Turbomachinery Distinguished Lecture to Feature International Authority on Combustion and Clean Energy
The Turbomachinery Laboratory at Texas A&M University will kick off the month of November with its fifth-annual Turbomachinery Distinguished Lecture. Tim Lieuwen, professor and executive director of the Strategic Energy Institute at Georgia Tech, will deliver a lecture titled “Dynamics of Premixed Flames in Unsteady Flow Fields,” on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 4:10 p.m. in Room 202 of the Engineering Physics Building (ENPH). A reception with light refreshments will follow the lecture. Admission is free and open to the public.
ABOUT THE LECTURE
The talk will describe the key processes controlling the flame response-flame anchoring, excitation of wrinkles by flow oscillations, “memory” effects associated with convection of wrinkles upon the flame, and nonlinear effects due to kinematic restoration. A key fundamental issue associated with these instabilities is understanding the manner in which flames respond to flow disturbances. The operational limits of modern power generation and propulsion devices are strongly influenced by the combustor. As such, combustion instabilities have emerged as one of the leading challenges associated with low emissions combustion technologies.
When: Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 4:10 p.m.
Where: Room 202 Engineering Physics Building (ENPH), Texas A&M University
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Tim Lieuwen is a professor and chair, as well as the executive director of the Strategic Energy Institute at Georgia Tech. He is an international authority on combustion and clean energy and has authored four books and over 350 other publications. His board positions include appointment by the DOE Secretary to the National Petroleum Counsel, board of governors of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and board member of the ASME International Gas Turbine Institute. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering, a fellow of ASME and AIAA, and recipient of the AIAA Lawrence Sperry Award, ASME’s George Westinghouse Gold Medal, NSF Career award, and various best paper awards.
ABOUT THE LECTURE SERIES
The Turbomachinery Distinguished Lecture Series was endowed in 2014 by the Turbomachinery Laboratory on behalf of the Turbomachinery Advisory Committee, a group of dedicated industry experts who volunteer their time to oversee the success of the annual Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia (TPS). Advisors are respected leaders in their companies and fields who select the technical program for TPS each year. The lecture series enables the Department of Mechanical Engineering to invite prominent turbomachinery experts to present lectures of importance and interest to Texas A&M students and faculty.
The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Turbomachinery Laboratory makes a vital impact on turbomachinery and related industries through research, education and professional workforce development.