09 December, 2019
CCRC hosted the first-ever KAUST Research Workshop on Physics of Turbulent Combustion in the first week of December 2019. Chaired by Prof. Hong G. Im, the workshop brought together worldwide experts in turbulent combustion research to identify the most significant scientific and engineering issues towards predictive modeling of turbulent combustion phenomena towards clean and efficient energy conversion.
The three-day workshop aimed to improve our current knowledge and capabilities in the description of turbulent combustion on the following themes:
Day one focused on fundamental observation and analysis of high fidelity simulation and experimental measurements, providing insight into our understanding of turbulent combustion at extreme conditions. The workshop began with a welcome address by Ravi Samtaney, Dean of the Physical Science and Engineering Divison at KAUST. Speakers of the day were
Day two focused on the Advances in modeling and diagnostics for practical applications. In line with the progress in the fundamental understanding of turbulent combustion, state-of-the-art RANS and LES modeling practices in the academia and industry today were assessed and future direction for high impact predictive model developments was discussed. Speakers of the day were:
Day 3 focused on discussing the utilization of massive amounts of computational and experimental data, a new paradigm of non-physics based submodels relying on machine learning algorithms, and identifying the strategies to utilize these tools for academic and industrial applications. Speakers of the day were: