Data Analysis and Modeling of Turbulent Flows

Prof. Dr. Abdulla Ghani

 

 

Short CV

Since April 2020Junior Professor at TU Berlin and the Interdisciplinary Center for Modeling and Simulation (IMoS)
2016 - 2019Postdoc at TU Munich (Group of Wolfgang Polifke)
2015 - 2016Postdoc at Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse (IMFT, Group of Thierry Poinsot)
2012 - 2015PhD student at CERFACS in Toulouse/France (Computational Fluid Dynamics Group)
2012Diploma from TU Berlin in Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering

Research interets

High-Performance Computing: Large Eddy Simulation (LES) and Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) techniques for multi-phase flows
Data-driven modeling: Machine Learning and Data Assimilation for non-reactive and reactive fluid dynamics
Reduced-order modeling, control and optimization
Uncertainty Quantification

Selected Awards

  • 2022 - European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant

  • 2017 - TU Munich University Foundation Fellowship

  • 2012 - Lufthansa Technik thesis prize

Publications

2022

Casel, M.; Ghani, A.
Analysis of the Flame Dynamics in Methane/Hydrogen Fuel Blends at Elevated Pressures
Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 39 (1) :1–8
2022
Yadav, V.; Casel, M.; Ghani, A.
Physics-informed Recurrent Neural Networks for Linear and Nonlinear Flame Dynamics
Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 39 (1) :1–8
2022
Ghani, A.; Albayrak, A.
From Pressure Time Series Data to the Flame Transfer Function: A Framework for Perfectly-Premixed Swirling Flames
Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 145 (1) :1–12
2022

2021

Ghani, Abdulla; Polifke, Wolfgang
An exceptional point switches stability of a thermoacoustic experiment
Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 920 :R3
2021
Ghani, A.; Polifke, W.
Control of intrinsic thermoacoustic instabilities using hydrogen fuel
Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 38 (4) :6077–6084
2021

2020

Ghani, A.; Boxx, I.; Noren, C.
Data-Driven Identification of Nonlinear Flame Models
Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 142 (12) :1–12
2020

2019

Ghani, A.; Steinbacher, T.; Albayrak, A.; Polifke, W.
Intrinsic thermoacoustic feedback loop in turbulent spray flames
Combustion and Flame, 205 :22–32
2019
Guo, Shuai; Silva, Camilo F; Ghani, Abdulla; Polifke, Wolfgang
Quantification and Propagation of Uncertainties in Identification of Flame Impulse Response for Thermoacoustic Stability Analysis
Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 141 (2)
2019
Steinbacher, A.; Polifke, W.
Response of premixed flames to irrotational and vortical velocity fields generated by acoustic perturbations
Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 37 (4) :5367–5375
2019
Publisher: Elsevier
Ghani, Abdulla; Steinbacher, Thomas; Albayrak, Alp; Polifke, Wolfgang
Exploration of Unstable Spray Flames Using Reduced-Order Models
Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 64
2019
Publisher: APS
Guo, Shuai; Silva, Camilo F; Bauerheim, Michael; Ghani, Abdulla; Polifke, Wolfgang
Evaluating the impact of uncertainty in flame impulse response model on thermoacoustic instability prediction: A dimensionality reduction approach
Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 37 (4) :5299–5306
2019
Publisher: Elsevier
Steinbacher, T.; Albayrak, A.; Ghani, A.; Polifke, W.
Consequences of flame geometry for the acoustic response of premixed flames
Combustion and Flame, 199 :411–428
2019

2018

Mejia, Daniel; Miguel-Brebion, Maxence; Ghani, Abdulla; Kaiser, Thomas; Duchaine, Florent; Selle, Laurent; Poinsot, Thierry
Influence of flame-holder temperature on the acoustic flame transfer functions of a laminar flame
Combustion and Flame, 188 :5–12
2018
Publisher: Elsevier

2017

Xavier, P; Ghani, A; Mejia, D; Miguel-Brebion, M; Bauerheim, M; Selle, L; Poinsot, T
Experimental and numerical investigation of flames stabilised behind rotating cylinders: interaction of flames with a moving wall
Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 813 :127–151
2017
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Ghani, Abdulla; Poinsot, Thierry
Flame quenching at walls: A source of sound generation
Flow, Turbulence and Combustion, 99 :173–184
2017
Publisher: Springer
Maestro, Dario; Ghani, Abdulla; Gicquel, Laurent Y; Poinsot, Thierry
LES reliability of the Volvo bluff-body stabilized ame dynamics
55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Page 1576
2017
Maestro, Dario; Ghani, Abdulla; Gicquel, Laurent Y; Poinsot, Thierry
LES reliability of the Volvo bluff-body stabilized flame dynamics
55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Page 1576
2017

2016

Ghani, A; Miguel-Brebion, M; Selle, L; Duchaine, F; Poinsot, T
Effect of wall heat transfer on screech in a turbulent premixed combustor
Center for Turbulence Research Proceedings of the Summer Program
2016
Ghani, Abdulla; Poinsot, Thierry; Gicquel, Laurent; Müller, J-D
LES Study of Transverse Acoustic Instabilities in a Swirled Kerosene/Air Combustion Chamber
Flow, Turbulence and Combustion, 96 (1) :207–226
2016
Publisher: Springer

2015

Ghani, A.; Gicquel, L.; Poinsot, T.
Acoustic Analysis of a Liquid Fuel Swirl Combustor Using Dynamic Mode Decomposition
ASME Turbo Expo 2015, Page 1–9
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
2015
Ghani, Abdulla; Poinsot, Thierry; Gicquel, Laurent; Staffelbach, Gabriel
LES of longitudinal and transverse self-excited combustion instabilities in a bluff-body stabilized turbulent premixed flame
Combustion and Flame, 162 :4075-4083
2015
Ghani, Abdulla
LES of self-excited transverse combustion instabilities in perfectly-premixed and swirling spray flames
Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse
2015