Organized by Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in collaboration with TEQIP, IIT KANPUR Sponsored by NSF and ONR
With depleting hydrocarbon fuel reserves, it is important to develop new technologies to reduce energy cost and to improve efficiency of existing systems. Keeping these goals in mind, an International workshop is to be held at IIT Kanpur, India, between 2nd and 4th January to bring experts in Combustion Science and Technology from around the world on a single platform. The experts will present their ongoing research on “Novel Combustion Concepts for Sustainable Energy Development” followed by the panel discussion to identify few promising technologies and to develop a strategy to promote collaborative research on those technologies in order to offer few viable novel technologies for improved, efficient and sustainable utilization of combustion based energy production using fossil/bio fuels. As part of this activity special emphasis will be placed on micro-scale combustion systems that offer new challenges and opportunities. Apart from the inaugural session and the panel discussion, the workshop will be divided into eight technical sessions in which 3-4 leading experts on the topic will present their work. These include dedicated sessions on Micro-combustion, low temperature combustion in IC engines, Ultra lean combustion, partially premixed combustion, combustion on renewable fuels, Distributed combustion, supersonic combustion, Combustion instability and control, and Noise. These topics are of significant importance for sustainable use of fossil fuels due to their lower fuel consumption rates and enhanced performance including efficiency, pollutants emission levels, lower thermal signatures, and enhanced life of the engine.The details of the event can be found in www.iitk.ac.in/comb.
This workshop will focus on required course content and pedagogy of combustion education both in undergraduate levels as well as the research ideas and methods in related issues. The topics to be covered are: