system that use fossil, alternative, high energy density fuels and wastes. Some of the on-going programs include gas turbine combustion, swirl combustion, air pollution, internal combustion engines, highly preheated air combustion, droplet/spray combustion and thermal destruction of solid and liquid wastes.
Location: 1123 J.M. Patterson, Building #083