Equipments

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  • Laser diagnostics
    Laser diagnostics Laser diagnostics are widely used to study combustion kinetics, due to its high resolution and high accuracy. In the CPC lab, we use a Ti:S laser absorption technique that provides non-intrusive measurements of radicals in JSR oxidation. Experimental data are used for validating combustion kinetic mechanisms.
  • Laser Diagnostics Brand: Various,
    Laser Diagnostics ​This lab focuses on the development of a wide range of sensors that employ tunable diode lasers, quantum cascade lasers, gas lasers, and dye lasers. These diagnostics are designed to measure temperature, pressure, velocity, flux, and a variety of chemical species. The resulting sensors can provide excellent sensitivity, high signal-to-noise ratio, and a range of spatial & temporal resolutions.
  • Rapid Compression Machine (RCM) Brand: Marine Technology,
    Rapid Compression Machine (RCM) Rapid Compression Machines are used to study auto-ignition of fuels for low temperature and high pressure conditions. Typical test times in an RCM are much longer than those in shock tubes and the conditions are highly controllable and repeatable.
  • Shock Tube (Low and High Pressure)
    Shock Tube (Low and High Pressure) ​A shock tube compresses (and heats) a fuel mixture almost instantaneously and is used to study the chemical kinetics of various fuels under homogeneous conditions of temperature and pressure.
  • Molecular beam mass spectrometer
    Molecular beam mass spectrometer The Electron Impact Ionisation–Molecular Beam Mass Spectrometry (EI-MBMS) sampling system is used for identification and quantification of reactants, intermediates, and products. The sampling of the reactor contents is done by a quartz nozzle and a skimmer, which allows for the formation of a molecular beam. The beam prevents further reaction by rapidly expanding the gas stream through which intermolecular distances become greater than collision distances.
  • Soot Diagnostics Brand: Expla,
    Model: NL 909 -5-SH
    Soot Diagnostics Measurements of soot volume fraction, soot morphology and soot particle size by using laser extinction method (LEM), multi-angle elastic light scattering (MAELS) and laser-induced incandescence (LII)
  • PLIF – Planar Laser Induced Fluorescence Study Brand: Continuum,
    Model: PL9010 DL
    PLIF – Planar Laser Induced Fluorescence Study (PLIF) is an optical diagnostic technique widely used for flow visualization and quantitative measurements. PLIF has been shown to be used for velocity, concentration, temperature and pressure measurements.
  • 10 Hz -  PIV Lab and Flow visualizations Brand: Litron,
    Model: Nano PIV
    10 Hz - PIV Lab and Flow visualizations Particle image velocimetry (PIV) is an optical method of flow visualization used to obtain instantaneous velocity measurements and related properties in fluids as well as providing instantaneous velocity vector measurements in a cross-section of a flow. This technique being a non-intrusive one, allows the application of PIV in high speed flows, boundary layer studies of fluids.
  • High speed OH-PLIF system Brand: Litron,
    Model: LDY-300
    High speed OH-PLIF system Simultaneous application of PIV and LIF techniques contributed to better understanding of turbulence–flame interaction, including flame extinction phenomena in turbulent non-premixed jet flames, low-swirl turbulent premixed flames, flame surface density, flame front curvature and turbulence statistics in lean premixed flames.
  • Cooperative Fuel Research Engine (CFR)
    Cooperative Fuel Research Engine (CFR) ​The Cooperative Fuel Research (CFR) engine is used extensively throughout the world for testing, research, and instruction in the performance of fuels and lubricants for the internal combustion engine.
  • Engine test beds: Single Cylinder Research Engines Brand: AVL,
    Model: Single Cylinder Research Engines
    Engine test beds: Single Cylinder Research Engines ​The Engine Combustion Laboratory (ECL) includes four complete systems of AVL Single Cylinder Research Engines. Two engines (metal and transparent) are dedicated to studying gasoline fuels and the other two engines (metal and transparent) are for diesel fuel research.
  • High pressure and volume air delivery infrastructure system for combustion Brand: Kaeser Air Pumps,
    Model: DSD 238 T Sigma
    High pressure and volume air delivery infrastructure system for combustion Fundamental to the operation of this laboratory is an infrastructure capable of delivering sustained high volumes of air at high pressure to points within the lab. Every experiment in the lab taps into this air source through the pipe network and valve system.
  • High pressure combustion duct (HPCD) for fundamental turbulence-chemistry interaction studies
    High pressure combustion duct (HPCD) for fundamental turbulence-chemistry interaction studies ​A high pressure combustion duct (45 bar) is used to contain high Reynolds number flames for fundamental turbulence-chemistry interaction studies as well as soot formation. The apparatus is 8 meters tall and weighs >10,000 lbs).