To meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, limiting global warming to 2C above pre-industrial levels, CO2 emissions from combustion power generation need to be reduced. Biofuels and advanced engine technologies such as supercritical combustion, low temperature combustion, oxyfuel combustion, pressure gain combustion, microscale combustion, and plasma assisted combustion have great potential to improve combustion efficiency and reduction emissions. The drastic changes in fuels and the extreme engine operation conditions will significantly change the flame regimes and dynamics at near limit conditions. As such, it is necessary to advance fundamental understanding of near limit flame dynamics at extreme conditions for co-optimization of engine and fuel design.
The workshop aims to discuss the recent progress and challenges and to formulating future collaborations in theoretical, computational, and experimental studies of near limit flame dynamics in the areas such as,
*Engine knocking and detonation
*Fires and explosion
*High pressure and supercritical combustion
*Low temperature combustion and cool flames
*Oxyfuel combustion and new combustion technologies
*Plasma assisted combustion