RELEASE NO. 02-007
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5:
Combustion Devices: From Bunsen Burners to Jet Engines
Combustion is 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, Feb. 5, at
NASA Langley's H.J.E. Reid Conference Center.
Media Briefing: A media briefing will be held at 1:15
p.m. in the H.J.E. Reid Conference Center at NASA Langley Research
Center. Members of the media who wish to attend should contact
Kimberly W. Land (757) 864-9885 for credentials.
Pope will describe the progress made in the development of
computational approaches to combustion., which provides detailed
quantitative predictions of the combustion process and facilitate
the design optimization and control of combustion devices.
At Cornell since 1982, his research activities include
stochastic modeling of turbulence phenomena, direct numerical
simulations of turbulence and computational methods for combustion
Pope earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in mechanical
engineering from Imperial College in London. Publisher of the
textbook, "Turbulent Flows," he also the authored 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 at 7:30 p.m., that
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