PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

Lean Combustion Technology
and Its Control

November 5 - 9, 2000
Hotel Santa Fe
1501 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
Phone: 1-505-982-1200 Fax:1-505-984-2211

Conference Chair:
Dr. Derek Dunn-Rankin
University of California-Irvine, USA
Conference Co-Chair:
Dr. Robert K. Cheng
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

United Engineering Foundation, Inc.
Three Park Avenue, 27th Floor
New York, NY 10016-5902
Tel: 1-212-591-7836 Fax: 1-212-591-7441
engfnd@aol.com www.engfnd.org

Sunday, November 5, 2000

16:00 - 18:00 Registration (Lobby)

18:00 - 19:00 Reception

19:00 - 21:00 Dinner

Monday, November 6, 2000

07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast Buffet

08:00 - 08:15 Introductions and Welcome
Description of the workshop goals and structure
Derek Dunn-Rankin, Conference Chair
Frank Schmidt, United Engineering Foundation Liaison

SESSION 1 - ISSUES AND TECHNOLOGY GAPS
Opening dialogue and panel; this opening session identifies issues and
knowledge gaps in lean combustion technology from the perspective of both
practicioners and researchers.

08:15 - 08:30 D. Dunn-Rankin, moderator

08:30 - 10:00 Practitioner Panel (each member given 15 minutes to raise issues)
Topics:
Scales, operating conditions, fluid flow regimes, etc.
Key performance targets for each industry
Drivers for future development
e.g., efficiency, emissions, new market needs

Panelists:

10:00 - 10:30 Q & A

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:15 Researcher Panel
Topics:
How research is perceived relevant to the industry
Modeling, control, diagnostics and novel concepts

Panelists:

12:15 - 12:30 Q & A

12:30 - 12:45 Summation - Robert Cheng - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

12:45 - 13:45 Lunch

SESSION 2 - BREAKOUTS BY TECHNOLOGY SECTOR
Breakout sessions for clarifying terminology and issues. Sessions are arranged
to expose the current state-of-the-art and the technology needs according to
arenas. Each session has a facilitator and a recorder, with participation balanced
between the practitioner perspective and the researcher perspective.
Participants are asked to select one breakout session that best fits their interests
and activities:

Questions and activities to consider in the breakout sessions:

  1. Make a list of challenges pertaining to ultra-lean combustion processes and the development or identification of viable approaches to control them
  2. Rank these challenges in order of importance
  3. Identify the technology pertaining to lean burn that has been demonstrated in the laboratory
  4. Identify the technology pertaining to lean burn that has been demonstrated in practice
  5. What are the knowledge gaps? Are there groupings of these knowledge gaps? Are they immediate or longer term?
  6. What work is currently being done to close the knowledge gaps?
  7. What kinds of basic information would industry need to further develop lean combustion concepts?
  8. Can modeling help? Immediately or in the long term?
  9. Can diagnostics help? Immediately or in the long term?
  10. Can control help? Immediately or in the long term?

14:00 - 19:00 Breakout Sessions

I.C. Engines
facilitator - S. Wooldridge, Ford Motor Company (?)
recorder - TBD

Furnaces/Boilers
facilitator - P. Guibert, Université Pierre et Marie Curie
recorder - M. Miyasato, University of California, Irvine

Utility Scale
facilitator - L. Kostiuk, University of Alberta
recorder - TBD

Turbines/Stationary/Propulsion
facilitator - J. Keller, Sandia National Laboratories
recorder - TBD

Evening free - dinner at choice among several restaurants in Santa Fe

Tuesday, November 7, 2000

07:00 - 08:15 Breakfast Buffet

SESSION 3 - BREAKOUT SESSION REPORTS
Reports on breakout sessions. The reports will frame the in-depth discussions to follow by identifying and ranking the challenges to lean combustion in each technology area.

08:30 - 08:45 G.S. Samuelsen - moderator

08:45 - 10:45 Reports from breakout groups (reports are 30 min. each)
I.C. Engines
Furnaces/Boilers
Utility Scale
Turbines/Stationary/Propulsion

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

10:45 - 11:45 Q & A

11:45 - 12:00 Summarize blueprint for discussions and roadmap for the technology

12:15 - 13:15 Lunch

13:30 - 16:00 Ad hoc sessions and/or free time

SESSION 4 - POSTERS
Poster Session; all participants are encouraged to bring poster papers to the
workshop. The posters should highlight the relationship of research and practice
to lean combustion technology.

16:30 - 19:00 Evening poster sessions

19:30 - 20:30 Dinner

20:30 - 21:30 Social Hour (in poster area)

Wednesday, November 8, 2000

07:00 - 08:15 Breakfast Buffet

Retaining the context derived from the opening panel and breakout sessions,
remaining sessions examine processes and tools for understanding and
controlling lean combustion.

SESSION 5 - MODELING; CFD AND KINETICS
Modeling, CFD and kinetics

08:30 - 08:45 Introductory remarks - C.K. Westbrook, Moderator

08:45 - 10:45 Presentations

How are they used?

What is needed?

What is possible?

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

10:45 - 11:45 Speaker panel Q & A

11:45 - 12:00 Summation

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch

SESSION 6 - DIAGNOSTICS AND MONITORING

Diagnostics and Monitoring

13:30 - 13:45 Introductory Remarks - R. Weber, Moderator

13:45 - 14:45 Presentations

How are they used?

What is needed?

What is possible?

15:00 - 17:00 Coffee Break

15:45 - 16:45 Speaker Panel Q & A

16:45 - 17:00 Summation - S. Candel

17:00 - 19:00 Second Poster Session

19:30 - 22:00 Conference Banquet

Thursday, November 9, 2000

07:00 - 08:15 Breakfast Buffet

SESSION 7 - STABILITY AND CONTROL

08:30 - 08:45 Introductory Remarks - G. Roy, moderator

08:45 - 10:45 Presentations

Stabilization strategies

Sensing and actuation

Active control

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

10:45 - 11:45 Speaker Panel Q & A

11:45 - 12:00 Summation - Ben Zinn, Georgia Institute of Technology

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch

SESSION 8 - NOVEL CONCEPTS

13:30 - 13:45 Introductory Remarks - R.K. Cheng, moderator

13:45 - 15:45 Presentations

Emission control

Mixing strategies

Bringing concepts to market

15:45 - 16:30 Speaker Panel Q & A

16:30 - 16:45 Summation

17:00 Conference Adjournment

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