Contact Information

Office:            Av. España 1680, Valparaiso

                       (Building F)

Telephone:    +56 32 654650

E-mail:            andres.fuentes@usm.cl

Dr Andrés Fuentes C.

Associate Professor, Departamento de Industrias, UTFSM

Director, Energy Conversion & Combustion Group

Energy Conversion & Combustion Group

Education

2006    PhD Fluid Mechanics
            Université de Poitiers, France
2003    MSc Energy and Combustion
            Université de Poitiers, France
2001    BSc Industrial Engineering
            Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile

Research Interests

The research interests include, energy conversion, heat and mass transfer processes in combustion, ignition and flame propagation, microgravity combustion, smouldering combustion and thermal solar energy.

Vita

From 2014 Dr. Andrés Fuentes is Associate Professor at Departamento de Industrias, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile. The research activities are carried out in the EC2G Group from 2010. Originally from Santiago, Chile, he graduated with an Industrial Engineering from the University Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile. He earned his Msc and PhD in Fluid Mechanics, Energy and Combustion at University of Poitiers, France. He also worked (2007) as a Research Fellow at the BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. Also was Maître des Conférences at Ecole Polytechnique Universitaire de Marseille, Université de Provence (Aix-Marseille 1), France. In this institution the research activities were carried out in the Fire Dynamics Group at IUSTI, from 2007.

Publications


  1. A.   Peer-Reviewed Papers


  1. (38)Combustion diagnostics by calibrated radiation sensing and spectral estimation, IEEE Sensors Journal 99 (2017).

  2. (37)Life-cycle savings for a flat-plate solar water collector plant in Chile, Renewable Energy 112 (2017) p. 365-377.

  3. (36)Soot measurements in candle flames, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science 82 (2017) p. 116-123

  4. (35)Oxygen index effect on the structure of a laminar boundary layer diffusion flame in a reduced gravity environment, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 36 (2017) p. 3237-3245.

  5. (34)Unified behavior of soot production and radiative heat transfer in ethylene, propane and butane axisymmetric laminar diffusion flames at different oxygen indices, Fuel 183 (2016) p. 668-679.

  6. (33)Radiation measurement based on spectral emissions in industrial flames, Measurement 87 (2016) p. 62-73.

  7. (32)Sensitivity analysis of a photovoltaic solar plant in Chile, Renewable Energy 87 (2016) p. 145-153.

  8. (31)Effects of oxygen index on soot production and temperature in an ethylene inverse diffusion flame, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science 73 (2016) p. 101-108.

  9. (30)Analysis of a solar and aerothermal plant combined with a conventional system in an ESCO model in Chile, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 60 (2016) p. 1156-1167.

  10. (29)The Great Valparaiso Fire and Fire Safety Management in Chile, Fire Technology 51 (2015) p. 753-758.

  11. (28)Effects of Water Vapor Addition into the Coflow Air Stream on Soot Formation and Flame Properties in a Laminar Ethylene/Air Diffusion Flame, Combustion and Flame 161 (2014) p. 1724--1732.

  12. (27)The oxygen index on soot production in propane diffusion flames, Combustion Science and Technology 186 4-5 (2014), p. 504--517.

  13. (26)Soot volume fraction measurements in a forest fuel layer, Exp. Therm. Fluid Sci. 56 (2014) 61--68.

  14. (25)Characterization of a Diffusion Flame Inside a Scale Tunnel Using Double Stream-Twin Jets Curtains, Fire Safety Journal 62 Part C (2013) p. 264--271.

  15. (24)Experimental Study of the Burning Rate of Small-Scale Forest Fuel Layers, Int. Journal of Thermal Sciences 74 (2013) p. 119--125.

  16. (23)On the Modeling of Radiative Heat Transfer in Laboratory-Scale Pool Fires, Fire Safety Journal 60 (2013) p. 73--81.

  17. (22)Experimental and Numerical Study of the Effects of the OI on the Radiation Characteristics of Laminar Coflow Diffusion Flames, Combustion and Flame 160 (2012), p. 786--795.

  18. (21)Influence of Radiative Property Models on Soot Production in Laminar Coflow Ethylene Diffusion Flames, Journal of Physics: Conference Series 369 (2012) 012011.

  19. (20)Modelling Thermal Radiation in Buoyant Turbulent Diffusion Flames. Combust. Theory & Model. 16 (2012), p. 817--841.

  20. (19)Assessment of Radiative Property Models in Non-Gray Sooting Media, Int. Journal of Therm. Sci. 50 (2011), p. 672--1684.

  21. (18)Piloted Ignition of Wildland Fuels, P. Mindykowski, A. Fuentes, J.-L. Consalvi, and B. Porterie, Fire Safety Journal 46 (2011), p. 36--40.

  22. (17)Numerical Study of Piloted Ignition of Forest Fuel Layer, Proc. Comb. Inst. 33 (2011), p. 2641--2648.

  23. (16)On the Ability of Twin Jets Air Curtains to Confine Heat and Mass Inside Tunnels, Int. Commu. Heat and Mass Transf. 37 (2010), p. 970--977.

  24. (15)The Influence of Oxygen Concentration on the Combustion of a Fuel/Oxidizer Mixture, Exp. Therm. Fluid Sci. 34 (2010), p. 282--289.

  25. (14)Simulating Wildfire Patterns Using a Small-World Network Model, Ecological Modelling 221 (2010), p. 1463--147.

  26. (13)Ability of the Fire Propagation Apparatus to Characterise the Heat Release Rate of Energetic Materials, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Journal of Hazardous Materials 166 (2009), p. 916--924.

  27. (12)Transport Mechanism Controlling Soot Production Inside a Non-Bouyant Laminar Diffusion Flame, Proc. Comb. Inst. 32 (2009), p. 2461--2470.

  28. (11)Small-Scale Forward Smouldering Experiments for Remediation of Coal Tar, Proc. Comb. Inst. 32 (2009), p. 1957--1964.

  29. (10)A Comparison of the Structure of a Boundary Layer Type Diffusion Flame in Normal and Microgravity Environment, J. Jpn. Soc. Microgravity Appl. 25 (2008) 375--381.

  30. (9)Laser-Induced Incandescence Calibration in a Three-Dimensional Laminar Diffusion Flame Established in Microgravity, Experiments in Fluids 43 (2007), 939--948.

  31. (8)Interactions Between Soot and CH* in Laminar Boundary Layer Type Diffusion Flame In Microgravity, Proc. Comb. Inst. 31 (2007), 2685--2692.

  32. (7)Sooting Behaviour Dynamics of a Non-Buoyant Laminar Diffusion Flame, Combust. Sci. Technol. 179 (2007) 1--17.

  33. (6)Extinction Simulation of a Diffusion Flame Established In Microgravity, Journal of the Energy Institute 79 (2006) 207--211.

  34. (5)Soot Volume Fraction Measurements in a Three Dimensional Laminar Diffusion Flame Established in Microgravity, Combus. Sci. Technol. 178 (2006) 813--835.

  35. (4)Evaluation of the Extinction Factor in a Laminar Flame Established Over a PMMA Plate in Microgravity, Microgravity Sci. Technol. 17 (2005) 10--14.

  36. (3)Three-Dimensional Recomposition of the Absorption Field Inside a Non-Buoyant Sooting Diffusion Flame, Opt. Lett. 30 (2005) 3311--3313.

  37. (2)Combustion Criteria for Space Materials, ESA Scientific/Technical Series SP1290 (2005) 234--247.

  38. (1)Influence of G-Jitter on the Characteristics of a Non-Premixed Flame: Experimental Approach, Microgravity Sci. Technol. 16 (2004) 328--332.



Conferences,  Lectures, Symposia and Workshops


  1. (25)Soot Volume Fraction Measurements in a Forest Fuel Layer, K. Muñoz-Feucht, A. Fuentes, J.L. Consalvi, 8th Mediterranean Combustion Symposium, 2013.

  2. (24)Experimental Study of Soot Production in Candle Flames, M. Thomsen, R. Demarco, J.L Consalvi, A. Fuentes, 8th Mediterranean Combustion Symposium, 2013.

  3. (23)The Oxygen Index on Soot Production in Propane Diffusion Flames, R. Henríquez, R. Demarco, J.L. Consalvi, F. Liu, A. Fuentes, 8th Mediterranean Combustion Symposium, 2013.

  4. (22)Evaluation of a Two-Equation PAH-Based Soot Model in Under and Over-Oxigenated Laminar Coflow Ethylene Diffusion Flame, J.L. Consalvi, J. Contreras, F. Nmira, A. Fuentes, F. Liu, 8th Mediterranean Combustion Symposium, 2013.

  5. (21)Effects of Water Vapour Addition to the Air Stream on Soot Volume Fraction and Flame Temperature in Laminar Coflow Ethylene Flame, F. Liu, J.L. Consalvi, A. Fuentes, G.J. Smallwood, Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Radiative Transfer, 2013.

  6. (20)Modeling Radiative Heat Transfer and Soot Formation in Laminar Diffusion Flames, R. Demarco, A. Fuentes, J.L. Consalvi, 4th Chilean Workshop on Numerical Analysis of Partial Differential Equations, 2013.

  7. (19)Two Dimensional Modeling of Heat Released by a Diffusion Flame Inside a Scale Tunnel, G. Severino, A. Fuentes, J.C. Elicer, 4th Chilean Workshop on Numerical Analysis of Partial Differential Equations, 2013.

  8. (18)Modeling Heat Transfer in Axisymmetric Configurations with Non- Grey Sooting Media, R. Demarco, J-L. Consalvi, A. Fuentes and S. Melis, International Congress Combustion and Fire Dynamic, 2010.

  9. (17)Characterization of a Buoyant Candle Flame, R. Musalem, P. Reszka, C. Fernández, R. Demarco, J.-L. Consalvi, A. Fuentes, 7th Mediterranean Combustion Symposium, 2011.

  10. (16)Modeling Radiative Heat Transfer in Sooting Laminar Coflow Flames, R. Demarco, J.L. Consalvi, A. Fuentes, S. Melis, 7th Mediterranean Combustion Symposium, 2011.

  11. (15)Détermination des Propriétés d’inflammabilité de Combustibles Végétaux à Partir d’Expériences en Allumage Piloté, P. Mindykowski, A. Fuentes, J.L. Consalvi, B. Porterie, Congres Français de Thermique, 2010.

  12. (14)Soot Production Mechanisms in a Laminar Boundary Layer Type Diffusion Flame in Microgravity, G. Legros, A. Fuentes, P. Joulain, J.L. Torero, 32nd International Symposium on Combustion, 2008.

  13. (13)Piloted Ignition of Wildland Forest Fuel Layers, P. Mindykowski, A. Fuentes, J.L.Consalvi, B. Porterie, 6th Mediterranean Combustion Symposium, 2009.

  14. (12)Ability of the Fire Propagation Apparatus to Characterise Thermal Effects of Energetic Materials, H. Biteau, A. Fuentes, G. Marlair, S. Brohez and J.L. Torero, Proceedings of EUROPYRO, 2007.

  15. (11)Methodology to Characterise Thermal and Chemical Effects of Energetic Materials by use of The FPA, H. Biteau, A. Fuentes, G. Marlair and J.L. Torero, 11th International Interflam, 2011.

  16. (10)Heat Release rate of Energetic Materials by Calorimetric Methodology, H. Biteau, A. Fuentes, G. Marlair and J.L. Torero, 5th Mediterranean Combustion Symposium, 2007.

  17. (9)Qualitative Description of the Structure of a Boundary Layer Type Diffusion Flame in Normal and Reduced Gravity Environments, P. Joulain, A. Fuentes and H. El Rabii, 21st ICDERS, 2007.

  18. (8)Characterization of the Structure of a Boundary Layer Type Diffusion Flame Developed in a Reduced Gravity Environment, P. Joulain, A. Fuentes and H. El Rabii, Third European Combustion Meeting, 2007.

  19. (7)Caractérisation Tridimensionnelle de la Concentration des Suies dans une Flamme Représentative d’un Incendie en Micropesanteur, A. Fuentes, H. El- Rabii, P. Joulain and K. Joulain, Colloque du GDR MFA, 2006.

  20. (6)Characterization of the Structure of a Laminar Non Premixed Flame Using Non Intrusive Diagnostics: Analysis of the Influence of the Reaction Zone on Soot Concentration and Radiation Field, P. Joulain, A. Fuentes, L. Ja Bine, H. El-Rabii, The 2nd Joint International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environment, 2006.

  21. (5)Soot Production in a Diffusion Flame Representative of Fire in a Spacecraft, A. Fuentes, G. Legros, H. El- Rabii, P. Joulain, J.-P. Vantelon and J.L. Torero, Colloque du GDR Feu, 2006.

  22. (4)Caractérisation de la Fraction Volumique et de la Température des Suies d’une Flamme de Diffusion Établie en Micropesanteur, A. Fuentes, G. Legros, P. Joulain, J.-P. Vantelon and J.L. Torero, Le 17éme Congrès Français de Mécanique, 2005.

  23. (3)Jet Dans un Écoulement Transverse en Microgravité, R. Fraticelli, D. Laurent, J. Borée, J. Baillargeat, A. Fuentes and G. Legros, Actes du Colloque Fluvisu 11, 2005.

  24. (2)Two-Color Pyrometry for Soot Volume Fraction and Temperature Measurements in a Flat Plate Laminar Diffusion Flame in Microgravity, A. Fuentes, G. Legros, P. Joulain, J.-P. Vantelon and J.L. Torero, 8th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science, 2005.

  25. (1)Étude du Phénomèned’Extinction d’une Flamme de Diffusion Représentative d’un Incendie en Micropesanteur, A. Fuentes, G. Legros, J. Baillargeat, A. Claverie, P. Joulain, J.P. Vantelon and J.L. Torero, Colloque du GDR MFA, 2005.



Research Projects


  1. (11)Soot Production in an Inverse Diffusion Flame: Application for Non-Conventional Fuels, 2013-2015, Fondecyt.

  2. (10)Characterization of Chilean Biomass Fuels Using Calorimetric Methods, 2013-2015, Fondecyt.

  3. (9)Influencia de la Concentración de Hollín sobre la Radiación Generada por una Llama de Difusión Axisimétrica Tipo Laminar, 2012-2013, UTFSM-DGIP.

  4. (8)Soot Production in an Laminar Diffusion Flame: Application for Non-Conventional Fuels, 2010-2013, Fondecyt.

  5. (7)Herramienta de planificación para el dimensionamiento y mantenimiento de plantas solares térmicas, 2011, Fondef-VIU.

  6. (6)Ignition of Wildland Fuel Beds by Particles, 2010-2011, CCTVAL.

  7. (5)Extinción de una Llama de Difusión en Condiciones de Microgravedad, 2010-2011, UTFSM-DGIP.

  8. (4)Scientific Computing Advanced Training, 2008-2009, Alfa Programme.

  9. (3)Fire Paradox, 2007-2008, FP6 EU.

  10. (2)Sounding Rocket Programme Texus 43, 2004-2006, ESA.

  11. (1)Combustion Propierties of Materials for Space Application Phase-2, 2003-2007, ESA.

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