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Adaptive Mesh Refinement

Detonation/Wedge Interaction

DNS of Detonation/Turbulence Interaction

Pulsed Detonation Engines

Continuous Detonation Engines

Detonation Driven, Linear Electric Power Generation

High Frequency, Fluidic Valve Fuel Injector for Detonation-Based Engines

UT LSAMP Projects

NCCC Method for LabVIEW

Supersonic Wind Tunnel Control

Portable Color Schlieren System

Micro Vortex Generators



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Adaptive Mesh Refinement Strategy for Detonation Wave Simulations
Historically, detonation waves have been characterized using the Chapman-Jouguet (CJ) and Zel'dovich-von Neumann-Doring (ZND) models. Although these 1D models are useful for many applications, they are unable to capture the 3D nature of the wave. Three-dimensional modeling has been reported in the literature in recent years, but an accurate model must resolve wide ranges of length and time scales from the fluid and chemical kinetics that causes numerical stiffness. For this research topic, adaptive mesh refinement techniques are utilized to resolve all spatial and temporal scales while reducing the number of grid cells. Detailed results of work completed on this topic can be found among the recent conference papers.
Schematic of the subgrid hierarchy with multiple levels of patch refinement. Example detonation wave structure captured with the adaptive mesh refinement strategy.