Engineering and the Environment

Edward S Richardson

PhD

Primary position:
Associate Professor

Background

The University of Southampton

Edward S. Richardson is an Associate Professor and EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellow in the Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics group at the University of Southampton. He leads research activities on reactive and multi-phase turbulent flows, with application to gas turbine and internal combustion engines. Edward’s research uses data generated with the world’s largest super-computers to develop new design methods for clean and efficient combustion processes.

Prior to joining the University of Southampton, Edward undertook three years of post doctoral research at the Combustion Research Facility, Sandia National Laboratories, California, and completed Marie Curie Early Stage Research Training at the European Centre for Research and Training in Advanced Scientific Computation (CERFACS) in Toulouse, France. Richardson received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Cambridge University in 2007.

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Publications

The University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints)

Article

Kaul, C.M., Raman, V., Knudsen, E., Richardson, E.S. and Chen, J.H. (2013) Large eddy simulation of a lifted ethylene flame using a dynamic nonequilibrium model for subfilter scalar variance and dissipation rate. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 34, (1), 1289-1297. (doi:10.1016/j.proci.2012.06.079).
Richardson, E.S. and Chen, J.H. (2012) Application of PDF mixing models to premixed flames with differential diffusion. Combustion and Flame, 159, (7), 2398-2414. (doi:10.1016/j.combustflame.2012.02.026).
Knudsen, E., Richardson, E.S., Doran, E.M., Pitsch, H. and Chen, J.H. (2012) Modeling scalar dissipation and scalar variance in LES: algebraic and transport equation closures. Physics of Fluids, 24, (5), 055103-[24pp]. (doi:10.1063/1.4711369 ).
Neophytou, A., Richardson , E.S. and Mastorakos, E. (2012) Spark ignition of turbulent recirculating non-premixed gas and spray flames: a model for predicting ignition probability. Combustion and Flame, 159, (4), 1503-1522. (doi:10.1016/j.combustflame.2011.12.015).
Luo, Z., Yoo, C., Richardson, E.S., Chen, J.H., Law, C.K. and Lu, T. (2011) Chemical explosive mode analysis for a turbulent lifted ethylene jet flame in highly-heated coflow. Combustion and Flame, 159, 256-274. (doi:10.1016/j.combustflame.2011.05.023).
Yoo, Chun Sang, Richardson, Edward S., Sankaran , Ramanan and Chen, Jacqueline H. (2011) A DNS study on the stabilization mechanism of a turbulent lifted ethylene jet flame in highly-heated coflow. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 33, (1), 1619-1627. (doi:10.1016/j.proci.2010.06.147).
Richardson, E.S., Sankaran, R., Grout, R.W. and Chen, J.H. (2010) Numerical analysis of reaction-diffusion effects on species mixing rates in turbulent premixed methane-air combustion. Combustion and Flame, 157, (3), 506-515. (doi:10.1016/j.combustflame.2009.11.007).
Richardson, E.S., Granet, V.E., Eyssartier, A. and Chen, J.H. (2010) Effects of equivalence ratio variation on lean, stratified methane-air laminar counterflow flames. Combustion Theory and Modelling, 14, (6), 775-792.
Lacaze, G, Richardson, E.S. and Poinsot, T (2009) Large eddy simulation of spark ignition in a turbulent methane jet. Combustion and Flame, 156, (10), 1993-2009. (doi:10.1016/j.combustflame.2009.05.006).
Richardson, E.S., Yoo, C.S. and Chen, J.H. (2009) Analysis of second-order conditional moment closure applied to an autoignitive lifted hydrogen jet flame. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 32, (2), 1695-1703. (doi:10.1016/j.proci.2008.05.041 ).
Lignell, D.O., Chen, J.H. and Richardson, E.S. (2008) Terascale direct numerical simulations of turbulent combustion – fundamental understanding towards predictive models. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 125, (1), 1-10. (doi:10.1088/1742-6596/125/1/012031 ).
Richardson, E.S., Chakraborty, N. and Mastorakos, E. (2007) Analysis of Direct Numerical Simulations of ignition fronts in turbulent non-premixed flames in the context of Conditional Moment Closure. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 31, (1), 1683-1690. (doi:10.1016/j.proci.2006.07.221).
Richardson, E.S. and Mastorakos, E. (2007) Numerical investigation of forced ignition in laminar counterflow non-premixed methane-air flames. Combustion Science and Technology, 1-2, (179), 21-37. (doi:10.1080/00102200600805892).
Garmory, A., Richardson, E.S. and Mastorakos, E. (2005) Micromixing effects in air pollution modelling. Air Pollution, 13, 11-22. (doi:10.2495/AIR050021).

Book Section

Richardson, E.S., Jarczyk, M., Pohl, S. and Pfitzner, M. (2011) Analysis of sub-grid modelling for LES of supercritical flows. In, Proceedings of the SFB TRR40 Summer Program. SFB TRR40 Summer Program München, GE, SFB TRR40.
Grout, R.W., Richardson, E.S., Gruber, A., Yoo, C.S. and Chen, J.H. (2010) Filtered density functions from direct numerical simulation of a reactive jet in cross-flow. In, Western States Section of the Combustion Institute Spring Technical Meeting 2010. Combustion Institute Spring Technical Meeting , Curran Associates, 766-771.
Richardson, E.S., Granet, V.E., Eyssartier, A. and Chen, J.H. (2009) Effects of equivalence ratio variation on lean stratified methane-air laminar flames. In, Proceedings of the Sixth Mediterranean Combustion Symposium. Sixth Mediterranean Combustion Symposium Redding, US, Begell House.
Richardson, E.S., Grout, R.W., Sankaran, R. and Chen, J.H. (2009) Reaction-diffusion effects on species mixing rates in turbulent premixed methane-air combustion. In, Proceedings of the Sixth Mediterranean Combustion Symposium. Ajaccio, FR, Mediterranean Combustion Symposium.
Richardson, E.S. and Mastorakos, E. (2005) Numerical investigation of spark-ignition in a laminar methane-air counterflow. In, Selçuk, Nevin , Mansour, Mohy S. and Beretta, Federico (eds.) Selected Papers from the Fourth Mediterranean Combustion Symposium. MCS04: Fourth Mediterranean Combustion Symposium London, GB, Taylor and Francis.

Conference or Workshop Item

Ranga Dinesh , K.K.J., Richardson, E.S., van Oijen, J.A, Luo, K.H. and Jiang, X. (2014) The scalar structure of turbulent oxy-fuel non-premixed flames. In, 12th International Conference on Combustion and Energy Utilization (ICCEU), Lancaster, GB, 29 Sep - 03 Oct 2014. 4pp.
Ranga Dinesh , K.K.J., Richardson, E.S., van Oijen , J.A, Luo, K.H. and Jiang, X (2014) Nitric oxide formation in H2/CO syngas non-premixed jet flames. In, 12th International Conference on Combustion and Energy Utilization (ICCEU), Lancaster, GB, 29 Sep - 03 Oct 2014. 4pp.
Richardson, E.S., Sankaran, R., Grout, R.W. and Chen, J.H. (2009) A numerical analysis of reaction-diffusion effects on species mixing rates in turbulent premixed methane-air combustion. In, 6th US National Combustion Meeting, Ann Arbor, US, 17 - 20 May 2009.
Richardson, E.S. and Mastorakos, E. (2007) Simulations of edge-flame propagation in turbulent non-premixed jets. In, ECM2007: 3rd European Combustion Meeting, Chaniá, GR, 11 - 13 Apr 2007.
Richardson, E.S. and Mastorakos, E. (2007) Conditional moment closure modelling for spark ignition in a turbulent n-heptane spray. In, 5th Mediterranean Combustion Symposium, Monastir, TN, 09 - 13 Sep 2007.

Monograph

Knudsen, E, Richardson, E.S., Chen, J.H. and Pitsch, H. (2011) LES of a C2H4 flame DNS. Stanford, US, Stanford University (Center for Turbulence Research Annual Research Briefs).
Richardson, E.S. and Schroll, P. (2006) Application of the Fernandez-Terrazo et al. one-step chemistry model for partially premixed combustion to n-heptane. Cambridge, GB, Hopkinson Laboratory, Cambridge University Engineering Department, 4pp. (Hopkinson Laboratory Technical Reports).
Richardson, E.S. (2004) Implementation of CHEMEQ2 for various turbulent combustion simulations. Cambridge, UK, Cambriddge University Engineering Department (Hopkinson Laboratory Technical Reports).

Thesis

Richardson, Edward S. (2007) Ignition modelling for turbulent non-premixed flows. University of Cambridge, Department of Engineering, Doctoral Thesis , 243pp.
Richardson, E.S. (2003) Modelling of homogeneous charge compression ignition engines. Cambridge University, Department of Engineering, Masters Thesis .
 

Research

Research Interests

  • Energy systems for power and propulsion.
  • Modelling of multi-phase fluid dynamics and turbulent spray processes.
  • Turbulent combustion simulation, theory and modelling.
  • Diesel engine combustion processes.
  • Stratified combustion phenomena.
  • Utilisation of Liquefied Natural Gas and other cryogenic energy vectors.
  • Environmental dispersion of aerosols and reactive pollutants.

Primary research group:  Energy Technology

Affiliate research groups:  Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics , Computational Engineering and Design

Research projects

Advanced modelling for two-phase reacting flow

Stratified Combustion Physics and Modelling

Split-injection diesel engine modelling

Teaching Responsibilities

Code Module name Role
SESM2017 Thermodynamics Module Coordinator

Contact

Dr Edward S Richardson
Engineering and the Environment
University of Southampton
Highfield
Southampton
SO17 1BJ

Room Number: 13/5103

Telephone: (023) 8059 4897
Email: E.S.Richardson@soton.ac.uk