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Trouvé, Arnaud

Trouvé, Arnaud

Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
Fire Protection Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Aerospace Engineering
3104D J.M. Patterson Building, College Park, Maryland 20742
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EDUCATION

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

BACKGROUND

  • Professor (2014-present), University of Maryland at College Park, MD
  • Associate Professor (2001-2014), 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.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • US Section of the Combustion Institute
  • International Association for Fire Safety Science

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Executive Committees

  • At-large Member (2005-07), Arrangements Chair (2007-11), Program Chair (2011-13), Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect (2013-16), Chair (2016-18) and past Chair (2018-20) of the Executive Board of the US Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute (ESSCI). See https://essci.engr.uconn.edu
  • Past Chair (2011-13) and member (2013-19) of the Executive Committee of the US Sections of the Combustion Institute (USSCI). See https://www.ussci.org
  • Member of the Executive Committee (2009-20) and Vice-Chairman (2014-20), member of the Management Committee (2009-20) of the International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS). See https://iafss.org

Academic Publishing

  • Member of the Editorial Board of Combustion Theory and Modelling, 2008-present
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Proceedings of the International Symposium on Combustion, 2008-present
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Fire Safety Journal, 2014-present
  • Past Member of the Editorial Board of Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, 2011-15
  • Past Member of the Editorial Board of Combustion and Flame, 2009-14
  • Past Member of the Editorial Board of Fire Technology, 2008-13
  • 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 Propulsion and Power, Journal of Turbulence, Physics of Fluids, Proceedings of the Combustion Insitute, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Fire Safety Science, Progress in Energy and Combustion Science; American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Combustion Institute, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, International Association for Fire Safety Science, National Science Foundation.

Scientific Meetings and Workshops

  • Symposium co-Chair for the 13th Symposium of the International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS), University of Waterloo, Canada, April 2020.

  • Co-Chair of the "IAFSS Working Group on Measurement and Computation of Fire Phenomena" (the MaCFP Working Group) endorsed and supported by the International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS) (2014-present). See http://iafss.org/macfp/
  • Program co-Chair of the 12th Symposium of the International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS), Lund University, Sweden, 2017.
  • Host Committee Chair of the 10th U.S. National Combustion Meeting, University of Maryland, 2017.  See http://blog.umd.edu/combustion2017/
  • Co-Chair and Coordinator of the "Fire Research" Colloquium at the 36th International Symposium on Combustion, Seoul, Korea, 2016.
  • Co-organizer and co-Chair of a 2-day Workshop entitled “Towards Data-Driven Operational Wildfire Spread Modeling”, organized by WIFIRE, a NSF-sponsored collaborative project between the University of California at San Diego and the University of Maryland (UMD), 2015. See https://drum.lib.umd.edu/handle/1903/17162/
  • Program co-Chair of the 11th Symposium of the International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS), University of Canterbury, New Zealand, 2014.
  • Program Chair of the Fall Technical Meeting of the US Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute, Clemson University, SC, 2013.
  • Host Committee Chair of the 10th Symposium of the International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS), University of Maryland, MD, 2011.
  • Co-Chair and Coordinator of the "Fire Research" Colloquium at the 33rd International Symposium on Combustion, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2010.
  • Member of the Committee on “Building Cyberinfrastructure for Combustion Research”, a 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, 2009.
  • Co-Chair of the “Fire Research” Colloquium at the 32nd International Symposium on Combustion, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 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, 2006.

AWARDS

  • 2017 FORUM Sjölin Award: an award bestowed by the International Forum of Fire Research Directors (the FORUM), a group of fire research leaders throughout the world, that recognizes outstanding contributions to the science of fire safety or an advance in the state of the art in fire safety engineering practice of extraordinary significance.

  • 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; wildland fire propagation

  • Data-Driven Simulations of Wildland Fire Spread
  • Flame Extinction and Radiant Emissions in Fires
  • The Effects of Wind and Slope on the Structure of Wildland Fire Flames
  • Measurement and Computation of Fire Phenomena” (MaCFP)

 

 

  • Fluid Mechanics, ENFP300 (on-campus)
  • Heat and Mass Transfer, ENFP312 (on-campus)
  • Enclosure Fire Modeling, ENFP425 (on-campus)
  • Computational Methods in FPE, ENFP426 (on-campus)
  • Industrial Fire Safety, ENFP464/664 (on-campus and online)
  • Advanced Fire Modeling, ENFP625 (online)
  • Computational Fire Modeling, ENFP626 (on-campus)
  • Diffusion Flames and Burning Rate Theory, ENFP630 (on-campus)

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Recent Publications (Past 5 years)

  • Zhang, C., Collin, A., Moireau, P., Trouvé, A., Rochoux, M.C. (2018) “Front shape similarity measure for data-driven simulations of wildland fire spread based on state estimation: application to the RxCADRE field-scale experiment,” Proc. Combust. Inst., accepted for publication.
  • Brown, A., Bruns, M., Gollner, M., Hewson, J., Maragkos, G., Marshall, A., McDermott, R., Merci, B., Rogaume, T., Stoliarov, S., Torero, J., Trouvé, A., Wang, Y., Weckman, E. (2018) “Proceedings of the first workshop organized by the IAFSS working group on measurement and computation of fire phenomena (MaCFP),” Fire Safety J101:1-17.
  • Myers, T., Trouvé, A., Marshall A.W. (2018) “Predicting sprinkler spray dispersion in FireFOAM,” Fire Safety J100:93-102.
  • Zhang, C., Rochoux, M.C., Tang, W., Gollner, M.J., Filippi, J.-B., Trouvé, A. (2017) “Evaluation of a data-driven wildland fire spread forecast model with spatially-distributed parameter estimation in simulations of the FireFlux I field-scale experiment,” Fire Safety J. 91:758-767.
  • White, J.P., Verma, S., Keller, E., Hao, A., Trouvé, A., Marshall A.W. (2017) “Water mist suppression of a turbulent line fire,” Fire Safety J. 91:705-713.
  • Link, E.D., Myers, T., Trouvé, A., Marshall A.W. (2017) “Measurements of spray-plume interactions for model validation,” Fire Safety J. 91:714-722.
  • White, J.P., Link, E.D., Trouvé, A., Sunderland, P.B. and Marshall, A.W. (2017) “A general calorimetry framework for measurement of combustion efficiency in a suppressed turbulent line fire,” Fire Safety J92:164-176.
  • White, J.P., Vilfayeau, S., Marshall, A.W., Trouvé, A. and McDermott, R.J. (2017) “Modeling flame extinction and reignition in large eddy simulations with fast chemistry,” Fire Safety J90:72-85.
  • Vilfayeau, S., Myers, T., Marshall, A.W. and Trouvé, A. (2017) “Large eddy simulation of suppression of turbulent line fires by base-injected water mist,” Proc. Combust. Inst36:3287–3295.
  • Pongratz, C., Milke, J.A. and Trouvé, A. (2016) “A CFD study to identify methods to increase maximum velocity of makeup air for atrium smoke control, ST-16-(RP-1600),” ASHRAE Transactions 122:10-20.
  • Vilfayeau, S., White, J.P., Sunderland, P.B., Marshall, A.W. and Trouvé, A. (2016) “Large eddy simulation of flame extinction in a turbulent line fire exposed to air-nitrogen co-flow,” Fire Safety J86:16–31.
  • Ren, N., Wang, Y., Vilfayeau, S. and Trouvé, A. (2016) “Large eddy simulation of turbulent vertical wall fires supplied with gaseous fuel through porous burners,” Combust. Flame 169:194-208.
  • Price, M., Marshall, A. and Trouvé, A. (2016) “A multi-observable approach to address the ill-posed nature of inverse fire modeling problems,” Fire Technol. 52:1779-1797.
  • Arias, P.G., Lecoustre, V.R., Roy, S.P., Luo, Z., Haworth, D.C., Lu, T.F., Trouvé, A. and Im, H.G. (2015) “Dynamics of flow-soot interaction in wrinkled nonpremixed ethylene-air flames,” Combust. Theory Modelling 19:568-586.
  • Rochoux, M.C., Emery, C., Ricci, S., Cuenot, B. and Trouvé, A. (2015) “Towards predictive data-driven simulations of wildfire spread. Part II: Ensemble Kalman Filter for the state estimation of a front-tracking simulator of wildfire spread,” Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci15:1721-1739.
  • White, J.P., Link, E.D., Trouvé, A.C., Sunderland, P.B., Marshall, A.W., Sheffel, J.A., Corn, M.L., Colket, M.B., Chaos, M. and Yu, B. (2015) “Radiative emissions measurements from a buoyant, turbulent line flame under oxidizer-dilution quenching conditions,” Fire Safety J76:74-84.
  • Vilfayeau, S., Ren, N., Wang, Y. and Trouvé, A. (2015) “Numerical simulation of under-ventilated liquid-fueled compartment fires with flame extinction and thermally-driven fuel evaporation”, Proc. Combust. Inst35:2563–2571.

Additional Selected Publications (Fire physics and fire modeling)

  • Rochoux, M.C., Ricci, S., Lucor, D., Cuenot, B. and Trouvé, A. (2014) “Towards predictive data-driven simulations of wildfire spread. Part I: Reduced-cost Ensemble Kalman Filter based on a Polynomial Chaos surrogate model for parameter estimation,” Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. 14:2951-2973.
  • Rochoux, M.C., Emery, C., Ricci, S., Cuenot, B. and Trouvé, A. (2014) “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, 1443-1456.
  • 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., 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.
  • 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. Inst33:2539-2546. 
  • Arias, P.G., Im, H. G., Narayanan, P. and Trouvé, A. (2011) “Extinction of nonpremixed ethylene-air flames by water spray”, Proc. Combust. Inst33:2591-2597.
  • 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.