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EPSRC Reference: GR/S29942/01
Title: A Novel PDF Transport Equation Solution Method
Principal Investigator: Fairweather, Professor M
Other Investigators:
Pourkashanian, Professor M Falle, Professor S
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Department: Chemical Engineering
Organisation: University of Leeds
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 March 2004 Ends: 28 February 2007 Value (£): 134,461
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Combustion Numerical Analysis
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
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Turbulent reacting flows are encountered in many engineering problems, and are of importance in chemical reactors and numerous combustion applications, including internal combustion engines, gas turbines, boilers and furnaces. Concern over the need to conserve energy resources a reduce environmental impact means that a great deal of attention is currently being focussed within industry on the design and optimisation of equipment, machinery and processes involving such flows. Computational fluid dynamic (CFD) techniques are widely used to provide predictic these flows, although the vast majority of CFD codes are based on methods that admit no chemical kinetic effects, making accurate prediction difficult Techniques based on solution of the probability density function (pdf) transport equation are capable of accurately accommodating such effects although at present the solution of the pdf transport equation is only feasible using Monte Carlo techniques which are incompatible with the vast of finite-volume based CFD codes. The aim of this proposal is to develop a novel alternative pdf transport equation solution strategy, based on of adaptive meshes, which is efficient and compatible with conventional CFD codes, and to demonstrate the usefulness of the approach by its application to mechanical and chemical enaineerina problems.
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