Torben Grumstrup Ph.D. preliminary exam
Title - "Investigation of NO emissions in combustion of fatty-acid methyl ester droplets"
Advisors - Anthony Marchese, Azer Yalin
Committee - Dan Olsen, Sonia Kreidenweis
Biodiesel is a viable biologically-derived alternative to petroleum diesel because of ease of manufacture and largely positive emissions attributes. However, nitric oxide production during combustion remains a significant hurdle to widespread implementation. A combined experimental and computational study of burning biodiesel droplets is proposed to help improve understanding of nitric oxide formation. Experiments will consist of burning biodiesel droplets free-falling through a specialized heated chamber in which laser diagnostics are used to acquire profiles of nitric oxide in the flame. A new chemical mechanism for a biodiesel surrogate with NO chemistry will be created and used to simulate the combustion of fuel droplets. The results of the experiments and simulations will be compared and used to assess existing theories of nitric oxide production mechanisms.
Event Contact: Karen Mueller can be reached at (970) 491-3872
Sponsored by the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
|Calendar Name:||All University Events Calendar|
|Event Category:||Dissertation & Thesis Defenses|
|Start Time:||03:00 PM|
|End Time:||05:00 PM|
|Event Begins On:||Wednesday, June 13, 2012|
|Event Ends On:||Wednesday, June 13, 2012|
|Submitter's Name:||Karen Mueller|