Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ing. Heinz Pitsch
Research in the fields of turbulent combustion and its applications in engines, gas turbines and furnaces, chemical kinetics of combustion, turbulence theory, multiphase flows and electrochemistry with applications to fuel cells. The approach is the combination of simultaneous theoretical model development, numerical simulation, and experimental validation. Within the Collaborative Research Center (SFB 686) "Model-Based Control of Homogenized Low-Temperature Combustion", aspects from the field of automatic control are also considered.
A further emphasis is on "Tailor-Made Fuels from Biomass" within the cluster of excellence under the same title. Diesel engines are operated in the institute and measurements are conducted in different flow reactors, high-pressure combustion chambers and open flames. For numerical simulations, in-house codes for direct numerical simulation (DNS), large eddy simulation (LES), Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS), and 1-D flame calculations are available.
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
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