Seminar – Dr. Kendal Bushe: The Uniform Conditional State model for turbulent reacting flows

The Uniform Conditional State model for turbulent reacting flows

Speaker: Dr. Kendal Bushe, Associate Professor UBC Mechanical Engineering

When: Nov 16, 2023 | 1-2 PM

Where: CEME Building (6250 Applied Science Lane), room 1203

Zoom Details:
(Meeting ID: 674 0899 5337  |  Passcode: 072654)

The Department of Mechanical Engineering’s Fall Seminar Series shares cutting-edge research by MECH faculty members.


This talk will begin by offering some motivation for why we are still interested in attempting numerical simulations of turbulent reacting flows.  We will then discuss the challenges that arise in trying to do such simulations and some of the solutions that have been attempted in the past.  We will focus the discussion on the Uniform Conditional State approach, talk about its basis, its limitations, how it can be implemented and explore some of the predictions that have been obtained with it recently.  Finally, we will explore some of the future directions the approach is likely to take.


W. Kendal Bushe graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta in 1992.  He went to Cambridge University to obtain his PhD, then took a post-doctoral research fellowship with the Center for Turbulence Research at Stanford University and NASA’s Ames Research Center.  He has been a faculty member in Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia since 1999 where he has been working on clean energy-related research, including in engines and gas-turbines.  His work primarily focuses on the numerical simulation of turbulent reacting flows.