2014 Combustion Art Competition

Prize for Artistic Merit — “Fired Up About Combustion”

“A compilation of images depicting diesel fuel burning in open atmosphere was superimposed on the word “Combust” to create this art piece. Special care was taken to ensure minimal repetition of similar-looking flame structures in order to best reproduce the complexity and beauty of an actual fire.”
Michael Penny (Texas A&M University)

Prize for Technical Merit — “Spin Combustion Regimes in Mo-Si-B Mixtures”

“Spin combustion exists at the limit of combustibility, i.e., when there is not enough energy for the propagation of a planar front. The video demonstrates how an increase in the mixture’s exothermicity increases the number of hot spots in spin combustion and eventually leads to the formation of a planar front.”
M.S. Alam and E. Shafirovich (University of Texas at El Paso)