Group van Oijen is specialized in theoretical and numerical modelling of combustion.
The expertise is largely in the field of engines and energy converters and is focused on mechanical engineering, chemically reacting flows, modelling combustion and interfacial transport phenomena in engineering flows. The group employs highly fidelity numerical models to unravel the fundamental processes in reacting flows and uses this knowledge to develop computationally efficient models for large-scale simulations of real devices. The leader of this group (Jeroen van Oijen) is the inventor of the well-known Flamelet-Generated Manifold (FGM) method, which enables the use of detailed reaction mechanisms in engineering simulations at affordable computational cost. Group van Oijen aims to develop new models for the design of devices employing new combustion concepts and future sustainable fuels.
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Within the research group Power&Flow, van Oijen is specialized in the following themes:
Combustion Systems and their Fuels
This theme is connected to the development of smart injection and combustion strategies of future ultra-clean and efficient combustion...
Metal Fuels as dense CO2-free Energy Carriers
This research is concerned with a novel type of fuels: metal powders that have a tremendously high energy density and can act as a major...
Van Oijen is currently working on the following projects:
Combustion model development for low-emission boilers
TTW 16480 - Making plasma-assisted combustion efficient
Modelling soot emissions of aero engines
Bosch Hydrogen Burner Simulations
Towards implementation of metal powders as CO2-free fuels, development of experimental and numerical tools
Our most recent peer reviewed publications
A novel strategy to accurately represent the carrier gas properties of droplets evaporating in a combustion environmentInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer (2019)
Impact of thermal diffusion on lean near-limit H2-CH4-air flamesAIAA Scitech 2019 Forum (2019)
Effect of Lewis number on premixed laminar lean-limit flames stabilized on a bluff bodyProceedings of the Combustion Institute (2019)
Metal dusts explosion hazards and protectionChemical Engineering Transactions (2019)
Flameless combustion and its potential towards gas turbinesProgress in Energy and Combustion Science (2018)