Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor)
Qualifications: MSc, PhD (Marseilles).
Department of Mathematics
Room 2.129 (Office hour: Thursday 12pm)
I lead the research activities in the field of combustion in the school of Mathematics at the University of Manchester. This is a fascinating multi-disciplinary area of applied mathematics.
Selected Publications (Downloadable):
J. Effect of Taylor dispersion on the thermo-diffusive
instabilities of flames in a Hele-Shaw burner. Combustion Theory and
Daou J. and Daou R. Flame Balls in Mixing Layers. Combustion and Flame (2014).
Pearce, P. and Daou, J. Rayleigh Bénard instability generated by a diffusion flame. J. Fluid Mech. (2013).
Al-Malki, F. and Daou, J. Triple-flame propagation against a Poiseuille flow in a channel with porous walls. Combustion Theory and Modelling (2013)
Pearce, P. and Daou, J. The effect of gravity and thermal expansion on the propagation of a triple flame in a horizontal channel. Combustion and Flame 160 (2013).
Daou, J. Strained premixed flames: effect of heat-loss, preferential diffusion, and the reversibility of the chemical reaction. Combustion Theory and Modelling 15:437-454 (2011).
Daou, J. and Al-Malki, F. Triple-flame propagation in a parallel flow: an analytical study. Combustion Theory and Modelling 14:177-202 (2010).
Daou, J. Asymptotic analysis of flame propagation in weakly-strained mixing layers under a reversible chemical reaction. Combustion Theory and Modelling, 13:189-213 (2009).
Daou, J., Al-Malki, F. and Ronney, P. Generalized Flames Balls. Combustion Theory and Modelling 13:269-294 (2009).
Daou, J. Premixed flames with a reversible reaction: propagation and stability. Combustion Theory and Modelling, 12:349-365 (2008).
Daou, J. and Sparks, P. Flame propagation in a small scale parallel flow. Combustion Theory and Modelling, 11:697-714 (2007).
Daou, R., Daou, J., and Dold, J. Effect of heat loss on flame edges in a non-premixed counterflow within a thermo-diffusive model. Combustion Theory and Modelling, 8:683-699 (2004).
Daou, R., Daou, J., and Dold, J. Effect of heat loss on flame edges in a premixed counterflow. Combustion Theory and Modelling 7:221-242 (2003).
Daou, J., Dold, J., and Matalon, M. The thick flame asymptotic limit and Damkohler’s hypothesis. Combustion Theory and Modelling 6:141-153 (2002).
Daou, J. and Matalon, M. Influence of conductive heat-losses on the propagation of premixed flames in channels. Combustion and Flame 128:321-339 (2002).
Daou, J. and Matalon M. Flame propagation in Poiseuille flow under adiabatic conditions. Combustion and Flame 124:337-349 (2001).
Daou, J. , Matalon M. and Linan, A. Premixed edge flames under transverse enthalpy gradients. Combustion and Flame 121:107-121 (2000).
Daou, J. and Linan, A. Ignition and extinction fronts in counterflowing premixed reactive gases. Combustion and Flame 118:479-488 (1999).
Daou, J. and Linan, A. The role of unequal diffusivities in ignition and extinction fronts in strained mixing layers. Combustion Theory and Modelling 2:449-477 (1998).
Daou, J. Ignition and combustion of fuel pockets moving in an oxidizing atmosphere. Combustion and Flame 115:383-394 (1998).
Daou, J. and Rogg, B. Convective burning of gaseous fuel pockets and supercritical droplets. Combustion and Flame 115:145-157 (1998).
Daou, J. and Rogg, B. Influence of gravity on the propagation of initially spherical flames. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 26:1275-1281 (1996).
Daou, J., Haldenwang, P. and Nicoli, C. Supercritical burning of liquid oxygen (LOX) droplet with detailed chemistry. Combustion and Flame, 101:153-169, (1995).
Research Projects (for prospective PhD and MSc students, and as 4th year projects)
Several projects are available related to the mathematical theory of
flame propagation, a fascinating multi-disciplinary area of applied
mathematics involving ordinary and partial differential equations. The
approach will typically adopt a combination of analytical techniques
(asymptotic methods) and/or numerical techniques (solution of ODEs or
PDEs, mostly parabolic and elliptic). The multi-disciplinary experience
in combustion involved will be useful for tackling research problems in
other fields of application, and wil constitute a valuable asset for
jobs in industry (such as the automobile or the aerospace industry).
Depending on the preference of the candidate, each of the projects can
be tailored in its scope and the methodology of study.
Sample of suggested projects:
Please contact me for any related query.
|Dr. Joel Daou|
|University of Manchester, Alan Turing Building
|Manchester M13 9PL|
|Phone:||(44-161) 200 3218|
|Fax:||(44-161) 200 3669|