Computational Fluid Dynamics in Combustion

  • P. J. Paul Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Keywords: Computational fluid dynamics, CFD, combustion, composite solid propellant


Computational fluid dynamics has reached a stage where flow field in practical situation can be predicted to aid the design and to probe into the fundamental flow physics to understand and resolve the issues in fundamental fluid mechanics. The study examines the computation of reacting flows. After exploring the conservation equations for species and energy, the methods of closing the reaction rate terms in turbulent flow have been examined briefly. Two cases of computation, where combustion-flow interaction plays important role, have been discussed to illustrate the computational aspects and the physical insight that can be gained by the reacting flow computation.

Defence Science Journal, 2010, 60(6), pp.577-582, DOI:

Author Biography

P. J. Paul, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Prof P.J. Paul obtained his Doctorate from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru. He is currently working as a professor at the Department of Aerospace Engineering, IISc. His areas of research are: combustion, aerospace propulsion, renewable energy, biomass combustion and gasification, rocket engines, scramjets, combustion instability in liquid rocket engines, and gas turbine afterburners. He has about 60 research papers published in various journals and 50 conference publications.

How to Cite
Paul, P. (2010). Computational Fluid Dynamics in Combustion. Defence Science Journal, 60(6), 577-582.
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