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Engine Combustion Branch Mission
The Combustion Branch conducts fundamental and applied research aimed at advancing the technology for combustors, combustion processes and emission reduction of aeronautical gas turbine engines and space propulsion. The research is applicable to high-speed aircraft, rotorcraft, general aviation/commuter aircraft, subsonic transports and cruise missiles for civil and/or military applications. A range of combustor types are addressed. The research is focused on providing improved understanding of combustion processes to include the chemical kinetics of reacting flows, heat transfer phenomena, flow physics modeling and code development/verification. The advanced computational methods are applied to advanced and unique concepts to assess their potential. Experiments are conducted to demonstrate proof-of-concept. Advanced diagnostics are applied in the basic and applied experiments. Advanced high temperature materials, unique fuels, and low NOx combustion systems are assessed. The work is accomplished through in-house research grants with universities and contracts with the industries, often in cooperation with other government agencies. Provides support to other Glenn organizations as needed.

COMBUSTION DIAGNOSTICs HIGH SPEED COMBUSTION COMBUSTION CFD CODES JP FUELS COMBUSTION
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