2nd International Workshop on Flame Chemistry will be held on Aug.2-3, 2014
Regency San Francisco, San Francisco, USA.
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 and low temperature flame chemistry and to establish
framework of collaborative research.
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, pressure gain
combustion, and non-equilibrium plasma assisted combustion at near
flammability limit conditions provide potential approaches to increasing
energy conversion efficiency and reducing air pollutant emissions. For a
foreseeable future, combustion with renewable fuels 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 new flame regimes, increased flame instability, incomplete
combustion, and strong chemistry and transport couplings. Biofuels will
significantly change the engine and emission performance. As such, it is of
great importance to advance fundamental understanding of ignition and flame
chemistry at extreme conditions to enable new fuels and 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,
are the new findings and the major knowledge gaps in understanding ignition
and 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, PPCI, RCCI, and gas turbine engines?
can we quantify the fidelity of high pressure flame chemistry and transport
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?
does turbulence and chemistry interact in high pressure and Reynolds flows?
this workshop formulate collaborative relationship in research and
this workshop make some focused recommendations of the grand challenge
topics in 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.
Please directly contact: Dr. Nils Hansen by email
Please directly contact: Dr. Nils Hansen
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.