The objective of the research project is to assess and improve the performance of the experimental shock tube being built at Brown University using computational fluid dynamics (CFD). The new shock tube will be used to investigate the chemical kinetics of newly designed fuels for more efficient and environmentally friendly combustion engines. Proper application of numerical methods and mesh settings are used to ensure that computational results correspond with predicted results from theory and literature.
Shorter, Matthew, Zhao, Xiaoyue, and Goldsmith, Franklin,
"Computational fluid dynamics of experimental shock tube"
Summer Research Symposium.
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