Morning Sessions (please select one of the following two courses)
Structure and Dynamics of Combustion Waves
Lecturer: Professor Paul Clavin, Aix-Marseille Université, France
Course Content: The purpose of this course is to present advances in the theory of unsteady combustion waves in premixed gases; flames, detonations and explosions. Attention will be focused on fundamental aspects and the theoretical analyses will be developed in relation with carefully controlled experiments. The basic approximations of the conservation equations will be discussed first in the context of the structure of the planar waves. The lectures will then cover a large variety of phenomena occurring in many applied fields, ranging from safety in nuclear power plants to rocket or car engines: ignition, quenching, thermo-acoustic instabilities, cellular and turbulent flames, combustion noise, direct and spontaneous initiation of detonations, deflagration-to-detonation transition, Mach-stem formation on shock wave, galloping and cellular detonations. Each of these phenomena will be described by analytical solutions of the simplest model equations capturing the essential physical and chemical mechanisms.
Nonsteady Combustion Physics in Flows
Lecturer: Professor Vigor Yang, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Course Content: This short course addresses nonsteady combustion physics in flow environments. It starts with the interactions between three fundamental fluid states (i.e., acoustic, entropy, and vortical modes). Several selected topics of nonsteady combustion are then discussed. These includes premixed and diffusion flames in swirling and non-swirling flows over a wide range of Mach numbers. Supercritical combustion will also be discussed.
Afternoon Sessions (please select one of the following two courses)
Advanced Laser Diagnostics in Turbulent Combustion
Lecturer: Professor Andreas Dreizler, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Course Content: Fundamentals of laser diagnostic methods in gases for improving basic understanding of turbulent combustion: benchmark experiments, particle-based velocimetry, gas phase and surface thermometry, gas phase concentration measurements, towards 4D-imaging, application examples spanning from generic configurations to close-to-real combustion devices.
Lecturer: Dr. Philippe Dagaut, CNRS-INSIS, France
Course Content: The course provides an introduction to the development of detailed chemical kinetic mechanisms to describe the oxidation of hydrocarbons, commercial fuels, and biofuels. The course will present experimental techniques for models assessment, thermodynamics, and kinetics. The importance of good experimental data used as validation targets will also be discussed. Reaction mechanisms involved in hydrogen oxidation, in autoignition chemistry, in pollutants formation and reduction, and combustion control will be discussed in more detail.