Participants of the 36th International Symposium on Combustion attend the farewell reception on 5 August 2016.

The Combustion Institute is pleased to announce fourteen Distinguished Papers, one from each represented colloquium, have been selected from the many scientific papers presented at the 36th International Symposium on Combustion in Seoul, Korea. In the interest of promoting excellence in combustion science, Elsevier will provide free promotional access to the Distinguished Papers during the month of February.

Distinguished Papers will now be evaluated by the Silver Combustion Medal Committee. An outstanding paper that exemplifies quality, achievement, and significance to advance a field of combustion science will be selected to receive the Silver Combustion Medal. Announcement of that honor will be made at the 37th Symposium in Dublin, Ireland in 2018.

Please join The Combustion Institute in congratulating the following authors on their selected Distinguished Papers:

Reaction Kinetics

Quantitative HNO detection behind shock waves

Nancy Faßheber, Marvin C. Schmidt, Gernot Friedrichs

Institut für Physikalische Chemie, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany


Soot, Nanoparticles, PAH and Other Large Molecules

Real-time observation of soot aggregate oxidation in an Environmental Transmission Electron Microscope

Anton D. Sediakoa, Charles Soongc, Jane Y. Howeb, c, Mohammad Reza Kholghya, Murray J. Thomsona

a Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada

b Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada

c Hitachi High-Technologies Canada, Inc., Canada



Single-shot 3D flame diagnostic based on volumetric laser induced fluorescence (VLIF)

Lin Maa, b, Qingchun Leib, Jordan Ikedab, Wenjiang Xua, Yue Wua, Campbell D. Carterc

a Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Virginia Tech, United States

b Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech, United States

c Wright-Patterson AFB, United States


Laminar Flames

Stabilization and extinction of diffusion flames in an inert porous medium

M.A. Endo Kokubuna, F.F. Fachinib, M. Matalonc

a Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada, Brazil

b Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, Brazil

c University of Illinois, United States


Turbulent Flames

The cross-scale physical-space transfer of kinetic energy in turbulent premixed flames

Jeffrey O’Briena, Colin A.Z. Toweryb, Peter E. Hamlingtonb, Matthias Ihmea, Alexei Y. Poludnenkoc, Javier Urzaya

a Stanford University, United States

b University of Colorado, United States

c Naval Research Laboratory, United States


Solid Fuel Combustion

Flamelet LES modeling of coal combustion with detailed devolatilization by directly coupled CPD

M. Rietha, A.G. Clementsc, M. Rabaçald, F. Procha, O.T. Steine, A.M. Kempfa, b

a Institute for Combustion and Gas Dynamics (IVG), University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

b Center for Computational Sciences and Simulation (CCSS), University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

c University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

d Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

e Institut für Technische Verbrennung, Universität Stuttgart, Germany


Spray, Droplet and Supercritical Combustion

Study of flame response to transverse acoustic modes from the LES of a 42-injector rocket engine

A. Urbanoa, Q. Douasbinb, c, L. Selleb, c, G. Staffelbachd, B. Cuenotd, T. Schmitte, S. Ducruixe, S. Candele

a Safran Tech, France

b IMFT (Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse), France

c CNRS, IMFT, France

d CERFACS, France

e CNRS, France


Detonations, Explosions, and Supersonic Combustion

The dependence of Ammonium-Nitrate Fuel-Oil (ANFO) detonation on confinement

Scott I. Jackson

Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States


Fire Research

Oxygen index effect on the structure of a laminar boundary layer diffusion flame in a reduced gravity environment

J. Contrerasa, J.-L. Consalvia, A. Fuentesb

a Aix-Marseille Université, France

b Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile


Stationary Combustion Systems

Ash deposition propensity of coals/blends combustion in boilers: a modelling analysis based on multi-slagging routes

Xin Yanga, Derek Inghama, Lin Maa, Nanda Srinivasanb, Mohamed Pourkashaniana

a University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

b Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), United States


Formation and Control of Pollutants and Greenhouse Gases

Soot, organics, and ultrafine ash from air- and oxy-fired coal combustion

Myrrha E. Andersena, b, Nabanita Modakb, c, Christopher K. Winterrowdd, e, Chun Wai Leec, William L. Robertsa, f, Jost O.L. Wendtg, William P. Linakc

a North Carolina State University, United States

b Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, United States

c U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, United States

d ARCADIS U.S. Inc., United States

e Jacobs Inc., United States

f King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

g University of Utah, United States


IC Engine Combustion

Influence of three-dimensional in-cylinder flows on cycle-to-cycle variations in a fired stratified DISI engine measured by time-resolved dual-plane PIV

J. Bodea, J. Schorrb, C. Krügerb, A. Dreizlera, B. Böhmc

a Fachgebiet Reaktive Strömungen und Messtechnik, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany

b Daimler AG, Germany

c Fachgebiet Energie- und Kraftwerkstechnik, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany


Gas Turbine Combustion

A method to identify thermoacoustic growth rates in combustion chambers from dynamic pressure time series

N. Noiraya, A. Denisovb

a ETH Zürich, Switzerland

b Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland


Novel Combustion Concepts, Technologies, and Systems

A comparative experimental and numerical investigation of the heterogeneous and homogeneous combustion characteristics of fuel-rich methane mixtures over rhodium and platinum

Ran Sui, John Mantzaras, Rolf Bombach

Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland


Distinguished Papers will be published in Volume 36 of the Proceedings of The Combustion Institute. Editors, Alison Tomlin and Volker Sick, and the team of Associate Editors, have completed the editorial handling of all papers. The production aspects of the issue are in progress and will be concluded shortly. Shipment is expected by late February.

Orders for print volumes of PROCI can still be placed. Verified members of a CI Section who did not place an advanced order may contact CI with their name, billing address, and shipping address. Elsevier will then provide a member discount on a print volume. The 2016/2017 rates are: US$430.00 for electronic only and US$716.00 for print and electronic.