Applies diagnostic and imaging methods to reciprocating engines,
including phase Doppler particle analysis; laser Doppler velocimetry;
particle image velocimetry; and laser-induced flourescence to projects
in combustion, emissions, heat transfer, spray diagnostics, ceramics
Initiates research in upgraded computational fluid models for spray
breakup, spray-wall impingement, engine heat transfer, combustion,
turbulence, intake flows and emissions.
Engages in diesel research funded by the Army and industry to increase
power density, enhance air utilization, improve fuel economy and lower
Conducts small-engine research projects funded by the Wisconsin Small Engine Consortium and the state of Wisconsin to assist industry in
meeting emissions standards while improving fuel economy.