Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Professor Fumiaki Takahashi Received a New NSF Grant

Professor Takahashi is the PI of a new grant from NSF, entitled “Study on Effects of Flame Retardants on Chemically-Inhibited Diffusion Flames”.

This project aims to obtain a better understanding of flame extinguishment and retardation mechanisms by investigating, experimentally and computationally, the structure of methane and propane diffusion flames with halogenated and halogen-free (phosphorus) inhibitors added to the air or fuel.

The resulting knowledge will help develop proper screening and testing methods for characterizing flame retardants.  Ultimately, this project will benefit society by promoting fire safety and reducing fire losses.

The project, funded at $210K, is scheduled for January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020.