Laser Based Investigation of the Turbulent Combust
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 4/23/2019

Opportunity Description

Laser Based Investigation of the Turbulent Combustion of Liquid Hydrocarbon Fuels Mentor: Jacob Temme; [Click Here To Join] The ARL Spray Combustion Research Laboratory (SCRL) houses a High Temperature Pressure Vessel (HTPV) flow-through combustion chamber (1000K at 150 bar) and various advanced optical diagnostic tools. A selected optical diagnostics tools include Shadowgraphy, Mie Scattering, Schlieren, OH/NO/CH PLIF, LII, Rayleigh Thermometry, and Raman Spectragraph. The candidate shall characterize the combustion processes of various surrogate and real military fuels at various injector and combustion chamber conditions, mostly using OH and CH2O PLIF techniques. In addition, the candidate shall also measure soot concentration using LII technique. The candidate will research closely with the engine engineers to improve the Army air and ground combat system engine performance and efficiency. Key Words: Optical Diagnostics, OH PLIF, Combustion, fuels, formaldehyde

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