Special Issue "Analytical and Computational Fluid Dynamics of Combustion and Fires [Dedicated to Prof. Vitaly Bychkov (1968–2015) of Umea University, Sweden], Volume II"

A special issue of Fluids (ISSN 2311-5521). This special issue belongs to the section "Mathematical and Computational Fluid Mechanics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 December 2022) | Viewed by 1484

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Dr. V'yacheslav Akkerman
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Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
Interests: flame acceleration; deflagration-to-detonation transition; turbulence and turbulent combustion; fire and mining safety; shale gas burning and utilization; combustion and hydrodynamic instabilities; supercritical and coal oxy-fuel combustion; acoustic coupling to reacting and non-reacting flows
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Dear Colleagues,

Often a useful tool, but occasionally a disaster, fire has accompanied humankind for millennia. Protecting from coldness, darkness, predators, and stomach bacteria, combustion brought primitive, tribal humans into the modern industrial civilization, and it will likely remain the major provider of energy for industry, heating, and transportation in the foreseeable decades. Next-generation combustion technologies are expected to be environmentally friendly, safe, and energy-efficient, and the role of numerical methods in the design and development of such advances is emerging today.

The aim of this Special Issue is to collect recent analytical and computational advances in the fields of reacting fluids, including (but not limited to) premixed flame dynamics and morphology, turbulent burning, flame acceleration, and combustion instabilities. 

This Special Issue is dedicated to the memory of Professor Vitaly Bychkov (1968–2015), whose contributions into combustion theory and modeling, with his in-depth studies of hydrodynamic combustion instabilities, flame acceleration, and deflagration-to-detonation transition, are hard to overestimate.

Dr. V'yacheslav Akkerman
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Keywords

  • computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • analytical and numerical combustion and fires
  • computational simulations
  • reacting fluids
  • combustion instabilities
  • flame morphology and dynamics
  • turbulent combustion
  • flame acceleration

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A Development of Meso-Scale Vortex Combustion for a Micro Power Generator Based on a Thermoelectric Generator
Fluids 2022, 7(12), 386; https://doi.org/10.3390/fluids7120386 - 14 Dec 2022
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The development of portable electronic devices has increased; this development needs to be accompanied by the development of reliable power sources. In this study, two different vortex combustor sets were used in conjunction with a thermoelectric generator to determine their energy output. This [...] Read more.
The development of portable electronic devices has increased; this development needs to be accompanied by the development of reliable power sources. In this study, two different vortex combustor sets were used in conjunction with a thermoelectric generator to determine their energy output. This study focuses on the development of a meso-scale vortex combustor to obtain the electric energy for a micro power generator; different materials and different vortex designs are analyzed. Numerical and experimental methods have been used to analyze the development of the vortex combustor. A horizontal vortex combustor made from stainless steel had higher wall temperature and voltage output measurements. To analyze the energy output for the micro power generator, a single TEG and double TEG are analyzed; according to the results, a double TEG with a water-cooled system has the highest electric power compared with the other results. Full article
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A Systematic Review and Bibliometric Analysis of Wildland Fire Behavior Modeling
Fluids 2022, 7(12), 374; https://doi.org/10.3390/fluids7120374 - 05 Dec 2022
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Wildland fires have become a major research subject among the national and international research community. Different simulation models have been developed to prevent this phenomenon. Nevertheless, fire propagation models are, until now, challenging due to the complexity of physics and chemistry, high computational [...] Read more.
Wildland fires have become a major research subject among the national and international research community. Different simulation models have been developed to prevent this phenomenon. Nevertheless, fire propagation models are, until now, challenging due to the complexity of physics and chemistry, high computational requirements to solve physical models, and the difficulty defining the input parameters. Nevertheless, researchers have made immense progress in understanding wildland fire spread. This work reviews the state-of-the-art and lessons learned from the relevant literature to drive further advancement and provide the scientific community with a comprehensive summary of the main developments. The major findings or general research-based trends were related to the advancement of technology and computational resources, as well as advances in the physical interpretation of the acceleration of wildfires. Although wildfires result from the interaction between fundamental processes that govern the combustion at the solid- and gas-phase, the subsequent heat transfer and ignition of adjacent fuels are still not fully resolved at a large scale. However, there are some research gaps and emerging trends within this issue that should be given more attention in future investigations. Hence, in view of further improvements in wildfire modeling, increases in computational resources will allow upscaling of physical models, and technological advancements are being developed to provide near real-time predictive fire behavior modeling. Thus, the development of two-way coupled models with weather prediction and fire propagation models is the main direction of future work. Full article
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