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Dr. Albert Ratner

Assistant Professor
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
University of Iowa
3131 Seamans Center
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-384-0883
Fax: 319-335-5669
Email: aratner@engineering.uiowa.edu

Selected Publications
2010 Gas Evolution of Corn Kernels and Paper Sludge from Biomass Gasification and Pyrolysis
published in ASME Proceedings
2010 Fuel Drop Spreading on a Flat Smooth Surface: Numerical Simulations with a VOF Method
published in ASME Proceedings
2010 Experimental Investigation of Thermoacoustic Coupling using Blended Hydrogen-Methane Fuels in a Low Swirl Burner
published in International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
2010 Numerical Simulations of Fuel Drop Spreading on a Flat Smooth Surface
published in Central States Section Meeting of the Combustion Institute
2010 Gas Evolution of Paper Sludge through Biomass Gasification and Pyrolysis
published in Central States Section Meeting of the Combustion Institute
2010 Combustion Instabilities in a Low Swirl Burner
published in Central States Section Meeting of the Combustion Institute
2010 Gas Evolution of Corn Kernels from Biomass Gasification and Devolatilization
published in Central States Section Meeting of the Combustion Institute
2010 Numerical Modeling of Light Density Biomass Combustion
published in Central States Section Meeting of the Combustion Institute
2010 Examination of the Perturbation Sensitivity of a Swirl Stabilized Flame
published in 6thJoint Meeting of the US Sections of the Combustion Institute
2010 Improving Freight Fire Safety: Assessment of the Effectiveness of Mist-controlling Additives in Mitigating Crash-Induced Diesel Fires
published in MATC Final Report
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Projects
Improving Freight Fire Safety: Modifying Droplet Behavior to Minimize Ignition
Improving Freight Fire Safety Assessment of the Effectiveness of Mist-controlling Additives in Mitigating Crash-Induced Diesel Fires
Improving Freight Fire Safety: Experimental Testing and Computer Modeling to Further Development of Mist-controlling Additives for Fire Mitigation
Improving Freight Fire Safety Analysis and Testing of Real Engine Conditions to Progress Development of Mist-controlling Additives for Fire Mitigation

Leadership Activities
2006 Iowa Section Treasurer American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
2004 Iowa Section Programs Chair American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Selected Presentations
2011 Numerical analysis of fuel drop spreading on a flat surface with the VOF method
2011 Fuel Drop Spreading on a Solid Smooth Surface: Numerical Simulations with the VOF Method
2010 Combustion Instabilities in a Low-Swirl Burner
2010 Numerical Modeling of Light Density Biomass Combustion
2010 Dynamics of Drop Impact on a Flat Smooth Surface: Volume of Fluid Simulations
2010 Numerical Simulations of Fuel Drop Spreading on a Flat Smooth Surface
2010 Gaseous Release of Paper Sludge Over Time through Biomass Gasification and Pyrolysis
2010 Corn Kernel Gas Evolution from Biomass Gasification and Pyrolysis
2010 Numerical Simulations of Fuel Drop Spreading on a Flat Smooth Surface
2010 Dynamics of Drop Impact on a Flat Smooth Surface: VOF Simulations
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