Mikael Mortensen

Turbulent Combustion

For my PhD thesis, and subsequent year as Post Doc at the University of Sydney, Australia, I worked mostly with the Conditional Moment Closure (CMC), a state-of-the-art model that is used to capture turbulence-chemistry interactions (e.g., [1], [2]). From 2005-2006 I had the great honour of working with Prof. Robert W. Bilger as a Post Doctoral research fellow at the University of Sydney, Australia. In Sydney I worked on CMC for spray combustion [3] and a version of my consistent turbulent mixer model [4] that I have called the presumed mapping function approach [5] [6]. The presumed mapping functions have been implemented in the open source package PMFpack, available under a GNU Lesser General Public License. My work on CMC led to several papers in collaboration with Prof. Steve de Bruyn Kops, using very large Direct Numerical Simulations to validate turbulence-chemistry models [7], [8], [9].


  1. M. Mortensen. Implementation of a Conditional Moment Closure for Mixing Sensitive Reactions, Chemical Engineering Science, 59(24), pp. 5709-5723, doi: 10.1016/j.ces.2004.05.009, 2004, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0009250904002829.
  2. M. Mortensen and S. M. d. B. Kops. Conditional Velocity Statistics in the Double Scalar Mixing Layer - a Mapping Closure Approach, Combustion Theory and Modelling, 12(5), pp. 929-941, doi: 10.1080/13647830802109100, 2008, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13647830802109100.
  3. M. Mortensen and R. W. Bilger. Derivation of the Conditional Moment Closure Equations for Spray Combustion, Combustion and Flame, 156(1), pp. 62-72, doi: 10.1016/j.combustflame.2008.07.007, 2009, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010218008002319.
  4. M. Mortensen. Consistent Modeling of Scalar Mixing for Presumed, Multiple Parameter Probability Density Functions, Physics of Fluids, 17(1), pp. 018106, doi: 10.1063/1.1829311, 2005.
  5. M. Mortensen and B. Andersson. Presumed Mapping Functions for Eulerian Modelling of Turbulent Mixing, Flow, Turbulence and Combustion, 76(2), pp. 199-219, doi: 10.1007/s10494-006-9011-0, 2006.
  6. A. E. Sayed, M. Mortensen and J. Z. Wen. Assessment of the Presumed Mapping Function Approach for the Stationary Laminar Flamelet Modelling of Reacting Double Scalar Mixing Layers, Combustion Theory and Modelling, 18(4-5), pp. 552-581, doi: 10.1080/13647830.2014.939229, 2014.
  7. S. M. d. B. Kops and M. Mortensen. Conditional Mixing Statistics in a Self-Similar Scalar Mixing Layer, Physics of Fluids, 17(9), pp. 095107, doi: 10.1063/1.2055467, 2005.
  8. C. M. Cha, S. M. d. B. Kops and M. Mortensen. Direct Numerical Simulations of the Double Scalar Mixing Layer. Part I: Passive Scalar Mixing and Dissipation, Physics of Fluids, 18(6), pp. 067106, doi: 10.1063/1.2213887, 2006.
  9. M. Mortensen, S. M. d. B. Kops and C. M. Cha. Direct Numerical Simulations of the Double Scalar Mixing Layer: Part II: Reactive Scalars, Combustion and flame, 149(4), pp. 392-408, doi: 10.1016/j.combustflame.2007.03.001, 2007.