UROP Project

CFD combustion simulation with tailor-made fuels from biomass

Contact

Name

Daniel Holder

Program Director UROP

Telephone

workPhone
+49 241 80-90695

E-Mail

Key Info

Basic Information

Project Offer-Number:
773
Category:
UROP International
Field:
Mechanical Engineering
Faculty:
4
Organisation unit:
Institute for Combustion Technology
Language Skills:
Fluency in English or German
Computer Skills:
Programming skills (C, Fortran), Ideally first experience with ANSYS Fluent

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Excellence Cluster: Tailor-Made Fuels from Biomass

Worldwide increasing emission regulations require further development of propulsion systems. Apart from further hardware optimization engineering the fuel itself can be regarded as promising alternative. Within the Cluster of Excellence “Tailor-Made Fuels from Biomass“, the holistic fuel development process is investigated including both the production of sustainable fuel from biomass and its application in internal combustion engines to achieve low emissions and high efficiency. In order to evaluate the influence of different fuel properties on the combustion process, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations are performed at the Institute for Combustion Technology. The simulations are obtained with both a commercial Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) solver coupled with an in-house combustion library and an in-house Large-Eddy Simulation (LES) code for reactive flows.

Task

The student will assist the researchers performing CFD simulations and post-process the results. Therefore, the student will be introduced to simulation framework and computing structure. After that, the student shall perform simulation on his own, post-process and analyse the results and present the findings to the group.

Requirements

- Basic knowledge of fluid dynamics, thermodynamics and combustion engines - Ideally first experience with CFD programs and Linux operating systems - High motivation