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Trouvé, Arnaud

Trouvé, Arnaud
Professor, Dept. of Fire Protection Engineering
Affiliate Associate Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Affiliate Associate Professor, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering
Director of Graduate Studies, Dept. of Fire Protection Engineering
3104D J.M. Patterson Building
Email: 
Phone: 
301-405-8209
Fax: 
301-405-9383

Research Interests 

  • fire modeling, including Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and zone modeling
  • direct numerical simulation (DNS) and large eddy simulation (LES) of turbulent reacting flows
  • high-performance (parallel) scientific computing
  • cyber-infrastructure
  • application of data assimilation to fire and combustion
  • physical modeling of fire-related phenomena: buoyancy-generated turbulence; turbulent combustion; soot formation and oxidation; combustion-generated toxic products; radiation heat transfer; wall surface heat transfer; water-based fire suppression systems; pyrolysis, material flammability and flame spread; flash fires, fireballs, and explosions; wildfire propagation

Background 

  • Associate Professor (2001-present), University of Maryland at College Park, MD
  • Guest Researcher (part time) (2005-07), Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, MD
  • Research Scientist (1999-2001), The George Washington University, DC
  • Senior Research Engineer (1993-1999), French Petroleum Institute, France
  • Post-doctoral Researcher (1990-1993), Center for Turbulence Research, Stanford University, CA.

Education 

  • Engineering Degree and M.S. (1985), Ecole Centrale of Paris, France
  • Ph.D. (1989), Ecole Centrale of Paris, France

Instruction 

  • Fluid Mechanics, ENFP300
  • Heat and Mass Transfer, ENFP312
  • Enclosure Fire Modeling, ENFP425
  • Computational Methods in FPE, ENFP426
  • Industrial Fire Safety, ENFP489I/629I
  • Advanced Fire Modeling, ENFP625
  • Diffusion Flames and Burning Rate Theory, ENFP630

Professional Memberships 

  • International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS)
  • US Section of the Combustion Institute
  • Society of Fire Protection Engineers
Professional Service
 
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, 2011-14
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Combustion and Flame, 2009-14
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Combustion Theory and Modelling, 2008-14
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Proceedings of the International Symposium on Combustion, 2008-15
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Fire Safety Journal, 2014-2016
  • Technical reviewer for: Combustion and Flame, Combustion Science and Technology, Combustion Theory and Modeling, Fire Safety Journal, Fire Technology, Journal of Computational Physics, Journal of Fire Sciences, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Journal of Turbulence, Journal of Propulsion and Power, Physics of Fluids; American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Combustion Institute, Department of Energy, International Association for Fire Safety Science, National Science Foundation.
  • At-large Member (2005-07), Arrangements Chair (2007-11), Program Chair (2011-13) and Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect (2013-15) of the Executive Board of the US Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute.
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the US Sections of the Combustion Institute (2011-15).
  • Member of the Management Committee, member of the Executive Committee and Vice-Chairman of the International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS) (2009-17)
Past Service
 
  • Program co-Chair of the 11th Symposium of the International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS), University of Canterbury, New Zealand, February 2014. (see www.iafss.org/symposium/11th-symposium/11th-symposium-program/)
  • Program Chair of the Fall Technical Meeting of the US Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute, Clemson University, SC, October 2013.
  • Host Committee Chair of the 10th Symposium of the International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS), University of Maryland, June 2011. (see www.fpe.umd.edu/html/iafss-june11/)
  • Co-Chair and Coordinator of the Fire Research Colloquium at the 33rd International Symposium on Combustion, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, August 2010.
  • Member of Committee on “Building Cyberinfrastructure for Combustion Research”, study organized by the National Academies’ Board on Mathematical Sciences and Their Applications, Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, and Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, funded by AFOSR, NIST, DOE, NASA and ARO (2009-10).
  • Arrangement Chair of the Fall Technical Meeting of the US Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute, University of Maryland, October 2009.
  • Co-Chair of the “Fire Research” Colloquium at the 32nd International Symposium on Combustion, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, August 2008.
  • Organizer and Chair of a 2-day Workshop entitled “A NSF Workshop on Cyber-based Combustion Science”, sponsored by NSF Thermal Systems Program, Division of Chemical and Transport Systems, Directorate for Engineering, May 2006.

Selected Publications 

Recent Publications
 
  • Roy, S.P., Arias, P.G., Lecoustre, V.R., Haworth, D.C., Im, H.G. and Trouvé, A., (2014) “Development of high fidelity soot aerosol dynamics models using method of moments with interpolative closure”, Aerosol Sci. Technol. 48:379–391.
  • Rochoux, M.C., Emery, C., Ricci, S., Cuenot, B. and Trouvé, A. (2013) “Towards predictive simulation of wildfire spread at regional scale using ensemble-based data assimilation to correct the fire front position”, Fire Safety Science – Proc. Eleventh International Symposium, International Association for Fire Safety Science, accepted for publication.
  • Ghorbani, Z., Webster, R., Lázaro, M. and Trouvé A. (2013) “Limitations in the predictive capability of pyrolysis models based on a calibrated semi-empirical approach”, Fire Safety J. 61:274–288.
  • Rochoux, M.C., Cuenot, B., Ricci, S., Trouvé, A., Delmotte, B., Massart, S., Paoli, R. and Paugam, R. (2013) “Data assimilation applied to combustion”, C.R. Mécanique 341:266-276.
  • Rochoux, M.C., Delmotte, B., Cuenot, B., Ricci, S. and Trouvé, A. (2013) “Regional-scale simulations of wildland fire spread informed by real-time flame front observations”, Proc. Combust. Inst., 34:2641-2647.
Selected Publications
 
  • Lecoustre, V., Narayanan, P., Baum, H. R. and Trouvé, A. (2011) “Local extinction of diffusion flames in fires”, Fire Safety Science – Proc. Tenth International Symposium, International Association for Fire Safety Science, 583-595.
  • Narayanan, P., Baum, H. R. and Trouvé, A. (2011) “Effect of soot addition on extinction limits of luminous laminar counterflow diffusion flames”, Proc. Combust. Inst., 33:2539-2546.
  • Arias, P.G., Im, H. G., Narayanan, P. and Trouvé, A. (2011) “Extinction of nonpremixed ethylene-air flames by water spray”, Proc. Combust. Inst., 33:2591-2597.
  • Trouvé, A. and Wang, Y. (2010) “Large eddy simulation of compartment fires”, Intl. J. Computational Fluid Dynamics, 24:449-466.
  • Lazaro, M., Boehmer, H., Alvear, D., Capote, J. A. and Trouvé A., (2008) “Numerical simulation of fire growth, transition to flashover, and post-flashover dynamics in the Dalmarnock fire test”, Fire Safety Science – Proc. Ninth International Symposium, International Association for Fire Safety Science, 1377-1388.
  • Hu, Z., Utiskul, Y., Quintiere, J. G. and Trouvé A. (2005) “A comparison between observed and simulated flame structures in poorly ventilated compartment fires”, Fire Safety Science – Proc. Eigth International Symposium, International Association for Fire Safety Science, 1193-1204.

Related News 

WIFIRE Wins 3 HPCwire Awards at Int’l High Performance Computing Conference
Cyberinfrastructure is designed to predict, monitor and mitigate wildfires. November 24, 2014

FPE Professors Highlight Work on Fire Resilence
Presentations part of Mpact Week's Multi-hazard Resilience session. November 14, 2014

New Video Features Wildfire Simulation System Co-Designed by FPE Professors
National Science Foundation profiles WIFIRE. August 6, 2014

Trouvé Promoted
FPE faulty member elevated to rank of full Professor. June 13, 2014

Theodori Wins Bryan Graduate Research Assistantship Award
Future M.S. student will study data driven wildfire propagation modeling. May 14, 2014

Tracking the Long-Term Cost of Wildfire Emissions
Gollner, Trouvé part of team backed by UMD Council on the Environment seed grant. March 14, 2014

FPE Team Submits Entry to Flame Challenge
Students, staff and faculty answer 'What is a Flame?' April 6, 2012

FPE Department to Host Fire Safety Science Symposium
The 10th Symposium of the International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS) March 23, 2011

Clark School Eastern Capital of Combustion Research
The University of Maryland is hosting the Fall 09 Meeting of the Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute (ESSCI) on October 18-21 in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union Building. October 17, 2009

Trouvé to Return to Burkina-Faso with EWB
Arnaud Trouvé, Associate Professor in the Department of Fire Protection Engineering (FPE) is preparing for a second trip to Burkina Faso this summer as a Faculty Advisor for Engineers Without Borders (EWB). May 29, 2009

Grand opening of the new UL Fire Modeling Laboratory!
The Department of Fire Protection Engineering (FPE) has opened on Monday November 5 a considerably upgraded new Computer Laboratory, named the UL Fire Modeling Laboratory, and sponsored by Underwriters Laboratory Inc. November 15, 2007

Profs. Marshall and Trouve to receive NASA funding
Profs. Marshall and Trouve to contribute to $7.8M/year research project, 20 universities involved. September 25, 2007

Congratulation to our 2 new PhD Graduates!
Tingguang Ma and Yunyong Utiskul are now quasi-Doctors. November 17, 2006

Trouve Organizes Cyber-based Combustion Workshop
Clark School professor helps shape 21st century science and engineering April 16, 2006