Welcome to the Combustion and Flow Research Laboratory (CFRL), located in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) at Western Michigan University. The laboratory is the center for experimental flow and combustion studies with particular emphasis on the automotive field. Some of the most exciting research projects focus on energy conversion devices such as internal combustion engines. A number of ongoing research projects are being conducted in collaboration with faculty from the Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and other departments. Some these collaborative projects are funded through and support the Center for Advanced Vehicle Design and Simulation (CAViDS).
Research projects at the CFRL generally take advantage of advanced laser diagnostics techniques to conduct non-intrusive measurements in the harsh environment typical of combustion devices. The CFRL is equipped with a single-cylinder optical research engine, a high-repetition rate, dual cavity, Nd:YLF laser, as well as high-speed digital cameras to resolve unsteady, rapidly changing flows. Software for equipment synchronization and data processing are also available.
Faculty supervisor, powertrain group, CAViDS Hybrid Electric Applied Research (CHEAR) Laboratory. More information is available at: http://www.wmich.edu/engineer/cavids/events.php
There are currently no available positions.