ERCOFTACWorkshop on Fundamental Understanding and Modelling of High Pressure

Turbulent Premixed Combustion (HPTC)

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

HPTC workshop has taken place on September 19-20 2019 at Bundeswehr University Munich in Neubiberg with 31 participants from 5 different countries.

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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Invited Lecturers


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

Large Eddy Simulation of Gas Turbine Engines


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

Siemens Small Gas Turbine Combustion Systems for Power and Gas


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

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


Dr. Marco Zedda
Roll Royce plc, Derby, UK

Performance and Emissions Predictions for Lean Burn Aero-Engine Combustors


  • 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