PREDIctive numerical simulation of novel Combustion Technologies through validation and uncertainty quantification

Flameless combustion represents a very attractive solution for combustion systems as it can provide high combustion efficiency with low pollutant emissions. The increasing interest in flameless combustion is also motivated by its large fuel flexibility, representing a valuable technology for low-calorific value fuels and high- calorific industrial wastes. Flameless combustion still appears worthy of investigations and attention. In particular, the fundamental mechanism of the interaction between turbulent mixing and chemical kinetics needs to be elucidated, due to the very strong coupling between chemical and mixing time-scales.

This project aims at developing predictive simulation tools for flameless combustion technologies, based on new-generation models able to reduce the dependence on sub-grid models and increase the fidelity of numerical simulations. Methodologies for Validation and Uncertainty Quantification will be developed to allow ground-breaking application of the developed computational tools in the implementation of novel combustion technologies.


Alessandro Parente

Aero-Thermo-Mecanics (ATM) Service
Brussels School of Engineering

Created on August 31, 2018