Constantin Sula
PhD student
Master of science, University of Athens, 2017

Main project: Simulation of injection and combustion of Indian-origin biofuels in engines.
Funding: FNRS
Supervisor(s): Miltiadis Papalexandris

The topic of my research project is the modeling and simulation of turbulent reactive multiphase flows. The project is related to the application of bio-based fuels in combustion devices. The focus of the research is fuel injection and the combustion process in engines.
I am a member of the multi-phase and reacting flows group at the University of Louvain-la-Neuve, supervised by Professor Miltiadis V. Papalexandris. The research is conducted in close collaboration with an international consortium (including the University of Helsinki (Finland), Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany), Goa University and Indian Institute of Technology Madras (both India)). The overall aim of the consortium is to research sustainable alternative energies. This involves the development of engines using efficient biofuels.
The aims of the doctoral research project are summarized as follows:
(i) Implementation of the biofuel properties and reaction kinetics
(ii) CFD modeling of the flow and combustion inside the engine
(iii) Validation of the simulations
(iv) Improvement the engine efficiency

IMMC main research direction(s):
Fluid mechanics

two-phase flows

Research group(s): TFL

Recent publications

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Conference Papers

1. Sula, Constantin; Grosshans, Holger; Papalexandris, Miltiadis. Modeling droplet evaporation and secondary breakup for simulations of spray combustion.

2. Sula, Constantin; Papalexandris, Miltiadis; Grosshans, Holger. Numerical modeling of the secondary droplet break-up in spray flows.