Hong Im

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University: 
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Unit: 
Engineering
Department: 
Mechanical Engineering
Title: 
Professor
Phone: 
(734) 615-5152
Short bio: 

Ph.D. Princeton University. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. 1994.

M.S. Seoul National University. Mechanical Engineering. 1988.

B.S. Seoul National University. Mechanical Engineering. 1986.

Research summary: 

Combustion; computational methods for reacting flows; direct numerical simulation; large eddy simulation; turbulent combustion modeling; flame structure/dynamics; ignition/extinction; supersonic combustion; pollutant reduction and control; combustion chemistry; reduced mechanisms; combustion synthesis of materials; reacting flows in microsystems.

Recent publications: 

Hong, S., Wooldridge, M. S., Im, H. G., Assanis, D. N., and Kurtz, E., 2006, Modeling of Diesel Combustion, Soot and NO Emissions Based on a Modified Eddy Dissipation Concept, Combustion Science and Technology, in press

Yoo, C. S. and Im, H. G., Characteristic Boundary Conditions for Simulations of Compressible Reacting Flows with Multi-Dimensional, Viscous, and Reaction Effects,Combustion Theory and Modelling, in press (2006).

Yoo, C. S. and Im, H. G., 2006, Transient Soot Dynamics in Turbulent Nonpremixed Ethylene-Air Counterflow Flames, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 31, in press

Li, J. and Im, H. G., 2006, Effects of Dilution on the Extinction Characteristics of Strained Lean Premixed Flames Assisted by Catalytic Reaction, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 31, in press.

Chernovsky, M. K., Atreya, A., and Im, H. G., 2006, Effect of CO2 Diluent on Fuel versus Oxidizer Side of Spherical Diffusion Flames in Microgravity, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 31, in press

Kang, S. H., Baek, S. W., and Im, H. G., Effects of Heat and Momentum Losses on the Stability of Premixed Flames in a Narrow Channel, Combustion Theory and Modelling, v. 10, 659-681 (2006)

Keywords: 
Micro-scale power generation,
viscosity-induced instability in premixed combustion,
high-fidelity simulation of turbulent combustion with detailed chemistry,
microgravity combustion,
HCCI engines,
Fuel cells