School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering


Brandon Li BEng(Hons), MSc, DIC

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Ph.D. candidate in Thermofluids, Loughborough University, 2016-present.
M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London, 2014-2015.
B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham, 2012-2014.
B.Eng. in Energy and Power Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China, 2010-2014.

Research interest:
Computational modelling of fluid flow, heat transfer and combustion.
Modelling of Internal Combustion Engines.
Fire and Explosion.

Large Eddy Simulation of Turbulent Premixed Propagating Flames

Turbulent combustion is the phenomenon that is observed in multitude of applications ranging from propulsion systems to power generation equipment.

In the proposed study, an Large Eddy Simulation (LES) model is developed to study the unsteady premixed flame propagation around a different configuration of solid obstructions inside an open end rectangular premixed combustion chamber. The main focus of the proposed work is to establish the LES technique as a good numerical tool to calculate turbulent premixed propagating flames of propane and hydrogen/air mixture.

The proposed research is intended to enhance the physical understanding and the capability of prediction of turbulent propagating flames with applications such as gas explosions and petrol engines.