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IMMC

Constantin Sula
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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

Keywords:
combustion
two-phase flows

Research group(s): TFL

Recent publications

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Journal Articles


1. Sula, Constantin; Grosshans, Holger; Papalexandris, Miltiadis. Large‐Eddy Simulations of Spray a Flames Using Explicit Coupling of the Energy Equation with the FGM Database. In: Flow, Turbulence and Combustion, Vol. 109, no., p. 193-223 (2022). doi:10.1007/s10494-022-00320-2. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/260950

2. Sula, Constantin; Grosshans, Holger; Papalexandris, Miltiadis. Assessment of Droplet Breakup Models for Spray Flow Simulations. In: Flow, Turbulence and Combustion, Vol. 105, no.3, p. 889-914 (2020). doi:10.1007/s10494-020-00139-9. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/232341


Conference Papers


1. Sula, Constantin; Grosshans, Holger; Papalexandris, Miltiadis. Large Eddy Simulations of biodiesel spray flames using Flamelet Generated Manifolds. 2020 xxx. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/236606

2. Sula, Constantin; Papalexandris, Miltiadis; Grosshans, Holger. Numerical modeling of the secondary droplet break-up in spray flows. 2019 xxx. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/215242

3. Sula, Constantin; Grosshans, Holger; Papalexandris, Miltiadis. Modeling droplet evaporation and secondary breakup for simulations of spray combustion. 2019 xxx. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/215243