Aurélie Bellemans

Aurélie Bellemans

PhD Student

SPARK: Simplified PlasmA models based on Reduced Kinetics. The objective of SPARK is to develop reduced chemistry models starting from detailed kinetics for plasma flows. Statistical methods, such as Principal Component Analysis (PCA)-based techniques are investigated and transferred from the combustion expertise to plasma. The reduced model will be applied on 3D numerical models simulating the recession of ablative heat shields during atmospheric re-entry.