Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
My research is primarily related to extending our understanding of "mild" combustion, a particular combustion regime which enables improvements in fuel flexibility and emissions reductions in practical devices. In particular, I am investigating changes in the mild combustion regime at elevated pressures, via both experimental methods and computational fluid dynamics (CFD). As part of a Future Fuels CRC funded project, my research also involves assessing the feasibility of improving the safety and performance of hydrogen flames, through the addition of liquid fuels.
Date Position Institution name 2018 - 2019 Engineering Intern O-I Glass
Date Institution name Country Title 2015 - 2018 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Mechanical and Sustainable Energy Engineering (Honours)
Date Title Institution Country 2019 PhD Student University of Adelaide Australia
Year Citation 2021 Proud, D. B., Evans, M. J., Medwell, P. R., & Chan, Q. N. (2021). Experimental investigation of the flame structure of dilute sprays issuing into a hot and low-oxygen coflow. Combustion and Flame, 230, 111439.
2020 Evans, M. J., Proud, D. B., Medwell, P. R., Pitsch, H., & Dally, B. B. (2020). Highly radiating hydrogen flames: Effect of toluene concentration and phase. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, OnlinePubl.
Year Citation 2019 Proud, D., Evans, M., Medwell, P., & Vandenbussche, F. (2019). Numerical Modelling of Mild Combustion at Elevated Pressures. Poster session presented at the meeting of Proceedings of the 2019 Australian Combustion Symposium. online: The Combustion Institute.
Australian Government Research Training Program Stipend (RTPS)
Future Fuels Cooperative Research Centre (Top-Up Scholarship): Effect of dopants on hydrogen flames for improved safety and performance (ID: 0006008856)
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