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The stringent emission regulations and the EU commitment to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 is driving the development of low-carbon technologies for energy consuming sectors like transportation or power generation. To meet the decarbonization objectives, these sectors need to be transformed in terms of digitalization, energy efficiency and low-carbon technologies. Among different solutions, green hydrogen has emerged as a relevant alternative and a valuable resource to decrease carbon footprint. Hydrogen and hydrogen-enriched fuels have significant potential to enable the transition to a clean, low-carbon energy systems. In this transition, the use of numerical simulations can play a fundamental role to understand the performance of these fuels in practical applications. In this presentation, an overview of recent developments in methodologies and applications for the modelling and simulation of combustion systems using large eddy simulations and High-Performance Computing (HPC) with focus on pollutant formation and hydrogen combustion will be given.
Daniel Mira is the Head of the Propulsion Technologies Group at the Computing Applications for Science and Engineering (CASE) Department of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC). Dr Mira received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Valencia (Spain) in 2008 and his PhD from Lancaster University (UK) in 2012. Dr Mira has been working at BSC since 2013, and his research is focused on the development of advanced simulation methods to investigate the combustion characteristics of propulsion and power systems using High-Performance Computing (HPC) and data-driven approaches.