Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering
More than 80 percent of global energy supply presently comes from combustion, however greenhouse gases such as CO2 emitted from combustion of carbon-based fuels is considered to contribute to global warming and climate change. The realization of a decarbonized society is thus critical for the protection of the global environment. Therefore, combustion as an energy source that has supported people's daily lives and industrial activities has reached a turning point.At Reactive Gas Dynamics Lab we carry out a wide range of basic and applied research on combustion of fuels including alternative and future fuels towards the development of environmentally-friendly combustion technologies. Our research results from experiments and numerical simulations contribute to the development and improvement of technologies for automobile engines, aero and stationary gas turbines and industrial combustion equipment such as boilers and furnaces.
3D DNS of outwardly propagating flames
Experimental observation of outwardly propagating sooting flames
Prof. Toshiaki Kitagawa
Assoc.Prof. Ekenechukwu Chijioke Okafor