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Discipline name D-index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines. Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering D-index 40 Citations 5,760 210 World Ranking 586 National Ranking 19


What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Thermodynamics
  • Mechanics
  • Mechanical engineering

Wolfgang Polifke mainly investigates Mechanics, Premixed flame, Combustor, Combustion and Turbulence. Wolfgang Polifke usually deals with Mechanics and limits it to topics linked to Classical mechanics and Volumetric flow rate. His Premixed flame research integrates issues from Transfer function, Diffusion flame, Laminar flow and Acoustic wave.

His Combustor research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Acoustics, Fuel injection, Nozzle, Plenum space and Combustion chamber. When carried out as part of a general Combustion research project, his work on Flame speed is frequently linked to work in Reaction rate, therefore connecting diverse disciplines of study. His Turbulence research includes elements of Computational fluid dynamics and Flame structure.

His most cited work include:

  • Impact of Swirl Fluctuations on the Flame Response of a Perfectly Premixed Swirl Burner (156 citations)
  • An efficient computational model for premixed turbulent combustion at high reynolds numbers based on a turbulent flame speed closure (155 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

Wolfgang Polifke spends much of his time researching Mechanics, Combustion, Combustor, Acoustics and Turbulence. The study incorporates disciplines such as Premixed flame and Transfer function in addition to Mechanics. His studies deal with areas such as Waste management, Gas turbines, Analytical chemistry and Thermodynamics as well as Combustion.

The concepts of his Combustor study are interwoven with issues in Mechanical engineering, Fuel injection, Instability, Sound pressure and Combustion chamber. His work in the fields of Acoustic wave overlaps with other areas such as System identification. His Turbulence research incorporates themes from Statistical physics and Flow.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Mechanics (46.32%)
  • Combustion (23.16%)
  • Combustor (21.80%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2017-2021)?

  • Mechanics (46.32%)
  • Turbulence (17.44%)
  • Transfer function (8.45%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

His main research concerns Mechanics, Turbulence, Transfer function, Combustion chamber and Large eddy simulation. His study in Mechanics is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Combustor, Combustion, Premixed flame and Boundary value problem. He has researched Combustor in several fields, including Sound pressure, Turbulence kinetic energy and Stability.

The various areas that Wolfgang Polifke examines in his Premixed flame study include Particle velocity, Computational fluid dynamics and Impulse response. His work deals with themes such as Flow and Sensitivity, which intersect with Turbulence. He works mostly in the field of Combustion chamber, limiting it down to topics relating to Acoustics and, in certain cases, Gas compressor and Signal-to-noise ratio.

Between 2017 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Prediction of combustion noise of an enclosed flame by simultaneous identification of noise source and flame dynamics (18 citations)
  • Intrinsic thermoacoustic feedback loop in turbulent spray flames (15 citations)
  • Inclusion of higher harmonics in the flame describing function for predicting limit cycles of self-excited combustion instabilities (15 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Thermodynamics
  • Mechanics
  • Statistics

Wolfgang Polifke mainly investigates Mechanics, Transfer function, Turbulence, Laminar flow and Premixed flame. His Mechanics research incorporates elements of Combustor and Sensitivity. Combustor is a subfield of Combustion that Wolfgang Polifke investigates.

His Transfer function research focuses on subjects like Describing function, which are linked to Amplitude, Limit cycle, Limit, Computer simulation and Frequency domain. His research integrates issues of Incompressible flow, Convective heat transfer and Phase in his study of Turbulence. As part of one scientific family, Wolfgang Polifke deals mainly with the area of Laminar flow, narrowing it down to issues related to the Computational fluid dynamics, and often Excitation, Signal-to-noise ratio and Finite element method.

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Best Publications

An efficient computational model for premixed turbulent combustion at high reynolds numbers based on a turbulent flame speed closure

V. Zimont;W. Polifke;M. Bettelini;W. Weisenstein.
Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power-transactions of The Asme (1998)

301 Citations

Measurement of Transfer Matrices and Source Terms of Premixed Flames

C. O. Paschereit;B. Schuermans;W. Polifke;O. Mattson.
Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power-transactions of The Asme (2002)

263 Citations


W. Polifke;A. Poncet;C.O. Paschereit;K. Döbbeling.
Journal of Sound and Vibration (2001)

238 Citations

Impact of Swirl Fluctuations on the Flame Response of a Perfectly Premixed Swirl Burner

Thomas Komarek;Wolfgang Polifke.
Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power-transactions of The Asme (2010)

236 Citations

Constructive and Destructive Interference of Acoustic and Entropy Waves in a Premixed Combustor with a Choked Exit

Wolfgang Polifke;Christian Oliver Paschereit;Klaus Paschereit.
International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration (2001)

216 Citations

Assessment of methods for the computation of the linear stability of combustors

T. Sattelmayer;W. Polifke.
Combustion Science and Technology (2003)

131 Citations

On the low-frequency limit of flame transfer functions

Wolfgang Polifke;Chris Lawn.
Combustion and Flame (2007)

125 Citations

Partially reflecting and non-reflecting boundary conditions for simulation of compressible viscous flow

Wolfgang Polifke;Clifton Wall;Parviz Moin.
Journal of Computational Physics (2006)

124 Citations

Low-Order Acoustic Modelling for Annular Combustors: Validation and Inclusion of Modal Coupling

Ste´phanie Evesque;Wolfgang Polifke.
ASME Turbo Expo 2002: Power for Land, Sea, and Air (2002)

122 Citations

Structure of locally quenched highly turbulent lean premixed Flames

F. Dinkelacker;A. Soika;D. Most;D. Hofmann.
Proceedings of the 1998: 27th International Symposium on Combustion (1998)

121 Citations

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Profile was last updated on December 6th, 2021.
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