Projects

Current Grants:

  1. 2017 – 2018 “Experimental and Modeling studies of Mahle Smart Heat Injector Concept,” Mahle Powertrain LLC.
  2. 2016 – 2018 “Evaporation Sub-Model Development for Volume of Fluid (eVOF) Method Applicable to Spray-Wall Interaction Including Film Characteristics with Validation at High Pressure-Temperature Conditions,” Department of Energy.
  3. 2014 – 2020 “Cooperative Work with POLIMI and MTU: Scientific Research Exchange on Spark-ignited Flames and Corresponding CFD modeling,” MOU Program.

Complete Grants:

  1. 2016 – 2017 “Spray Characterization of Solenoid Injectors,” Fiat Chrysler Automobiles LLC.
  2. 2015 – 2017 “FUELCOM II: Spray Characteristics,” Aramco- Saudi Arabia.
  3. 2016 – 2017 “Ignition System Characterization for Chrysler,” Fiat Chrysler US LLC.
  4. 2013 – 2017 “NSF/DOE Partnership on Advanced Combustion Engines: Ignition and Combustion Characteristics of Transportation Fuels under Lean‐Burn Conditions for Advanced Engine Concepts,” NSF/DOE.
  5. 2013 – 2016 “Cooperative Work with Army Research Laboratory and Michigan Tech: Characterization of Combustion Lab Facility,” CRADA Program.
  6. 2015 – 2016 “NSF Travel Grant to Laser Ignition Conference,” National Science Foundation.
  7. 2015 – 2016 “Numerical Simulation of Post Collision Angles for Multiple Impinging Injectors,” Nostrum Energy.
  8. 2012 – 2017 “SEP: Sustainable Forest-Based Biofuel Pathways to Hydrocarbon Transportation Fuels: Biomass Production, Torrefaction, Pyrolysis, Catalytic Upgrading, and Combustion,” NSF.
  9. 2014 – 2015 “Chrysler Injector Spray Characterization,” Chrysler.
  10. 2014 – 2015 “Denso G4 CR Injector Spray Characterization,” John Deere.
  11. 2014 “SCIP: Development and Research of Nostrum Energy’s Novel Fuel Injector Technology through Experiment and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Simulation,” SCIP/Nostrum.
  12. 2014 “MTU Combustion Vessel Ignition Test- Phase 1: Effect of Low Turbulent Velocity on Spark Channel and Flame Kernel Formation Processes in Propane-EGR Mixtures,” GM.
  13. 2013 – 2014 “The Effect of Non-Thermal Plasma Assistance on CH4/Air Mixtures Reformation Using Rotating Arc Generator: Optical Investigation and Kinetic Modeling,” MTU-REF.
  14. 2013 – 2014 “NG Engine Component Studies in Combustion Lab for Advanced Green Innovations, LLC,” AGI.
  15. 2013 “MTU – NOSTRUM (Phase IV): Experimental Investigation of Impinging Jet Injector at Engine Relevant Conditions in a Combustion Vessel,” Nostrum.
  16. 2011 – 2013 “Advanced Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection Engine Development,” DOE.
  17. 2013 “Ford Experimental Study Low Temperature Fuel Mixture Ignitability- Continuation of 1112013,” Ford.
  18. 2013 “MTU – NOSTRUM (Phase III): Experimental Investigation of Hollow-Cone Injector at Engine Relevant Conditions in a Combustion Vessel,” Nostrum.
  19. 2012 “MTU-Nostrum (Phase I): Characterization of Water Spray Injection at Elevated Temperatures,” NOSTRUM.
  20. 2012 “MTU-Nostrum (Phase II): CFD Modeling of Water Injection Sprays to Assess Three Different Injectors,” NOSTRUM.
  21. 2012 “Ford Experimental Study Low Temperature Fuel Mixture Ignitability,” FORD.
  22. 2012 “Rate of Injection Measurements – Comparison of Injector Nozzles / Injectors,” FORD.
  23. 2011 – 2012 “Diesel Spray Characterization including Soot Formation- Comparison of Injector Nozzles Found to Have Different PM Engine Emissions,” FORD.
  24. 2011 – 2011 “High-Pressure Diesel Spray Characterization,” AVL.
  25. 2011 – 2011 “Urea Injector Spray Characterization Including Spray Pattern,” ServoTech.
  26. 2009 – 2010 “Investigation of Enhancement of Deflagration-to-Detonation Transition Processes Using an Atmospheric RF Plasma in a Detonation Tube,” MSGC.
  27. 2009 – 2010 “Investigation of Direct Injection Flash Boiling Spray in a Combustion Vessel,” MTU-REF.
  28. 2009 – 2010 “Development of P&W SDG’s PIV and PLIF Systems Applicable to Non-Reacting Flow System,” Pratt & Whitney.
  29. 2009 “Imaging Ignition and Flame Kernel Development,” E3 Spark.
  30. 2009 – 2010 “Visualization of Vaporizing Diesel Sprays in the Combustion Vessel,” FORD.
  31. 2010 “E3 Spark Plug – Chemiluminescence Images for Movie Creation,” E3 Spark.