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Simulation of Multiphase Flows in Gasification and Combustion

Simulation of Multiphase Flows in
Gasification and Combustion


Dresden Hilton Hotel, Germany

18th - 21st September 2011

Organising Committee:
Prof. Christian Hasse, Technische Universität Bergakademie, Freiberg, Virtuhcon,Germany
Prof. Luc Vervisch, INSA Rouen & CNRS, CORIA, France
Prof. Dominique Thévenin, Univ. of Magdeburg “Otto von Guericke”, Inst. of Fluid Dynamics & Thermodynamics, Magdeburg, Germany

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Virtuhcon Centre (Virtual High Temperature Conversion Processes) at TU Bergakademie Freiberg is delighted to invite you to the First ERCOFTAC Conference on Simulation of Multiphase Flows in Gasification and Combustion - MFGC-1 in Dresden/Saxony, Germany from 18th to 21st September 2011.


The objective of this ERCOFTAC conference is to bring together experts and scientists in the field of advanced modelling and simulation of multiphase flows in both combustion and gasification. Multiphase can stand for any combination of gas, liquid and solid matter.In addition to the continuously high interest in combustion in multi-phase flows (e.g. in engines, gas turbines or coal combustors for mobility and power generation), gasification for both energetic and non-energetic use (polygeneration) has recently gained significant interest.Hilton Hotel, Dresden

Both combustion and gasification are multi-scale problems with subprocesses such as complex gas-phase kinetics, highly turbulent flows, turbulence-chemistry interaction, evaporation and break-up of liquid fuels, heterogeneous reactions for solid fuels, dense particle systems etc.; differences are e.g. the global process fuel/air equivalence ratio and the final targeted products. Despite the significant overlap of the physical processes, there has been only little interaction between the research areas and only recently has gasification gained more interest in the combustion community.

This meeting will bring together researchers from both fields to discuss state-of-art modelling approaches and simulation results. It is meant to highlight possibilities of common approaches and aims at establishing a closer collaboration between both fields. Invited lectures by experts in the field of combustion and gasification will be given and participants will have the opportunity to present their work in contributed oral or poster presentations. These presentations will promote discussions between researchers. Depending on the submitted papers a special issue of Flow, Turbulence and Combustion may be planned after discussion with the Editorial board of the journal.

Participants will pay a modest registration fee.

Selected Topics:

  • LES and (U)RANS calculations of multiphase flows
  • Heterogeneous reaction modelling for solid feedstock
  • Feedstock characterization
  • Mineral matter reactions (ash/slag)
  • Calculation of complex thermodynamic equilibria for multi-phase systems
  • Gas-phase chemistry for complex fuels and primary reference fuels
  • Reduced chemical mechanisms for application in CFD simulations
  • Modelling of spray break-up, (multi-component) evaporation and spray flames
  • Dense particle systems

Key Dates:

Call for Abstracts      01 Jan 2011
Registration      01 Apr 2011
Submission of Abstracts      01 - 30 April 2011 (templates will be available) 
Author Notification      01 Jun 2011
Programme      15 Jul 2011


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