Clean combustion

Clean combustion

The work package « Clean combustion » is coordinated by Françoise Baillot. It implies the skills of 3 out of the 7 member laboratories. From 2011 to 2017, LabEx EMC3 funded 13 projects on this research axis: 4 short projects, 7 long projects and 1 “Attractiveness” project for a funding amount of 3,327 k€. Hereafter are the different parts of this research axis.


Turbulence and viscoelasticity

The main issue in fundamental research is the modification of turbulence properties (level of consistent layout) in isothermal and non-isothermal flows by polymer additives in open (sprays or drops) or closed systems (greasing). Besides, it is open to many industrial applications (in aeronautics or transporting of hydrocarbons). The work will especially focus on the thermal gradients imposed or due to heating. Françoise Maugé and Innocent Mutabazi are in charge of this field of research.

Implied laboratories: CORIA – LOMC

Reactive flow

Better knowing the mechanisms of reactive flows can enable the improvement of the combustion and limit its impact on the environment. Experimental and simulation approaches are planned. Armelle Cessou is in charge of this work package.

Advanced numerical simulation

This work package aims at developing a multi-scale approach of the turbulent flow, from the simulation of the atomization of the fuel spray to the detailed description of the chemical kinetics of the combustion. To do so, numerical tools such as “computational fluid dynamics” will be developed and provided to the researchers. This field of research is led by Vincent Moureau.

Catalytic converter

Operando methods enable to describe better the catalytic activities on combustion gas. This knowledge is essential for the study of the destruction of organic and volatile composites. Besides, these techniques allow to observe the molecular chemistry in a plasma. Marco Daturi is in charge of this axis.

Implied laboratories: LCS – CORIA