The Caltech Archives
Welcome imageimageimage
Archives Catalog Entry

New Perspectives in Combustion Dynamics and Control

Professor Sebastien Candel, at Ecole Centrale Paris since 1978, where he now heads Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and leads the combustion group of the EM2C laboratory (CNRS). He is a professor at Institut Universitaire de France since 2001 and holds the chair of Combustion and Propulsion.

Lecture followed by "Conversations with Dr. Marble"

After a brief review of central isues in combustion, this lecture proposes a synthesis of recent advances including: (1) Investigations of perturbed flame dynamics, (2) Studies of swirling flames responses to upstream disturbances, (3) Application of describing function methods to the analysis of nonlinear features like limit cycle oscillations, triggering, frequency shifting and mode switching. Advances in computational flame dynamics will be illustrated by calculations of perturbed flames and of selfsustained oscillations in various configurations. New concepts for the dynamical control of instabilities will be exposed.

ID: 2010-00023
Candel, Sebastien

Creation May. 17, 2010

MEDIUM: Video; FORMAT: DVCAM edited master; LENGTH: 1:19:02.07; QUANTITY: 1

Topics: Aerospace

For information on using Archives materials for commercial or educational purposes (including reproducing PhotoNet images) please see Access and Use.

Return to Search the Archives

Search Help