The CRECK Modeling Group

Detailed kinetic mechanisms and CFD of reacting flows

Computational Fluid Dynamics of Reactive Flows (099301)



Alberto Cuoci



Conservation laws of mass, species, energy and momentum in reactive flows. Numerical modeling of turbulent flows: RANS (Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes equations) and LES (Large Eddy Simulation) approaches. Basics of finite approximations for partial differential equations: finite difference (FD), finite volume (FV) and finite element methods (FEM). Boundary conditions. High-resolution methods. Grid generation. Practical algorithms for compressible and incompressible flow. Turbulence-chemistry interactions and turbulent combustion models: Eddy Dissipation (ED), Eddy Dissipation Concept (EDC) and Steady Laminar Flamelet (SLF) models. Numerical modeling of particulate formation in fires. Radiative heat transfer models.



Oral examination about the topics discussed during the lessons. Preparation of a written report about the numerical modeling of a typical fire scenario.


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Politecnico di Milano


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Natta Lecture Award 2015

The Natta Lecture Award 2015 will be conferred to Prof. Katharina Kohse-Hoeinghaus from the University of Bielefeld on the 6th Nov. 2015 in Rogers Conference Room at 14:00

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