Mixed Fragmentation and Combustion

1.    Members

Christophe Almarcha, Louis Boyer, Paul Clavin, Bruno Denet, Laurent Duchemin, Joël Quinard, Jean-Marie Truffaut, Nicolas Vandenberghe, Emmanuel Villermaux[EW1] 

Students: Mihkel Kree, Henri Lhuissier, Alexandre Vledouts, José Graña-Otero

2.    RESEARCH TOPICS

  • Fragmentation of liquids and solids
  • Atomization
  • Mixing
  • Acoustic instability in combustion
  • Laminar flame dynamics
  • Dynamics of detonations
  • Hydrodynamic instabilities of ablation in inertial confinement fusion (ICF)
  • Sonorous emission of flames
  • Turbulent combustion
  • Two-phase combustion

3.    EQUIPMENT

  • Unconfined combustion bank for flames in free propagation
  • Single and two-phase confined combustion bank - up to 10 bar
  • Continuous argon laser
  • Copper vapor laser (1.5 mJ, 3 kHz - 20 kHz)
  • Anemometry laser
  • High-speed video cameras, up to 64,000 images/second
  • Amplifier for high-speed camera