CFD & AMP Center
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
West Virginia University

Sergio Escobar

Graduate Research Assistant
Engineering Sciences Bldg.
ESB 114
(304) 293-9956
(304) 293-6689
West Virginia University
Mechanical and Aerospace
Morgantown, WV 26505-6106


PhD. Mechanical Engineering, West Virginia Univeristy, 2009-2014
B.S. Aeronautical Engineering, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Colombia, 2008

Research Interests

Numerical simualtions of reactive flows
Rotating detonation combustion
Computational fluid dynamics
Combustion Science
Gas turbine engines
Transition from deflagration to detonation

Research Projects

Simulation and Model Validation for Innovative Energy Concepts (S&V-IEC)
Pressure gain combustion - Rotating detonation combustion for power generation
Model validation for turbulent reactive flows

Related publications

  • S. Escobar, R. Pakalapati, I. Celik, D. Ferguson & P. Strakey, Numerical Investigation of Rotating Detonation Combustion in Annular Chambers. Proceeding form ASME Turbo Expo San Antonio, TX. 2013.
  • S. Escobar, J. Escobar, I. Celik. A computational Study on the Influence of Exhaust Gas Recirculation on NOx Emissions for a Swirl Combustor Using Steady and Time Dependent Simulations. Fall Technical meeting of Eastern State Section of the Combustion Institute Storrs, CT. October 2011.
  • S. Escobar, J. Nanduri, I. Celik, N. Weiland, Simulation of Red Oak Particle Pyrolysis in a Laboratory Scale Reactor. 7th U.S. National Combustion Meeting, March 2011 Atlanta GA.
  • S. Escobar, J. Nanduri, N. Weiland, P. Strakey, I. Celik, D. Ferguson, A Computational Study Of Diluted Diffusion Flames In A Stream Tube Combustor: NOx Scaling Effects With Flow And Combustor Geometry. Central States Section of the Combustion Institute 2010 Technical Meeting Champaign, Illinois, March 21-23, 2010.

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