CFD & AMP Center
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
West Virginia University
E: ismail.celik@mail.wvu.edu

Projects

Dynamic 3D multi-physics cathode/anode model

The dynamic 3D multi-physics cathode/anode model is developed to describe the local dynamic state in terms of temperature, species concentrations (including solid state species), and overpotential. more details...
 

Direct Utilization of Coal Syngas in High Temperature Fuel Cells

Formulate a simple, but accurate model for mass transport and heterogeneous reactions inside the Ni-YSZ based anode of an SOFC which includes gas phase diffusion, Knudsen diffusion and surface diffusion. more details...
 

Advanced Simulation Tools for Combustion

This study focuses on improving the models used nowadays to numerically predict combustion processes primary in the context of RANS (Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes) models. The present study can be divided in two parts; experimental and numerical. more details...
 

Computational Strategies for Faster Combustion Simulations with Detailed Chemistry

Pollutants released to the atmosphere from combustion units represent a risk for human health and the environment. In order to reduce the negative impact of combustion units the government has imposed controls for the regulated pollutants. more details...
 

Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) power generation – Development of Wall Functions

MHD technology converts thermal energy directly into electricity without the need of including the conventional steam generator-steam turbine-electric generator. Such process requires that combustion gases be used as a medium to conduct electricity. more details...
 

Rotating detonation combustion (RDC) for power generation

Rotating detonation combustion (RDC) consists of a combustion regime under which a detonation wave propagates continuously in the azimuthal direction of a cylindrical chamber. Reactants are supplied in the axial direction at the inlet plenum of the chamber from a premixture reservoir or from separate injection streams. more details...
 

Design of Oxy-coal Reactors for Production of Chemicals Using CFD

MHD technology converts thermal energy directly into electricity without the need of including the conventional steam generator-steam turbine-electric generator. Such process requires that combustion gases be used as a medium to conduct electricity. more details...
 

Continuum Modeling of Sodium Sulfur Cells

The purpose of this research area is to develop a computer model which simulates transport phenomena of mass, heat and current within sodium-sulfur batteries. A continuum approach is applied to discretize the appropriate transport equations, which are solved over the domain of a three-dimensional grid. more details...
 

Experimental & Numerical Study of Roping Phenomenon in Pipe Bends & Modelling Functioning of Axial Cyclone Separators

Pneumatic conveying, the process of transporting material through pipelines with gas as the carrier, is a commonly used means of material transport in industry. In order to make the plant layouts simple, the materials are transported through ducts with numerous bends and pipe sections. more details...
 

Bubble Flow

Bottom heating approach for glass melting offers potential benefits of higher efficiency and lower emissions compared to the conventional surface fired melters with burners above the bath surface. Recent advances in the enabling technologies such as burners, controls, heat recovery and refractive materials have led to reactor, combustion products of coal oxy combustion are bubbled through the three phase re-circulating tank reactor. more details...
 

Fuel Cells Modeling and Simulation


To develop a one- or multi- dimensional transient models for simulating the transport phenomena inside a single solid oxide fuel cell, solid oxide fuel cell stack, solid oxide fuel cell systems. more details...
 

Gas Turbine Combustion - Emission Characterization

Compare the emission prediction capabilities of various RANS and LES based turbulence combustion models as applied to gas turbine combustors using various fuels and fuel blends. more details...
 

Particle Deposition in Human Airways

Pseudo-two-dimensional lumped transient model based on integral continuity and momentum equations. A two-dimensional velocity field is reconstructed after calculating the average velocity along the axial direction as a function of time. more details...
 

Hemodynamics in a Giant Intracranial Aneurysms

The goal of this study is to perform a hemodynamic simulation of an intracranial aneurysm. more details...
 

Hood Capture and Protection Efficiencies

The aim of the study is to determine the effects of important parameters on the effectiveness of hoods. more details...
 

Worker Exposure Assessment using CFD

The objective of this study is to use computational fluid dynamics to determine the key factors affecting the work exposure to gaseous contaminants in a wind tunnel. more details...
 

LES of Wake Flows

The objective of this study is to predict the non-steady flow-field and the distribution of air bubbles in a turbulent flow of a typical ship-wake. more details...
 

LES of Internal Combustion Engines

The project details for Large Eddy Simulation (LES) of Internal Combustion Engines is under construction right now. more details...
 

CO2 Sequestration in Appalachian Coal Deposits

CO2 sequestration is one way to reduce the content of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. In this process CO2 is captured, possibly at the source of its production, like fossil fuel power plants, and pumped into underground reservoirs, such as deep saline aquifers or un-mineable coal seams. more details...
 

Particle Dynamics

The project details for Particle Dynamics is under construction right now. more details...
 

Verification Issues Related to CFD Simulations of Flow Around Circular Cylinders

The classical problem of flow around a stationary smooth circular cylinder is used to evaluate Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) transient simulations using two approaches; Body Fitted Grid (BFG) and Immersed Boundary Method (IBM). BFG simulations were performed using a commercial CFD code ANSYS-FLUENT and IBM simulations using an in-house CFD code DREAM. Two dimensional simulations were performed at three different Reynolds numbers; 1x103, 1x105, and 5x105. more details...