The Propulsion and Combustion
Research Program began in 1985. Since then, a great amount of efforts have been
exerted on developing the numerical tool which solves the radiative transfer
equation in order to deal with thermal radiation.
Then, it was combined
with another numerical tool which solves the combustion phenomena occurring in
the Mechanical as well as Aerospace Engineering in order to investigate the
effects of thermal radiation on physical aspects in combustion processes.
Thereafter, the experimental work was incorporated with numerical one for its
Principal research done so far includes the gray/nongray
radiation-affected combustion phenomena in the area of homogeneous/heterogeneous
ignition, laminar/turbulent reacting flows in combustor or furnace, spray
combustion in liquid rocket motor, gas turbine combustion, waste incineration,
ignition transient in solid rocket motor, subsonic/supersonic combustion in
ramjet and scramjet engines and etc.
Based on these experiences, our
research interests NOW expand to Inverse Heat Transfer problem regarding
conduction, convection and radiation; Direct Simulation Monte-Carlo method to
cover the rarefied as well as continuum flow region.