WSS/CI Spring 2008 Meeting
March 17-18, 2008 - Davidson Conference Center
Host: University of Southern California (USC)
Los Angeles, California

program available in pdf: WSS/CI 2008 program

Monday, 17 March 2008

Registration and breakfast

Welcome Address

Invited Presentation:  Reducing the Impacts of Los Angeles Port Operations on Air Quality
David Freeman - President of the Los Angeles Harbor Commission


  Session 1A: Kinetics

Session 1B: Diagnostics

Session 1C: Combustion Fundamentals


Session 2A: Kinetics

Session 2B: New Technologies

Session 2C: Laminar Flames


Invited Presentation:  Combustion Perspectives, Professor Sydney Benson, USC

Invited Presentation:  Air Quality Challenges in Southern California, Hon. Miguel Pulido, Mayor of Santa Ana, CA and Board Member of the South Coast Air Quality Management District


Session 3A: Kinetics

Session 3B: IC Engines

Session 3C: Turbulent Combustion


 Session 4A: Soot

Session 4B: IC Engines

 Session 4C: Laminar Flames


Tuesday, 18 March 2008


Invited Presentation: Physical, Chemical and Toxicological Characteristics of Particulate Matter from Mobile Sources, Professor Costas Sioutas, USC

Session 5A: Soot

Session 5B: Laminar Flames

Session 5C: Stationary Combustion


 Session 6A: Kinetics

Session 6B: New Technologies

 Session 6C:




Hosted by University of Southern California

Monday, 17 March 2008

7:30 - Registration and breakfast (included in registration fee)

8:30 - Welcome Address: Jerald A. Cole, Hydrogen Ventures LLC, WSS Chair

8:45 - Invited Presentation: Session Chair: Jerald A. Cole
            Reducing the Impacts of Los Angeles Port Operations on Air Quality

 David Freeman - President of the Los Angeles Harbor Commission

Announcements: Paul Ronney, USC


Session 1A: Kinetics

Room: Embassy

Session Chair: Marco Mehl

Session 1B: Diagnostics

Room: Alumni A & B

Session Chair: Shankar Mahalingam

Session 1C: Combustion Fundamentals

Room: Club A & B

Session Chair: Ingmar Schoegl


08S-1 Recent advances in shock tube/laser diagnostic methods for improved chemical kinetics measurements.

David F. Davidson, Ronald K. Hanson, Stanford University

08S-5 Wind tunnel study of particulate emissions, fire spread and velocity field within the flame.

Hansheng Pan, Jesse Lozano, Watcharapong Tachajapong, Shankar Mahalingam, Marko Princevac, University of California, Riverside; Aaron Swanson, Chris Kelley, Northrop Grumman Space Technologies

08S-7 Modeling a heated coiled catalyst wire in cross flow.

Katrina Leichliter, Judi Steciak, Ralph Budwig, Steve Beyerlein, University of Idaho


08S-2 Ignition delay in high pressure-low temperature hydrogen rich syngas combustion: Discrepancies between experiment and prediction.

Kimberly N. Jasch, John W. Daily, University of Colorado at Boulder

08S-6 Evaluation of the European PMP methodologies during on-road testing.

Heejung Jung, Kent C. Johnson, Thomas D. Durbin, Ajay Chaudhary, David R. Cocker III, University of California, Riverside; Jorn D. Herner, William H. Robertson, Alberto Ayala, Tao Huai, California Air Resources Board (CARB)

08S-45 An experimental study of the autoignition characteristics of jet-A/oxidizer mixtures in a rapid compression machine.

K. Kumar, C.J. Sung, Case Western Reserve University




Session 2A: Kinetics

Room: Embassy

Session Chair: John W. Daily

Session 2B:   New Technologies

Room: Alumni A & B

Session Chair: Judi Steciak

Session 2C:  Laminar Flames

Room: Club A & B

Session Chair: Jeffrey Manion


08S-3 A chemical kinetics model for the fast ignition of syngas at lower temperatures and higher pressures.

John D. Mertens, Scott S. Mussmann, Trinity College; Danielle M. Kalitan, University of Central Florida;

Eric L. Petersen, Texas A&M University

08S-14 Development of combustion-driven small thermoacoustic engine.

Najmeddin Shafrei Tehrany, Chien Shung Lin, Jeongmin Ahn,  Konstantin Matveev, Washington State University

08S-9 Measurement of binary gas phase diffusion coefficients for combustion applications.

Jeffrey A. Manion, W. Sean McGivern, National Institute of Standards and Technology


08S-10 Experimental study and modeling of shock tube ignition delay times for hydrogen-oxygen-argon mixtures at low temperatures.

Genny A. Pang, David F. Davidson, Ronald K. Hanson, Stanford University

08S-15 Introducing natural gas as a second fuel and reconstruction of a diesel bus engines to use dual fuel technology–emissions, economy.

Dame Dimitrovski, St. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia

08S-19 Diffusion-flame extinction on a rotating porous-disk burner.

Javier Urzay, Forman A. Williams, University of California San Diego; Vedha Nayagam, NASA Glenn Research Center


08S-11 Theoretical study of the thermal decomposition of a jet fuel surrogate.

Baptiste Sirjean1, Olivier Herbinet2, Pierre-Alexandre Glaude2, Manuel Ruiz-Lopez3, Rene Fournet1

1University of Southern California 2DCPR - Nancy Universite 3SRSMC - Nancy Universite

08S-17 A mesoscale fuel reformer to produce syngas in portable power systems.

Ingmar Schoegl, Janet L. Ellzey, The University of Texas at Austin

08S-21 Propagation rates and stability modes of low Lewis number edge-flames in a counterflow slot burner.

David Clayton, Paul Ronney, University of Southern California; Min Suk Cha, Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials


08S-12 Preignition and autoignition behavior of the xylene isomers.

Robert H. Natelson, Rodney O. Johnson, Matthew S. Kurman, Nicholas P. Cernansky, David L. Miller, Drexel University

08S-24 Solid state electrochemical sensor for monitoring direct injection engines.

Jonathan Rheaume, Robert Dibble, University of California, Berkeley

08S-26 Local quenching and recovery phenomena of turbulent premixed and non-premixed combined flames in an opposite flow.

Yuji Yahagi, Takuya Tsunekawa, Takahiro Yokoyama, Shibaura Institute of Technology


LUNCH (included in registration fee)



Invited Presentation: Session Chair: Hai Wang

 Combustion Perspectives  Professor Sydney Benson, USC  

Invited Presentation: Session Chair: Paul Ronney

 Air Quality Challenges in Southern California  Hon. Miguel Pulido, Mayor of Santa Ana


Session 3A: Kinetics

Room: Embassy

Session Chair: Guillaume Blanquart

Session 3B: IC Engines

Room: Alumni A & B

Session Chair: Jeongmin Ahn

Session 3C: Turbulent Combustion

Room: Club A & B

Session Chair: Anthony Marchese


08S-13 OH time-history absorption measurements at high pressures and temperatures behind reflected shocks during methylcyclohexane and n-heptane oxidation.

Subith S. Vasu, David F. Davidson, Ronald K. Hanson, Stanford University

08S-25 High load performance and emissions comparison in a CFR diesel engine running diesel fuel and a Fischer-Tropsch synthetic fuel.

L.J. Hamilton, E.M. Sink, P.G. Slye, P.A. Caton, J.S. Cowart, United States Naval Academy

08S-27 Turbulence effects on cellular burning structures in lean premixed hydrogen flames.

Marc Day, Berkeley National Laboratory


08S-22 Comparison of coal burnout predictions from a computational fluid dynamics model and a detailed kinetics model.

Peter Therkelsen, Derek Dunn-Rankin, University of California, Irvine

08S-32 Mass fraction burn model for characterizing CFR engine performance on water-ethanol-gas mixtures.

Edwin Anderson, Dan Cordon, Steve Beyerlein, University of Idaho

08S-36 Extinction of wet and dry premixed ethanol/air and butanol/air flames.

G.F. Schwab, P.S. Veloo, Y.L. Wang, A.T. Holley, F.N. Egolfopoulos, T.T. Tsotsis, University of Southern California; H. Zhang, Tsinghua University




Session 4A: Soot

Room: Embassy

Session Chair: David Davidson

Session 4B: IC Engines

Room: Alumni A & B

Session Chair: J.S. Cowart

Session 4C: Laminar Flames

Room: Club A & B

Session Chair: Katrina Leichliter


08S-28 A wide range kinetic modeling study of oxidation and combustion of the n-hexene isomers.

Marco Mehl, William J. Pitz , Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Guillaume Vanhove , Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, France; Eliseo Ranzi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

08S-33 Development and characterization of a small IC engine dynamometer.

Adam Jepsen, Chris Miller, Peter Therkelsen, John Garman, Derek Dunn-Rankin, University of California,  Irvine; Jim Hynes, Continental Controls, Huntington Beach

08S-37 Propagation and extinction of premixed n-dodecane/air flames.

C. Ji, X. You, A.T. Holley, Y.L. Wang, F.N. Egolfopoulos, H. Wang; University of Southern California


08S-29 Chemical mechanism for high temperature combustion of engine relevant fuels with emphasis on soot precursors.

G. Blanquart, P. Pepiot-Desjardins, H. Pitsch, Stanford University

08S-34 Evaluation of emissions and performance of diesel locomotives with biodiesel blends: Static test results.

David McKenna, Rowan University; Anthony J. Marchese, Colorado State University

08S-38 Experimental and kinetic modeling study of combustion of gasoline, its surrogates and components in laminar non-premixed flows.

Tom Bieleveld1, Alessio Frassoldati2, Alberto Cuoci2, Tiziano Faravelli2, Eliseo Ranzi2, Ulrich Niemann1,

Kalyanasundaram Seshadri1 1UCSD 2Politecnico di Milano


08S-30 Application of planar LIF and LII imaging to a turbulent non-premixed sooty ethylene jet flame.

Jiayao Zhang, Timothy C. Williams, Christopher R. Shaddix, Robert W. Schefer, Sandia National Laboratories

08S-35 The effects of intake pressure, fuel concentration, and bias voltage on the detection of ions in a Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) Engine.

Gregory E. Bogin Jr., J.-Y. Chen, Robert W. Dibble, University of California, Berkeley

08S-39 Modeling combustion characteristics of components of model-biodiesel at high temperatures.

Chitralkumar V. Naik, Karthik Puduppakkam, Ellen Meeks, Reaction Design; Yang Lee Wang, Fokion Egolfopoulos, Theodore T. Tsotsis, University of Southern California; Charles K. Westbrook, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Tuesday, 18 March 2008

7:30     Breakfast (included in registration fee)
8:30     Invited Presentation: Session Chair: Fokion Egolfopoulos

Physical, Chemical and Toxicological Characteristics of Particulate Matter from Mobile Sources
Professor Costas Sioutas, USC



 Session 5A:  Soot
Room: Embassy

Session Chair: Chien-Hua Chen

 Session 5B: Laminar Flames
Room: Alumni A & B

Session Chair: Marc Day

Session 5C: Stationary Combustion

Room: Club A & B
Session Chair: Janet Ellzey




08S-40 Study on the presence of nanoparticles in near-sooting premixed ethylene-air flat flames.
Aamir D. Abid, Hai Wang, University of Southern California


08S-41 Experimental and numerical investigation of a model turbine-burner.
Srivatsava Puranam, Ben Colcord, Jonathan Arici, Derek Dunn-Rankin, William Sirignano, University of California, Irvine


08S-42 Controlled excitation of transverse jet shear layer instabilities.
Juliett Davitian, Cory Hendrickson, Robert T. M’Closkey, Ann R. Karagozian, UCLA




08S-43 Formation and growth of nanoparticles in non-sooting rich premixed flames.
Andrea De Filippo1, Lee Anne Sgro1, Gianluca Lanzuolo1, Patrizia Minutolo2, Andrea D’Anna1, Antonio D’Alessio1 1Dipartimento di Ingegneria Chimica, Università degli Studi di Napoli, Italy 2Istituto di Ricerche sulla Combustione, CNR, Italy


08S-46 Water and carbon Dioxide effects on the extinction of hydrogen and carbon monoxide flames.
P.S. Veloo, G.F. Schwab, Y.L. Wang, A.T. Holley, F.N. Egolfopoulos, University of Southern California


08S-49 CFD investigation of carbon burnout in a full-scale coal-fired boiler.
Michael Khanh Tran1, Irvine Wei Zhou2, W. Randy Seeker1, 2, Derek Dunn-Rankin1 1University of California, Irvine 2GE Energy and Environmental Research Corporation






Session 6A: Kinetics

Room: Embassy
Session Chair:

Session 6B:  New Technologies

Room: Alumni A & B
Session Chair:

Session 6C: 
Room: Club A & B

Session Chair:




08S-44 Extending the method of moments for bimodal soot particle size distributions.
Michael Mueller, Guillaume Blanquart, Heinz Pitsch, Stanford University


08S-47 Sensitivity of propagation and extinction of large hydrocarbon flames to binary diffusion coefficients.
Adam Takashi Holley, Xiaoqing You, Enoch Dames, Hai Wang, Fokion Egolfopoulos, University of Southern California


08S-50 Indentifying sources of low-wind/high particulate matter episodes in the Imperial Valley/Mexicali region.
Kerry Kelly, Cristina Jaramillo, Henk Meuzeelar, JoAnn Lighty, University of Utah; Kimberly Collins, San Diego State University, Imperial Valley; Margarito Quintero Núñez, Universidad Autónoma De Baja California




08S-23 Detailed and simplified kinetic models of n-dodecane oxidation: The role of fuel cracking in aliphatic hydrocarbon combustion.
Xiaoqing You, Fokion N. Egolfopoulos, Hai Wang, University of Southern California


08S-4 Electrical properties of small diffusion flames.
Sunny Karnani, Matt Bennett, Derek Dunn-Rankin, University of California, Irvine


08S-18 Experimental measurements of extinction of premixed flames burning high molecular weight hydrocarbon fuels.
Patrick Weydert, Ulrich Niemann, Kalyanasundaram Seshadri, University of California at San Diego




08S-31 Modeling soot formation in kerosene and fuel surrogates combustion.
G. Blanquart, H. Pitsch, Stanford University


08S-16 An active gas mask using a heat-recirculating burner.
Chien-Hua Chen, Paul D. Ronney, University of Southern California


08S-20 Propagation and extinction of premixed dimethyl-ether/air flames.
Yang Lee Wang, Chungsheng Ji, Adam Holley, Fokion Egolfopoulos, Theodore Tsotsis, University of Southern California; Henry Curran, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology





08S-48 Effect of radiation heat transfer on burning speed of aluminum dust cloud.
M. Bidabadi, H. Bisadi, O. Assarehzadegan, Iran University of Science and Technology




LUNCH (included in registration fee)



Copyright ©2008 Western States Section / Combustion Institute, all rights reserved.
This website is maintained by the UC Irvine Combustion Laboratory (UCICL) at the University of California, Irvine

Last updated: Friday, March 14, 2008 10:20 AM