University of Tennessee Space Institute

The University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) is a graduate education and research institution located in Middle Tennessee adjacent to the U. S. Air Force Arnold Engineering Development Complex. UTSI was established in 1964 as part of The University of Tennessee and has become an internationally recognized institution for graduate study and research in engineering, physics, mathematics, and aviation systems and has made remarkable contributions at the local, state, national, and global levels.

The Combustion and Propulsion for Aviation Research Center (C-PARC) is conducting research to develop technologies for premixed combustion enabling higher efficiency. One key goal of the C-PARC is  to describe and demonstrate swirling flame stabilization for 100% hydrogen content under premixed combustion regime at scales ranging from laboratory to full jet engine conditions within the facilities available at UTSI and thus eliminating the emission of CO2. 

The C-PARC is being established at University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) by Dr. Paul Palies who is an expert in flame stabilization and dynamics of swirling flame relevant to gas turbine engines. 

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