Department of Energy Center for Exascale Simulation

XPACC Plasma Combustion Center

We are part of The Center for Exascale Simulation of Plasma-Coupled Combustion (XPACC) aims to investigate the physics of plasma enhanced combustion and aims to make breakthroughs in this emerging field at the basic science level.

It is funded for six years (with option for renewal) by a $20 million grant from the National Nuclear Security Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Energy. The center, one of three Multidisciplinary Simulation Centers funded through NNSA’s Predictive Science Academic Alliance Program II, comprises of researchers from Illinois and the Ohio State University.

The Center is part of the Coordinated Science Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research laboratory, the Parallel Computing Institute and is a joint initiative between the Lab and Illinois’ Computational Science & Engineering program.

Our research group will provide key experimental data for the simulation efforts concerning plasma enhanced combustion in supersonic flows using the ACT-II facility. This effort will encompass both fundamental axis-geometric flow geometries as well as practical scram configurations.

The link to the main XPACC site is provided here: Link