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Diagnostics and Prediction of Turbulent, Multi-phase Fluid Mechanics


Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Chemistry

opportunity location
64.15.15.B8394 Washington, DC 203755321


name email phone
Brian T Fisher 202.404.3365


Research focuses on the experimental measurement and interpretation, analytical model development, and computational prediction of turbulent, multi-phase reacting flows in combustion environments. Research spans basic to system-level applications. Several experimental techniques are employed and are developed, including particle image velocimetry, laser Doppler anemometry, various absorption and scattering spectroscopy, and other laser-based measurement methods. Available resources include high-speed visible and IR imaging and spectroscopy, canonical gas and spray burners, and data acquisition systems. See related opportunity 64.15.15.B.2778, “Combustion Diagnostics and Mechanisms”. Various dynamical methods are used to analyze time-resolved measurements and validate analytical and numerical models. Analytical development is used to determine modal behavior from various phenomena. Computational models are developed and validated against experimental data and predict unmeasured or unobserved phenomena and/or quantities. See related opportunity 64.15.15.B2779 “Combustion Modeling”



Tuttle SG: “Cell Design with Anisotropic Thermophysical Properties for Studying Failure Events.” Journal of the Electrochemical Society 162(14): Α2789-Α2795, 2016

Tuttle SG, Carter CD, Hsu KY: "Particle Image Velocimetry in a Nonreacting and Reacting High-Speed Cavity.” Journal of Propulsion and Power 30(3): 576-591, 2014

Tuttle SG, et al: “Lean Blowoff Behavior of Asymmetrically-Fueled Bluff Body-Stabilized Flames.” Combustion and Flame 160(9):1677-1692, 2013


key words
Turbulence; Multi-phase; Combustion; Dynamical methods; Fluid mechanics; Optical diagnostics;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$94,199.00 $3,000.00
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