Combustion Theory, Modeling, and Application
Lecturer: Professor Heinz Pitsch, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Course Content: Fundamental knowledge in laminar and turbulent combustion, applications in CFD, machine learning and data analysis: laminar premixed and diffusion flame structure, flammability limits, laminar flame simulations using the FlameMaster code, introduction to turbulence, DNS and LES, turbulent combustion and modeling, CFD and numerical combustion with application to internal combustion engines and gas turbines. Focus topic: Hydrogen combustion.
Advanced Laser Diagnostics in Combustion Research
Lecturer: Professor Mark Linne, The University of Edinburgh, UK
Course Content: This course will introduce the basic topics underlying laser diagnostics; including development of commonly used expressions from the equation of radiative transfer, selected topics in physical optics, an introductory explanation of quantum mechanics and molecular structure, transitions, transition strengths and transition line shapes. A selection of diagnostics will be presented in the same context. Techniques to be discussed will include Rayleigh and Mie scattering, particle image velocimetry (PIV) and wavelet-based optical flow velocimetry (wOFV), ballistic imaging, structured laser illumination planar imaging (SLIPI), two-photon planar laser induced fluorescence in sprays, absorption-based techniques (e.g. frequency comb spectroscopy), laser induced fluorescence for combustion species, Raman scattering, and nonlinear optics including laser induced thermal acoustics and coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering. A lecture on lasers and laser physics will also be provided.