Allison Experimental Research Group

Motivations & Goals

  • Experimental studies of reacting flows and turbulent combustion physics
  • Advancement and development of non-intrusive laser diagnostics
  • Application of alternative fuels in IC and gas turbine engines
  • Collaborative efforts between experimental and computational work and the improvement of modelling of combustion dynamics in practical devices
  • Training and mentoring of a new generation of combustion scientists and engineers

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What is Combustion Science?

Combustion science is the study of reacting flows and chemical processes involved in the consumption of fuel-oxidizer mixtures. It involves an incredibly complicated interplay between fluid dynamics and chemistry. Research in the combustion community spans a broad range of studies from elemental chemical reactions to jet engine performance and how to better implement these processes in practical devices.

Why Study Combustion?

Combustion is at the heart of many devices that touch our daily lives including candles, automobiles, jet engines, and gas burners for cooking, heating, and large-scale energy production. Even with the much-needed advancement of renewables, many devices will continue to depend combustion and fossil fuels for the foreseeable future. 

Modern combustion science is ultimately about making these combustors and engines more efficient and cleaner for the environment. 

For all we know about fire and flames, there's still so much to do and learn. 

Start fires, shoot lasers, take pictures, get a PhD at the ADCL.