## Lucas EsclapezProject Scientist, Computational Research Division
## Affiliation and Research InterestsI am a postdoctoral researcher in the Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering (CCSE) in the Computational Research Division of the Computing Sciences Area at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. My research interests evolve around developing numerical tool and using simulations to study the combustion physics. In a broader scope I am interested in computational fluid dynamics. I am currently working on the developement of a strategy for unsteady simulation of low Mach number reacting flows subject to electric fields. The interactions between an external electric field and the charged particles naturally appearing in flames could provide further control on the combustion process, enhancing flame stabilization or reducing pollutant formation.
## Previous positionsAfter completing my Ph.D. from INP Toulouse (FRANCE) in 2015, I joined the Center for Turbulence Research (Stanford, USA) in the group of Prof. M. Ihme. In the framework of the Nat. Jet Fuel Combustion Program, I worked with LES to evaluate fuel effects on the lean blow-out behavior of gas turbines. Fuel sensivity also lead to the investigation of spray combustion, in particular effects arising from the multi-component nature of real fuels.
## Publications## Journal publications
D. Paulhiac, B. Cuenot, E. Riber,
A. Felden, P. Pepiot,
C. Laurent,
A. Felden,
A. Stagni,
M. Bauerheim, T. Jaravel,
D. Barre, ## Proceedings
A. Felden, L. Esclapez, A. Misdariis, E. Riber, B. Cuenot, and H. Wang - Including real fuel chemistry in Large-Eddy Simulations,
L. Esclapez, P. C. Ma, E. Mayhew, R. Xui, S. Stouffer, T. Lee, H. Wang and M. Ihme - Large-Eddy simulations of fuel effects on gas turbine lean blow-out -
Toward direct numerical simulation of multicomponent fuel spray auto-ignition -
G. Rigas, L. Esclapez, L. Magri - Symmetry breaking in a 3D bluff-body wake -
X.Y. Zhao, L. Esclapez, P. Govindaraju, Q. Wang, M. Ihme - Evaluation of subgrid dispersion models for LES of spray flames -
P. C. Ma, L. Esclapez, S. Carbajal, M. Ihme, T. Buschhagen, S. Naik, J.P. Gore, R. Lucht - High-Fidelity Simulations of Fuel Injection and Atomization of a Hybrid Air-Blast Atomizer.
M. Bauerheim, T. Jaravel, L. Esclapez, E. Riber, L.Y.M. Gicquel, B. Cuenot, M. Cazalens, S. Bourgois and M. Rullaud - Multiphase flow les study of the fuel split effects on combustion instabilities in an ultra low-nox annular combustor.
M. Cordier, L. Esclapez, D. Barre et et al - Experimental and numerical analysis of an ignition sequence in a multiple-injectors burner. GT2013-94681 - ## Links |