TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
Combustion Devices: From Bunsen Burners to Jet Engines
Since the Industrial Revolution and before, combustion has been
used as a source of heat, light and power. Engineers have
successfully increased the efficiency of combustion devices while
reducing the levels of pollutant emissions.
Stephen B. Pope, Sibley College professor, Cornell University,
will speak on
"Computational Combustion: from Molecular Processes to Combustor
Design" at a colloquium at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11, at
NASA Langley's H.J.E. Reid Conference Center.
Media Briefing: A media briefing will be held at 1:15
p.m. at the H.J.E. Reid Conference Center, 14 Langley Blvd., at
NASA Langley Research Center. Members of the media who wish to
attend should contact Kimberly W. Land (757) 864-9885.
Pope will describe the progress made in the development of
computational approaches to combustion, which aim at providing
detailed quantitative predictions of the combustion process, and
facilitate the design optimization and control of combustion
A member of the Cornell faculty since 1982, his research
activities include stochastic modeling of turbulence phenomena,
direct numerical simulations of turbulence and computational
methods for combustion chemistry.
Pope earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in mechanical
engineering from Imperial College in London. As publisher of the
textbook, "Turbulent Flows," he is also the author of more than 100
research papers. Pope has been a consultant to The Boeing Company,
Exxon, General Electric, General Motors, Rolls-Royce and
The general public is invited to the Sigma Series lecture on the
same topic at the Virginia Air
and Space Center, 600 Settlers Landing Rd., Hampton,
at 7:30 p.m. that evening.
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