Research

Spray and mixing characterization for propulsion devices

  • Capability to characterize spatial and temporal spray characteristics and fuel/air mixing
Spray Flux

Spray Flux (PDPA)

Spray Optical Patternator

Spray Optical Patternator

Spray Evolution

Spray Evolution (Mie-scattering)

Prototype propulsion hardware characterization

Aerodynamics
Emissions, temperature and equivalence ratio

Combustion dynamics in gas turbines

  • Characterization of inlet flow fields and combustion processes using various optical diagnostics
  • Parametric study of combustion dynamics mechanisms
  • Flame transfer function measurements
  • Active control of combustion dynamics in GT combustors
Combustion Dynamics