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

  • Blinderman, Michael S. and Klimenko, Alexander Y. (2017). Underground coal gasification and combustion. Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/C2014-0-03452-1

Book Chapter

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Edited Outputs

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

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.