INSPIRE INSpiring Pressure gain combustion Integration, Research, and Education

ESR 7

Introduction and contact info:

Name: Hongyi Wei

Work address: TUB

email: hongyi.wei@tu-berlin.de

PhD project:

Title: Experimental investigation of rotating detonation combustors including ignition processes and turbine-integration effects

Short description: To better understand the impact of increasing combustion chamber pressure on RDC operation, including interactions with the turbine, multiplicity of waves, and shock reflections. A ducted, variable outlet will allow for the variation of combustor pressure as well as the turbine inter-stage pressure for the installed turbine proxy

Supervisor: Prof. Myles Bohon and Prof. Christian O. Paschereit

Mentors: Prof. Guillermo Paniagua and Prof. Antonio Andreini

Planned secondments: UP: 4 months  and UNIFI: 2 months 

Background: 

I come from China. I majored in Fire Protection Engineering for my undergraduate degree, through which I was well educated on subjects like combustion and thermodynamics. Research in my Master study has led to the publication of seven peer-reviewed papers in international journals such as Fuel which has an impact factor (IF) of 5.55, and Combustion & Flame (IF 4.59). The research process nurtured my ability in using MATLAB, COMSOL and other analysis software, operating synchronous thermal analyzers, Fourier infrared spectrometers and other experimental instruments. I got my second Master's degree which is jointly awarded by China University of Mining and Technology (Beijing), Montanuniversität Leoben and TU Bergakademie Freiberg. 

 

ESR1: Constant volume combustion and its reduced order model - ENSMA (FR), Supervisor: Prof. M. Bellenoue
ESR2: Numerical analysis of the interaction between a Rotating Detonation Combustor and an axial turbine - SAFRAN Tech (FR), Supervisors: Prof. Marc Bellenoue (ENSMA), Prof. Thierry Poinsot (CERFACS), Dr. Daniel Mejia (SAFRAN Tech)
ESR3: Simulation of CVC combustor - CERFACS (FR), Supervisors: Prof. T. Poinsot)
ESR4: Experimental characterization of ignition events in CVC like conditions - ENSMA (FR), Supervisor: Prof. J. Sotton
ESR5: Control and impact of RDC wave direction - TUB (DE), Supervisors: Prof. M. Bohon and Prof. C. O. Paschereit
ESR6: LES of flow and combustion in a rotating detonation engine coupled to a turbine - CERFACS (FR), Supervisor: Prof. T. Poinsot
ESR7: Experimental investigation of rotating detonation combustors including ignition processes and turbine-integration effects - TUB (DE), Supervisors: Prof. M. Bohon and Prof. C. O. Paschereit
ESR8: Computational aeroacoustics of the exhaust flow for noise assessment and control - KTH (SE), Supervisor: Prof. M. Mihaescu
ESR9: Deflagration-Autoignition-Detonation transition - TUB (DE), Supervisor: Prof. N. Djordjevic
ESR10: Numerical modelling and optimization of cooling solutions for PGC concepts - UNIFI (IT), Supervisor: Prof. A. Andreini
ESR11: Experimental study of cooling solutions for PGC concepts - UNIFI (IT), Supervisor: Prof. B. Facchin
ESR12: Unsteady numerical simulation of the interaction between pressure-gain combustors and high-pressure turbine stages - POLITO (IT), Supervisors: Prof. D. A. Misul and Dr. S. Salvadori
ESR13: PGC power plant analysis and cycle thermo-economic optimization - UNIGE (IT), Supervisor: Prof. A. Sorce
ESR14: PGC propulsion application with part load and dynamic analysis - UNIGE (IT), Supervisor: Prof. A. Traverso)
ESR15: Full gas dynamic and exergetic analysis of PGC cycles with rotating detonations - TUB (DE), Supervisor: Prof. P. Stathopoulos