• Combura Success Story

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      Peter Roberts

Last week – Friday 14th October – the Dutch Flame Research Committee (NVV), in cooperation with the Dutch Section of the Combustion Institute and the Dutch Technology Foundation STW, held their 2005 Meeting “Combura” at Nieuwegein.

The main goal of the annual Combura symposium is to create a central meeting point for people from industry and technological institutes working on applied research on the one hand and university researchers focusing on basic combustion studies on the other. The symposium is intended to be a meeting place for everyone from the Netherlands and the surrounding countries involved in combustion research and the application of new combustion technologies.  The IFRF, in cooperation with Corus and Gasunie, cooperated with a paper outlining the High Efficiency Combustion – HEC – Programme and the describing application of results for steel reheating, presented by Peter Hoppesteyn. 

Some 90 participants registered demonstrating that the combustion community, particularly in the Universities, is very much alive.  The combined buffet lunch/poster session innovation was a great success with 20 poster presentations.

The awards for the best poster presentations were:

First place:
R.J.M. Bastiaans, J.A. van Oijen and L.P.H. de Goey “A priori analysis
of turbulent combustion in a premixed spherical flame kernel” – Department of Mechanical Engineering, TU Eindhoven.

Second place:

O.E. Dragomir, M.J. Tummers and D.J.M.E. Roekaerts “Study of Hydrazinium
Nitroformate (HNF) flame structure using laser Doppler anemometry”‘ Department of Multi-scale Physics, TU Delft/TNO.

Third place:

N. Anikin, S. Gersen, A.V. Mokhov and H.B. Levinsky “A rapid-compression
machine for ignition studies of hydrogen/hydrocarbon mixtures”, University of Groningen/Gasunie .

The poster prizes of respectively 150, 100 and 50 were sponsored by

the Combustion Institute.

This week Flame Days will be the SWEDISH – FINNISH FLAME DAYS 2005, “Challenges in combustion technology”. They will be hold in Borås, Sweden, on Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th. You can find further information at this link: http://www.calendar.ifrf.net/event.html?id=44

Next Flame Days will be on the 7th and 8th November in Atlanta, US. This meeting is entitled: 2005 AFRC International Symposium on Dynamics and Control of Industrial Combustion Processes, Taming the Beast. Additional information are available at: http://www.calendar.ifrf.net/event.html?id=66