Alexei Poludnenko

Associate Professor

Poludnenko 2 Web

Office: HRBB 616B
Phone: 979.845.4891
Email: apoludn@tamu.edu

Research Interests

  • Aerospace propulsion systems
  • Chemical and thermonuclear combustion
  • Turbulence in reacting and non-reacting flows
  • Computational fluid dynamics and high-performance computing
  • Space weather, plasma physics and magnetohydrodynamics

Awards & Honors

  • 2017 Distinguished Paper Award, 36th International Symposium on Combustion
  • 2016 François Frenkiel Award for Fluid Mechanics, American Physical Society, Division of Fluid Dynamics
  • 2015 Alan Berman Research Publication Award, US Naval Research Laboratory

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Rochester
  • M.A. University of Rochester

Selected Publications

"The Cross-Scale Physical-Space Transfer of Kinetic Energy in Turbulent Premixed Flames," O’Brien, J., Towery, C.A.Z., Hamlington, P.E., Ihme, M., Poludnenko, A.Y., Urzay, J., Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, (2016) in press

"Spectral Kinetic Energy Transfer in Turbulent Premixed Reacting Flows," Towery, C.A.Z., Poludnenko, A.Y., Urzay, J., O'Brien, J., Ihme, M., Hamlington, P.E., Physical Review E (2016) 93, 053115

"Pulsating Instability and Self-acceleration of Fast Turbulent Flames," Poludnenko, A.Y., Physics of Fluids (2015) 27, 014106

"Transverse Waves Resulting from Pulsating Instability of Two-Dimensional Flames," Gamezo, V.N., Poludnenko, A.Y., Oran, E.S., Williams, F.A., Combustion and Flame (2014) 161, 950

"Intermittency in Premixed Turbulent Reacting Flows," Hamlington, P.E., Poludnenko, A.Y., Oran, E.S., Physics of Fluids (2012) 24, 075111

"Interactions Between Turbulence and Flames in Premixed Reacting Flows," Hamlington, P.E., Poludnenko, A.Y., Oran, E.S., Physics of Fluids (2011) 23, 125111

"Spontaneous Transition of Turbulent Flames to Detonations in Unconfined Media," Poludnenko, A.Y., Gardiner, T. A., Oran, E.S., Physical Review Letters (2011) 107, 054501

" The Interaction of High-Speed Turbulence with Flames: Turbulent Flame Speed," Poludnenko, A.Y., Oran, E.S., Combustion and Flame (2011) 158, 301

"The Interaction of High-Speed Turbulence with Flames: Global Properties and Internal Flame Structure," Poludnenko, A.Y., Oran, E.S., Combustion and Flame (2010) 157, 995