Advanced Combustion Theory and Modeling

MECH 658


Catalog Description: This course builds upon the introductory concepts in MECH 558 Combustion by examining the asymptotic structure of premixed and non-premixed flames, limit phenomena, multi-phase and supersonic combustion.


Textbook: Combustion Physics, by C.K. Law, Cambridge University Press, 1st Edition, 2006.

Location and Meeting Times: Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Engineering, E206

Instructor: Anthony J. Marchese                                      Download Course Syllabus

Office: A103 H Engineering

Lab: Engines and Energy Conversion Lab
Phone: (970) 491-2328

home and objectives

Technical Objectives: MECH 658 builds upon the concepts presented in MECH 558 Combustion, focusing on development and solution of the transient-convective-diffusive-reactive equations chemically reacting flow systems. These governing equations will be used to solve a variety of steady premixed and non-premixed flames, as well as unsteady phenomena such as ignition and extinction. Upon completion of the course, a student will have met the following technical objectives:

Derive the conservation equations in integral and differential form for chemically reacting flow systems.

Solve diffusion-controlled non-premixed systems using reaction sheet formulations.

Perform non-premixed flame calculations using CHEMKIN 4.1

Solve premixed laminar flame systems using activation energy asymptotic analysis.

Perform non-premixed flame calculations using CHEMKIN 4.1

Determine the effects of flame stretch, heat loss and ignition and extinction phenomena.

course outline and notes
homework assignments
chemkin 4.1
combustion links
combustion research
rules and grading

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