Professor John Kent

BE MEngSc PhD, FIEAust
Casual Professor
School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering

J07 - Mechanical Engineering Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 2291
Fax +61 2 9351 7060

Website School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering

Teaching and supervision

ENGG1800 - Introduction to Engineering Disciplines

Selected grants

2004

  • Modelling of nitric oxides and carbon monoxide emissions from bagasse-fired boilers; Mann A, Bilger R, Kent J; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

2002

  • Advanced Laser Diagnostics in Dilute Heterogeneous Combustion; Alwahabi Z, Mackie J, Wall T, Kent J, Masri A, Haynes B, Moghtaderi B, Nathan G, Dally B; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF).

2001

  • Prediction of carbon monoxide formation in fires; Kent J, Bilger R; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Large Research Grants (LRG).

2000

  • A boiler tube erosion model for the sugar industry; Kent J, Zhang L; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Strategic Partnerships with Industry - Research and Training (SPIRT).

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Kent, J. (2009). Prediction of particulates in turbulent diffusion flames by conditional moment closure. In Bockhorn, H~D''Anna, A~Sarofin, A.F.~Wang, H~ (Eds.), Combustion Generated Fine Carbonaceous Particles, (pp. 605-618). Germany: KIT Scientific Publishing.
  • Moghtaderi, B., Novozhilov, V., Fletcher, D., Kent, J. (2002). The effect of char ozidation on the flaming combustion characteristics of wood materials. In Paul R DeCicco (Eds.), The Behaviour Of Glass And Other Materials Exposed To Fire, (pp. 165-176). United States: BMJ Publishing Group.

Journals

  • Kent, J., Amzin, S., Swaminathan, N., Rogerson, J. (2012). Conditional moment closure for turbulent premixed flames. Combustion Science and Technology, 184(10-11, 2012), 1743-1767. [More Information]
  • D'Anna, A., Sirignano, M., Kent, J. (2010). A model of particle nucleation in premixed ethylene flames. Combustion and Flame, 157(11), 2106-2115. [More Information]
  • Sirignano, M., Kent, J., D'Anna, A. (2010). Detailed modeling of size distribution functions and hydrogen content in combustion-formed particles. Combustion and Flame, 157(6), 1211-1219. [More Information]
  • Vogiatzaki, K., Cleary, M., Kronenburg, A., Kent, J. (2009). Modeling of scalar mixing in turbulent jet flames by multiple mapping conditioning. Physics of Fluids, 21(2, Article number 025105), 025105-1-025105-11.
  • Vogiatzaki, K., Kronenburg, A., Cleary, M., Kent, J. (2009). Multiple mapping conditioning of turbulent jet diffusion flames. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 32II, 1679-1685.
  • D'Anna, A., Kent, J. (2008). A model of particulate and species formation applied to laminar, nonpremixed flames for three aliphatic-hydrocarbon fuels. Combustion and Flame, 152, 573-587. [More Information]
  • Rogerson, J., Kent, J., Bilger, R. (2007). Conditional Moment Closure in a bagasse-fired boiler. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 31(2), 2805-2811.
  • D'Anna, A., Kent, J., Santoro, R. (2007). Investigation of species concentration and soot formation in a co-flowing diffusion flame of ethylene. Combustion Science and Technology, 179(1-2), 355-369.
  • D'Anna, A., Commodo, M., Violi, S., Allouis, C., Kent, J. (2007). Nano organic carbon and soot in turbulent non-premixed ethylene flames. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 31, 621-629.
  • D'Anna, A., Kent, J. (2006). Modeling of particulate carbon and species formation in coflowing diffusion flames of ethylene. Combustion and Flame, 144(1-2), 249-260. [More Information]
  • Clearly, M., Kent, J. (2005). Modelling of species in hood fires by conditional moment closure. Combustion and Flame, 143(4), 357-368. [More Information]
  • Danna, A., Mazzotti, G., Kent, J. (2004). Modeling Of Particulate Formation In A Coflowing Diffusion Flame. Combustion Science and Technology, 176(5-6), 753-767.
  • Kirkpatrick, M., Armfield, S., Kent, J. (2003). A representation of curved boundaries for the solution of the Navier-Stokes equations on a staggered three-dimensional Cartesian grid. Journal of Computational Physics, 184(1), 1-36.
  • D'Anna, A., Kent, J. (2003). Aromatic formation pathways in non-premixed methane flames. Combustion and Flame, 132(4), 715-722.
  • Cleary, M., Kent, J., Bilger, R. (2002). Prediction of carbon monoxide in fires by conditional moment closure. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 29(1), 273-279.
  • D'Anna, A., D'Alessio, A., Kent, J. (2002). Reaction path analysis of the formation of aromatics and soot in a coflowing laminar diffusion flame of ethylene. Combustion Science and Technology, 174(11-12), 279-294.
  • Kent, J., D'Anna, A., D'Alessio,, A. (2001). A computational study of hydrocarbon growth and the formation of aromatics in coflowing laminar diffuion flames of ethylene. Combustion and Flame, 125, 1196-1206.
  • Zhang, L., Sazonov, V., Kent, J., Novozhilov, V., Dixon, T. (2001). Analysis of boiler-tube erosion by the technique of acoustic emission. Part I. Mechanical erosion. Wear, 250, 762-769.
  • Kirkpatrick, M., Kent, J., Sazonov, V., Zhang, L., Novozhilov, V., Mann, A., Dixon, T. (2001). Computational fluid dynamics modelling of tube erosion rates in bagasse-fired boilers. Energy Institute. Journal, 74, 57-65.

Conferences

  • Vogiatzaki, K., Cleary, M., Kroneburg, A., Kent, J. (2007). Modelling of inhomogeneous turbulent reactive flows by multiple mapping conditioning. Third European Combustion Meeting ECM 2007, Greece: Combustion Institute, Greek Section.
  • Kent, J., Masri, A., Starner, S. (2005). A New Chamber to Study Premixed Flame Propagation Past Repeated Obstacles. 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion (ASPACC), Adelaide, South Australia: University of Adelaide.
  • Kent, J., Masri, A., Starner, S., Ibrahim, S. (2005). Wrinkling Scales of Turbulent Premixed Propagating Flame Fronts Obtained from LIF-OH Imaging. 4th Australian Conference on Laser Diagnostics in Fluid Mechanics and Combustion, Adelaide, South Australia: University of Adelaide.
  • Cleary, M., Kent, J., Bilger, R. (2003). A computational method for combustion using conditional moment closure. 2nd Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics (ICCFD 2002), New York: Springer.
  • Cleary, M., Kent, J. (2003). A numerical method for conditional moment closure. 2003 Australian Symposium on Combustion & the 8th Australian Flame Days, Melbourne: Monash University.
  • Devaud, C., Kent, J., Bilger, R. (2003). Conditional moment closure applied to a lifted turbulent methane-air flame. The Third Mediterranean Combustion Symposium, Morocco: Faculte des Sciences Semalia.
  • Kent, J., D'Anna, A., Mazzotti, G. (2003). Modeling of particulate formation in a coflow diffusion flame. The Third Mediterranean Combustion Symposium, Morocco: Faculte des Sciences Semalia.
  • Rogerson, J., Kent, J., Bilger, R. (2003). Two-dimensional conditional moment closure modelling of a confined bluff-body burner. 2003 Australian Symposium on Combustion & the 8th Australian Flame Days, Melbourne: Monash University.
  • Cleary, M., Kent, J., Bilger, R. (2002). Prediction of carbon monoxide in fires. 2002 Australian Symposium on Combustion, Adelaide: Australian Flame Research Committee Inc.
  • Novozhilov, V., Kent, J. (2001). Flashover control with water-based fire suppresson systems. 4th Asia-Oceania Symposium on Fire Science and Technology, : Ads & Adea.
  • Novozhilov, V., Kirkpatrick, M., Kent, J., Sazonov, V., Zhang, L., Mann, A., Pennisi, S., Dixon, T. (2001). Modeling of boiler tube erosion. 2001 Conference of the Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, : UNSW Australian Defence Force Academy.

Report

  • Kent, J., Kirkpatrick, M. (2001). Computational fluid dynamics investigation of fire and smoke dispersal in Sydney Harbour Tunnel.

2012

  • Kent, J., Amzin, S., Swaminathan, N., Rogerson, J. (2012). Conditional moment closure for turbulent premixed flames. Combustion Science and Technology, 184(10-11, 2012), 1743-1767. [More Information]

2010

  • D'Anna, A., Sirignano, M., Kent, J. (2010). A model of particle nucleation in premixed ethylene flames. Combustion and Flame, 157(11), 2106-2115. [More Information]
  • Sirignano, M., Kent, J., D'Anna, A. (2010). Detailed modeling of size distribution functions and hydrogen content in combustion-formed particles. Combustion and Flame, 157(6), 1211-1219. [More Information]

2009

  • Vogiatzaki, K., Cleary, M., Kronenburg, A., Kent, J. (2009). Modeling of scalar mixing in turbulent jet flames by multiple mapping conditioning. Physics of Fluids, 21(2, Article number 025105), 025105-1-025105-11.
  • Vogiatzaki, K., Kronenburg, A., Cleary, M., Kent, J. (2009). Multiple mapping conditioning of turbulent jet diffusion flames. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 32II, 1679-1685.
  • Kent, J. (2009). Prediction of particulates in turbulent diffusion flames by conditional moment closure. In Bockhorn, H~D''Anna, A~Sarofin, A.F.~Wang, H~ (Eds.), Combustion Generated Fine Carbonaceous Particles, (pp. 605-618). Germany: KIT Scientific Publishing.

2008

  • D'Anna, A., Kent, J. (2008). A model of particulate and species formation applied to laminar, nonpremixed flames for three aliphatic-hydrocarbon fuels. Combustion and Flame, 152, 573-587. [More Information]

2007

  • Rogerson, J., Kent, J., Bilger, R. (2007). Conditional Moment Closure in a bagasse-fired boiler. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 31(2), 2805-2811.
  • D'Anna, A., Kent, J., Santoro, R. (2007). Investigation of species concentration and soot formation in a co-flowing diffusion flame of ethylene. Combustion Science and Technology, 179(1-2), 355-369.
  • Vogiatzaki, K., Cleary, M., Kroneburg, A., Kent, J. (2007). Modelling of inhomogeneous turbulent reactive flows by multiple mapping conditioning. Third European Combustion Meeting ECM 2007, Greece: Combustion Institute, Greek Section.
  • D'Anna, A., Commodo, M., Violi, S., Allouis, C., Kent, J. (2007). Nano organic carbon and soot in turbulent non-premixed ethylene flames. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 31, 621-629.

2006

  • D'Anna, A., Kent, J. (2006). Modeling of particulate carbon and species formation in coflowing diffusion flames of ethylene. Combustion and Flame, 144(1-2), 249-260. [More Information]

2005

  • Kent, J., Masri, A., Starner, S. (2005). A New Chamber to Study Premixed Flame Propagation Past Repeated Obstacles. 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion (ASPACC), Adelaide, South Australia: University of Adelaide.
  • Clearly, M., Kent, J. (2005). Modelling of species in hood fires by conditional moment closure. Combustion and Flame, 143(4), 357-368. [More Information]
  • Kent, J., Masri, A., Starner, S., Ibrahim, S. (2005). Wrinkling Scales of Turbulent Premixed Propagating Flame Fronts Obtained from LIF-OH Imaging. 4th Australian Conference on Laser Diagnostics in Fluid Mechanics and Combustion, Adelaide, South Australia: University of Adelaide.

2004

  • Danna, A., Mazzotti, G., Kent, J. (2004). Modeling Of Particulate Formation In A Coflowing Diffusion Flame. Combustion Science and Technology, 176(5-6), 753-767.

2003

  • Cleary, M., Kent, J., Bilger, R. (2003). A computational method for combustion using conditional moment closure. 2nd Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics (ICCFD 2002), New York: Springer.
  • Cleary, M., Kent, J. (2003). A numerical method for conditional moment closure. 2003 Australian Symposium on Combustion & the 8th Australian Flame Days, Melbourne: Monash University.
  • Kirkpatrick, M., Armfield, S., Kent, J. (2003). A representation of curved boundaries for the solution of the Navier-Stokes equations on a staggered three-dimensional Cartesian grid. Journal of Computational Physics, 184(1), 1-36.
  • D'Anna, A., Kent, J. (2003). Aromatic formation pathways in non-premixed methane flames. Combustion and Flame, 132(4), 715-722.
  • Devaud, C., Kent, J., Bilger, R. (2003). Conditional moment closure applied to a lifted turbulent methane-air flame. The Third Mediterranean Combustion Symposium, Morocco: Faculte des Sciences Semalia.
  • Kent, J., D'Anna, A., Mazzotti, G. (2003). Modeling of particulate formation in a coflow diffusion flame. The Third Mediterranean Combustion Symposium, Morocco: Faculte des Sciences Semalia.
  • Rogerson, J., Kent, J., Bilger, R. (2003). Two-dimensional conditional moment closure modelling of a confined bluff-body burner. 2003 Australian Symposium on Combustion & the 8th Australian Flame Days, Melbourne: Monash University.

2002

  • Cleary, M., Kent, J., Bilger, R. (2002). Prediction of carbon monoxide in fires. 2002 Australian Symposium on Combustion, Adelaide: Australian Flame Research Committee Inc.
  • Cleary, M., Kent, J., Bilger, R. (2002). Prediction of carbon monoxide in fires by conditional moment closure. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 29(1), 273-279.
  • D'Anna, A., D'Alessio, A., Kent, J. (2002). Reaction path analysis of the formation of aromatics and soot in a coflowing laminar diffusion flame of ethylene. Combustion Science and Technology, 174(11-12), 279-294.
  • Moghtaderi, B., Novozhilov, V., Fletcher, D., Kent, J. (2002). The effect of char ozidation on the flaming combustion characteristics of wood materials. In Paul R DeCicco (Eds.), The Behaviour Of Glass And Other Materials Exposed To Fire, (pp. 165-176). United States: BMJ Publishing Group.

2001

  • Kent, J., D'Anna, A., D'Alessio,, A. (2001). A computational study of hydrocarbon growth and the formation of aromatics in coflowing laminar diffuion flames of ethylene. Combustion and Flame, 125, 1196-1206.
  • Zhang, L., Sazonov, V., Kent, J., Novozhilov, V., Dixon, T. (2001). Analysis of boiler-tube erosion by the technique of acoustic emission. Part I. Mechanical erosion. Wear, 250, 762-769.
  • Kent, J., Kirkpatrick, M. (2001). Computational fluid dynamics investigation of fire and smoke dispersal in Sydney Harbour Tunnel.
  • Kirkpatrick, M., Kent, J., Sazonov, V., Zhang, L., Novozhilov, V., Mann, A., Dixon, T. (2001). Computational fluid dynamics modelling of tube erosion rates in bagasse-fired boilers. Energy Institute. Journal, 74, 57-65.
  • Novozhilov, V., Kent, J. (2001). Flashover control with water-based fire suppresson systems. 4th Asia-Oceania Symposium on Fire Science and Technology, : Ads & Adea.
  • Novozhilov, V., Kirkpatrick, M., Kent, J., Sazonov, V., Zhang, L., Mann, A., Pennisi, S., Dixon, T. (2001). Modeling of boiler tube erosion. 2001 Conference of the Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, : UNSW Australian Defence Force Academy.

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