Fuel Composition Effects on Ignition & Combustion
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 1/16/2019

Opportunity Description

Title of Research Opportunity: Fuel Composition Effects on Ignition and Combustion Processes This project involves fundamental combustion research to gain insight into the ignition process. Candidates will examine a range of fuels in order to characterize the effects of key physical and chemical parameters. Potential diagnostic techniques include rapid compression machines and shock tubes to isolate reaction chemistry; optically accessible reaction chambers and engines to investigate turbulent flow combustion; and detailed laser based diagnostics to probe combustion radical formation. The candidate will collaborate closely with other combustion scientists to create a broader knowledge base of the ignition process across different regimes. This understanding will help enable the creation of advanced Army propulsion systems which can tolerate a wide range of fuel property variations. Keywords: Combustion, Ignition, Laser Diagnostics, Reaction Chemistry, Fuel, Engines Click here for more information

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