Dr Alexander Klimenko

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School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
a.klimenko@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 53670

Overview

Dr Alexander Klimenko’s research interests are in: Multiscale phenomena, Reacting flows, Turbulence, Energy and Coal, Technology and its Cycles, Complex Competitive Systems, Analytical and Computational Methods.

Dr Klimenko lectures in Mechanical Engineering within the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering.

He received his PhD from Moscow University in 1991 and his DEng from the University of Queensland in 2007.

Dr Klimenko has made an outstanding contribution to theory and computation of reacting flows: the conditional equations introduced by him proved to be a most efficient toll in simulation or multiscale phenomena of different nature. His models and approaches (CMC,MMC,IDFE, PCMC theory of RCLand others) have resulted in dramatic improvements in efficiency of simulations and are used and recognized worldwide.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Moscow State University
  • DipIng, Moscow State University

Publications

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Supervision

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Available Projects

  • According to some reports a flying saucer-like experimental vortex engine designed by Viktor Schauberger had a very impressive test flight during last days of WWII. Is this true? We do not know and do not have means verify whether this is true or not. But what can be done by engineers is determining whether this potentially could be true (i.e. if such engine can work or not). The objective of this topic is to analyse the performance of the engine from the first principles of thermodynamic and fluid mechanics and making small simple models dealing with "vortex propulsion".

  • Investigation involving most recent and promising models designed to deal with turbulent combustion.

    Various applications and techniques can be involved.

  • Investigation into promising new technology that would enable economically efficient and ecologically clean mining of coal. The topics in this area involve search for information, some elements of design and, at the highest level, some simple modelling.

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Publications

Book Chapter

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Klimenko, Alexander Y. (2016). Why tornado-like vortices are persistent?. In: Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference. 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Perth, Australia, (). 5-8 December 2016.

  • Sundaram, B., Klimenko, A. Y. and Cleary, M. J. (2015). Developments in Multiple Mapping Conditioning for turbulent premixed combustion. In: Yi Yang and Nigel Smith, Australian Combustion Symposium 2015: Proceedings. The Australian Combustion Symposium 2015 (ACS2015), University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, (152-155). 7-9 December 2015.

  • Dialameh, L., Cleary, M. J. and Klimenko, A. Y. (2013). Differential diffusion effects in Multiple Mapping Conditioning (MMC) mixing model. In: Mingming Zhu, Yu Ma, Yun Yu, Hari Vuthaluru, Zhezi Zhang and Dongke Zhang, Australian Combustion Symposium 2013: Proceedings. ACS2013: Australian Combustion Symposium 2013, Crawley, WA, Australia, (158-161). 6-8 November, 2013.

  • Sundaram, Brruntha, Dialameh, Leila, Cleary, Matthew, Klimenko, A. Y. and Ge, Yipeng (2013). Multiple mapping conditioning: the concept and its development. In: ECM 2013: 6th European Combustion Meeting 2013, Lund, Sweden, (). 25-28 June, 2013.

  • Sundaram, B., Klimenko, A. Y., Cleary, M. J. and Maas, U. (2013). Prediction of extinction modes for turbulent premixed combustion with an MMC-Partially Stirred Reactor. In: Mingming Zhu, Yu Ma, Yun Yu, Hari Vuthaluru, Zhezi Zhang and Dongke Zhang, Australian Combustion Symposium 2013: Proceedings. ACS2013: Australian Combustion Symposium 2013, Crawley, WA, Australia, (356-359). 6-8 November, 2013.

  • Dialameh, L., Sundaram, B., Ge, Y., Cleary, M. J. and Klimenko, A. Y. (2013). Recent developments of the multiple mapping conditioning mixing model. In: ICDERS 2013: 24th International Colloquium on the Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems, Taipei, Taiwan, (). 28 July-2 August, 2013.

  • Saulov, D. N., Veeraragavan, A., Hooman, K., Torero, J. L. and Klimenko, A. Y. (2013). Review of combustion issues in underground fires. In: Mingming Zhu, Yu Ma, Yun Yu, Hari Vuthaluru, Zhezi Zhang and Dongke Zhang, Australian Combustion Symposium 2013: Proceedings. ACS2013: Australian Combustion Symposium 2013, Crawley, WA, Australia, (120-123). 6-8 November, 2013.

  • Klimenko, A. Y. (2013). What is mixing and can it be complex?. In: Snezhana I. Abarzhi, Serge Gauthier, Christopher J. Keane and Joseph J. Niemela, 3rd International Conference on Turbulent Mixing and Beyond. Proceedings. 3rd International Conference on Turbulent Mixing and Beyond (TMB11), Trieste, Italy, (014047.1-014047.6). 22-28 Aug 2011. doi:10.1088/0031-8949/2013/T155/014047

  • Ge, Y., Sundaram, B., Cleary, M. J. and Klimenko, A. Y. (2012). A bluff body jet mixer simulation with a new developed OpenFOAM based sparse-Lagrangian Multiple Mapping Conditioning model. In: P. A. Brandner and B. W. Pearce, Proceedings of the 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference. 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Launceston, Australia, (). 3-7 December 2012.

  • Dialameh, L., Sundaram, B., Cleary, M. J. and Klimenko, A. Y. (2012). Differential diffusion of passive scalars with MMC mixing model in isotropic turbulent flow. In: P. A. Brandner and B. W. Pearce, Proceedings of the 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference. 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC), Launceston, Australia, (). 3-7 December 2012.

  • Sundaram, B., Cleary, M. J. and Klimenko, A. Y. (2012). Effects of mixing localisation in LES-MMC simulations of a lifted hydrogen flame. In: P. A. Brandner and B. W. Pearce, Proceedings of the 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference. 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Launceston, Australia, (). 3-7 December 2012.

  • Klimenko, A. Y. (2012). Searching for common theory of bathtub-like vortices. In: P. A. Brandner and B. W. Pearce, Proceedings of the 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference. 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Launceston, Australia, (). 3-7 December 2012.

  • Klimenko, A. Y., Saulov, D. N. and Rudolph, V. (2011). Modeling of enhanced coal bed methane recovery and CO2 sequestration in coal seams. In: 28th Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference 2011. 28th Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference 2011, PCC 2011, Pittsburgh, PA United States, (2363-2372). 12-15 September 2011.

  • Saulov, D. N., Cleary, M. J. and Klimenko, A. Y. (2011). Modeling of in-situ CO2 sorption in a fluidized bed coal/biomass gasifier. In: 28th annual international Pittsburgh coal conference 2011. 28th Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference 2011, PCC 2011, Pittsburgh, PA, (2891-2891). 12-15 September 2011.

  • Klimenko, A. Y. (2010). Conservative mixing, competitive mixing and their applications. In: 2nd International Conference and Advanced School on Turbulent Mixing and Beyond, Trieste, Italy, (014054-1-014054-11). 27 July - 7 August 2009. doi:10.1088/0031-8949/2010/T142/014054

  • Klimenko, A. Y. and Cleary, M. J. (2010). Modelling of turbulent reacting flows. In: 8th Asia-Oceania Symposium on Fire Science and Technology, Melbourne, Australia, (). 7-9 December 2010.

  • Ge, Yipeng, Cleary, M.J. and Klimenko, A.Y. (2009). A sparse-Lagrangian simulation with density coupling. In: A. Y. Klimenko, M. J. Cleary, Bo Feng, V. Rudolph, R. R. Boyce and A. P. Wandel, Proceedings of Australian Combustion Symposium 2009. Australian Combustion Symposium, The University of Queensland, (51-54). 2-4 December 2009.

  • Chodankar, C., Feng, B. and Klimenko, A. Y. (2009). Numerical Modelling of Underground Coal Gasification Process. In: Klimenko, Alexander Y., Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium. Australian Combustion Symposium, Brisbane, (223-226). Dec 2 - 4 2009.

  • Chodankar, C. R., Feng, B. and Klimenko, A. Y. (2009). Numerical modelling of underground coal gasification process for estimation of product gas composition. In: 26th annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference 2009 : abstracts and papers. 26th Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference 2009, PCC 2009, Pittsburgh, PA, (712-724). 20 - 23 September 2009.

  • Klimenko, A.Y., Cleary, M.J., Feng, B., Rudolph, V., Boyce, R.R. and Wandel, A.P. (2009). Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium. In: Klimenko, A.Y., Cleary, M.J., Feng, B., Rudolph, V., Boyce, R.R., Wandel, A.P. and Clements, R,, Proceedings of Australian Combustion Symposium 2009. Australian Combusion Symposium 2009, The University of Queensland, (1-262). 2-4 December, 2009.

  • Cleary, M. J. and Klimenko, A. Y. (2008). Modelling Local Extinction in Flame E using a Sparse-Lagrangian MMC Model. In: Proceedings of: Ninth International Workshop on Measurement and Computation of Turbulent Nonpremixed Flames. Ninth International Workshop on Measurement and Computation of Turbulent Nonpremixed Flames, Montreal, Canada, (236-237). 31 July – 2 August 2008.

  • Klimenko, A. Y. (2008). Random walk, diffusion and mixing in simulations of scalar transport in fluid flows. In: 1st International Conference Turbulent Mixing and Beyond (TMB-2007), Trieste, Italy, (1-5). 18-26 August 2007. doi:10.1088/0031-8949/2008/T132/014037

  • Klimenko, A. Y. (2007). Do we find hurricanes on other planets?. In: Peter Jacobs, Tim McIntyre, Matthew Cleary, David Buttsworth, David Mee, Rose Clements, Richard Morgan and Charles Lemckert, 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC). 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC), Gold Coast, Australia, (247-252). 2-7 December 2007.

  • Chodankar, C., Feng, B. and Klimenko, A.Y. (2007). Gasification kinetics of Australian bituminous coal in CO2 environment: Unification approach of reactivity. In: Masri, A.R., Sendt, K., Nelson, P.F. and Yaroschchyk, P., Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium. Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, (82-85). 9-11 December 2007.

  • Chodankar, C., Feng, B., Ran, J. and Klimenko, A.Y. (2007). Kinetic study of the gasification of Australian bituminous coal. In: Morisi, B.I., 24th Annual International Pitsburgh Coal Conference. 24th Annual International Pitsburgh Coal Conference, South Africa, (1-7). 10-14 September 2007.

  • Chodankar, C., Feng, B., Ran, J. and Klimenko, A.Y. (2007). Kinetic study of the gasification of Australian bituminous coal char in carbon dioxide. In: X. Xu and M. Xu, 6th International Symposium on Coal Combustion, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan Lakeview Hotel, China, (586-592). 1-4 December, 2007.

  • Chodankar, C., Feng, B., Ran, J. and Klimenko, A.Y. (2007). Kinetic study of the gasification of Chinchilla coal char. In: Morisi, B.I., 24th Annual International Pitsburgh Coal Conference. 24th Annual International Pitsburgh Coal Conference, South Africa, (1-7). 10-14 September 2007.

  • Cleary, M.J., Klimenko, A.Y., Janicka, J. and Pfitnzer, M. (2007). LES / sparse-Lagraingian MMC in a piloted jet flame. In: Masri, A.R., Sendt, K., Nelson, P. and Yaroshchyk, P., Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium. Australian Combustion Symposium, Sydney, New South Wales, (50-53). 9-11 December 2007.

  • Blinderman, M, Saulov, D. N. and Klimenko, A Y (2006). The exergy optimization of the reverse combusion linking in underground coal gasification. In: Badie I Morsi, 23rd Annual International Pittsburg Coal Conference. 23rd Annual International Pittsburg Coal Conference, Pittsburgy, PA, USA, (1-15). 25-28 September 2006.

  • Klimenko, A. Y. (2003). MMC Modelling and fluctuations of the scalar dissipation. In: D. Honnery, 2003 Australian Symposium on Combustion & The 8th Australian Flame Days. 2003 Australian Symposium on Combustion & The 8th Australian Flame Days, Monash University, Victoria, (). 8-9 December 2003.

  • Wandel, A. P. and Klimenko, A. Y. (2003). Modelling of self-similar shear layer using multiple mapping conditioning. In: D. Honnery, Proceedings of the 2003 Australian Symposium on Combusion & The 8th Australian Flame Days. 2003 Australian Symposium on Combusion & The 8th Australian Flame Days, Victoria, Australia, (). 8-9 December 2003.

  • Wandel, A. P., Smith, N.S.A. and Klimenko, A. Y. (2002). Implementation of multiple mapping conditioning for single conserved scalar. In: S Armfield, P Morgan and K Srinivas, Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Computional Fluid Dynamics. Computional Fluid Dynamics 2002, Sydney, Australia, (789-790). 15-19 July 2002.

  • Wandel, A. P., Smith, N.S.A. and Klimenko, A. Y. (2002). Turbulent combustion modelling using stochastic formulation of conditional moment closure. In: 2002 Australian Symposium on Combustion and The Seventh Australian Flame Days. 2002 Australian Symposium on Combustion and The Seventh Austrs, Adelaide University, Adelaide, (139-143). 7-8 February, 2002.

  • Klimenko, A. Y. and Class, A.G. (2001). Asymptotic structure and NOx emission of realistic premixed flames under infuence of fluid flows. In: Sixth International Conference on Technologies and Combustion for a Clean Environment. Sixth International Conference on Technologies and Combustion for a Clean Environment, Portugal, (393-399). 9-12 July, 2001.

  • Klimenko, A. Y., Wandel, A. P. and Smith, N.S.A. (2001). Stochastic modelling of scalar transport in turbulent flows based on conditional moment closure. In: Proceedings of 2001 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. 2001 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, New York, (). 11-16 November, 2001.

  • Wandel, A. P., Weinman, K. and Klimenko, A. Y. (1999). Diffusion in conserved scalar space: Direct validation by DNS. In: B. Moghtaderi, B. Z. D. Dlugogorski and E. M. Kennedy, 1999 Australian Symposium on Combustion and The Sixth Australian Flame Days. 1999 Australian Symposium on Combustion and The Sixth Australian Frame Days, University of Newcastle, (76-80). 30th September - 1st October, 1999.

  • Klimenko, A. Y. (1999). Main regimes of turbulent premixed combustion. In: Fifth International Conference on Technologies and Combustion for a Clean Environment. Fifth International Conference on Technologies and Combustiot, Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisbon, Portugal, (507-511). 12th - 15th July, 1999.

  • Klimenko, A. Y. and Class, G. (1999). Propagation speed of premixed flames. In: B. Moghtaderi, B. Z. D. Dlugogorski and E. M. Kennedy, 1999 Australian Symposium on Combustion and The Sixth Australian Flame Days. 1999 Australian Symposium on Combustion and The Sixth Australian Frame Days, University of Newcastle, (242-246). 30 September - 1st October, 1999.

  • Klimenko A.Y. (1998). Evolution of vorticity in the bathtub vortex. In: Proceedings of the 1998 Thirteenth Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Melbourne, (781-784). December 13, 1998-December 18, 1998.

Edited Outputs

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • According to some reports a flying saucer-like experimental vortex engine designed by Viktor Schauberger had a very impressive test flight during last days of WWII. Is this true? We do not know and do not have means verify whether this is true or not. But what can be done by engineers is determining whether this potentially could be true (i.e. if such engine can work or not). The objective of this topic is to analyse the performance of the engine from the first principles of thermodynamic and fluid mechanics and making small simple models dealing with "vortex propulsion".

  • Investigation involving most recent and promising models designed to deal with turbulent combustion.

    Various applications and techniques can be involved.

  • Investigation into promising new technology that would enable economically efficient and ecologically clean mining of coal. The topics in this area involve search for information, some elements of design and, at the highest level, some simple modelling.

  • Investigation in Fluid Mechanics aspects of atmospheric vortices involving collecting and analyzing the data and, in future, may be some simple simulations.

  • This is a device that does not have any moving parts and does not need electricity. Air is supplied into the tube at the room temperature and is ejected in two streams - one hot one cold. Do not make mistakes - the device does not contradict the laws of thermodynamics and, in fact, we have one in our lab. Different explanations how it works have been suggested but you will search for the only one which is correct.