Sanderson Building, Lecture Theatre 1, King's Buildings, University of Edinburgh
The development of clean, sustainable energy systems is one of the grand challenges of our time. Most projections indicate that combustion-based energy conversion systems will remain the predominant approach for the majority of our energy usage. In the race to satisfy the competing objectives of high fuel efficiency and low emission of pollutants, combustion systems are being driven ever closer to the limit at which the combustion process becomes dangerously unstable, or produces unacceptable levels of noise. As a consequence, our limited understanding of combustion dynamics, and our inability to predict reliably thermo-acoustic behavior prevents the exploration of more advanced combustion systems. The speaker will discuss of recent development of modellings of turbulent flame speed and gaseous fuel injection, along with a short tutorial on asymptotic analysis.
Dong-hyuk Shin is a newly appointed lecturer at the School of Engineering. He has built a research career around the advancement of high-performance computing (HPC) tools that address the development of clean and sustainable energy systems. He received his PhD degree from the School of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA in 2012, and subsequently conducted post-doctoral researches at Centre Européen de Recherche et de Formation Avancée en Calcul Scientifique (CERFACS) in Toulouse, France and at the University of Southampton, UK. Through his graduate and post-doctoral research, he has developed expertise in mathematical modelling, scientific computing, and experimental investigation. He has also supported the development of gas turbine technology with industrial partners, GE and Ansaldo.