The addressing of engineering challenges related to combustion dynamics through multi-scale modelling and experimental approaches.
This area encompasses the addressing of engineering challenges related to combustion dynamics through both multi-scale modelling and experimental approaches. Activities falling within this research area will contribute to the advanced propulsion systems of the future, for example.
This is a mature research area, largely supported through collaborations within the aerospace and automotive sectors. This relationship is key to delivering efficient combustion modes to address current technological challenges, in a field where incremental changes can make a big difference.
Our role in this landscape will be to support research addressing longer term combustion challenges focused on lowering emissions and improving efficiency within a whole-systems context.
We aim to have worked with our innovation partners (for example the Aerospace Technology Institute and the Automotive Council) to deliver an effective and co-ordinated approach to the next generation of propulsion technologies where combustion plays a core role. This will require greater interdisciplinary working across relevant research areas.
Another aim is for the community to continue to work with industry and other academic communities to identify and address combustion research within a whole-systems approach. This should be done while also addressing the need to reduce carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, particulate matter and acoustic emissions from combustion-based propulsion modes.
A community that tackles combustion challenges from a whole-systems perspective is a third goal. It will address other engineering challenges in reducing emissions through greater integration with associated areas (for example control engineering or electrical motors and drives and electromagnetics).
The experimental and computational communities should continue to work together and integrate further to accelerate translation through to novel propulsion modes.
Finally we want to see the academic community working together to ensure appropriate sharing of equipment and access to facilities.