Numerical Modelling

STAR – Computer model results

The ORF research program will further develop a novel model, combining multiphase flow and combustion front spread, which simulates the propagation of a STAR (MacPhee et al., 2012).  Multi-dimensional simulations will be compared to multi-dimensional experiments also conducted within the ORF program for model validation.  Once validated against experiments, the models will be employed to conduct sensitivity simulations at the field scale to explore optimizing STAR application and performance.  Modelling is a valuable methodology for cost-effective exploration of field-scale research questions.