The aim of the project is to develop a state of the art numerical simulation computer code to enable more accurate prediction of the processes found in an internal combustion engine. The work is aimed primarily at improving both the chemical modelling and fuel spray modelling as applied to diesel engines. Correct simulation of these processes is of great importance in the ability to predict the performance of an i.c. engine.
Specifically a new auto-ignition model and advanced chemistry model will be developed using the reaction mechanism work being performed at Heidelberg. These sub-models will then be implemented in a current state of the art computational fluid dynamics code, under development at the Universitat Stuttgart. In parallel, a review and modification of the current fuel spray models will be made in order to introduce state of the art modelling techniques into this important facet of the simulation. Training content (objective, benefit and expected impact)
The well renowned chemical modelling knowledge of Prof. Warnatz's group at the Universitat Heidelberg will enable me to learn about turbulent reactive flows which together with my knowledge of two-phase flow modelling will enable the development of techniques which can be applied to the large number of these flows which have multi-phase flows as an important part.
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