This class is intended to provide an engineer with the basic understanding of various combustion phenomena. It will begin by covering fundamental governing equations for reacting flow, chemical kinetics, and mechanisms of hydrocarbon oxidation. The theory of deflagrations and detonations will be studied. The course will touch briefly on themes of combustion diagnostics, environmental issues, and power generation. Emphasis will also be given on the recent research interest on micro-scale combustion applications. The primary goal of the class is to provide students with tools and understanding to solve the basic problems in combustion, and to enable them to read and understand the literature in this broad field of study.
Textbook: S.R. Turns, An Introduction to Combustion.
Students can choose to use any of the books listed below as an additional reference.
1. I. Glassman, Combustion
2. F. A. Williams Combustion Theory
3. A. M. Kanury, An Introduction to Combustion Phenomena
4. J. Warnatz, U. Maas, and R.W. Dibble, Combustion : Physical and Chemical Fundamentals, Modeling and Simulation, Experiments, Pollutant Formation
5. K. Kuo, Principles of Combustion
6. R. Fristrom, Flame Structure and Processes
7. B. Lewis and G. von Elbe, Combustion Flames and Explosion of Gases
Use of Software: Gaseq a freely available chemical equilibrium program will be used as a supplement to classical problems in combustion
Teaching Assistant: Joel Sipe (2006), George Matook (2007),
Kulbhushan Joshi (2008)
This class has the following objectives
Teaching Assistant: Joel Sipe (2006, 2008)
This class has the following objectives: