The 26th “Journées d’Études”, the biennial meeting of the Belgian Section of The Combustion Institute, was hosted by Ghent University on 29 and 30 March 2022.

The objectives of this meeting include both fundamental research and industrial applications relevant to combustion processes. The purpose is to have an overview of the most recent research efforts in the combustion field and to provide opportunities for scientists and engineers to establish collaboration. The scope therefore covers a wide range of subjects related to reaction mechanisms, heat transfer, furnaces and burners, flame structures, modelling, flame inhibition, incineration, pollutants emission, detonation phenomena, fire, etc.

Three researchers from the BEST project presented their results:

 Numerical and experimental investigation of methane oxy-fuel combustion in HCCI engines, by Sara Spano (Winner of the Industrial Advisory Board 2022 award)

A novel methodology for Chemical Reactor Network extraction from CFD data via unsupervised clustering, by Matteo Savarese

Towards fully automatic mesh generation for Large Eddy Simulation of Turbulent Combustion in a typical micro Gas Turbine Combustor, by Antoine Verhaeghe