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Thermal Propulsion Systems Research Group, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford - 5th meeting of the UK Fluids Network Special Interest Group on Combustion science, technology and applications.

5th Combustion SIG, 24 September 2019

The 5th Meeting of the UK Fluids Network SIG on Combustion was held at the University of Oxford on the 24th September 2019. Here you will find copies of the presentations given on the day. Where no presentation is available, please feel free to request a copy directly from the presenter on the link provided.

Combustion has immense socio-economic relevance, with conflicting demands on energy generation and environmental pollution. These demands can only be met by the improvement of technologies, and combustion science plays a central role in this endeavour. This SIG aims to bring world-leading UK groups together to identify topics for collective explorations.


10:00-10:30 Coffee and Welcome
10:30 Morning Session

Current and Future Topics in Additive Manufacture for Gas Turbine Combustion, J Runyon
Cycle-to-Cycle Variation Analysis of Two-Colour PLIF Temperature Measurements Calibrated with Laser Induced Grating Spectroscopy in a Firing GDI Engine, L Shen
Laminar Burning Velocity Measurements, R Stone
An experimental study of water injection strategies on combustion performance in a spark ignition engine, S Akehurst
Evaporation, microexplosion and combustion of nano Al-particle embedded single kerosene droplet under subatmospheric pressure, H Zhang

13:00 -14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:30 Combustion Institute AGM
14:30 Afternoon Session

Current and Future Topics in Ammonia Combustion, D Pugh
Utilisation of hydrogen and hydrogen blended clean fuels for combustion applications, K Dinesh
• Self-heating ignition of materials in storage conditions: from biochar to lithium-ion batteries, F Restuccia
An Experimental apparatus to measure soot morphology at high pressures using multi-angle light scattering, H M F Amin
Laser induced incandescence (LII) using a long-pulsed fibre laser for in-situ study of soot in flames, I Burns

16:00 Concluding Remarks / Open Discussion