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  • Combustion Institute Summer School

    1 to 7 April, 2018

  •         Study engine, flame, and

    fuel fundamentals​

  •          ​Theoretical and practical

    hands-on learning​​​​​

  • ​Advance your career in combustion

    Registration Opens

    1 November, 2017​

  •    ​                  ​                 Open To 

    MS Students, PhD Candidates

    Postdocs and Industry Professionals

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​About

​The workshop will focus on cutting-edge research in the field of algorithmic development for CFD and multi-scale complex flow simulations.Fluid motion is governed by a system of nonlinear partial differential equations that can lead to dynamics over a vast range of scales.Although CFD is arguably the oldest area of computational science, it remains perhaps one of the most challenging and most active.Around the world, many research centers and labs, in the private sector, government, and academia are focused on developing and applying CFD algorithms.At KAUST, groups researching CFD algorithms in various contexts include those of Parsani, Ketcheson, Keyes, Samtaney, Im, Sun, Stenchikov, and others.​
  • SundayApril 1
  • MondayApril 2
  • TuesdayApril 3
  • WednesdayApril 4
  • ThursdayApril 5
8:30 AM

Breakfast

9:30 AM

Welcome Address

William Roberts, Director, Clean Combustion Research Center, KAUST Mani Sarathy, Associate Director, Clean Combustion Research Center, KAUST Robert Dibble, Professor, Clean Combustion Research Center, KAUST

10:00 AM

Lab tour

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Class: Flame Fundamentals

- Experimental measurements of basic flame properties (limits, extinction, microgravity) - Flames under extreme conditions – high strain, microcombustion, etc

 Kaoru Maruta
Professor and Deputy Director of Innovative Energy Research Center, Tohoku University
6:00 PM

Reception Dinner

Island Recreation Center, Sea Side

8:00 AM

Breakfast

8:30 AM

Class: Flame Fundamentals

- Theory of basic flame properties (laminar and turbulent) - Numerical simulation of laminar and turbulent flame properties

 Hong G. Im
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Clean Combustion Research Center, KAUST
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Class: Engine Fundamentals

- Fundamental combustion properties relevant to advanced IC Engine technologies - HCCI, PPC, GCI, etc. - High efficiency engines

 Bengt Johansson
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Clean Combustion Research Center, KAUST
8:30 AM

Breakfast

9:00 AM

Class: Engine Fundamentals

- Fundamental combustion properties relevant to gas turbine engines - Lean burn engines and advanced GT engines - Fuel flexible engines

 Anthony J. Dean
Chief Operating Officer for Physical Technologies, and Technical Discipline Leader – Combustion
GE Global Research
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Gas turbine engine design workshop


 Anthony J. Dean
Chief Operating Officer for Physical Technologies, and Technical Discipline Leader – Combustion
GE Global Research
3:00 PM

Lab project

8:00 AM

Breakfast

8:30 AM

Class: Fuel Fundamentals

- Fuel characterization by experiments - Chemical kinetic experiments - Advanced kinetics diagonistics

 Aamir Farooq
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Clean Combustion Research Center, KAUST
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Class: Fuel Fundamentals

- Theoretical chemical kinetics - Surrogate formulation - Chemical kinetic modeling for practical applications

 Angela Violi
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan
6:00 PM

Banquet Dinner

Al Marsa Restaurant

8:30 AM

Breakfast

9:00 AM

Career Networking

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Fuel Fundamentals Workshop


 Angela Violi
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan
3:00 PM

Lab Demos

 Aamir Farooq

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Clean Combustion Research Center, KAUST

 Angela Violi

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan

 Anthony J. Dean

Chief Operating Officer for Physical Technologies, and Technical Discipline Leader – Combustion
GE Global Research

 Bengt Johansson

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Clean Combustion Research Center, KAUST

 Hong G. Im

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Clean Combustion Research Center, KAUST

 Kaoru Maruta

Professor and Deputy Director of Innovative Energy Research Center, Tohoku University