Education

You can work collectively with the AFRL's National Aerospace Fuels Research Complex, the DoD, the DoE and NASA to advance the turbine engine and take engineering courses in fuels, combustion and propulsion systems. Various forms of student financial aid are available.

MULTIDISCIPLINARY
  • Mechanical and aerospace engineering.
  • Chemical and materials engineering.
  • Electro-optics program.
  • Chemistry, physics and mathematics.
PARTIAL COURSE LISTING
Fuels
    • Aerospace fuels science
    • Introduction to combustion and fuels
Combustion
    • Introduction to combustion and fuels
    • Combustion theory
Related topics
    • Advanced propulsion systems
    • Convective heat and mass transfer
    • Turbulence
CONTINUING EDUCATION
  • Fuel properties and test methods
  • Fuel handling and field analysis
  • Gas turbine combustion
  • Emissions reduction
STUDENT INTERNSHIPS
  • AFRL and industry programs
  • International student exchange
DISTINCTIVE GRADUATES
  • Facilities for student projects (AFRL)
  • Co-op opportunities with industry (GE-AE)
SCHOLAR/ADJUNCT EXCHANGE
  • Government labs (AFRL and NASA)
  • Industry (GE-AE, Boeing, BP/Shell)
  • DAGSI collaboration
  • International collaboration (Cranfield University, RollsRoyce., U.K.)

Research

COMPETENCIES IN FUELS AND COMBUSTION
  • Chemistry of antioxidants, additives, and deposit formation, fuel thermal stability modeling and testing, fuel system simulation, fuel-material interactions.
  • Combustion kinetics, turbulent combustion, reactor designs, gaseous and particulate emissions, combustor and turbine cooling.
EMERGING COMPETENCIES
  • Intelligent fuels, computational fuels chemistry, modeling and simulation of aircraft fuel system, integrated thermal management.
  • Fuel cells and membrane development.
  • Particulate emissions, ultra-low emissions combustion, combustion instability.
  • Fuel properties and test methods, fuel handling and field analysis.
  • Gas turbine combustion.
  • Emissions reduction.
RESEARCH SPONSORSHIPS
  • AFOSR and AFRL/UDRI cooperative research and development agreement.
  • DoE, NASA-GRC, and FAA.
  • State of Ohio (Propulsion 21 and DAGSI).
  • Other diverse funding sources: basic research, exploratory development and advanced development funds.

Contact

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Kettering Laboratories 462 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0113

937-229-4001 

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