The Technische Universität Darmstadt (TUDA) is one of Germany's leading technical universities. It has around 299 professors, 4244 employees and 26000 students devoting their talents and best efforts to the research fields of energy, mobility, communications and information technologies, housing and living conditions. The wide variety of disciplines represented are all focused on technology, as viewed from the vantage point of engineering, natural sciences, humanities and social sciences, and cover the full range of academic endeavour, from the origination of basic concepts to practical, everyday applications.
The Institute of Energy and Power Plant Technology (FG Energie- und Kraftwerkstechnik, TU Darmstadt, EKT) emerged in 1989 under the leadership of Prof Janicka. It is located at the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering. Focused on applied combustion research including modelling, simulation and validation investigations, the EKT is involved since more than 25 years in the numerical modelling and prediction of power plants, energy and combustion systems following various approaches including URANS, LES, DNS and PDF/FDF as well as hybrid LES/CAA approach for combustion noise. Approximately 28 senior and junior scientists are now working on these issues.
The personnel allocated to the management and technical work is highly qualified and well recognised in the international community of combustion research. The institute is participating in various national, European and international research projects. It is thus worth mentioning that strong collaboration activities are fostered with a large number of research groups worldwide, both on experimental validation, theoretical and numerical modelling.
Research Interests: Multi-scale and multi-physic process interactions, numerical modeling of turbulent reacting flows in single and multiphase environments, turbulent combustion, continuum-mechanics and rheology, applications: power plants, gas turbine combustors, internal combustion engines
Research Interests: turbulent combustion, laser diagnostics, experiments and data processing, pollutant emissions, gas turbine combustors, internal combustion engines