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Electrical engineering

Project Leader(s): 

Postdoctoral fellow: Dr. Clinton Groth, Institute for Aerospace Studies, University of Toronto

Lead faculty member: Dr. Marc Charest, Institute for Aerospace Studies, University of Toronto

Combustion of fossil fuels is responsible for a major fraction of greenhouse gas emissions and the emission of pollutants such as nitrogen oxides (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO), soot, aerosols and other harmful chemical species. Reducing Canada’s dependence on fossil fuels is one of today’s major challenges. To design new pollutant-free combustion devices, improved mathematical models and computational tools for describing reactive flows are required. These models will enable a new understanding of combustion and lead to improved combustor designs and energy systems.

Project Leader(s): 

Dr. Clinton P.T. Groth , University of Toronto

Project team: 
Dr. Anne Bourlioux, Université de Montréal
Dr. W. Kendal Bushe, University of British Columbia
Dr. Cecile Devaud, University of Waterloo
Non-academic participants: 
Funding period: 
1 April 2021 - 31 March 2021

This research project looks to develop computer programs which will enable the study of reactive flows and combustion processes in gas turbine engines. Combustion is inherently a multi-scale process that involves a wide range of complicated physical/chemical phenomena, as well as a wide range of spatial and temporal scales.