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

Active: Advanced Biofuels Combustion and Characterization Laboratory Reduced Chemical Kinetic Mechanisms for High BMEP Natural Gas Engines • Conversion of Beef Tallow into High Quality Biofuels • Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition Engines • Clean Cookstoves Research •Rapid Compression Machine for Chemical Kinetics of Biofuels HCCI Performance of Alcohol/Alkyl Ester Blends• Development of a Thermophoretic Sampling System for Engineered Nanoparticles •Characterization of Physical and Chemical Properties of Algal Methyl Esters and Renewable DieselMeasurement of Direct Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Microalgae Cultivation Combustion Chemistry of Algae-Derived BiofuelsEngine Emissions from Algal Methyl EstersLocomotive Diesel EmissionsMethy Ester Droplet Combustion1.1 Second Drop Tower for Microgravity Combustion ExperimentsBiodiesel Chemical Kinetics•Advanced Two-Stroke Engine Development

Archive: Microgravity Droplet Combustion ExperimentsResults from STS-94 Space Shuttle Mission Multi-Component Droplet Combustion ModelingEdge FlamesHeavy Duty Diesel Engine Emissions


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
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