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
Chemkin software from Reaction Design will be used for a variety of applications
Chemical Kinetic Mechanisms for H2/O2:

Chemical Kinetic Mechanisms for n-heptane:

Thermal deNOx mechanism: chem.inp, therm.dat

GRIMech 3.0:  chem.inp, therm.dat, tran.dat

Pitz/Marinov Mechanism: chem-marinov.inp, therm-marinov.dat

NIST Chemical Kinetics Model Database


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

Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO 80523 Phone / 970.491.2328
Contact with questions, problems or comments.
2013 Anthony J. Marchese.