Multi-phase Flow Simulation Laboratory

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Our Motivation

Power is fundamental to the existance of modern society. Without power, you couldn't be reading this web page, for example. However, the environmental consequences of our current methods of power generation are unsustainable. We seek to improve the performance and reduce the emissions of modern power systems by better understanding of the multi-phase flows .

Our fields of research include sprays, cavitation, and other multiphase flows. These studies combine the intellectual challenge of multiple phenomena interacting at multiple scales, and provide the long-term benefits to society of cleaner and more efficient power. For diesel and jet engines, the spray quality has a tremendous impact on the emissions. We also simulate sprays in rockets, where there is a great difficulty predicting and controlling the combustion process.