The focus of this research is on the understanding and predictions of flame spread over and ignition of biomass materials. Two experimental configurations will be used. The first is on the ignition of small pellet sized materials using a radiant heater. The second is an apparatus to explore upward flame spread. The goal of these activities is to compare experimental measurements of temperature and flame structure to predictions using numerical modeling and simulation.
Student Skill-Set Needed: ***POSITION FILLED*** ability to work independently, hands on experience working in a lab, classes in heat transfer, thermodynamics, and fluid dynamics.
Compensation: Academic Credit
Available: Spring, Summer
For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:
Faculty Member: Paul DesJardin
Department: Mechanical And Aerospace Engineering