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Thermodynamics and Combustion Laboratory

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science


Journal articles (also available at Google Scholar and ResearchGate)

  1. M.A. Eldeeb, B. Akih-Kumgeh, Reduced chemical kinetic models using alternate and stochastic species elimination. Submitted to Combustion Theory & Modeling.

  2. Jouzdani, S., Zhou, A. and Akih-Kumgeh, B, Propanol isomers: Investigation of ignition and pyrolysis time scales, Combustion & Flame, 2016, In press.

  3. M.A. Eldeeb, S. Jouzdani, Z.Wang, M. Sarathy, B. Akih-Kumgeh, An experimental and chemical kinetic modeling study of dimethylcyclohexane oxidation and pyrolysis, Energy & Fuels, 2016, In press.

  4. S. Jouzdani, M.A. Eldeeb, L. Zhang, B. Akih-Kumgeh, High-temperature study of 2-methyl furan and 2-methyl tetrahydrofuran combustion, International Journal of Chemical Kinetics, 491503, 2016

  5. R. M. Gourde, B. Akih-Kumgeh, A Matlab Program for the Determination of Thermodynamic Properties of Steam, International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education, accepted for publication (Jan. 4, 2016).

  6. Apeng Zhou, Ting Dong, B. Akih-Kumgeh. Simplifying Ignition Delay Prediction of HCCI Engine Design and control, International Journal of Engine Research, 1:12-, 2016.

  7. M.A. Eldeeb, B. Akih-Kumgeh, Investigation of 2,5-dimethyl furan and iso-octane ignition. Combustion & Flame, 162:2454-2465, 2015.

  8. A. Fossi, A. deChamplain, and B. Akih-Kumgeh, Unsteady RANS and Scale Adaptive Simulations of Turbulent Spray Flames in a Swirled-Stabilized Gas Turbine Model Combustor using Tabulated Chemistry, Int. J. Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow, 25:1064–1088, 2015.

  9. M.A. Eldeeb, B. Akih-Kumgeh, Reactivity trends in furan and alkyl furan combustion. Energy & Fuels, 28:6618-6626, 2014

  10. N.D. Peters, B. Akih-Kumgeh, J.M. Bergthorson, Comparative Analysis of Chemical Kinetic Models Using the Alternate Species Elimination Approach. J. Eng. Gas Turbines & Power, 137:021505-1–021505-9, 2014.

  11. J.D. Munzar, B. Akih-Kumgeh, B.M. Denman, A. Zia, J.M. Bergthorson, An experimental and reduced modeling study of the laminar flame speed of jet fuel surrogate components, Fuels, 113:583--597, 2013.
  12. B. Akih-Kumgeh, J.M. Bergthorson. Skeletal chemical kinetic mechanisms for syngas, methylbutanoate, n-heptane, and n-decane, Energy & Fuels, 27:2316-2326, 2013.

  13. G. A. Chung, B. Akih-Kumgeh, G.M.G. Watson, J.M. Bergthorson, NOx formation and flame velocity profiles of iso- and n-isomers of butane and butanol, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute,34: 831–838, 2013.

  14. B. Akih-Kumgeh, J.M. Bergthorson. Experimental and modeling study of trends in the high-temperature ignition of methyl and ethyl esters, Energy & Fuels, 25:4345-4356, 2011.

  15. B. Akih-Kumgeh, J.M. Bergthorson. Ignition of C3 oxygenated hydrocarbons and chemical kinetic modeling of propanal oxidation, Combustion & Flame, 158:1877-1889, 2011.

  16. B. Akih-Kumgeh, J.M. Bergthorson. Structure-reactivity trends of C1-C4 alkanoic acid methyl esters, Combustion & Flame, 158:1037-1048, 2011.

  17. K.E. Noorani, B. Akih-Kumgeh and J.M. Bergthorson. Comparative high temperature shock tube ignition of C1-C4 primary alcohols, Energy & Fuels, 24,:5834-5843, 2010.

  18. B. Akih-Kumgeh, J.M. Bergthorson. Tailoring ethanol high temperature ignition by means of chemical additives and water content, SAE International Journal of Fuels & Lubricants 2011 3:598-609. Based on Technical Paper number 2010-01-2113.

  19. B. Akih-Kumgeh, J.M. Bergthorson. Comparative Study of High Temperature Autoignition of Methyl Butanoate and n-Heptane, Energy & Fuels, 24, 2439-2448, 2010.

  20. B. Akih-Kumgeh, J.M. Bergthorson. Shock Tube Study of Methyl Formate Ignition, Energy & Fuels, 24, 396-403, 2010.

Peer-reviewed conference proceedings

  1. N.D. Peters, H. Morrow, B. Akih-Kumgeh. Laser-induced ignition of methane and biogas near the lean flammability limit, 25th International Colloquium on Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems, Leeds, UK, Aug 2–8, 2015.

  2. M.A. Eldeeb, B. Akih-Kumgeh. Investigation of ignition behavior of dimethyl and ethyl isomers of cycloalkanes and furans, 25th International Colloquium on Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems, Leeds, UK, Aug 2–8, 2015.

  3. Apeng Zhou, Ting Dong, B. Akih-Kumgeh. Simplifying Ignition Delay Prediction of Chemical Kinetic Models by Means of Ignition Correlations, 25th International Colloquium on Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems, Leeds, UK, Aug 2–8, 2015.

  4. N.D. Peters, B. Akih-Kumgeh, J.M. Bergthorson. Comparative analysis of chemical kinetic models using the alternate species elimination (ASE) approach, ASME Turbo Expo, Paper Number GT2014-25805, Dusseldorf, Germany, June 16–20, 2014.

  5. J.D. Munzar, A. Zia, P. Versailles, R. Jimenez, J.M. Bergthorson, B. Akih-Kumgeh. Comparison of laminar flame speeds, extinction stretch rates and vapor pressures of jet A-1/HRJ biojet fuel blends, ASME Turbo Expo, Paper Number GT2014-25951, 2014 Dusseldorf, Germany, June 16–20, 2014.

  6. A. Fossi, A. deChamplain, A. Ghazlani, B. Paquet, S. Kalla, J.M. Bergthorson, B. Akih-Kumgeh, Large eddy simulation of a turbulent swirling jet-A1 spray flame incorporating non-equilibrium effects through the flamelet model, ASME Turbo Expo, Paper Number GT2014-27225, Dusseldorf, Germany, June 16–20, 2014.

  7. B. Akih-Kumgeh, J.M. Bergthorson. A four component skeletal model for the analysis of jet fuel surrogate combustion, ASME Turbo Expo 2013, Paper Numer GT2013-94813.

  8. B. Akih-Kumgeh, K.E. Noorani, J.M. Bergthorson. Trends and similarities in C1-C4 primary alcohol high-temperature ignition, 7th Mediterranean Combustion Symposium, Chia Laguna, Sardinia, Italy, September 11-15, 2011.

  9. B. Akih-Kumgeh, J.M. Bergthorson. Methyl and ethyl esters as biodiesel surrogates: observations on trends in ignition behavior, 23rd International Colloquium on Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems, Irvine, California, July 24-29, 2011.

  10. B. Akih-Kumgeh, J.M. Bergthorson. Auto-ignition of methyl butanoate as a Biodiesel Surrogate, 22nd International Colloquium on Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems, Minsk, Belarus, July 27-31, 2009.

Other conference proceedings

  1. To come soon.



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Thermodynamics & Combustion Lab
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