Combustion (MECH 558)

 

Week Date(s) Text Topics Files
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Aug. 25,27,29 Ch. 1 ,2 Course Overview; notes01.doc , sawyer.ppt , beijing PM
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Sept. 3,5 Ch.   2   Combustion Terminology and Gas Mixtures  
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Sept. 8,10,12 Ch. 2     Chemical equilibrium; Calculation of adiabatic flame temperature. notes02.doc, kp.doc , carbon sequestration lecture (Sept. 9)
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Sept. 15,17,19 Ch. 2 Calculation of adiabatic flame temperature. Using NASA CEA Code . notes03.doc, NASA CEA code, STANJAN
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Sept. 22,24,26 Ch. 3 Mass Transfer notes04.doc
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Sept. 29 Oct. 1, 3 Ch. 4, 5  

Introduction to Chemical kinetics. Global vs. elementary reactions. 

notes05.doc
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Oct. 6,8,10   Derivation of Arrhenius rate expression from kinetic theory.  Chain reactions.   
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Oct. 13,15,17

Ch. 5 App. 2A

 

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

notes06.doc
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Oct. 20,22,24  

CHEMKIN transient homogeneous H2/O2 calculations

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Oct. 27,29,31

Ch. 5 App. 2A

Notes  

Nomenclature in Organic Chemistry  

Midterm
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Nov. 3,5,7 Ch. 5 Oxidation characteristics of hydrocarbons: alcohols, alkanes, aromatics.  notes07.doc
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Nov. 10,12,14 Ch. 6

Coupling Chemical and Thermal Analysis of Reacting Systems

CHEMKIN plug flow reactor and engine calculations

notes08.doc
13
Nov.17,19,21 Ch. 7

Premixed Laminar Flames

 

notes09.doc
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Nov. 24-28   Fall Break  
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Dec. 1,3,5

Ch.8

CHEMKIN Modeling of Premixed Flames

notes10.doc
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Dec. 8,10,12 Ch. 9, Ch. 10 Ch. 15

Laminar Diffusion Flames

Droplet Evaporation and Combustion

Environmental Considerations: Smog, Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx), PM
 
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Dec. 15-19   Final Exams  

 

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

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