The Computational Reactive Flow & Energy Lab (CRFEL) is a laboratory at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. It is directed by Prof. Suo Yang, who leads and guides his group to conduct research on a broad range of topics in the domain of reactive flows. (See Research for more info). 
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Our research interests broadly encompass the first-principles based modeling and simulation of laminar and turbulent reactive flows, including: combustion, plasma physics, particulate and multi-phase flows, and their multi-scale interactions. Our goal is to develop and utilize high-fidelity, computationally efficient predictive tools in order to:
  1. Gain fundamental understanding of the physicochemical processes in reactive flows.
  2. Design and control advanced propulsion and power-generation systems (primarily reciprocating engines and gas turbines) for energy sustainability.
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