Dr. Mike Dorobantu - UTRC, East Hartford, CT and Dr. Jesper Oppelstrup - Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden
United Technologies Research Center UTRC of East Hartford (Connecticut) says the only thing that makes fire worse for computers, documents, and valuable art is adding water to extinguish the flames. UTRC designs fire-suppression devices that suffocate flames with non-combustible gas instead of dousing them with water.
Orchestrating complex suppression systems like this has required multiple simulation programs along with controls software using conventional methods. However, Dr. Mike Dorobantu from UTRC and Dr. Jesper Oppelstrup from the Royal Institute of Technology KTH of Stockholm (Sweden) set up the physics and the control algorithms in one COMSOL model.