Sandia to demonstrate Hydrogen Risk Assessment Models toolkit prototype

With recent hydrogen fuel cell vehicle market acceleration, cities and neighborhoods where these cars are being sold exhibit a growing need to advance hydrogen fueling system deployments. Understanding and assessing hydrogen-fueling and -storage system risks is a challenging proposition because the necessary scientific information is diffuse and found only in isolated published papers, within research…

CRF Research Seeks to Improve Confidence in Large Eddy Simulations

Allowing solutions unattainable with direct numerical simulation and offering far greater accuracy than conventional engineering methods, large eddy simulation (LES) is now widely used for studying complex thermophysics in propulsion and power systems. However, because LES demands extremely complex tools, predictive LES has been problematic, leading to sometimes ambiguous results and suboptimal use of expensive…

First Kevin E. Strecker Award Presented at Rice University

The Combustion Research Facility (CRF) sends warm congratulations to Joseph Barchas of Rice University, the first recipient of the Rice University’s Kevin E. Strecker Award. Joseph received the $2,000 award from the Department of Physics and Astronomy for developing the department’s best master’s thesis, Electrostatic Energy Exchange in Shock Acceleration, which he worked on with…