Project Description

Plasma-assisted combustion: towards applications for gas turbines

Over the last decade, non-thermal plasmas have shown good potential for applications in gas turbines and aero-engines. More specifically they were successfully used to control thermo-acoustic instabilities in several configurations at atmospheric pressure. However, are they a realistic option for real gas turbine applications? What do we need to know, next, to evaluate these plasma actuators?

Deanna Lacoste is an Assistant Professor at the Clean Combustion Research Center of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Her research mainly focus on plasma-assisted combustion, flame dynamics and detonation.