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Laser Diagnostics in Combustion
Gordon Research Conference

Expanding the Impact of Optical Diagnostics Development for Combustion

Dates

August 6-11, 2017

Location

Mount Snow
West Dover, VT Site Information

Organizers

Chair:
Hope A. Michelsen

Vice Chair:
Christof W. Schulz

Application Deadline

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by July 9, 2017. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.

Meeting Description

Advanced non-invasive optical diagnostics are critical to the development of a detailed understanding of complex and coupled multi-scale combustion processes. The GRC on Laser Diagnostics in Combustion brings together scientists and engineers working at the leading edge of combustion research. Combustion is associated with a variety of physical phenomena with wide ranging applications and impact. Combustion is responsible for providing the majority of global energy needs and generating a large fraction of atmospheric pollutants and greenhouse gases. Improving the energy efficiency of combustion sources while reducing undesirable by-products requires an understanding of combustion chemistry and physics and related phenomena. This GRC will focus on the most recent scientific advances in optical diagnostics and their demonstrated or expected impact, in addition to diagnostic needs. Topics will include precise and accurate measurements of fluid motion and temperature, chemical composition, and transient and multi-phase phenomena under a wide range of conditions, including high pressure. Emphasis will be placed on improving sensitivity, precision, spatial resolution, and specificity. The properties and behavior of novel laser sources, detectors, and optical systems that lead to new diagnostic capabilities will also be included in the conference program.

Related Meeting

This GRC will be held in conjunction with the "Laser Diagnostics in Combustion" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS). Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRS in addition to an application for the GRC. Refer to the associated GRS program page for more information.

Contributors

Meeting Program

Sunday
2:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmKeynote Session: Diagnostics for Natural Biomass Combustion and Its Atmospheric Impact
Discussion Leader: Christof Schulz (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
7:40 pm - 7:45 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:45 pm - 8:25 pmJames Roberts (ESRL Chemical Sciences Division, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA)
"Just Say NO to Forest Fires: The Unusual Nitrogen Chemistry of Wildfires"
8:25 pm - 8:40 pmDiscussion
8:40 pm - 8:50 pmShort Talk Selected from Poster Abstracts
8:50 pm - 8:55 pmDiscussion
8:55 pm - 9:05 pmShort Talk Selected from Poster Abstracts
9:05 pm - 9:10 pmDiscussion
9:10 pm - 9:20 pmShort Talk Selected from Poster Abstracts
9:20 pm - 9:25 pmDiscussion
9:25 pm - 9:30 pmGeneral Discussion
Monday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmDiagnostics for High-Pressure Applications
Discussion Leader: William Roberts (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia)
9:00 am - 9:10 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:10 am - 9:50 amMargaret Wooldridge (University of Michigan, USA)
"You Want to Put What, Where? Challenges and Opportunities for Laser Diagnostics in Fundamental Fuel Ignition Studies"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amChristian Willert (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
"Optical Diagnostics in High Pressure Gas Turbine Combustor R&D: The Tricky Balance Between Customers' Wishes, Cost, and the Limits of Physics"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmAndreas Bräuer (University of Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany)
"In Situ Diagnostics for High-Pressure Process Technology"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
3:00 pm - 4:00 pmPower Hour
The GRC Power Hour is an optional informal gathering open to all meeting participants. It is designed to help address the challenges women face in science and support the professional growth of women in our communities by providing an open forum for discussion and mentoring.
Organizers: Simone Hochgreb (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom) and Mark Linne (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmCARS for Temperature and Species Measurements
Discussion Leader: Terrence Meyer (Purdue University, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:40 pm - 8:20 pmSean Kearney (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
"Fired Up! Probing Fire Environments and Particle-Laden Flames Using Nanosecond and Femtosecond CARS"
8:20 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:15 pmAlexei Sokolov (Texas A&M University, USA)
"Applications of Molecular Coherence to Stand-Off Spectroscopy"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Tuesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 amGroup Photo
9:00 am - 12:30 pmEngine Combustion and Emissions
Discussion Leader: Paul Danehy (Langley Research Center, NASA, USA)
9:00 am - 9:10 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:10 am - 9:50 amAndrew Cutler (George Washington University, USA)
"Diagnostics for Scramjets and Supersonic Combustion"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amSteven Wagner (Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany)
"Robust Diagnostics for Practical Combustion Systems"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmScott Herndon (Aerodyne Research, Inc., USA)
"In-Use Aircraft Emissions Measurements: Will Inventories Make the Connection?"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmDiagnostics for Internal Combustion Engine Applications
Discussion Leader: Stina Hemdal (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:40 pm - 8:20 pmVolker Sick (University of Michigan, USA)
"Optical Diagnostics for Engines Going Fast, Small, and Long"
8:20 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:15 pmIsaac Ekoto (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
"Quantitative Measurement of Important Low-Temperature Plasma-Generated Radicals at Engine-Relevant Conditions"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Wednesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmParticle Diagnostics
Discussion Leader: Houston Miller (George Washington University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:10 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:10 am - 9:50 amChris Sorensen (Kansas State University, USA)
"Thirty Years of Soot Fractal Aggregate Light Scattering: What Next?"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amJérôme Yon (CORIA, CNRS, France)
"On the Advantage of Coupling Different Diagnostics for a More Complete Characterization of Soot Particles"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmKlaus-Peter Geigle (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
"Combination of Different Laser-Based Diagnostics for Better Understanding of Soot Formation in Turbulent, Pressurized Flames"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the Next Vice Chair; Fill in Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss Future Site and Scheduling Preferences; Election of the Next Vice Chair
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmDiagnostics for Reacting and Non-Reacting Flows
Discussion Leader: Noel Clemens (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:40 pm - 8:20 pmPascale Domingo (CORIA, CNRS, France)
"Introduction of Detailed Chemistry in Large Eddy Simulation of Turbulent Combustion and Validation Process"
8:20 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:15 pmAndreas Schröder (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
"Shake-the-Box: Dense Lagrangian Particle Tracking for Turbulence Research"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Thursday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmSpectroscopic Detection and Complementary Diagnostics
Discussion Leader: David Osborn (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
9:00 am - 9:10 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:10 am - 9:50 amTina Kasper (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
"Diagnostics Options for Identifying Small and Large Molecules in Mass Spectrometry"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amGregory Rieker (University of Colorado Boulder, USA)
"Frequency Combs in Combustion"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmJoakim Bood (Lund University, Sweden)
"Photofragmentation and Laser-Radar Concepts for Combustion Diagnostics"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmHigh-Speed Imaging for Turbulent Flows
Discussion Leader: Adam Steinberg (University of Toronto, Canada)
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:40 pm - 8:20 pmSébastien Ducruix (EM2C Laboratory, CNRS, France)
"High Speed Diagnostics for the Analysis of Flame Dynamics"
8:20 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:15 pmCampbell Carter (Air Force Research Laboratory, USA)
"High-Speed Imaging for the Study of Tough, Practical Problems"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Friday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture

The views, opinions, and/or findings contained in this report are those of the author(s) and should not be construed as an official Department of the Army or U.S. Government position, policy, or decision, unless so designated by other documentation.

This material is based upon work supported by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research under award number FA9550-17-1-0281. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Air Force.
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