CERFACS is pleased to announce the second edition of their Internet course “Fundamentals of Turbulent Combustion.” The course will start on 4 November and end on 20 December 2019.
This online course covers the theory and the tools used to simulate turbulent combustion. It is based on the textbook Theoretical and Numerical Combustion by Thierry Poinsot and Denis Veynante.
Week 1 to Week 6 of this course require around two to three hours of work per week. Learning activities are released on Monday of each week, and participants have seven days to complete each week's activities. The three hours of work can be distributed over the week, depending on one’s schedule.
A one-hour live interactive session will held during Week 7. This live session will deal with an applicative case. This live session will also be recorded.
The final week of the course is dedicated to revising/reviewing the material and a final exam, leading to a certificate of learning.
No a priori knowledge of combustion is needed, but participants should have some experience in fluid mechanics and/or computational fluid dynamics (CFD).
The online course presents the fundamental concepts of combustion for students who already have a knowledge of fluid mechanics. The course is split into six weeks:
- Week 1: The place of combustion in today's and tomorrow's energy mix and the scientific challenges associated to combustion and to its simulation using CFD
- Week 2: The thermochemistry of combustion (how to compute adiabatic flame temperatures) and the conservation equations used to describe reacting flows
- Week 3: Laminar premixed flames – phenomenology, theory and computations
- Week 4: Diffusion flames – theories based on mixture fraction and comparison between premixed and diffusion combustion
- Week 5: Turbulent combustion including phenomenology, turbulent combustion diagrams, turbulent flame speed, and models for turbulent premixed flames
- Week 6: Turbulent diffusion flames including models and physical description
An interactive live conference will close the session and will be held on Wednesday, 18 December 2019.
At the end of this training, participants will be able to:
- Explain the fundamental mechanisms controlling flames;
- Identify flame regimes as well as the interactions of combustion with other mechanisms (turbulence, pollutant formation); and
- Recognize the difficulties of CFD for reacting flows and the capacities of the various families of codes to tackle them.
For more information and to register, visit https://cerfacs.fr/en/fundamentals-of-turbulent-combustion-2/.
A list of all CERFACS's online courses can be found here https://cerfacs.fr/en/online-training/.