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CFD Combustion Research

  1. May 24, 2012 #1
    Hey everyone, I've got a question that been in the back of my mind for a few months now. Hopefully someone on this forum can provide me with some guidance.

    I just finished my undergraduate career in aeronautical engineering; I'll be starting graduate school this coming August. On a gut feeling I decided to look for graduate programs in combustion/propulsion systems. After a long battle within myself I finally selected a university and a program. I am pretty sure my research will be on turbulent combustion simulation. As a graduate student going into CFD what type of work (aside from the obvious) should I expect?

    On another note:
    When I was an undergrad I taught myself a lot of aerodynamics and it is a subject I truly have a passion for. After learning that there is virtually no theoretical research being conducted in this field I decided to study reacting flows. I am hoping that this branch of fluid mechanics is both broad and theoretical so I can develop my professional foundation to pursue my own research interests.

    Basically, I am asking if anyone here can provide me with some insight into this type of graduate work or if they could describe a similar situation that they've experienced. What were your outcomes?

    Last edited: May 24, 2012
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