F8 - Internal combustion

Organizer: S. Tambe

Samir Tambe is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. He conducts research in the areas of combustion diagnostics, combustor aerodynamics and liquid atomization and sprays.


The majority of the ground based transportation vehicles like cars, trucks, buses, and trains have Internal Combustion (IC) engines as their primary propulsion device. About 60% of the fuel consumed in the transportation sector is burnt is IC engines. Even with advancements in hybrid technologies, the OEMs still rely on the benefits of the improving IC engines. Improving efficiency of IC engines for very low emissions is one of the most pertinent research endeavors that needs to be taken for the near term future. Some of the technologies - Clean diesel, direct injection, cylinder deactivation, turbochargers, variable valve timing and lift, HCCI and hybrid electric powertrains- show promising trends for fuel economy and handling wide range of alternative fuels. Further advances in research are required in the fields of injector technology, alternative fuels, and combustion to meet the more stringent emission regulations.
High quality research papers are sought for the advancement and development of IC engines with primary focus of combustion of fuels and injector technology for the Internal Combustion forum of ISROMAC 2016. The technical forum will include presentation of peer-reviewed papers, invited lectures and critical discussions in partial/premixed combustion, alternate fuels, ignition and injection technologies, thermal efficiency and heat recovery.

Non-exhaustive list of suggested Topics:

- Novel Fuel Injection Technology

- Atomization of alternative fuels/p>

- Spray and Droplet Combustion

- Turbulent Combustion

- Emission control systems

- Numerical Simulation

- Compression and spark ignition engines