Multiphase Flow and Combustion Laboratory

Welcome to the multiphase flow and combustion laboratory in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. We focus on discovering and enhancing the fundamental understanding of mechanisms and processes (both physical and chemical) underlying non-reacting and reacting fluid dynamic phenomena applicable to contemporary energy conversion and propulsion devices. The research is accomplished using high-fidelity numerical simulations, theoretical modeling and data analyses on an in-house high-performance computing (HPC) cluster. The large data sets produced from these validated numerical calculations are then used to develop theories using techniques such as multifidelity surrogate modeling and emulation. These theories are applicable to various practical situations of interest, from combustion systems in automotive, gas-turbine, and rocket engines, to air pollution, ocean, and ice-sheet evolution on our own planet, as well as gas dynamics phenomena in space.

Principal Investigator
Dr. Prashant Khare is an assistant professor of Aerospace Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Khare teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on thermodynamics and gas dynamics. Dr. Khare serves as a member of the AIAA distinguished mentorship program, and gives talks to high school students to expose and inspire them to pursue STEM fields for their careers. Khare chairs the central high-performance computing committee at University of Cincinnati.

Contact Information
Department of Aerospace Engineering
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0070
Phone: (513)-556-5248
Email:   Prashant[dot]Khare[at]uc[dot]edu Email

Ph.D.   Aerospace Engineering   Georgia Institute of Technology
M.S.   Mechanical Engineering   Pennsylvania State University

Honors and Awards
2017     Best technical content, 13th Dayton Engineering Sciences Symposium (DESS)
              American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
              Paper Title: “The Effect of Inlet Pulsations on Primary Atomization of Liquid Jets”
2017     Poster award, CCS2, 1st Annual Commonwealth Computational Summit
              University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
              Poser Title: “High-Fidelity Simulations of Water Jet in Air Crossflow”
2017     Best presentation award, 42nd Dayton-Cincinnati Aerospace Sciences Symposium
              American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
              Paper Title: “Multiphysics Modeling and Simulation of Multiphase Flows”
2017     Best video, 42nd Dayton-Cincinnati Aerospace Sciences Symposium Art-in-Science Competition
              American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
              Video Title: “Bag Breakup of Liquid Droplets”
2013     William R. Marshall Award
              Institute for Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems (ILASS)
              Paper Title: “Breakup and Dynamics of Liquid Droplets”
              Recognized as the most significant contribution to ILASS-Americas 24th Annual conference on liquid atomization and spray systems.