Each lecture course consists of 8 hours of lectures contributed by one or more leading scientists. Participants will receive printed lecture notes, including links to additional reading developing each topic further. Electronic copies of lecture notes and lecture recordings will be made available online.
Combustion Theory and Simulation
- Introduction to the fundamentals of combustion chemistry: elementary reactions and chemical mechanisms; methods for determination of reaction rates.
- Theory of laminar flames: flame structure and flammability limits.
- Theory of turbulent combustion: regimes of premixed combustion and turbulent burning velocities.
- Introduction to turbulent combustion modelling: flamelet concept and its application, CFD and numerical combustion and its application.
Experimental Approaches in Combustion Research
- Principles and examples of experimental design in combustion.
- Particle-based velocimetry, gas phase and surface thermometry, gas phase concentration measurements.
- Advanced experimental characterisation of gas turbine and reciprocating combustion systems.
The evening seminars are given by selected speakers from industry. The format involves a presentation about current and prospective challenges for combustion science in the industry, with opportunity for discussion in the group.