Combustion
Kinetics Laboratory Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Professor
Hai Wang 
David Sheen, Graduate Student sheen_at_usc_dot_edu 


My research at
the Combustion Kinetics Laboratory is in the field of uncertainty analysis
and model optimization. I am an expert
in 0D and 1D flame simulations, and the lab’s resident Fortran and Linux
guru. I also maintain the laboratory’s
Beowulf cluster and the JetSurF website. My main research
focus is the Method of Uncertainty
Quantification using Polynomial Chaos Expansions, currently in
preparation. Our intent is to use this
method to develop a comprehensive small hydrocarbon (C_{04})
reaction model for use in the largeeddy simulations of turbulent
reactors. This reaction model is based on the Publications PeerReviewed D.A. Sheen and H. Wang, “Quantitative analysis of hierarchical
strategies of building combustion reaction models.” Proceedings of the Combustion Institute,
submitted. 2011 A.D. Abid, J. Camacho, D.A. Sheen, and
H. Wang, “Evolution of Soot Particle Size Distribution Function in
BurnerStabilized Stagnation nDodecaneOxygenArgon
Flames.” Energy & Fuels, vol 23, pp.
42864294. 2009 A.D. Abid, J. Camacho, D.A. Sheen, and
H. Wang, “Quantitative measurement of soot particle size distribution in
premixed flames – The burnerstabilized flame approach.” Combustion and
Flame, vol 156, pp. 18621870. 2009 D.A.
Sheen, X. You, H. Wang, and T. Løvås,
“Spectral uncertainty quantification, propagation and optimization of a
detailed kinetic model for ethylene combustion.” Proceedings
of the Combustion Institute, vol 32, pp. 535542.
2009 Conference Proceedings D.A. Sheen and H. Wang, “Quantitative analysis of hierarchical
strategies of building combustion reaction models.” Paper #09F50,
2009 Fall Meeting of the Western States of the Combustion Institute, October
2009. D.A. Sheen
and H. Wang, “Necessity of Nonlinear Terms in Polynomial Chaos Expansions for
Uncertainty Propagation,” Paper #21G4, 6^{th}
Joint Meeting of the D.A. Sheen and H. Wang, “Reduction of detailed chemical models
with controlled uncertainty,” Paper #23F2, 6^{th} Joint Meeting of
the U.S. Sections of the Combustion Institute, May 2009. D.A.
Sheen, X. You, H. Wang, and T. Løvås,
“Spectral Optimization and Uncertainty Quantification of a Detailed Kinetic
Model for Ethylene Combustion.” Paper #07F10, 2007
Fall Meeting of the Western States of the Combustion Institute, October 2007. D.A.
Sheen, and H. Wang, “Spectral Expansion Analysis of Kinetic Model Uncertainty
beyond Parameter Optimization.” Paper # C19, 5^{th}
Joint Meeting of the D.A.
Sheen, R. Kinslow, M. Call, A.T. Holley, X. You, M.G. Andac, H. Wang, & F.N. Egolfopoulos, “A Detailed Study of CO/H_{2}/O_{2}
Kinetics in SynthesisGas/Air Premixed Flames.” Paper #05F13, 2005
Fall Meeting of the Combustion Institute, October 2005 Other Publications B. Sirjean, E. Dames, D. A. Sheen, F.
N. Egolfopoulos, H. Wang, D. F. Davidson, R. K.
Hanson, H. Pitsch, C. T. Bowman, C. K. Law, W.
Tsang, N. P. Cernansky, D. L. Miller, A. Violi, R. P. Lindstedt, A
hightemperature chemical kinetic model of nalkane, cyclohexane, and
methyl, ethyl, npropyl and nbutylcyclohexane
oxidation at high temperatures, JetSurF version
1.1, September 15, 2009 (http://melchior.usc.edu/JetSurF/ JetSurF1.1/Index.html). B. Sirjean, E. Dames, D. A. Sheen,
X.Q. You, C.
Sung, A. T. Holley, F. N. Egolfopoulos, H. Wang, S.
S. Vasu, D. F. Davidson, R. K. Hanson, H. Pitsch, C. T. Bowman, A. Kelley, C. K. Law, W. Tsang, N.
P. Cernansky, D. L. Miller, A. Violi,
R. P. Lindstedt, A hightemperature chemical
kinetic model of nalkane oxidation, JetSurF
version 1.0, September 15, 2009 (http://melchior.usc.edu/JetSurF/JetSurF1.0/Index.html). B. Sirjean, E. Dames, D. A. Sheen,
X.Q. You, C.
Sung, A. T. Holley, F. N. Egolfopoulos, H. Wang, S.
S. Vasu, D. F. Davidson, R. K. Hanson, H. Pitsch, C. T. Bowman, A. Kelley, C. K. Law, W. Tsang, N.
P. Cernansky, D. L. Miller, A. Violi,
R. P. Lindstedt, A hightemperature chemical
kinetic model of nalkane oxidation, JetSurF
version 0.2, September 08, 2008 (http://melchior.usc.edu/JetSurF/Version0_2/Index.html). 