Arnaud Trouvé Named Fellow of The Combustion Institute

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Arnaud Trouvé - professor of Fire Protection Engineering (FPE) at the University of Maryland (UMD) - was recently elected Fellow of The Combustion Institute for his outstanding contributions in the application of direct numerical simulation (DNS) and large eddy simulation (LES) to the study of turbulent flames in combustion engines and in fires. This Fellowship recognizes outstanding contributors to the international combustion community - in research or in applications - and supports advancement to leadership positions within the Fellow's home institution.

"I'm honored to have been elected Fellow of The Combustion Institute," Professor Trouvé said. "And to be recognized for research that has essentially been my life's work."

DNS is a high-resolution approach to solving the governing equations of turbulent reaction flows. This approach is typically for research-level computational projects, but due to the cost, DNS is limited to academic configurations. Conversely, LES is a high-to-medium-resolution approach with applications in both research-level and engineering-level computational modeling. LES can be used for fine-grained simulations of laboratory-scale flames as well as coarse-grained simulations of engineering configurations.

"My research has focused primarily on DNS and LES simulations of academic configurations or laboratory-scale flames," Trouvé said. "These high-resolution simulations provide a powerful research tool for basic knowledge as well as a unique tool to develop, test and validate the physical sub-models used in macro-scale Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations of engineering-level systems."
Early on in his career, Professor Trouvé's focus was on problems relevant to combustion in engines, but since joining FPE, he has refocused his efforts on problems relevant to fire dynamics.
Trouvé will be recognized at the 38th International Symposium on Combustion in July, 2020, in Adelaide, Australia.

Published February 28, 2019