Best Practice Guidelines

for CFD of turbulent combustion

including emission prediction

and virtual prototyping

( Gas turbine engines, IC engines, & Process furnaces)

CFD software: Commercial and Open-source

 DECEMBER 11-12,  2017

Delft University of Technology,

Department Process & Energy

Leeghwaterstraat, 39, 2628 CB Delft

Please note each delegate  will receive a free  copy 

of the BPG Combustion CFD  book

Background and objectives:

Design and operation of modern combustion systems (gas turbine engines, IC engines, process furnaces) faces the need to combine high efficiency with low pollutants emissions. Computational Fluid Dynamics has become a powerful tool in design of these systems. Many numerical models exist, each having a range of applicability, computational cost and accuracy. Consequently, CFD experts involved in combustor simulations, in addition to usual CFD skills, need specific insight and knowledge in combustion,heat transfer and emission  modelling in order to conduct thorough analysis. The present course addresses this need.

In this course, the participants will learn the best practices in CFD of combustion systems. They will discover:

1)    How to select models
2)    How to validate numerical simulations, and
3)    Which accuracy to expect.
4)   Interactions between fuel injection, turbulence,heat release and thermal radiation are critical in determining flame structure and pollutant emissions, and a major part of the course is devoted to them

The lectures of this course, all by well-known experts in the field, cover from basics to applications.

The course is partially based on the ERCOFTAC Best Practice Guide on CFD of combustion, a copy of which will be provided to the participants.

In the course also the link will be made with the CFD programs and cases of interest for the participants. As a result, the course provides the means for CFD analysts to significantly enhance their use of commercial and open-source CFD software for combustion engineering applications.


Prof. Michael Pfitzner, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany

Dr.Arvind Gangoli Rao, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Dr.Stelios Rigopoulos, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Prof.Dirk Roekaerts, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Prof. Luc Vervisch, National Institute of Applied Sciences, Rouen, Normandy University,




ERCOFTAC Members €570 , Non-members €850

Students : €410

Please note each delegate  will receive a free  copy of the BPG Combustion CFD  book

Please note Course fees do NOT include accommodation