NOVEL GAS TURBINE IGNITERS
Fuel Injectors based on the Bombardier Beetle ejection system
(Funding source: Industrial/EPSRC)
The beetle combustion chamber has been modeled using Computational Fluid Dynamics programming based on 2 phase flow. The pressurized chamber is controlled by inlet and outlet valves. The CFD work has successfully modeled the sudden release of the outlet valve and thus simulated the subsequent vapour explosion. This work is leading to applications on Gas Turbine igniters and fuel injectors.
Andreas Prongidis email@example.com
Research Interest: A Biomimetically Inspired Study of Plasma Jet Igniters and a Novel Device for Fuel Injection
Professor Andy McIntosh