INSPIRE INSpiring Pressure gain combustion Integration, Research, and Education


Introduction and contact info:

Name: Choomanee Runnoo

Work address: Téléport 2 – 1 avenue Clément Ader
BP 40109

PhD project:

Title: Experimental investigation of Constant Volume Combustion and its reduced order model

The project aims at experimentally investigating the Constant Volume Combustion (CVC) cycle dynamics and stability associated with high dilution by Residual Burned Gas (RBG) or large scavenging associated with fuel-lean equivalence ratios. Such conditions can be used to reach acceptable operation for the gas turbine components (mechanical stresses, material temperature, etc.) and for the environment (CO2 or NOX emissions). Several strategies of ignition (spark, hot spot, self-ignition), and combustion (scavenging, dilution by hot RBG, synthetic dilution by neutral gas) will be characterized in terms of cycle performance and emissions to reach this target.

Supervisors: Prof. Marc Bellenoue and Bastien Boust

Mentor: Prof. Antonio Andreini

Planned secondments: 3 months in CERFACS (Toulouse, France), and additional 3 months at UNIFI (Florence, Italy)


MSc Thermal Power (Option: Aerospace Propulsion), Cranfield University, UK 2020-2021
BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering, University of Mauritius, Mauritius 2012-2017

Personal interests: 

Bouldering, reading and photography (Wildlife and Astro)

ESR1 – Choomanee Runnoo: Experimental investigation of Constant Volume Combustion and its reduced order model – ENSMA (FR), Supervisors: Prof. Marc Bellenoue and Bastien Boust
ESR2 Gregory Uhl: Numerical analysis of the interaction between a Rotating Detonation Combustor and an axial turbine – SAFRAN Tech (FR), Dr. Said Taileb, Prof. Marc Bellenoue, Prof. Thierry Poinsot,
ESR3 Nicola Detomaso: Simulation of CVC combustor – CERFACS (FR), Supervisors: Prof. Thierry Poinsot, , Dr. Davide Laera, Dr. Florent Duchaine
ESR4 Maria Clara de Jesus Vieira: Experimental characterization of ignition events in CVC like conditions – ENSMA (FR), Supervisors: Prof. Julien Sotton, Prof. Marc Bellenoue and Prof. Camille Strozzi
ESR5 Provence Barnouin: Control and impact of RDC wave direction – TUB (DE), Supervisors: Prof. Myles Bohon and Prof. Christian O. Paschereit
ESR6 – Patrick Strempfl: LES of flow and combustion in a rotating detonation engine coupled to a turbine – CERFACS (FR), Supervisor: Prof. Thierry Poinsot
ESR7 – Hongyi Wei: Experimental investigation of rotating detonation combustors including ignition processes and turbine-integration effects – TUB (DE), Supervisors: Prof. Myles Bohon and Prof. Christian O. Paschereit
ESR8Thomas Golliard: Computational aeroacoustics of the exhaust flow for noise assessment and control – KTH (SE), Supervisors: Prof. Mihai Mihaescu, Prof. Anders Dahlkild
ESR9 – Roseline Ngozi Ezekwesili: Deflagration-Autoignition-Detonation transition – TUB (DE), Supervisor: Prof. Myles Bohon and Prof. Marc Bellenoue
ESR10 – Shreyas Ramanagar Sridhara: Numerical modelling and optimization of cooling solutions for PGC concepts – UNIFI (IT), Supervisors: Prof. Antonio Andreini
ESR11- Umberto Sandri: Experimental study of cooling solutions for PGC concepts – UNIFI (IT), Supervisor: Prof. Bruno Facchini, Prof. Antonio Andreini, Dr. Alessio Picchi
ESR12 – Panagiotis Gallis: Unsteady numerical simulation of the interaction between pressure-gain combustors and high-pressure turbine stages – POLITO (IT), Supervisor: Dr. Simone Salvadori
ESR13 – Abhishek Dubey: power plant analysis and cycle thermo-economic optimization – UNIGE (IT), Supervisor: Prof. Alessandro Sorce
ESR14 – Sreenath Purushothaman: propulsion application with part load and dynamic analysis – UNIGE (IT), Supervisors: Prof. Alessandro Sorce, Prof. Alberto Traverso
ESR15 – Gokkul Raj Varatharajulu Purgunan: Full gas dynamic and exergetic analysis of PGC cycles with rotating detonations – TUB (DE), Supervisor: Prof. Panagiotis Stathopoulos