Combustion (MECH 558)

 


Course Outline (Subject to Change)


Week Date(s) Topics Files
1
Aug 24 - 28

Motivation for Studying Combustion and Course Overview

notes01.doc , motivation.pptx, beijing PM , beijing-ajm , great-wall , NIST WTC

2
Aug 31 - Sep 4

Combustion Terminology and Gas Mixtures

 microgravity candle flame

3
Sep 9 - 11

Calculation of adiabatic flame temperature.

notes02.doc , kp.doc
4
Sep 14 - 18
Chemical equilibrium.
5
Sep 21 - 25

Calculation of adiabatic flame temperature using NASA CEA Code

notes03.doc
6
Sep 28 to Oct 2

Mass Transfer

notes04.doc ; propagating edge flame
7
Oct 5 - 9

Introduction to Chemical kinetics. Global vs. elementary reactions. Derivation of Arrhenius rate expression from kinetic theory.

notes05.doc
8
Oct 12 - 16

Chain reactions. Zeldovich NOx mechanism.


9
Oct 19 - 23

Hydrogen- Oxygen explosion limits. Chain branching. Carbon Monoxide Explosion Limits.

0-Dimensional CHEMKIN Modeling

notes06.doc
10
Oct 26 - 30

Nomenclature in Organic Chemistry; Oxidation characteristics of hydrocarbons: alcohols, alkanes, aromatics.


11
Nov 2 - 6

Oxidation characteristics of hydrocarbons: alcohols, alkanes, aromatics.

notes07.doc
12
Nov 9 - 13

Coupling Chemical and Thermal Analysis of Reacting Systems; CHEMKIN plug flow reactor and engine calculations


13
Nov 16 - 20

 Midterm - Premixed Laminar Flames

notes08.doc
14
Nov 23 - 27

Fall Break


15
Nov 30 - Dec 4

Premixed Laminar Flames


16
Dec 7 - 11

CHEMKIN plug flow reactor example, VW thermal deNOx; Flammability Limits

hw07-plug.doc

VW Story
17
Dec 15 - 19

Oral Final Exams

 

 

home and objectives
course outline and notes
homework assignments
chemkin
combustion links
combustion research
rules and grading

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