Fuels and Combustion

Computer-modeled image of supersonic jet exhaust. The rectangular nozzle is shown in gray with an isosurface of temperature (gold) cut along the center plane of the nozzle showing temperature contours (red/yellow). The acoustic field is visualized by (blue/cyan) contours of the pressure field taken along the same plane. Photo credit: Joseph Nichols, Center for Turbulence Research, Argonne National Laboratory

A Pioneer in Fuels and Combustion Research

Since 1976, UDRI has been developing and testing cleaner burning, more environmentally friendly, and more powerful fuels. Our researchers conduct basic and applied research in combustion, energy conservation, environmental engineering, fuel science, fuels engineering, and modeling and simulation.

Top: Computer-modeled image of supersonic jet exhaust. The rectangular nozzle is shown in gray with an isosurface of temperature (gold) cut along the center plane of the nozzle showing temperature contours (red/yellow). The acoustic field is visualized by (blue/cyan) contours of the pressure field taken along the same plane. Photo credit: Joseph Nichols, Center for Turbulence Research, Argonne National Laboratory

Combustion

UDRI performs research in alternative energy, fire science and safety, and combustion science. We also conduct experimental and theoretical combustion research, applying our expertise in well-stirred reactor studies, ignition and flame stabilization, gaseous and particulate emissions, and laser diagnostics of combustion processes.

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Engineering Services

UDRI personnel perform valuable engineering services in simulator design and operation; engineering support in electrical, mechanical, and fluidic design and control; and instrumentation selection and acquisition, CAD design, and facility upgrade support.

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Environmental Microbiology

UDRI performs research to identify and mitigate environmental microbiological contamination of aerospace fuel systems. We study bacteria adaptation to hydrocarbon environments and perform antimicrobial discovery research in order to help our customers avoid microbial contamination of jet fuel.

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Fuel Science

UDRI performs research in quartz crystal microbalance, pseudo-detailed chemical kinetics of fuel oxidation and deposition, low-temperature fuel properties, chemical analysis of fuels and fuel additives, development of fuel additives, and jet fuel thermal stability.

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Fuels Engineering

UDRI conducts fuels engineering research including particulate matter and gaseous emission abatement, jet fuels development for reduced temperature operation, and development of chemical and engineering strategies formulation to improve the operation of real fuel systems.

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Modeling and Simulation

UDRI conducts applied and fundamental research in jet fuel thermal stability, low temperature jet fuel behavior, fuel additives, phase change heat transfer, multiphase flows, gas turbine heat transfer, and simulation of aircraft fuel systems.

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University of Dayton Research Institute


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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 7759
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