We study fluid dynamics phenomena using computer simulations, particularly fluid flows involving chemical reactions such as combustion. Our work extends from chemical kinetic reaction models for transportation fuels to computationally expensive, direct numerical simulations of turbulent combustion.

Our research focuses on numerical methods to reduce the computational expense of accurately simulating combustion and engineering fluid flows, as well as the actual physical phenomena like turbulence-chemistry interactions and smoldering combustion.

NRG PhD candidate AJ was featured in an article in the Corvallis Gazette-Times about filming an episode for his LIB LAB video series at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. This episode will be part of a collaboration with Dr. Nicole Sharp’s FY Fluid Dynamics blog.

Posted 20 Dec 2017 by Kyle

NRG projects and team members have been in the news lately!

  • In October 2017, AJ won the 2017 OSU Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award. His thesis reported and analyzed the turbulent flame speed of jet and jet-like fuels.

  • In April 2017, Kyle was featured in an episode of the Research in Action podcast, where he discussed open science.

  • In March 2017, ASME featured a story on arc position sensing technology for vacuum arc remelting furnaces, mentioning Miguel and Kyle’s project funded by OregonBEST.

  • In December 2016, the Corvallis Gazette-Times wrote about Matt and Kyle’s NETL-funded project studying pulse detonation engines.

  • The College of Engineering’s Spring 2016 Momentum! magazine featured Tejas and Kyle’s SERDP-funded project studying smoldering combustion.

Posted 21 Oct 2017 by Kyle

AJ Fillo, PhD candidate in the NRG, developed and starred in the pilot LIB LAB episode episode, an educational STEAM outreach video on propulsion.

AJ was also recently featured in a story on the MIME website about both his research and the LIB LAB video series.

Posted 01 Mar 2017 by Kyle

Kyle was featured in a faculty spotlight article describing his research and background.

Posted 23 Nov 2016 by Kyle
Posted 27 Mar 2017 by Kyle