RWTH - Institute for Combustion Technology

The Institute for Combustion Technology focuses on:

  • turbulent combustion and its applications in engines, gas turbines, and furnaces,
  • chemical kinetics of combustions,
  • turbulent theory,
  • multiphase flows,
  • and electrochemistry with applications to fuel cells.

They combine experimental, theoretical model development, and numerical simulation approaches. Many test benches allow performing experimental campaigns in different flow reactors, high-pressure combustion chambers, and open flames. For numerical simulations, in-house codes for Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS), Large-Eddy Simulations (LES) and Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS), and 1-D flame calculations are available.


Aurora Maffei
Lorenzo Frascino
Heinz Pitsch
Hongchao Chu