1st International Workshop on Flame Chemistry will be held on July 28-29, 2012
at Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland.
The goal of this workshop is to assemble
experts in combustion chemistry, flames, kinetic modeling, and diagnostics
to identify the gap of knowledge and pathways for the development of
predictive high pressure flame chemistry and to establish framework of
With increasing concerns of energy security and climate
change, development of alternative fuels and advanced engine technologies
using high pressure, low temperature, thermal and compositional stratified
flow, homogeneous charge compression ignition, flameless, and
non-equilibrium plasma assisted combustion at near flammability limit
conditions provide potential approaches to increasing energy conversion
efficiency and reducing air pollutant emissions. The recent nuclear
accidents in Japan and the progress of shale gas technology further
emphasize that combustion will remain as a major energy conversion
methodology for even a more extended period than previously forecast. New
combustion technologies at extreme conditions often lead to increased flame
instability, incomplete combustion, and strong chemistry and transport
couplings. As such, it is of great importance to advance fundamental
understanding of ignition and flame chemistry at extreme conditions to
achieve accurate control of ignition, heat release rate, combustion
instability, and flame flashback, and emissions.
The workshop will address
the following challenges in flame chemistry,
• What are the new findings and the major knowledge gaps in
understanding flame chemistry at extreme conditions?
• How to formulate theoretical and experimental strategies
to narrow the knowledge gap and to develop better predictive kinetic
• What are the major differences in chemistry between
homogeneous ignition and laminar and turbulent flames?
• How does low temperature chemistry affect ignition and
combustion in high pressure HCCI and gas turbine engines?
• Are the low pressure flame data and transport models
sufficient to higher pressures? How can we quantify the fidelity of high
pressure flame chemistry and transport data?
• How can we extract constraining information for model
construction from macro measure ignition delay time, flame speeds, and
• What diagnostics can we apply to high pressure systems?
• Are current diffusion/reaction models viable at extreme
• Can this workshop formulate collaborative relationship in
research and education?
• Can this workshop make some focused recommendations of
the grand challenge topics in flame chemistry to combustion research
The Flame Chemistry Workshop is a
satellite meeting that should complement the Combustion Symposium Program
of the Combustion Institute and avoid conflicts. Accordingly, our policy is
that materials presented at the workshop should not duplicate information
in formal Symposium papers and oral presentations, although some results
may be used in common.
The Workshop Program
includes four invited lecture sessions, one poster session, and two
panel discussion sessions.
and students are welcome to participate in this workshop. Due to the limitation
of facility, the total participation number is limited to 80 people. If you
would like to present a poster at the workshop, please complete your registration form online and send the
following information by June 15, 2012 to
- Name, affiliations, email
- Title of poster
- A brief abstract
Early Bird Registration
June 15, 2012
The Workshop Proceedings will be made available at this website, and
will include presentation slides, a
summary of the major discussion topics, research topic recommendation, and
directions for collaborative research.
The workshop organization
committee appreciates the financial support from AFOSR European Office of
Aerospace Research (EOARD),
Office of Naval Research (ONR),
National Science Foundation (NSF),
and The Combustion Energy
Frontier Research Center (CEFRC) established by the US Department of Energy