ERCOFTACWorkshop on Fundamental Understanding and Modelling of High Pressure

Turbulent Premixed Combustion (HPTC)

September 19-20, 2019, Munich/Neubiberg, Germany

Scope and Topics

In many engineering applications (e.g. spark ignition engines, industrial gas turbines) premixed combustion takes place at elevated pressures. Increased pressure affects both, flame and turbulence characteristics and in addition chemical kinetics. Moreover, increasingly in modern combustors high pressure combustion takes place involving alternative fuels.
The workshop aims at contributing to fundamental physical understanding of turbulent premixed (possibly stratified) combustion at elevated pressures. It brings together specialists with analytical, experimental and numerical background with different perspectives to the topic of understanding and modelling high pressure combustion as well as experts from industry with a more application oriented background. The workshop will give participants the possibility to present and discuss their work and to initiate and intensify collaborations in this field.


The workshop is dedicated to the topics of:
  • Modeling, simulation, theoretical and experimental analysis of turbulent remixed (possibly stratified) combustion at elevated pressure.
  • Innovative applications of modeling, simulation and experiment in combustion devices operating at elevated pressure.


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Important Dates

Submission of abstract: 15.04.2019
Notification of acceptance: 15.05.2019
Early registration deadline:


Poster submission:


Workshop dates: 19.-20.09.2019

Abstract Submission

Acceptance will be made based on peer-review of two-page extended abstracts. Selected contributions will be published as full papers in a special issue of Combustion Science and Technology.
Please prepare the abstract according to the templates provided for download below and submit it by email to


If you wish to present a poster please send a short abstract by email to



To register for the workshop please complete the registration form and send it by email to or by fax to +49-89-6004 2531.

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Participation fees



On and before June 15th 2019 420 € 360 €
After June 15th 2019
480 € 420 €

The participation fee includes lunches and coffee breaks for the two days and a dinner on September 19th.

After submitting the form you will receive an invoice with payment details. Payment should be made by bank transfer.


Visa invitation letter

Citizens of some countries must provide a valid visa to enter Germany. If you need a visa, the application can be made at the German Consulate in your country of residence. Please contact us if you need any written invitation or other document to support your visa application.


audimax.jpeg The workshop will take place at the Universität der Bundeswehr in Neubiberg, which is located just south of Munich.

By Aircraft

From the airport take the suburban trains S8 or S1 to Ostbahnhof (Munich East) and continue with underground line U5 or suburban train S7 to Neuperlach Süd. From here bus lines 217 and 199 will bring you to Universitätsstraße, which is close to the campus main gate.

By Train

From Munich Central Station take underground line U5 or suburban train S7 to Neuperlach Süd. From here bus lines 217 and 199 will bring you to Universitätsstraße, which is close to the campus main gate.

By Car

The location of the main gate is 85579 Neubiberg, intersection Universitätsstraße / Zwergerstraße. Parking for guests is available in front of the gate.


Entering the Campus

The university campus can only be entered using the main gate, which is located  at Universitätsstraße in Neubiberg. The bus stop Universitätsstraße served by bus lines 217 and 199 from Neuperlach Süd is nearby.

You will have to provide a valid ID card or passport to enter the campus.

The workshop will take place in Building 33. From the main gate it is a walk of 10 minutes. This map illustrates the route.


The Leonardo Hotel Munich City East is located in the southeast of the Bavarian capital in the suburb of Neuperlach. The station "Neuperlach Süd" of underground U5 and suburban train S7 is nearby. Bus lines 199 and 217 from Neuperlach Süd go to the University Campus in Neubiberg within a ride of 5  minutes.

Until June, 18 2018 we have reserved a room contingent for participants of the workshop at the Leonardo Hotel on first come, first served basis. You can book a single room for 109 € (double room for 119 €).

Please contact the Hotel by phone  +49 (0)89 620 39 779 or email using the reference HPTC.


Please note, that the workshop will take place right before the Oktoberfest, which starts on September 21. Limited hotel availability and higher rates need to be expected if you plan to spend the weekend after the workshop in Munich.



Invited Lecturers


Prof. Thierry Poinsot
Institut de Méchanique des Fluides de Toulouse - CNRS, Toulouse, France

Tentative title: Large Eddy Simulation of Gas Turbine Engines


Dr. Suresh Sadasivuni
Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Ltd., Lincoln, UK

Tentative Title: Siemens Small Gas Turbine Combustion Systems for Power and Gas


Dr. Benjamin Böhm
Reaktive Strömungen und Messtechnik, TU Darmstadt, Germany

Tentative Title: Characterization of In-Cylinder Processes in Spark Ignition Engines using Optical Diagnostics


Dr. Marco Zedda
Roll Royce plc, Derby, UK

Tentative Title: Performance and Emissions Predictions for Lean Burn Aero-Engine Combustors


The workshop will begin at 10:30 on Thursday September 19th.

Click here to see the detailed agenda.



  • Prof. Markus Klein (Universität der Bundeswehr München)
  • Prof. Michael Pfitzner (Universität der Bundeswehr München)
  • Prof. Nilanjan Chakraborty (Newcastle University)
  • Prof. Francesco Creta (Sapienza University of Rome)
  • Prof. Dirk Roekaerts (TU Delft)


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the committee:


Phone: +49-89-6004 2122