2nd Workshop on Measurement and Computation of Turbulent Spray Combustion (TCS2)

Chia Laguna Conference Centre, Cagliari, Sardinia

Sunday September 11th, 2011

Co-organised by:
 ERCOFTAC SIG 28 and The Belgian Section of The Combustion Institute

Organising Committee:

Prof. Bart Merci (Ghent University, Belgium)
Prof. Dirk Roekaerts (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
Prof. Amsini Sadiki (Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany)
Mr. Reni De Meester (Ghent University, Belgium)

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The aim of this workshop is to report on the progress of experimental and numerical techniques in two-phase flows, with emphasis on spray combustion.

The intention is to have interactive discussion between experts and young researchers. One invited lecture, providing an overview on recent experimental and one computational achievements in the field of turbulent spray combustion, will initiate discussions, whereas participants will have the opportunity to present their work in contributed poster presentations. Furthermore, an update will be provided on progress since TCS1. An important aspect of this workshop will be round-table discussions, which will focus on the assessment of state-of-the-art and on initiation of future collaboration in experimental as well as computational techniques in spray combustion. It is the intention to define some ‘target test cases’, for which experimental databases will be developed and on which modelling and numerical algorithm issues will be tested.

The workshop takes place on Sunday September 11th, 2011. This is the day preceding the 7th Mediterranean Combustion Symposium, in Chia Laguna, Cagliari, Sardinia. The workshop is held at the same venue.


The workshop will take place in the Chia Laguna Conference Centre in Cagliari, Sardinia. This is the same venue where the Mediterranean Combustion Symposium takes place. Attendees are encouraged to stay in this hotel. Reservations must be made directly with the hotel.

Tentative Programme


Welcome by Prof. B. Merci (Ghent University)

Poster Session

Prof. D. Roekaerts: first observations from the poster session

Lunch + poster session

Prof. E. Mastorakos (Cambridge University): Recent achievements in experiments and simulations of turbulent spray combustion

Coffee break

Dr. M. Chrigui (Darmstadt University of Technology) and Prof. A. Masri (University of Sydney): Progress since TCS1

General discussion on interaction between experimental work and modeling issues - Identification of target flames

Closing session - Summary of highlights

Contributing Posters

Attendees are invited to present a poster during the workshop (see tentative program). A one-page abstract should be submitted to, in pdf format. A book of abstracts will be distributed at the workshop.

Important dates

  • Notification of interest: as soon as possible (see Registration)
  • Submission of abstract for poster: 15th August 2011
  • Notification of acceptance: 30th August 2011
  • Workshop: 11th September 2009


The registration fee has not been set yet. It will be kept as low as possible. If you are interested in attending the workshop, please send an e-mail to, stating your name, full address, e-mail and area of professional activity and interest. Please also indicate whether you are planning to present a poster and submit a one-page abstract.

You will be informed as soon as more information is available and the official web-site is updated. 

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