• ISF-7 Overview

    The ISF Workshop for the Measurement and Computation of Reacting Flows with Carbon Nanoparticles is an ongoing, biennial forum. The next meeting will be held from 20 - 21 July 2024, together with other satellite workshops of the 40th International Combustion Symposium, on 21-26 July 2024, Milan, Italy.

    Organised by researchers, for researchers with specialist industry advisors, to develop improved predictive capability of pyrolysis processes in practical reactors and flames through international collaboration between experimentalists and modellers. It is an open forum held immediately prior to each of the International Symposia on Combustion.

    The ISF is not a traditional conference, but is an open, international forum to coordinate research.

  • Aims of the ISF Workshop

    To advance understanding and predictive capability of practical flows involving pyrolysis, within reactors and flames - identifying current gaps in this understanding and coordinating research programs to address them.

    To identify well defined target reactors/flames and coordinate additional experiments that provide suitable data for model development and validation, spanning a variety of reaction environments and fuels in each of the research programs.

    To establish an archive of detailed data sets of target flames with defined accuracy and to provide a forum for the exchange and dissemination of these data.

  • ISF-7 Communique

    A newsletter about ISF-7 is available to download

  • Objectives and Targets for ISF-7

    1) To advance understanding of the strengths and limitations of various modelling approaches for sooting flames and HTRF by detailed comparison of predictions with experimental/DNS data of the following environments:

       a) Turbulent high temperature reacting flows

    • DLR pressurised swirl flame
    • Sandia JP8 jet flame
    • Adelaide bluff body flames

       b) Laminar high temperature reacting flows

    • Laminar opposed jet flames under conditions and fuels matching turbulent target flames
    • Premixed flames under conditions matching turbulent target flames
    • Laminar flames with a series of fuels
    • Adelaide forced laminar flames

    2) To assess the most effective options with which to advance previous work of the ISF community and to address other HTRF environments involving carbon-based nano-particles;

    3) To review progress in experimental and numerical methods and coordinate programs to continue their advancement.

    The first aim will be met through comparison of recent data contributed by the community that
    compares experiments and models from across the community within the following two research
    programs, for which contributions are invited via the relevant Program Leaders:
    • Laminar reacting flows: Chemical Kinetics (PAH, inception, growth and oxidation); particle
    dynamics (moment methods, sectional models, coalescence vs. aggregation); effect of pressure
    • Turbulent reacting flows: jet flames, bluff body flames, swirl flames, pool fires, influence of
    scale, and effect of pressure.

    The second aim will be met through special discussion panels involving invited presentations from
    leaders in the field, as listed in the program.

    The third aim will be met through open discussion addressing progress and challenges, facilitated by
    the committees, seeking to refine current understanding of the state of the art in developing
    predictive capability in these challenging environments.

    Informal discussions are facilitated through the poster session, details of which will follow soon.