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 collaborative
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
The workshop will address
the following challenges in flame chemistry,
are the new findings and the major knowledge gaps in understanding flame
chemistry at extreme conditions?
to formulate theoretical and experimental strategies to narrow the
knowledge gap and to develop better predictive kinetic models?
are the major differences in chemistry between homogeneous ignition and
laminar and turbulent flames?
does low temperature chemistry affect ignition and combustion in high
pressure HCCI and gas turbine engines?
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?
can we extract constraining information for model construction from macro
measure ignition delay time, flame speeds, and extinction limits?
diagnostics can we apply to high pressure systems?
current diffusion/reaction models viable at extreme high pressure?
this workshop formulate collaborative relationship in research and
this workshop make some focused recommendations of the grand challenge
topics in flame chemistry to combustion research community?
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