Workshop on Measurement and Computation of Turbulent Spray Combustion


The aim of this workshop is to stimulate progress in the understanding of turbulent spray combustion by organising focused discussions on open problems and promising new initiatives and collaborations in this area. The workshop will link recent developments in studies of dispersed multiphase flow and combustion.

The intention is to have interactive discussion between experts and young researchers. Two invited lectures, given by experts in the field of turbulent spray combustion (one experimental and one computational), will initiate discussions, whereas participants will have the opportunity to present their work in contributed poster presentations. An important aspect of this workshop will be round-table discussions, which will focus on the assessment of state-of-the-art and on initiation of future collaboration in experimental as well as computational techniques in spray combustion. It is the intention to define some 'target test cases', for which experimental databases will be developed and on which modelling and numerical algorithm issues will be tested.

The workshop takes place on June 7, 2009. This is the day preceding the 6th Mediterranean Combustion Symposium, in Porticcio - Ajaccio Corsica. The workshop is held at the same venue.

The workshop is co-organized by ERCOFTAC special interest group 28 "Combustion" and the Belgian Section of the Combustion Institute.

Tentative program

  • 11:00 - 11:15 Welcome by Prof. B. Merci (Ghent University, Belgium) and Prof. D. Roekaerts (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
  • 11:15 - 12:00 Prof. A. Masri (University of Sydney, Australia): Experimental studies of turbulent spray combustion - State-of-the-art and databases
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch + poster session
  • 13:00 - 13:45 Prof. E. Gutheil (University of Heidelberg, Germany): Issues in computational studies of turbulent spray combustion
  • 13:45 - 15:00 Thematic discussions in small groups
  • 15:00 - 15:45 Break + poster session
  • 15:45 - 16:15 General discussion on interaction between experimental work and modeling issues - Identification of target flames
  • 16:15 - 16:30 Closing session - Summary of highlights

Contributing posters

Attendees are invited to present a poster during the workshop (see tentative program). A one-page abstract should be submitted to, in pdf format. A book of abstracts will be distributed at the workshop.

The authors of valuable contributions will be recommended to submit full paper contributions for publication in the ERCOFTAC Book Series or a Special Issues of "Flow, Turbulence and Combustion" after a careful reviewing process.


The workshop will take place in the Coralia Hotel, Porticcio, Ajaccio, Corsica. This is the same resort where the Meditteranean Combustion Symposium takes place. Attendees are encouraged to stay in this hotel. Reservations must be made directly with the hotel.


Registration is now possible. Please fill out this registration form and e-mail it to

The registration fee is:

  • Regular: €80
  • ERCOFTAC member: €40
  • PhD students: free of charge (a signed statement from the supervisor is required)

The registration fee can be paid through this link. ATTENTION: this only works using Internet Explorer!!

Important Dates

  • Notification of interest: as soon as possible (see Registration)
  • Submission of abstract for poster: 11 May 2009
  • Notification of acceptance: 15 May 2009
  • Deadline for registration: 22 May 2009
  • Workshop: 7 June 2009

Organizing committee

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