Combustors that drive propulsion systems are often volumetric in nature, typically in the form of cylinders, and convert chemical to thermal and mechanical energy through oxidation of fuels. This deflagrating combustion approach is now beginning to be challenged by detonation-based combustion that utilizes shock waves to accelerate the oxidation of fuel-air mixture. This technology, originally […]
Detonation-based device for novel propulsion applications
U-M Faculty Receive Award to build AI-driven Scientific Computing Resource
Congratulations to Venkat Raman, Alex Gorodetsky and Aaron Towne for receiving the DURIP award
Venkat Raman named associate editor for Combustion & Flame Journal
The Combustion Institute’s leading publication leverages Raman’s research strength
Raman awarded DoD MURI funding for detonations research
Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative funding examines a new generation of propulsion systems based on sustained detonations
Reducing the need for hypersonic tunnel testing
Venkat Raman’s new research center offers a new future for hypersonic vehicles
Opinion: Future aerospace enterprises will demand more advanced modeling and simulation
U-M Aerospace Engineering Professor Venkat Raman advocates for more versatile and powerful modeling tools to meet computational demands of next-generation aircraft design.
$12.75M for reliable hypersonic engines and artificial photosynthesis
Two U-M led projects are funded by the Department of Defense.
Caleb Van Beck awarded 2020 NDSEG Fellowship
U-M Aerospace PhD candidate Caleb Van Beck was awarded the 2020 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship under the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research for developing cutting-edge propulsion devices.
Shivam Barwey receives 2020 J. Robert Beyster Computational Innovation Award for GPU-based library
U-M College of Engineering named Shivam Barwey, PhD candidate of Aerospace Engineering, as the recipient of the 2020 J. Robert Beyster Computational Innovation Fellowship Award. Under advisor, Professor Venkat Raman at the Advanced Propulsion Concepts Lab, he has made great advancements in the research of GPU-optimization and high-performance computing with the development of a GPU-based library, which, among […]
Dr. Venkat Raman on the Rotating Detonation Engine, the frightening-sounding technology of tomorrow
Rotating Detonation Engine (RDE) is about the scariest name a technology can have, but it also has the promise of overcoming one of the great problems of modern aerospace engineering. Conventional propulsion systems for aircraft, missiles, and rockets are all very close to their theoretical limits, with very little wiggle room left for getting much […]
Rewriting the rules for supercomputers
Machine learning will teach the world’s fastest machines to work smarter, not harder.
Mirko Gamba and Venkat Raman receive a DOE award for the University Turbine System Research (UTSR) program
Congratulations to Aerospace Professors Mirko Gamba and Venkat Raman on receiving a Department of Energy grant to continue their studies on pressure gain combustion for advanced turbine-based power generation systems.
Aerospace Engineering Ph.D. candidate Supraj Prakash awarded NASA fellowship for combustion research
Supraj Prakash, recipient of NASA fellowship for scramjet research, aims to bring us one step closer to a new age of hypersonic flight