Combustion Institute

The Combustion Institute (the professional organisation for people interested in all aspects of the combustion process) - has a small headquarter in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvannia) can be reached via email at

It is subdivided into national and other sections with the Irish Section being one of the newest.

The European Sections are federated and are resposible inter alia for the European Combustion Meetings. The French Groupement Français de Combustion, German, British and Italian Sections are particularly prominent.

Noteworthy Research Groups or Centres:

Modelling of Reaction Mechanisms

  • CRECK Modelling Group Politechnico di Milano
  • Alexander Konnov's methane/natural gas mechanism
  • Alkene oxidation mechanisms; Univ. of Delaware
  • Chemkin-II manuals from Colorado State
  • Chemkin-III; commercial product from Reaction Design
  • JetSurF, a detailed chemical kinetic model for the combustion of jet-fuel surrogate.
  • Leeds: Mechanisms and ChemKin add-ons KINALC & MECHMOD
  • CKMech; a new interactive database from NIST for mechanisms targeted at fluorohydrocarbon chemistry.
  • Kinetiscope; This chemical kinetics simulator is an extension and update of CKS that greatly expands its applicability and versatility. Further details on the history and the attributes of Kinetiscope are available on the Kinetiscope web site.
  • Chemical Kinetic Modelling; King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia.
  • Combustion Modelling; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, California, USA.
  • Computer tools for combustion modelling; Département de Chimie Physique des Réactions, Nancy (also mechanisms).
  • Explosion Dynamics Lab, Caltech; GRI-Mech versions 1.2, 2.11, plus others
  • GRI-Mech; optimised, detailed chemical reaction mechanism for natural gas flames & ignition, devised by groups at Penn State, Stanford, UT Austin & SRI International for the Gas Research Institute.
  • GasEq; extremely useful chemical equilibrium programme for MS-Windows by Chris Morley.
  • Kintecus; a very powerful, and easy-to-use, modelling application by James Ianni (Excel-based).
  • FlameMaster; 0D unsteady combustion configurations, and, 1D steady & unsteady premixed & diffusion flames.
  • COSILAB; computation of laminar flame and flamelet problems - premixed, non-premixed, or partially premixed - with detailed chemistry or any other chemistry model.