The Computational Energy and Combustion (CEC) Laboratory is centered in Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
at Northeastern University
. Our research is directed towards studying the fundamentals of turbulent reacting flows through mathematical modeling and computational simulations. These flows are relevant to majority of combustion devices and chemical reactors such as: internal combustion engines, gas turbines, burners, gasifiers, etc
. This research is motivated by the need to generate efficient, sustainable energy by relying on local resources, while managing the environmental impacts. Our goal is to provide predictive computational models for reliable simulation of such flows. Some of our on-going programs include: large eddy simulation of turbulent combustion with complex chemistry, analysis of local entropy generation via large eddy simulation, implementation of detailed heterogeneous chemical kinetics for fluidized bed simulations, investigation of coal-biomass catalytic gasification.