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.
Journal Article: Addressing the adverse cold air inflow effects for a short natural draft dry cooling tower through swirl generation
Dai, Yuchen, Kaiser, Antonio S., Lu, Yuanshen, Klimenko, Alexander Y., Dong, Peixin and Hooman, Kamel (2019) Addressing the adverse cold air inflow effects for a short natural draft dry cooling tower through swirl generation. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 145 . doi:10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2019.118738
Journal Article: Seasonal variation on the performance of the dry cooled supercritical CO2 recompression cycle
Ehsan, M. Monjurul, Duniam, Sam, Guan, Zhiqiang, Gurgenci, Hal and Klimenko, Alexander (2019) Seasonal variation on the performance of the dry cooled supercritical CO2 recompression cycle. Energy Conversion and Management, 197 111865. doi:10.1016/j.enconman.2019.111865
Journal Article: Effect of cooling system design on the performance of the recompression CO2 cycle for concentrated solar power application
Ehsan, M. Monjurul, Duniam, Sam, Li, Jishun, Guan, Zhiqiang, Gurgenci, Hal and Klimenko, Alexander (2019) Effect of cooling system design on the performance of the recompression CO2 cycle for concentrated solar power application. Energy, 180 480-494. doi:10.1016/j.energy.2019.05.108
Advanced Pulsed Power: an emerging technology for science and engineering systems
(2017) UQ Major Equipment and Infrastructure
Skid mounted process for on-demand acetylene production
(2016–2019) ARC Linkage Projects
Achieving fuel flexibility in modern combustors
(2012–2014) ARC Discovery Projects
Differential Diffusion in Multiple Mapping Conditioning (MMC) Model
(2019) Master Philosophy
Entropy and availability in complex engineering systems
Doctor Philosophy
A study on swirling plume enhanced natural draft dry cooling towers
Doctor Philosophy
Viktor Schauberger's vortex engine
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".
Various aspects of turbulent combustion modelling
Investigation involving most recent and promising models designed to deal with turbulent combustion.
Various applications and techniques can be involved.
Underground coal gasification
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.
Underground coal gasification and combustion
Blinderman, Michael S. and Klimenko, Alexander Y. Underground coal gasification and combustion. Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom: Elsevier, 2017. doi:10.1016/C2014-0-03452-1
Early developments and inventions in underground coal gasification
Klimenko, A. Y. (2017). Early developments and inventions in underground coal gasification. In Underground coal gasification and combustion (pp. 11-24) Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-0-08-100313-8.00002-5
Introduction to underground coal gasification and combustion
Blinderman, M. S. and Klimenko, A. Y. (2017). Introduction to underground coal gasification and combustion. In Underground coal gasification and combustion (pp. 1-8) Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-0-08-100313-8.00001-3
Underground fire prospective technologies
Saulov, D., Klimenko, A. Y. and Torero, J. L. (2017). Underground fire prospective technologies. In Underground coal gasification and combustion (pp. 583-599) Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-0-08-100313-8.00018-9
Multiple mapping conditioning: a new modelling framework for turbulent combustion
Cleary, M. J. and Klimenko, A. Y. (2011). Multiple mapping conditioning: a new modelling framework for turbulent combustion. In Tarek Echekki and Epaminondas Mastorakos (Ed.), Turbulent Combustion Modelling. Advances, New Trends and Perspectives (pp. 143-173) London, U. K.: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-94-007-0412-1
Equations for conditional means and fluctuations of conserved scalar dissipation
Klimenko, A. Y. (2001). Equations for conditional means and fluctuations of conserved scalar dissipation. In A.N. Kraiko (Ed.), Gas Dynamics 2 ed. (pp. 395-407) Moscow: Fizmatlit.
Dai, Yuchen, Kaiser, Antonio S., Lu, Yuanshen, Klimenko, Alexander Y., Dong, Peixin and Hooman, Kamel (2019) Addressing the adverse cold air inflow effects for a short natural draft dry cooling tower through swirl generation. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 145 . doi:10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2019.118738
Seasonal variation on the performance of the dry cooled supercritical CO2 recompression cycle
Ehsan, M. Monjurul, Duniam, Sam, Guan, Zhiqiang, Gurgenci, Hal and Klimenko, Alexander (2019) Seasonal variation on the performance of the dry cooled supercritical CO2 recompression cycle. Energy Conversion and Management, 197 111865. doi:10.1016/j.enconman.2019.111865
Ehsan, M. Monjurul, Duniam, Sam, Li, Jishun, Guan, Zhiqiang, Gurgenci, Hal and Klimenko, Alexander (2019) Effect of cooling system design on the performance of the recompression CO2 cycle for concentrated solar power application. Energy, 180 480-494. doi:10.1016/j.energy.2019.05.108
The direction of time and Boltzmann's time hypothesis
Klimenko, A. Y. (2019) The direction of time and Boltzmann's time hypothesis. Physica Scripta, 94 3: 034002. doi:10.1088/1402-4896/aaece6
Ehsan, M. Monjurul, Wang, Xurong, Guan, Zhiqiang and Klimenko, A. Y. (2018) Design and performance study of dry cooling system for 25 MW solar power plant operated with supercritical CO2 cycle. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 132 398-410. doi:10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2018.06.024
Ehsan, M. Monjurul, Guan, Zhiqiang and Klimenko, A. Y. (2018) A comprehensive review on heat transfer and pressure drop characteristics and correlations with supercritical CO2 under heating and cooling applications. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 92 658-675. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2018.04.106
Monjurul Ehsan, M., Guan, Zhiqiang, Klimenko, A. Y. and Wang, Xurong (2018) Design and comparison of direct and indirect cooling system for 25 MW solar power plant operated with supercritical CO2 cycle. Energy Conversion and Management, 168 611-628. doi:10.1016/j.enconman.2018.04.072
A stochastic multiple mapping conditioning computational model in OpenFOAM for turbulent combustion
Galindo-Lopez, S., Salehi, F., Cleary, M. J., Masri, A. R., Neuber, G., Stein, O. T., Kronenburg, A., Varna, A., Hawkes, E. R., Sundaram, B., Klimenko, A. Y. and Ge, Y. (2018) A stochastic multiple mapping conditioning computational model in OpenFOAM for turbulent combustion. Computers and Fluids, 172 410-425. doi:10.1016/j.compfluid.2018.03.083
Lu, Yuanshen, Klimenko, Alexander, Russell, Hugh, Dai, Yuchen, Warner, John and Hooman, Kamel (2018) A conceptual study on air jet-induced swirling plume for performance improvement of natural draft cooling towers. Applied Energy, 217 496-508. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.02.095
Klimenko, A. Y. (2017) Kinetics of interactions of matter, antimatter and radiation consistent with antisymmetric (CPT-invariant) thermodynamics. Entropy, 19 5: 202. doi:10.3390/e19050202
Notes on advanced engineering education
Klimenko, A. Y. (2017) Notes on advanced engineering education. European Journal of Engineering Education, 42 6: 1-30. doi:10.1080/03043797.2017.1299691
A PDF approach to thin premixed flamelets using multiple mapping conditioning
Sundaram, B. and Klimenko, A. Y. (2017) A PDF approach to thin premixed flamelets using multiple mapping conditioning. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 36 2: 1937-1945. doi:10.1016/j.proci.2016.07.116
Sparse-Lagrangian MMC simulations of an n-dodecane jet at engine-relevant conditions
Salehi, F., Cleary, M. J., Masri, A. R., Ge, Y. and Klimenko, A. Y. (2017) Sparse-Lagrangian MMC simulations of an n-dodecane jet at engine-relevant conditions. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 36 3: 3577-3585. doi:10.1016/j.proci.2016.07.074
Symmetric and antisymmetric forms of the Pauli master equation
Klimenko, A. Y. (2016) Symmetric and antisymmetric forms of the Pauli master equation. Scientific Reports, 6 29942. doi:10.1038/srep29942
Sundaram, Brruntha, Klimenko, Alexander Yuri, Cleary, Matthew John and Ge, Yipeng (2016) A direct approach to generalised multiple mapping conditioning for selected turbulent diffusion flame cases. Combustion Theory and Modelling, 20 4: 735-764. doi:10.1080/13647830.2016.1174308
Hierarchical structure of slow manifolds of reacting flows
Bykov, Viatcheslav, Neagos, Alexander, Klimenko, Alexander and Maas, Ulrich (2015) Hierarchical structure of slow manifolds of reacting flows. Zeitschrift fur Physikalische Chemie, 229 6: 833-856. doi:10.1515/zpch-2014-0599
Intransitivity in theory and in the real world
Klimenko, Alexander Y. (2015) Intransitivity in theory and in the real world. Entropy, 17 6: 4364-4412. doi:10.3390/e17064364
Prediction of NOx in premixed high-pressure lean methane flames with a MMC-partially stirred reactor
Sundaram, B., Klimenko, A. Y., Cleary, M. J. and Maas, U. (2014) Prediction of NOx in premixed high-pressure lean methane flames with a MMC-partially stirred reactor. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 35 2: 1517-1525. doi:10.1016/j.proci.2014.07.069
Note on invariant properties of a quantum system placed into thermodynamic environment
Klimenko, A. Y. (2014) Note on invariant properties of a quantum system placed into thermodynamic environment. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 398 65-75. doi:10.1016/j.physa.2013.11.037
One antimatter - two possible thermodynamics
Klimenko, Alexander Y. and Maas, Ulrich (2014) One antimatter - two possible thermodynamics. Entropy, 16 3: 1191-1210. doi:10.3390/e16031191
A multiple mapping conditioning model for differential diffusion
Dialameh, L., Cleary, M. J. and Klimenko, A. Y. (2014) A multiple mapping conditioning model for differential diffusion. Physics of Fluids, 26 2: . doi:10.1063/1.4864101
Complexity and intransitivity in technological development
Klimenko, Alexander Y. (2014) Complexity and intransitivity in technological development. Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering, 23 2: 128-152. doi:10.1007/s11518-014-5245-x
Conditional methods in modeling CO2 capture from coal syngas
Saulov, Dmitry N., Watanabe, Shuhei, Yin, Junjun, Klimenko, Dimitri A., Hooman, Kamel, Feng, Bo, Cleary, Matthew J. and Klimenko, Alexander Y. (2014) Conditional methods in modeling CO2 capture from coal syngas. Energies, 7 4: 1899-1916. doi:10.3390/en7041899
Entropy and equilibria in competitive systems
Klimenko, A. Y. (2014) Entropy and equilibria in competitive systems. Entropy, 16 1: 1-22. doi:10.3390/e16010001
Strong swirl approximation and intensive vortices in the atmosphere
Klimenko, A. Y. (2014) Strong swirl approximation and intensive vortices in the atmosphere. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 738 268-298. doi:10.1017/jfm.2013.557
On the flame length in firewhirls with strong vorticity
Klimenko, A. Y. and Williams, F. A. (2013) On the flame length in firewhirls with strong vorticity. Combustion and Flame, 160 2: 335-339. doi:10.1016/j.combustflame.2012.10.019
A comparative study of Sandia flame series (D-F) using sparse-Lagrangian MMC modelling
Ge, Y., Cleary, M. J. and Klimenko, A. Y. (2013) A comparative study of Sandia flame series (D-F) using sparse-Lagrangian MMC modelling. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 34 1: 1325-1332. doi:10.1016/j.proci.2012.06.059
Complex competitive systems and competitive thermodynamics
Klimenko, A. Y. (2013) Complex competitive systems and competitive thermodynamics. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A-Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences, 371 1982: 20120244. doi:10.1098/rsta.2012.0244
General approach for modelling of reactive transport in porous media
Saulov, D. N., Zhao, M. M., Cleary, M. J., Klimenko, D. A., Hooman, K. and Klimenko, A. Y. (2012) General approach for modelling of reactive transport in porous media. International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications, 3 6: 471-476. doi:10.7763/IJCEA.2012.V3.246
Zhao, M. M., Saulov, D. N., Cleary, M. J. and Klimenko, A. Y. (2012) Numerical simulation of coal gasification with CO2 capture based on two-dimensional fluidized bed model. International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications, 3 6: 466-470. doi:10.7763/IJCEA.2012.V3.245
Propagation speed of combustion and invasion waves in stochastic simulations with competitive mixing
Klimenko, A. Y. and Pope, S. B. (2012) Propagation speed of combustion and invasion waves in stochastic simulations with competitive mixing. Combustion Theory and Modelling, 16 4: 679-714. doi:10.1080/13647830.2011.647091
Evaluating transport in irregular pore networks
Klimenko, Dimitri A., Hooman, Kamel and Klimenko, Alexander Y. (2012) Evaluating transport in irregular pore networks. Physical Review E, 86 1: 011112.1-011112.11. doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.86.011112
Mixing, entropy and competition
Klimenko, A. Y. (2012) Mixing, entropy and competition. Physica Scripta, 85 6: 068201.1-068201.29. doi:10.1088/0031-8949/85/06/068201
Conditional model for sorption in porous media with fractal properties
Klimenko, A. Y., Saulov, D. N., Massarotto, P. and Rudolph, V. (2012) Conditional model for sorption in porous media with fractal properties. Transport in Porous Media, 92 3: 745-765. doi:10.1007/s11242-011-9931-6
Saulov, D. N., Chodankar, C. R., Cleary, M. J. and Klimenko, A. Y. (2012) Coupling the porous conditional moment closure with the random pore model: Applications to gasification and CO(2) capture. Frontiers of Chemical Science and Engineering, 6 1: 84-93. doi:10.1007/s11705-011-1164-2
Teaching the third law of thermodynamics
Klimenko, A. Y. (2012) Teaching the third law of thermodynamics. Open Thermodynamics Journal, 6 1-14. doi:10.2174/1874396X01206010001
Multiple mapping conditioning: a new modelling framework for turbulent combustion
Cleary, M. J. and Klimenko, A. Y. (2011) Multiple mapping conditioning: a new modelling framework for turbulent combustion. Fluid Mechanics and its Applications, 95 143-173. doi:10.1007/978-94-007-0412-1_7
Cleary, M. J. and Klimenko, A. Y. (2011) A detailed quantitative analysis of sparse-Lagrangian filtered density function simulations in constant and variable density reacting jet flows. Physics of Fluids, 23 11: 115102.1-115102.19. doi:10.1063/1.3657085
Adsorption thermodynamics in the framework of the modified associate formalism
Saulov, D. N., Rudolph, V. and Klimenko, A. Y. (2011) Adsorption thermodynamics in the framework of the modified associate formalism. The Open Thermodynamics Journal, 5 11-15. doi:10.2174/1874396X01105010011
Sparse-Lagrangian FDF simulations of Sandia Flame E with density coupling
Ge, YP, Cleary, MJ and Klimenko, AY (2011) Sparse-Lagrangian FDF simulations of Sandia Flame E with density coupling. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 33 1: 1401-1409. doi:10.1016/j.proci.2010.06.035
Convergence to a model in sparse-lagrangian FDF simulations
Klimenko, AY and Cleary, MJ (2010) Convergence to a model in sparse-lagrangian FDF simulations. Flow, Turbulence And Combustion, 85 3-4: 567-591. doi:10.1007/s10494-010-9301-4
Kinetic study of the gasification of an Australian bituminous coal char in carbon dioxide
Chodankar, C.R., Feng, B., Ran, J. and Klimenko, A.Y. (2010) Kinetic study of the gasification of an Australian bituminous coal char in carbon dioxide. Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering, 5 3: 413-419. doi:10.1002/apj.269
Flame propagation in a gasification channel
Saulov, Dmitry N., Plumb, Ovid A. and Klimenko, A. Y. (2010) Flame propagation in a gasification channel. Energy, 35 3: 1264-1273. doi:10.1016/j.energy.2009.11.006
The stability of evaporating fronts in porous media
Plumb, O. A. and Klimenko, Alexander (2010) The stability of evaporating fronts in porous media. Journal of Porous Media, 13 2: 145-155. doi:10.1615/JPorMedia.v13.i2.50
Tracing diffusion in porous media with fractal properties
Vladimirov, I. G. and Klimenko, A. Y. (2010) Tracing diffusion in porous media with fractal properties. Multiscale Modeling and Simulation, 8 4: 1178-1211. doi:10.1137/090760234
A generalised multiple mapping conditioning approach for turbulent combustion
Cleary, Matthew and Klimenko, Alexander Y. (2009) A generalised multiple mapping conditioning approach for turbulent combustion. Flow, Turbulence and Combustion, 82 4: 477-491. doi:10.1007/s10494-008-9161-3
Early ideas in underground coal gasification and their evolution
Klimenko, Alexander Y. (2009) Early ideas in underground coal gasification and their evolution. Energies, 2 2: 456-476. doi:10.3390/en20200456
Lagrangian particles with mixing. I. Simulating scalar transport
Klimenko, A. Y. (2009) Lagrangian particles with mixing. I. Simulating scalar transport. Physics of Fluids, 21 6: 065101-1-065101-17. doi:10.1063/1.3147925
Klimenko, A.Y. (2009) Lagrangian particles with mixing. II. Sparse-Lagrangian methods in application for turbulent reacting flows. Physics of Fluids, 21 6: Article number 065102. doi:10.1063/1.3147927
Modified associate formalism without entropy paradox Part I: Model description
Saulov, D. N., Vladimirov, I. G. and Klimenko, A. Y. (2009) Modified associate formalism without entropy paradox Part I: Model description. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 473 1-2: 167-175. doi:10.1016/j.jallcom.2008.06.024
Modified associate formalism without entropy paradox Part II. Comparison with similar models
Saulov, DN and Klimenko, AY (2009) Modified associate formalism without entropy paradox Part II. Comparison with similar models. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 473 1-2: 157-162. doi:10.1016/j.jallcom.2008.06.021
A sparse-Lagrangian multiple mapping conditioning model for turbulent diffusion flames
Cleary, M. J., Klimenko, A. Y., Janicka, J. and Pfitzner, M. (2009) A sparse-Lagrangian multiple mapping conditioning model for turbulent diffusion flames. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 32 1: 1499-1507. doi:10.1016/j.proci.2008.07.015
Exergy optimisation of reverse combustion linking in underground coal gasification
Saulov, DN and Klimenko, AY (2008) Exergy optimisation of reverse combustion linking in underground coal gasification. Journal of the Energy Institute, 81 1: 7-13. doi:10.1179/174602208X269427
Forward and reverse combustion linking in underground coal gasification
Blinderman, M.S., Saulov, Dmitry N. and Klimenko, Alexander Y. (2008) Forward and reverse combustion linking in underground coal gasification. Energy, 33 3: 446-454. doi:10.1016/j.energy.2007.10.004
Technological cycles and their impact on science, engineering and engineering education
Klimenko, Alexander Y. (2008) Technological cycles and their impact on science, engineering and engineering education. The International Journal of Technology Knowledge and Society, 4 2: 11-18.
On simulating scalar transport by mixing between Lagrangian particles
Klimenko, A.Y. (2007) On simulating scalar transport by mixing between Lagrangian particles. Physics of Fluids, 19 3: . doi:10.1063/1.2711233
Conditional methods for continuum reacting flows in porous media
Klimenko, A.Y. and Abdel-Jawad, M. (2007) Conditional methods for continuum reacting flows in porous media. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 31 2107-2115. doi:10.1016/j.proci.2006.07.218
Theory of reverse combustion linking
Blinderman, M.S. and Klimenko, A.Y. (2007) Theory of reverse combustion linking. Combustion And Flame, 150 3: 232-245. doi:10.1016/j.combustflame.2006.12.021
Matching conditional moments in PDF modelling of nonpremixed combustion
Klimenko, A. Y. (2005) Matching conditional moments in PDF modelling of nonpremixed combustion. Combustion And Flame, 143 4: 369-385. doi:10.1016/j.combustflame.2005.08.014
Wandel, Andrew P. and Klimenko, A. Y. (2005) Testing multiple mapping conditioning mixing for Monte Carlo probability density function simulations. Physics of Fluids, 17 12: 1-4. doi:10.1063/1.2147609
On the inverse parabolicity of pdf equations in turbulent flows
Klimenko, A. Y. (2004) On the inverse parabolicity of pdf equations in turbulent flows. Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics, 57 1: 79-93. doi:10.1093/qjmam/57.1.79
Klimenko, AY (2004) Matching the conditional variance as a criterion for selecting parameters in the simplest multiple mapping conditioning models. Physics of Fluids, 16 12: 4754-4757. doi:10.1063/1.1803742
A unified model of flames as gasdynamic discontinuities
Class, A. G., Matkowsky, B. J. and Klimenko, A. Y. (2003) A unified model of flames as gasdynamic discontinuities. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 491 491: 11-49. doi:10.1017/S002211200300507X
Stability of planar flames as gasdynamic discontinuities
Class, AG, Matkowsky, BJ and Klimenko, AY (2003) Stability of planar flames as gasdynamic discontinuities. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 491 491: 51-63. doi:10.1017/S0022112003005081
The modeling of turbulent reactive flows based on multiple mapping conditioning
Klimenko, A. Y. and Pope, S. B. (2003) The modeling of turbulent reactive flows based on multiple mapping conditioning. Physics of Fluids, 15 7: 1907-1925. doi:10.1063/1.1575754
Wandel, A. P., Smith, N.S.A. and Klimenko, A. Y. (2003) Verification of Markov hypothesis for conserved scalar process: validation of conditional moment closure for turbulent combustion. The ANZIAM Journal, E 802-819.
Near-equidiffusion disturbed premixed flames with wider reaction zones
Klimenko, AY, Class, AG and O'Gorman, S (2002) Near-equidiffusion disturbed premixed flames with wider reaction zones. Flow Turbulence And Combustion, 69 2: 95-122. doi:10.1023/A:1024702317642
Propagation of nonstationary curved and stretched premixed flames with multistep reaction mechanisms
Klimenko, AY and Class, AG (2002) Propagation of nonstationary curved and stretched premixed flames with multistep reaction mechanisms. Combustion Science And Technology, 174 8: 1-43. doi:10.1080/00102200290021317
A small disturbance in the strong vortex flow
Klimenko, AY (2001) A small disturbance in the strong vortex flow. Physics of Fluids, 13 6: 1815-1818. doi:10.1063/1.1368847
Moderately strong vorticity in a bathtub-type flow
Klimenko, A. Y. (2001) Moderately strong vorticity in a bathtub-type flow. Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics, 14 4: 243-257. doi:10.1007/s001620050139
Near-axis asymptote of the bathtub-type inviscid vortical flows
Klimenko, AY (2001) Near-axis asymptote of the bathtub-type inviscid vortical flows. Mechanics Research Communications, 28 2: 207-212. doi:10.1016/S0093-6413(01)00164-1
On the relation between the conditional moment closure and unsteady flamelets
Klimenko, AY (2001) On the relation between the conditional moment closure and unsteady flamelets. Combustion Theory And Modelling, 5 3: 275-294. doi:10.1088/1364-7830/5/3/302
Estimation of the Kolmogorov constant C-0 by direct numerical simulation of a continuous scalar
Weinman, K. A. and Klimenko, A. Y. (2000) Estimation of the Kolmogorov constant C-0 by direct numerical simulation of a continuous scalar. Physics of Fluids, 12 12: 3205-3220. doi:10.1063/1.1313379
Klimenko, AY and Class, AG (2000) On premixed flames as gasdynamic discontinuities: A simple approach to derive their propagation speed. Combustion Science And Technology, 160 1-6: 23-33. doi:10.1080/00102200008935794
Conditional moment closure for turbulent combustion
Klimenko, A. Y. and Bilger, R. W. (1999) Conditional moment closure for turbulent combustion. Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, 25 6: 595-687. doi:10.1016/S0360-1285(99)00006-4
Conditional methods in application for Lagrangian modeling
Klimenko, AY (1998) Conditional methods in application for Lagrangian modeling. Physics of Fluids, 10 4: 922-927. doi:10.1063/1.869614
Examining the cascade hypothesis for turbulent premixed combustion
Klimenko, AY (1998) Examining the cascade hypothesis for turbulent premixed combustion. Combustion Science And Technology, 139 1-6: 15-40. doi:10.1080/00102209808952079
Some PDF integrals for self-similar turbulent flows
Klimenko, AY, Bilger, RW and Roomina, MR (1995) Some PDF integrals for self-similar turbulent flows. Combustion Science And Technology, 107 4-6: 403-410. doi:10.1080/00102209508907813
An MMC-LES simulation of turbulent piloted flames using a shadow position reference variable
Galindo-Lopez, S., Salehi, F., Cleary, M. J., Masri, A. R. and Klimenko, A. Y. (2017). An MMC-LES simulation of turbulent piloted flames using a shadow position reference variable. In: A.R. Masri, M. Cleary, M. Dunn, A. Kourmatzis, E.R. Hawkes, S. Kook and Q.N. Chan, 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2017. 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2017, Sydney, Australia, (). 10-14 December 2017.
Firewhirl dynamics: What we know and what we don’t
Klimenko, A. Y. and Williams, F. A. (2017). Firewhirl dynamics: What we know and what we don’t. In: A.R. Masri, M. Cleary, M. Dunn, A. Kourmatzis, E.R. Hawkes, S. Kook and Q.N. Chan, 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2017. 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2017, Sydney, Australia, (). 10-14 December 2017.
Why tornado-like vortices are persistent?
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.
Developments in Multiple Mapping Conditioning for turbulent premixed combustion
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.
Differential diffusion effects in Multiple Mapping Conditioning (MMC) mixing model
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.
Multiple mapping conditioning: the concept and its development
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.
Recent developments of the multiple mapping conditioning mixing model
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.
Review of combustion issues in underground fires
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.
What is mixing and can it be complex?
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.
Differential diffusion of passive scalars with MMC mixing model in isotropic turbulent flow
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.
Effects of mixing localisation in LES-MMC simulations of a lifted hydrogen flame
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.
Searching for common theory of bathtub-like vortices
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.
Modeling of enhanced coal bed methane recovery and CO2 sequestration in coal seams
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.
Modeling of in-situ CO2 sorption in a fluidized bed coal/biomass gasifier
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.
Computer simulations of abstract competition
Klimenko, Alexander Y. (2010). Computer simulations of abstract competition. In: IMCIC 2010 - International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics, Proceedings. International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics (IMCIC 2010) , Orlando, Florida, (97-102). 6-9 April 2010 .
Conservative mixing, competitive mixing and their applications
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
Modelling of turbulent reacting flows
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.
A sparse-Lagrangian simulation with density coupling
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.
Numerical Modelling of Underground Coal Gasification Process
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.
Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium
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.
Sparse-Lagrangian simulations of a passive scalar in a turbulent jet
Cleary, M. J. and Klimenko, A. Y. (2009). Sparse-Lagrangian simulations of a passive scalar in a turbulent jet. In: *, *, (). *.
Modelling Local Extinction in Flame E using a Sparse-Lagrangian MMC Model
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.
Random walk, diffusion and mixing in simulations of scalar transport in fluid flows
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
Do we find hurricanes on other planets?
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.
Kinetic study of the gasification of Australian bituminous coal
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.
Kinetic study of the gasification of Australian bituminous coal char in carbon dioxide
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.
Kinetic study of the gasification of Chinchilla coal char
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.
Kinetic study of the gasification of chinchilla coal char in carbon dioxide
Chodankar, Chetan R., Feng, Bo, Ran, Jingyu and Klimenko, A. Y. (2007). Kinetic study of the gasification of chinchilla coal char in carbon dioxide. In: 24th Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference 2007, PCC 2007, Johannesburg, South Africa, (1280-1291). September 10-14 2007.
LES / sparse-Lagraingian MMC in a piloted jet flame
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.
The exergy optimization of the reverse combusion linking in underground coal gasification
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.
MMC Modelling and fluctuations of the scalar dissipation
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.
Modelling of self-similar shear layer using multiple mapping conditioning
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.
Implementation of multiple mapping conditioning for single conserved scalar
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.
Turbulent combustion modelling using stochastic formulation of conditional moment closure
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.
Asymptotic structure and NOx emission of realistic premixed flames under infuence of fluid flows
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.
Stochastic modelling of scalar transport in turbulent flows based on conditional moment closure
Klimenko, A. Y., Wandel, Andrew P. and Smith, Nigel S.A. (2001). Stochastic modelling of scalar transport in turbulent flows based on conditional moment closure. In: Proceedings of Heat Transfer Division - 2001 Volume 1: Fundamental of Heat Transfer. 2001 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, *, (257-264). 11-16 November 2001.
Stochastic modelling of scalar transport in turbulent flows based on conditional moment closure
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.
Diffusion in conserved scalar space: Direct validation by DNS
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.
Main regimes of turbulent premixed combustion
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.
Propagation speed of premixed flames
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.
Evolution of vorticity in the bathtub vortex
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.
Clean Coal Technologies: Queensland and Wyoming -- the case for cooperation, conference program and proceedings (2008) . Edited by A. O. Klimenko, O. A. Plumb and M. J. Cleary. Clean Coal Technologies: Queensland and Wyoming -- the case for cooperation, 10-11 April, 2008, Customs House, Brisbane Australia.
Inverse parabolicity of PDF equations in turbulent flows - reversed-time diffusion or something else
Klimenko, A. Y. (2002) Inverse parabolicity of PDF equations in turbulent flows - reversed-time diffusion or something else USA: Center for Turbulence Research, Stanford University
Near equidiffusion disturbed premixed flames with wider reaction zones
Klimenko, A. Y., Class, A.G. and O'Gorman, S. M. (2002) Near equidiffusion disturbed premixed flames with wider reaction zones Brisbane: Division of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Queensland
Advanced Pulsed Power: an emerging technology for science and engineering systems
(2017) UQ Major Equipment and Infrastructure
Skid mounted process for on-demand acetylene production
(2016–2019) ARC Linkage Projects
Achieving fuel flexibility in modern combustors
(2012–2014) ARC Discovery Projects
Chemical looping gasification of coal for zero emission power generation
(2011–2012) Australia-China Joint Coordination Group on Clean Coal Technology Research and Development Grants
Very high pressure multicomponent adsorbtion analyser and ultra-cryostat
(2010) UQ Major Equipment and Infrastructure
New approach to turbulent combustion modelling based on Multiple Mapping Conditioning
(2006–2008) ARC Discovery Projects
Advanced Modelling And Optimisation Of Underground Coal Gasification
(2005–2008) ARC Linkage Projects
Investigation of the propagation speeds of realistic air/methane flames disturbed by a fluid flow
(2001) Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH
Examining Turbulent Scalar Transport by Direct Numerical Simulations
(1998) University of Queensland New Staff Research Grant
Measurements and CMC Modelling in Turbulent Combustion
(1997–1999) University of Sydney
Entropy and availability in complex engineering systems
Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor
Other advisors:
A study on swirling plume enhanced natural draft dry cooling towers
Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor
Other advisors:
Modelling of plasma process for acetylene production from methane
Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor
Other advisors:
Investigating optimal dry cooling for a supercritical CO2 solar thermal plant
Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor
Other advisors:
Differential Diffusion in Multiple Mapping Conditioning (MMC) Model
(2019) Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor
(2016) Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor
Underground Coal Gasification Process Studies for Australian Bituminous coal
(2013) Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor
DEVELOPMENT OF MULTIPLE MAPPING CONDITIONING (MMC) FOR APPLICATION TO TURBULENT COMBUSTION
(2005) Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor
DNS AND LES OF TURBULENT REACTING MULTISPECIES FLOW
(2004) Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor
Simulation and Dynamics of Hypersonic Turbulent Combustion
(2019) Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor
Other advisors:
Generalised multiple mapping conditioning for turbulent combustion simulation
(2013) Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor
Strategies to Improve the Calcium Looping Process for High Temperature CO2 Capture
(2013) Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor
Other advisors:
ACTIVE CONTROL OF VIBRATION OF A TWO-LINK MANIPULATOR USING DISTRIBUTED ACTUATORS
(2004) Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor
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.
Viktor Schauberger's vortex engine
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".
Various aspects of turbulent combustion modelling
Investigation involving most recent and promising models designed to deal with turbulent combustion.
Various applications and techniques can be involved.
Underground coal gasification
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.
Tornadoes and cyclones in atmosphere
Investigation in Fluid Mechanics aspects of atmospheric vortices involving collecting and analyzing the data and, in future, may be some simple simulations.
Ranque-Hilsch Vortex Tube
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.