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Robert William Bilger 1935–2015

Roger I. Tanner and Assaad R. Masri

Historical Records of Australian Science 27(2) 133 - 143
Published: 07 November 2016


Robert William Bilger was born in Rustenburg, in the North-west Province of South Africa on 22 April 1935 and died in Sydney, New South Wales, on 2 October 2015. He had a distinguished academic career at the University of Sydney. His most important contribution to combustion research was the pioneering of conditional moment closure methods as a reliable predictive tool for turbulent reacting flows. He also made significant contributions to environmental flows and combustion chemistry.


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