[Poetic Engineering]: Spray

Poetic impression by Bauke Steenhuisen of the dissertation ‘Computational modelling of turbulent spray combustion’ by Likun Ma.

Afbeelding: Ella Nitters

Sun and wind alone won’t keep us warm.

In wintry nights we still turn to combustion

of the fossils, up to their exhaustion.

Climate change, yet, urges to inform

us whether burning them in flameless form

through heated fuel and spray-wise oxidation

can be fully grasped by simulation,

different tests and modeling, conform

the standards of today. Can this be done?

As oft, the answer is both yes and no…

more random is the turbulence of spray!

Comparing models brings a winning one.

This outcome doesn’t save the planet though

let’s hope and say for now it saves the day.

Bauke Steenhuisen (universiteit docent bij de faculteit TBM) en Jeroen Manders (zanger, acteur, tekstschrijver, componist en voormalig IO student) verdichtten tussen december 2014 en maart 2017 42 keer een Delftse afstudeerscriptie of proefschrift tot een sonnet. Illustraties waren van Ella Nitters.

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