coal combustion simulation


A major objective of the Advanced Combustion Engineering Research Center (ACERC) is the development of comprehensive combustion models to help in the solution of critical national combustion problems. Computer models incorporate research and technology results from center projects and from external research programs. The synergistic integration of scientific knowledge that is expected from the NSF engineering research centers is demonstrated to a great extent at ACERC by the development of these software tools. The transfer of technology from ACERC to industry is also accomplished in part by the implementation of the models at industrial firms. The effort to develop such products requires significant integration and development, together with fundamental research. The development of comprehensive models also produces personnel and technology able to help address the challenge of synergistic cross-linkage among thrust areas within ACERC and provides an important means of transferring this technology to industry. This article is an overview of the purpose, accomplishments and goals of research at ACERC in comprehensive modeling (Thrust Area 5).

Original Publication Citation

Fletcher, T. H. and S. C. Hill, "Overview of ACERC Comprehensive Model Development," Energy and Fuels, 7:6, 870-873 (1993). DOI: 10.1021/ef00042a024

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Peer-Reviewed Article

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Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology


Chemical Engineering

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor