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CCRC Seminar - 18 October 2021 Special guest Mathis Bode

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Title: On fuel impact: A numerical journey from the nozzle to the chamber

Mathis Bode

Researcher at Institute for Combustion Technology (ITV), RWTH Aachen University in collaboration with Heinz Pitsch.

Abstract:  Transportation based on liquid fuels has driven our society for many decades. Thus, injection and atomization processes of liquid fuels and subsequent combustion needed to be understood and optimized. As mitigating climate change has become of utmost importance, transformation from energy sources with carbon emissions to carbon-neutral alternatives has started. Battery electric vehicles (BEV) are one option but traditional liquid-based propulsion will continue to have a significant share in the near future. Reasons for this are the time required to transform infrastructure and transportation sectors with special needs, such as heavy-duty vehicles, ships, and planes. Therefore, it remains important to reduce the negative effects of currently used liquid-based propulsion systems. This can be done by further increasing their efficiency or using alternative carbon-neutral fuels. In this talk, various numerical developments with respect to multiphase and combustion effects are discussed and their application to mainly oxymethylene ether-based injection is shown.

Bio:  Mathis Bode is a researcher at the Institute for Combustion Technology (ITV) at RWTH Aachen University in collaboration with Heinz Pitsch. His interests include high performance computing, data analytics including deep learning and artificial intelligence, and computational fluid dynamics. On one hand, Mathis aims to develop new numerical and methodological approaches to decipher fundamental phenomena, such as the effect of intermittency on scalar mixing and the dominant processes during cavitation formation.  On the other hand, he aims for impact on applications such as racing car engines and aerospace vehicles. Mathis’ research has been honored with multiple awards from the Society of Automotive Engineering, the EU PRACE consortium, the Juelich-Aachen Research Alliance, and the HLRS Computing Center in Stuttgart.