UK Consortium on Turbulent Reacting Flows
Principal investigator: Jun Xia
The UK Consortium on Turbulent Reacting Flows is led by Newcastle University. The consortium aims to perform high-fidelity simulation and modelling by utilising national High Performance Computing (HPC) resources to address challenges related to combustion-generated energy through fundamental physical understanding and modelling of turbulent reacting flows. Engineering applications range from the formulation of reliable fire-safety measures to the design of energy-efficient and environmentally friendly internal combustion engines and gas turbines. The consortium will serve as a platform to collaborate and share HPC expertise within the research community and to help UK computational reacting flow research to remain internationally competitive.
The consortium will not only have huge intellectual impact in terms of fundamental physical understanding and modelling of turbulent reacting flows, but will also have considerable long-term societal impact in terms of energy efficiency and environmental friendliness. Moreover, the cutting-edge computational tools developed by the consortium will aid UK-based manufacturers to design safe, reliable, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly combustion devices to exploit the expanding worldwide energy market and boost UK economy. Last but not least, the proposed collaborative research lays great importance on the development of highly skilled manpower, which in turn will contribute positively to the UK economy and UK reacting flow research for many years to come.