• Course code

    ME 662

  • L-T-P-C


  • Syllabus


  • Eligible Programmes


  • 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.


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


    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.