Although understanding and avoiding of thermoacoustic instabilities is of equally outstanding relevance in the design of gas turbine combustors as ..
well as rocket engines, two almost separate research networks have evolved around these two industries. A first step to bring together the two research branches was successfully undertaken with the 2016 Symposium at TUM. In order to further stimulate the exploitation of potential synergies, the 2021 Symposium again attempts to provide a forum for specialists from all related industries and their academic counterparts. Anticipated benefits are discussions on and exchanges of practical experiences, experimental and analytical methods, physical interpretations, and future visions in the field of combustion dynamics. Invited speakers from both industry and research groups will present their specific views on key topics of current thermoacoustic research. Each virtual session will start with an invited talk from an expert from industry or academia followed by two slots with 3-4 papers each. Selected papers presented at the symposium will be published in a special issue of the International Journal of Spray and Combustion Dynamics after peer review.