Offered Every Spring
||ME 6304 or AE 6765 or ME 6765
||Introductory chemical kinetics, deformations and deflagrations, laminar flame propagation in premixed gases, ignition and quenching, laminar diffusion flames and droplet burning, and turbulent reacting flows. Crosslisted with AE 6766.
||Stephen R. Turns, An Introduction to Combustion: Concepts and Applications, 2nd Edition, McGraw-Hill, 1999.
||Jerry Seitzman (AE)
- Modeling of chemical reaction rates and development of reaction mechanisms.
- Development of conservation equations including reaction rates and mass diffusion.
- Propagation of laminar premixed combustion waves.
- Physical and chemical effects on flame speed and thickness.
- Structure of laminar diffusion flames and burning droplets.
- Structure and propagation of premixed turbulent flames.
- Structure and modeling of nonpremixed turbulent combustion.
- Combustion Overview and Review
- Chemical Kinetics
- Introduction to reaction kinetics
- Reaction rates and bimolecular collision models
- Reaction mechanisms and chain reactions
- Partial equilibrium and steady-state approximations
- NOx kinetics
- H2-O2 explosions
- Global kinetic models for hydrocarbon oxidation
- Coupled Chemical and Thermal Analysis
- Plug flow and well-strirred reactors
- Conservation Equations
- Mass transport
- Schvab-Zeldovich formulation
- Laminar Premixed Combustion
- Rankine-Hugoniot analysis of detonations and deflagrations
- Structure of plane detonations
- Chapman-Jouget detonations Laminar flame structure
- Laminar flame speed and flame thickness
- Propagation limits: quenching, flammability limits, flame stabilization
- Ignition: spark and thermal ignition
- Laminar Nonpremixed Combustion
- Laminar jet mixing
- Laminar jet diffusion flames
- Soot formation and destruction
- Laminar counterflow diffusion flames
- Droplet evaporation Droplet burning
- Introduction to Turbulence
- Characteristics of turbulent flows
- Length and time scales
- Reacting flow regimes
- Premixed Turbulent Flames
- Length and velocity ratios
- Wrinkled and corrugated flames, flamelets in eddies
- Turbulent flame speed
- Nonpremixed Turbulent Flames
- Fast (equilibrium) chemistry
- Finite rate chemistry and flamelet models
- Jet flames
Please Direct Questions/Comments to: Dr. Jerry M. Seitzman, Assistant Professor