Energy and Climate

Engine Combustion

New Conceptual Insights into Diesel Engine Fuel-Injection Processes

By combining advanced theory and high-fidelity large eddy simulation, Combustion Research Facility (CRF) researchers Rainer Dahms and Joe Oefelein (both in 8351) have provided new conceptual insights that promise to improve the understanding and prediction of fuel-injection processes in high-pressure diesel engine conditions. Their results, which experiments performed by CRF researchers Lyle Pickett and Julien […]

Lyle Pickett Named a Society of Automotive Engineers Fellow

Lyle Pickett (in Sandia’s Engine Combustion Dept.) was just elected to a Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Fellow-grade membership. He was selected based on his pioneering research on direct-injection engine fuel sprays and the international leadership he has brought to the field. His contributions are providing both a new understanding of the fundamentals of fuel […]


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The Combustion Research Facility (CRF) is an internationally recognized center of excellence for combustion science and technology whose operations are supported by the DOE Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES).  The CRF is home to about 100 scientists, engineers, and technologists who conduct basic and applied research aimed at improving our nation’s […]