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Jet Engine Research

In recent years a lot of attention has been devoted to the study of air flow through turbomachines.  The main reason for this interest is that when a turbomachine, such as a jet engine, operates close to its optimal operating parameter values, the flow can become unstable.  These instabilities put a large stress on the engine and in some cases the engine needs to be turned off in order to recover original operation.  For this reason jet engines are currently operated away from their optimal operating parameter values increasing both fuel consumption and the engine weight.

Turbulence

The research goal is to develop new mathematical tools that open the theory of turbulence up to theoretical investigations. Great strides are currently being made both in turbulence experiments and simulations but the new mathematical development will allow theoreticians to compare with both simulations and experiments and make new predictions useful to both areas.

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Erosion and Optimal Transport, 2010

by Bjorn Birnir; Julie Rowlett