The research conducted within the Turbulence and Combustion Research Laboratory (TCRL) focuses on studying complex combustion and fluid mechanics processes with an emphasis on turbulent combustion, turbulent flame stability, turbulent multiphase flows (such as sprays), and chemical kinetics.  These processes are investigated using advanced laser-based techniques including spectroscopy and flow imaging.  In some cases, our laser diagnostic approaches  are truly unqiue to the TCRL, giving us unprecidented capability of understanding turbulence and combustion dynamics.  Our goal is twofold:  (1) provide a new fundamental understanding of the governing physical and chemical processes that underpin many aerospace, automotive, power-generating, and chemical processing systems, and (2) provide accurate, spatially- and temporally-resolved data that can be used to assess and validate turbulence and combustion models.

You will find detailed descriptions of the current sponsored research projects being conducted within the TCRL under the 'Research' tab and a listing of our journal papers under the 'Publications' tab. 

For the lastest news within the TCRL, please visit the  'Recent News' tab.

The TCRL is directed by Professor Jeffrey A. Sutton and is located in Scott Laboratory within the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.  For more information, please fill free to contact us.

 Example high-speed imaging performed within the TCRL