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Dr. Sinead Burke

Biography

Sinéad is the Research Manager at MACSI. MACSI is Ireland's largest industrial and applied mathematics research group. Sinéad acts as the business development and funding manager to maximise the opportunities for MACSI to produce world-class publications on mathematical modelling and produce world-class research and research training in mathematical and statistical modelling while working with Irish companies to enhance competitiveness and decrease costs. http://ulsites.ul.ie/macsi/

Sinéad along the other Dr, Burke in MACSI, Kevin Burke directs the Industrial Mathematics Unit (IMU) which provides mathematical modelling consultancy for industry ideal for companies that have particularly time sensitive problems. http://ulsites.ul.ie/macsi/industrial-mathematics-unit

Research Interests

My PhD research was concerned with the development of chemical kinetic models to describe fuel combustion. Currently, I work with MACSI. MACSI works closely with scientists and Industrial companies on inter-disciplinary problems, using their mathematical expertise to develop insight and provide innovative solutions. The versatility of the mathematical approach allows MACSI to address issues of all types and from all subject areas.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

2016

A detailed chemical kinetic modeling, ignition delay time and jet-stirred reactor study of methanol oxidation
Burke, Ultan and Metcalfe, Wayne K and Burke, Sinead M and Heufer, K Alexander and Dagaut, Philippe and Curran, Henry J
(2016) A detailed chemical kinetic modeling, ignition delay time and jet-stirred reactor study of methanol oxidation
In Combustion and Flame;

2015

Critical Evaluation of Thermochemical Properties of C1--C4 Species: Updated Group-Contributions to Estimate Thermochemical Properties
Burke, SM and Simmie, JM and Curran, HJ
(2015) Critical Evaluation of Thermochemical Properties of C1--C4 Species: Updated Group-Contributions to Estimate Thermochemical Properties
In Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data; pp. 013101-

2015

An experimental and modeling study of propene oxidation. Part 2: Ignition delay time and flame speed measurements
Burke, Sin'ead M and Burke, Ultan and Mc Donagh, Reuben and Mathieu, Olivier and Osorio, Irmis and Keesee, Charles and Morones, Anibal and Petersen, Eric L and Wang, Weijing and DeVerter, Trent A and others
(2015) An experimental and modeling study of propene oxidation. Part 2: Ignition delay time and flame speed measurements
In Combustion and Flame; pp. 296-314

2014

Oxidation of Ethylene--Air Mixtures at Elevated Pressures, Part 1: Experimental Results
Kopp, Madeleine M and Donato, Nicole S and Petersen, Eric L and Metcalfe, Wayne K and Burke, Sin'ead M and Curran, Henry J
(2014) Oxidation of Ethylene--Air Mixtures at Elevated Pressures, Part 1: Experimental Results
In Journal of Propulsion and Power; pp. 790-798

2014

Oxidation of Ethyleneâ€'Air Mixtures at Elevated Pressures, Part 2: Chemical Kinetics
Kopp, Madeleine M and Petersen, Eric L and Metcalfe, Wayne K and Burke, Sin'ead M and Curran, Henry J
(2014) Oxidation of Ethyleneâ€'Air Mixtures at Elevated Pressures, Part 2: Chemical Kinetics
In Journal of Propulsion and Power; pp. 799-811

2014

Autoignition of ethanol in a rapid compression machine
Mittal, Gaurav and Burke, Sinead M and Davies, Varun A and Parajuli, Bikash and Metcalfe, Wayne K and Curran, Henry J
(2014) Autoignition of ethanol in a rapid compression machine
In Combustion and Flame; pp. 1164-1171

2014

An experimental and modeling study of propene oxidation. Part 1: Speciation measurements in jet-stirred and flow reactors
Burke, Sin'ead M and Metcalfe, Wayne and Herbinet, Olivier and Battin-Leclerc, Fr'ed'erique and Haas, Francis M and Santner, Jeffrey and Dryer, Frederick L and Curran, Henry J
(2014) An experimental and modeling study of propene oxidation. Part 1: Speciation measurements in jet-stirred and flow reactors
In Combustion and Flame; pp. 2765-2784

2013

Uncertainties in rate constants of important reactions for propene oxidation
Burke, SM and Curran, HJ
(2013) Uncertainties in rate constants of important reactions for propene oxidation
In Fourth International Workshop on Model Reduction in Reacting Flows, San Francisco, CA;

2013

Ignition and kinetic modeling of methane and ethane fuel blends with oxygen: A design of experiments approach
Aul, Christopher J and Metcalfe, Wayne K and Burke, Sin'ead M and Curran, Henry J and Petersen, Eric L
(2013) Ignition and kinetic modeling of methane and ethane fuel blends with oxygen: A design of experiments approach
In Combustion and Flame; pp. 1153-1167

2013

Laminar flame speeds of hydrocarbons with helium dilution at raised pressures and temperatures
Plichta, Drew and Petersen, E and Burke, Sin'ead and Curran, Henry
(2013) Laminar flame speeds of hydrocarbons with helium dilution at raised pressures and temperatures
In AIAA Paper;

2013

A hierarchical and comparative kinetic modeling study of C1- C2 hydrocarbon and oxygenated fuels
Metcalfe, Wayne K and Burke, Sin'ead M and Ahmed, Syed S and Curran, Henry J
(2013) A hierarchical and comparative kinetic modeling study of C1- C2 hydrocarbon and oxygenated fuels
In International Journal of Chemical Kinetics; pp. 638-675

2011

Effect of Helium Dilution on Flame Stability and Laminar Flame Speeds of Hydrocarbon Fuel Blends at Elevated Pressures
Krejci, Michael C and Vissotski, Andrew J and Lowry, William B and Petersen, Eric L and Metcalfe, Wayne and Burke, Sinead and Curran, Henry and Bourque, Gilles
(2011) Effect of Helium Dilution on Flame Stability and Laminar Flame Speeds of Hydrocarbon Fuel Blends at Elevated Pressures
In AIAA Meeting; pp. 04-07

2011

A Detailed Chemical Kinetic Modelling and Experimental Study of C1-C2 Hydrocarbons
Metcalfe, WK and Burke, SM and Aul, CJ and Petersen, EL and Curran, HJ
(2011) A Detailed Chemical Kinetic Modelling and Experimental Study of C1-C2 Hydrocarbons
In Proceedings of the European Combustion Meeting, Cardiff, UK, June;

Conference Publications

2013

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
Metcalfe, Wayne K and Burke, Sinead and Curran, Henry
(2013) ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY

2011

ASME 2011 Turbo Expo: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition
Kochar, Yash and Seitzman, Jerry and Lieuwen, Timothy and Metcalfe, Wayne and Burke, Sin'ead and Curran, Henry and Krejci, Michael and Lowry, William and Petersen, Eric and Bourque, Gilles
(2011) ASME 2011 Turbo Expo: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition
pp. 129-140