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The research at the Institute for Reactive Flows and Diagnostics is focused on chemically reactive flows with relevance for transportation, energy conversion and chemical engineering applications. Various advanced optical measurement techniques are exploited to gain a detailed understanding of the underlying physical-chemical processes linked to transport, chemical conversion and interphase phenomena. In cooperation with other scientists, mathematical models for describing chemically reactive flows are improved and the comprehensive experimental data are used for validation of numerical simulation tools.

Present research topics are

  • Near-wall reactive flows
  • Turbulence-chemistry interactions and finite-rate-chemistry effects
  • Pollutant formation in thermochemical devices
  • Ignition processes
  • Solid fuel combustion
  • Combustion in IC engines and gas turbine combustors
  • Development of advanced optical diagnostic methods
  • Development of endoscopic optical devices for high temperature and high pressure processes

Der gläserne Motor (2012)

Motoren der Zukunft könnten mit intelligenten Oberflächen verkleidet sein, um Treibstoff optimal zu nutzen. Am Center of Smart Interfaces der TU Darmstadt betreiben Mathematiker, Chemiker, Physiker und Maschinenbauer Grundlagenforschung, um die komplexen Verbrennungsvorgänge im Motorinneren zu verstehen. Ihre Werkzeuge: Mess-Laser und ein gläserner Motor.

IC Engine Research – RSM TU Darmstadt

Untersuchung der physikalischen Prozesse mit fortschrittlicher optischer Diagnostik auf einer optisch zugänglichen Forschungsmotor.