Combustion and Flow Research Laboratory

The Combustion and Flow Research Laboratory (CFRL) at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI, focuses on turbulence, thermodynamics, and combustion research with emphasis on energy conversion systems. The research team, under the supervision of Dr. Claudia Fajardo conducts government and industry-sponsored projects in the areas of:

  • Turbulence and combustion
  • Energy conversion systems
  • Development, evaluation and application of non-intrusive diagnostic techniques

Hardware and software

  • Single-cylinder optical research engine
  • High-repetition rate Nd: YAG laser
  • High-speed digital cameras
  • Optical tables and opto-mechanical hardware
  • Commercial and in-house developed software for system simulation and image processing