Contact Information

Office:            Av. España 1680, Valparaíso

                      (Building F)

Telephone:    +56 32 654650

E-mail:            rodrigo.demarco@usm.cl

Dr Rodrigo Demarco B.

Assistant Professor, Departamento de Industrias, UTFSM

Researcher, Energy Conversion & Combustion Group

Energy Conversion & Combustion Group

Education

2012    PhD in Energy Conversion

            Université d’Aix-Marseille, France
2008    MSc Engineering Sciences: Mechanical Eng.

            Universidad de Chile, Chile
2005    BSc Mechanical Engineering

            Universidad de Chile, Chile

Research Interests

The research interests comprise energy conversion, heat and mass transfer in combustion, fluid dynamics, thermal radiation and soot production in flames, normal and inverse diffusion flames in normal and microgravity.

Vita

Rodrigo Demarco was born in Santiago de Chile. He obtained his Engineering and MSc degrees in mechanics at the University of Chile in 2008. Later he worked as a project engineer at the Mathematical Modeling in Mining and Metallurgy Lab (LM4) in the Center of Mathematical Modeling (CMM). In 2009 he was awarded with a mobility grant from the ALFA-Scientific Computing Advanced Training (SCAT) program joining the IUSTI in France. This grant allowed him to develop high accuracy spectral models to treat radiative heat transfer from flames. Afterwards he continue this line of research by doing his PhD with the financial support of the Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire (IRSN), France. In 2012 Dr. Demarco was awarded by CONICYT with the Integration Program of Advanced Human Capital in the Academy, integrating him as a research fellow at the Departamento de Industrias at the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (UTFSM), Chile. In 2015 he became Assistant Professor at UTFSM.

Publications


  1. A.Peer-reviewed papers


  1. (13)Influence of soot aging on soot production for laminar propane diffusion flames, Fuel 210 (2017) p. 472-481.

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

  3. (11)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

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

  5. (9)Assessment of semi- empirical soot production models in C1–C3 axisymmetric laminar diffusion flames, Fire Safety Journal (2015), p. 76-90.

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

  7. (7)Influence of Thermal Radiation on Soot Production in Laminar Axisymmetric Diffusion Flames, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Heat Transfer 120 (2013) 42--69.

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

  9. (5)Influence of radiative property models on soot production in laminar coflow ethylene diffusion flames, Journal of Physics: Conference Series 369 012011 (2012).

  10. (4)Modelling thermal radiation from one-meter diameter methane pool fires, Journal of Physics: Conference Series 369 012012  (2012).

  11. (3)Modelling thermal radiation in buoyant turbulent diffusion flames, Combustion Theory and Modelling 16 (2012) 817--841.

  12. (2)Assessment of radiative property models in non-gray sooting media, International Journal of Thermal Sciences 50 (2011) 1672--1684.

  13. (1)Study of heat confinement in tunnels between two double stream-twin jets air curtains, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer 36 (2009) 438--444.


Conferences, Lectures, Symposia and Workshops


  1. (10)Numerical study of the oxygen index on soot production and radiation in ethylene inverse diffusion flames, 9th Mediterranean Combustion Symposium, Rhodes, Greece (2015).

  2. (11)Effects of oxygen index on soot production and temperature in an ethylene inverse diffusion flame, 9th Mediterranean Combustion Symposium, Rhodes, Greece (2015).

  3. (12)The Oxygen Index on Soot Production in Propane Diffusion Flames, 8th Mediterranean Combustion Symposium, Çesme, Turkey (2013).

  4. (9)Experimental Study of Soot Production in Candle Flames, 8th Mediterranean Combustion Symposium, Çesme, Turkey (2013).

  5. (8)Assessment of semi-empirical soot production models in C1-C3 axisymmetric laminar diffusion flames, 8th Mediterranean Combustion Symposium, Çesme, Turkey (2013).

  6. (7)Modeling radiative heat transfer and soot formation in laminar diffusion flames, 4th Chilean Workshop on Numerical Analysis of Partial Differential Equations, Concepción, Chile (2013).

  7. (6)Influence of radiative property models on soot production in laminar coflow ethylene diffusion flames, Eurotherm Seminar N°95 Computational Thermal Radiation in Participating Media IV, Nancy, France (2012).

  8. (5)Modelling thermal radiation from one-meter diameter methane Pool fires. Eurotherm Seminar N°95 Computational Thermal Radiation in Participating Media IV, Nancy, France (2012).

  9. (4)Modeling Radiative Heat Transfer in Sooting Laminar Coflow Flames. 7th Mediterranean Combustion Symposium, Cagliari, Italy (2011).

  10. (3)On the Modeling of Radiative Heat Transfer in Laboratory Scale Pool Fires, 7th Mediterranean Combustion Symposium, Cagliari, Italy (2011).

  11. (2)Characterization of Buoyant Candle Flames, 7th Mediterranean Combustion Symposium, Cagliari, Italy (2011).

  12. (1)Modeling Radiative Heat Transfer in Axisymmetric Configurations with Non-Grey Sooting Media, International Congress Combustion and Fire Dynamics 2010, Santander, Spain.



Other Scholarly Output


  1. (3)Modelling thermal radiation and soot formation in buoyant diffusion flames, PhD Thesis, Université d’Aix-Marseille, 2012.

  2. (2)Development of High Accuracy Spectral Models to Treat Radiative Heat Transfer from Flames, SCAT final report, 2009.

  3. (1)Numerical study of the turbulent transport of impinging air curtains for the confinement of an active scalar, MSc Thesis, Universidad de Chile, 2008 (in Spanish).



Research Projects


  1. (8)Numerical simulation of soot kinetics in laminar diffusion flames, 2013-2016, FONDECYT Initiation into research.

  2. (7)Implementación de un modelo tipo ABF para la producción de hollín en una llama de difusión laminar axisimétrica, 2014-2015, UTFSM-DGIP.

  3. (6)Energy Conversion: Application to flame radiation and soot production, 2013-2014, CONICYT Support of International Networking between Research Centres.

  4. (5)Study of the energy emitted by radiation of an inverse diffusion flame: Application to the combustion of biomass, 2012-2014, CONICYT Attraction and Insertion of Advanced Human Capital Program in Academia.

  5. (4)Understanding forest fire propagation through inverse diffusion flames, 2015, CONICYT International Cooperation Programme.

  6. (3)Spontaneous ignition of forest fires by idealized firebrands: An experimental approach for representative vegetation from California, USA and Valparaíso, Chile, 2014-2015, CONICYT - UC Berkeley Chile Seed Funds.

  7. (2)Scientific Computing Advanced Training, 2009, Alfa Programme.

  8. (1)Study of turbulent transport of an air curtains device for fire security systems in tunnels, 2008, FONDECYT.

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