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ESR 3

Introduction and contact info:

Name: Nicola Detomaso

Work address: 42 Avenue Gaspard Coriolis

email: detomaso@cerfacs.fr

PhD project:

Title: Large Eddy Simulation of a Constant Volume Combustion chamber

The CVC chamber tested experimentally by ENSMA will be computed using the CERFACS high-fidelity compressible LES (Large Eddy Simulation) solver AVBP to assist the chambers design and to understand how to evaluate its performances. Consecutive cycles will be computed to investigate cyclic variations and understand how ignition interacts with turbulence, how the turbulent flame develops in these systems and the way to properly model these phenomena.

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Thierry Poinsot, Dr. Davide Laera, Dr. Florent Duchaine

Mentor: Prof. Antonio Andreini

Planned secondments: 

ENSMA Institute – 2/3 moths

KTH Institute – 2/3 moths 

Background: 

In 2017 I received my bachelor degree in Mechanical engineering at the Politecnico di Bari and in 2019 I got my master of science degree defending a thesis done in collaboration with the DAAA (Aérodynamique, aéroélasticité, acoustique) department of the Office National d’Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales (ONERA) in Meudon (France). This work dealt with topics such as compressible aerodynamics, uncertainty quantification and numerical modeling. The milestones of my background are energetic systems, fluid dynamics and numerical simulation.   

Research highlights:

ESR1 - Asar A H JARADAT: Constant volume combustion and its reduced order model - ENSMA (FR), Supervisors: Prof. Marc Bellenoue and Bastien Bousrt
ESR2 - Gregory Uhl: Numerical analysis of the interaction between a Rotating Detonation Combustor and an axial turbine - SAFRAN Tech (FR), Prof. Marc Bellenoue, Prof. Thierry Poinsot, Dr. Stéphan Zurbach
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
ESR8 - Thomas 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. Neda Djordjevic
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), Supervisors: Prof. Daniela Misul & 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