Advanced combustion science and engineering
Advanced Combustion Science and Engineering research incorporates:
- Combustion, flames, fire and explosion
Topics of interest include: studies
of fundamental chemical and physical processes in flames; interaction
of acoustics and flames; ignition of hazardous materials, combustible fluids and vapours, hot spot ignition; dust, gas and vapour explosions, explosion venting and suppression; pressure wave generation by and interaction with flames; hazards and spontaneous ignition of fuels; fire research into toxic hazards, fire retardants and ignition phenomena; and theoretical and computational modelling.
- Advanced energy engineering
Research focuses on low NOx and high efficiency gas turbine combustion; combustion modelling; coal and biomass combustion in bubbling and circulating fluidised beds; combustion of sprays of fuel oils and alternative liquid fuels; furnace systems and CFD modelling; heat transfer in furnaces, gas turbine combustor wall cooling; compact heat exchangers; flame radiation; corrosion phenomena in combustion and gasification systems; oxy-fuel combustion; theoretical and computational modelling.