Jonathan Regele ME Faculty Candidate - Research Seminar
- Monday, March 6, 2017 at 10:00am
- Roberts Hall - view map
Frontiers in Compressible Reacting and Multiphase Flows
Numerous engineering challenges exist in compressible reacting and multiphase flows. These include engine knock in internal combustion engines, reliable startup of supersonic combustion ramjets, feedstock powder synthesis for additive manufacturing, and traumatic brain injury modeling. Numerous different approaches are currently employed to understand these different situations. However, the fundamental mechanisms that explain the behavior are not well understood. Numerical modeling and simulation approaches provide an excellent tool for better understanding underlying physical behavior that is not easily explored experimentally. In this talk, we will explore state of the art modeling approaches that are used to explore these different areas and look at recent some results. We will then look at how these tools may be used to address the long-term challenges in the coming decades.
Dr. Regele is currently an Assistant Professor at Iowa State University in the Department of Aerospace Engineering. He holds Bachelor’s degrees in Physics and Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Irvine, a Master’s degree in Physics and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has industry experience in the power generation and energy sector. Before joining Iowa State in 2012, he worked as a Postdoctoral Scholar at the California Institute of Technology and he is a member of APS, Combustion Institute, AIAA, and ASME. Dr. Regele is the director of the Computational Multi-Phase And Combustion (CoMPAC) research laboratory at Iowa State University. The group works on a range of scientific challenges, including engine knock probability assessment methodologies, liquid atomization in supersonic combustors, feedstock powder synthesis modeling for additive manufacturing, and traumatic brain injury.