Combustion

Combustion


  • Course code

    ME 662

  • L-T-P-C

    3-0-0-6

  • Syllabus

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  • Eligible Programmes

    Masters



  • Combustion

    Combustion Modes and Flame Types; Combustion and Thermochemistry: Property relations, First law of thermodynamics, Reactant and product mixtures, Adiabatic flame temperature, Chemical equilibrium, Equilibrium products of combustion; Introduction to Mass Transfer: Mass transfer rate laws, Species conservation, The Stefan problem, Liquid- vapor interface boundary conditions, Droplet evaporation; Chemical Kinetics: Global versus elementary reactions, Elementary reaction rates, Rates of reaction for multistep mechanisms; Some Important Chemical Mechanisms: The H2-O2 system, Carbon monoxide oxidation, Oxidation of higher paraffins, Methane combustion; Oxides of nitrogen; Coupling Chemical and Thermal Analysis of Reacting Systems: Constant-pressure fixed mass reactor, Constant- volume fixed mass reactor, Well-stirred reactor, Plug-flow reactor; Conservation Equations for Reacting Flows: Overall mass conservation, Species conservation; Multicomponent diffusion; Momentum conservation, Energy conservation, The concept of a conserved scaler; Laminar Premixed Flames: Physical description, Simplified analysis, Detailed analysis, Factors influencing flame velocity and thickness, Quenching, flammability and ignition, Flame stabilization; Laminar Diffusion Flames: Nonreacting constant density laminar jet, Jet flame physical description, Simplified theoretical descriptions, Soot formation and destructions, Counter flow flames; Pollution Emissions: Effects of pollutants, Quantifications of emissions; Emissions from premixed combustions, Emission from nonpremixed combustion.

    Textbook:

    1. S. R. Turns, An Introduction to Combustion, 2nd Ed, McGraw Hill, 2000.

    References:

    1. J. Warnatz, U. Mass and R. W. Dibble, Combustion, 3rd Ed, Springer, 2001.
    2. F. A Wiiliams, Combustion Theory, 2nd Ed, Addison Wesley Publishing Company, 1985.
    3. K. K. Kuo, Principles of Combustion, 2nd Ed, Wiley-Interscience, 2005.