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About the International Sooting Flame (ISF) Workshop

The workshop provides a forum for open discussions and interaction between delegates around the following two Research Programs:

Laminar Flames - Chemical Kinetics (PAH, inception, growth and oxidation), Particle dynamics (moment methods, sectional models, coalescence vs. aggregation) shock tubes and pressurised.

Turbulent Flames - Jet flames, bluff body flames, swirl flames, pool fires, influence of scale, pressurised.

Further information about these flames can be found on the Data page.

Aims of the Workshop

  • To identify common research priorities in the development and validation of accurate, predictive models of flames with soot and to coordinate research programs to address them.
  • To identify and coordinate well-defined target flames that are suitable for model development and validation, spanning a variety of flame types and fuels in each of the Research Programs.
  • To establish an archive of the detailed data sets of target flames with defined accuracy; and to provide a forum for the exchange and dissemination of these data.

All members of the research community are invited to participate in the process of contributing either experimental data or modelling calculations for one of the target flames through the Program Leaders.

Target Flames

The workshop advances understanding of current predictive capability through comparison of the predictions of different models against others and against experimental data, in well characterised flames. A number of particular data sets are therefore chosen within each program as Target Flames for each workshop.

Workshop Committees

Centre for Energy Technology

The University of Adelaide
SA 5005 Australia


Professor Gus Nathan
Director, Centre for Energy Technology
Tel: +61 8 8313 5822
Fax: +61 8 8313 1495