The Sugden Prize

Awarded annually for the best paper with a British Section author (rules).

Nominations for 2021 are now closed.

2020: D. Bradley, M. Shehata, M. Lawes, P. Ahmed , "Flame extinctions: Critical stretch rates and sizes", Combustion and Flame, vol. 212, pages 459-468, (2020)

2019: P. M. de Oliveira and E. Mastorakos, "Mechanisms of flame propagation in jet fuel sprays as revealed by OH/fuel planar laser-induced fluorescence and OH* chemiluminescence", Combustion and Flame, vol. 206, pages 308-321, (2019)

2018: M. A. Schiener and R. P. Lindstedt, "Joint-scalar transported PDF modelling of soot in a turbulent non-premixed natural gas flame", Combustion Theory and Modelling, 22:6, pages 1134-1175, (2018)

2017: F. Hampp and R. P. Lindstedt, "Quantification of combustion regime transitions in premixed turbulent DME flames", Combustion and Flame, vol. 182, pages 248-268, (2017)

2016: X. Huang , F. Restuccia , M. Gramola and G. Rein, “Experimental study of the formation and collapse of an overhang in the lateral spread of smouldering peat fires”, Combustion and Flame, vol. 168, pp. 393-402 (2016).

2015: P. G. Aleiferis and M. K. Behringer,Flame front analysis of ethanol, butanol, iso-octane and gasoline in a spark-ignition engine using laser tomography and integral length scale measurements” Combustion and Flame, vol. 162, pages 4533–4552, (2015).

2014: B. Williams, M. Edwards, R. Stone, J. Williams and P. Ewart,High precision in-cylinder gas thermometry using laser induced gratings: Quantitative measurement of evaporative cooling with gasoline/alcohol blends in a GDI optical engine” Combustion and Flame, Vol. 161, pages 270-279, (2014).

2013: R. S. M. Chrystie, I. S. Burns and C. F. Kaminski, "Temperature response of an acoustically-forced turbulent lean premixed flame: A quantitative experimental determination" Combustion Science and Technology, 185: 180-199 (2013).

2012: G. Dixon-Lewis, P. Marshall, B. Ruscic, A. Burcat, E. Goos, A. Cuoci, A. Frassoldati, T. Faravelli and P. Glarborg, "Inhibition of hydrogen oxidation by HBr and Br2" Combustion and Flame, 159: 528-540 (2012).

2011: N. Swaminathan, G. Xu, A. Dowling and R. Balachandran, "Heat release rate correlation and combustion noise in premixed flames" Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 681: 80-115 (2011).

2010: B. Williams, P. Ewart, X. Wang, R. Stone, H. Ma, H. Walmsley, R. Cracknell, R. Stevens, D. Richardson, H. Fu and S. Wallace, "Quantitative planar laser-induced fluorescence imaging of multi-component fuel/air mixing in a firing gasoline-direct-injection engine: Effects of residual exhaust gas on quantitative PLIF" Combustion and Flame, 157: 1866-1878 (2010).

2009: D. Bradley and G. Kalghatgi, "Influence of autoignition delay time characteristics of different fuels on pressure waves and knock in reciprocating engines" Combustion and Flame, 156: 2307-2318 (2009).

2008: G. Kalghatgi, J. C. G. Andrae and T. Brinck, "HCCI experiments with toluene reference fuels modeled by a semi-detailed chemical kinetic model" Combustion and Flame, 155: 696-712 (2008).

2007: W.P. Jones and S. Navarro-Martinez, "Large eddy simulation of auto-Ignition with a sub-grid PDF method", Combustion and Flame, 150: 170-187 (2007).

2006: V. R. Savarianandam and C. J. Lawn, "Burning velocity of premixed turbulent flames in the weakly wrinkled regime" Combustion and Flame, 146: 1-18 (2006).

2005: S. Navarro-Martinez, A. Kronenburg and F. Di Mare, "Conditional moment closure for large eddy simulations" Flow, Turbulence and Combustion 75: 245-274 (2005).

2004: A. Kronenburg, "Double conditioning of reactive scalar transport equations in turbulent nonpremixed flames" Physics of Fluids, 16: 2640-2648 (2004).

2003: M. Balthasar and M. Kraft "A stochastic approach to calculate the particle size distribution function of soot particles in laminar premixed flames" Combustion and Flame, 133: 289-298 (2003).

2002: J. F. Griffiths and B. J. Whitaker, "Thermokinetic Interactions Leading to Knock during Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition" Combustion and Flame, 131: 386-399 (2002).

2001: K. N. C. Bray, M. Champion and P. A. Libby, "Pre-mixed flames in stagnation turbulence. Part V-Evaluation of Models for the chemical source term" Combustion and Flame, 127: 2023-2040 (2001).

2000: G. M. Abu-Orf and R. S. Cant, "A Turbulent Reaction Rate Model for Premixed Turbulent Combustion in Spark-Ignition Engines" Combustion & Flame, 122: 233-252 (2000).

1999: K. H. Luo, "Combustion Effects on Turbulence in a Partially Premixed Supersonic Diffusion Flame" Combustion and Flame, 119: 417-435 (1999).

1998: G. M. Makhviladze, J. P. Roberts and S. E. Yakhush, "Numerical Modelling of Fireballs from Vertical Releases of Fuel Gases" Combustion Science and Technology, 132: 129-223 (1998).

1997: N. Syred, W. Fick, T. O'Doherty and A.J. Griffiths, "The Effect of the Precessing Vortex Core on Combustion in a Swirl Burner" Combustion Science and Technology, 125: 139-157 (1997).

1996: G. Dixon-Lewis, "Laminar premixed flame extinction limits" Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 452: 1857-1884 (1996).

1995: K. M. Leung and R. P. Lindstedt, "Detailed modelling of C1-C3 alkane diffusion flames" Combustion and Flame, 102: 129-160 (1995).

1994: D. Bradley, P. H. Gaskell and X. J. Gu, "Application of a Reynolds Stress, stretched flamelet, mathematical model to computations of turbulent burning velocities and comparisons with experiments" Combustion and Flame, 96: 221-248 (1994).

1993: E. Hampartsoumian, P. L. Murdoch, M. Pourkashanian, D. T. Trangmar and A. Williams, "The Reactivity of Coal Gas Chars Gasified in a Carbon Dioxide Environment" Combustion Science and Technology, 92: 105-121 (1993).

1992: A. S. Tomlin, M. J. Pilling, T. Turanyi, J.H. Merkin and J. Brindley, "Mechanism reduction for the oscillatory oxidation of hydrogen: sensitivity and quasi-steady-state analyses" Combustion and Flame, 91: 107-130 (1992).

1991: F.C. Lockwood, M. Costa and P. Costen, "Detailed Measurements in a heavy fuel oil-fired furnace" Combustion Science and Technology, 77: 1-26 (1991).

1990: T. C. Chew, K. N. C. Bray and R. E. Britter, "Spatially Resolved Flamelet Statistics for Reaction Rate Modelling" Combustion and Flame, 80: 65-82 (1990).

1989: A. Hayhurst and H. Jones, "The effect of metal additives on ionisation and soot formation in oxy-acetylene flames" Combustion and Flame, 78: 339-356 (1989).

1988: D. Baulch, J. F. Griffiths, A. Pappin and A. Sykes, "Stationary states and oscillatory combustion of hydrogen in a well-stirred flow reactor" Combustion and Flame, 73: 163-185 (1988).

1987: D. Bradley and F. K.-K. Lung, "Spark Ignition of the early stages of Turbulent Flame Propogation" Combustion and Flame, 69: 71-93 (1987).

1986: M. V. Heitor and J. H. Whitelaw, "Velocity, Temperature and species Characterisations of the flow in a Gas-turbine Combustor" Combustion and Flame, 64: 1-32 (1986).