Combustion (MECH 558)

 

Week Date(s) Text Topics Files
1
Aug 23 -27

Ch1, Ch2

Course Overview; Combustion Terminology and Gas Mixtures

notes01.doc , sawyer.ppt , beijing PM , beijing-ajm , great-wall , NIST WTC

2
Aug 30 - Sep 3

Ch. 2


Chemical equilibrium; Calculation of adiabatic flame temperature.

prop-edge-movie.avi
3
Sep 8 -10

Ch. 2


Chemical equilibrium;

notes02.doc; kp.doc
4
Sep 13 -17

 

Calculation of adiabatic flame temperature using NASA CEA Code

notes03.doc
5
Sep 20 - 24

Ch. 4

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

notes04.doc
6
Sep 27 - Oct 1

 


Chain reactions. Zeldovich NOx mechanism.

7
Oct 4 - 8

Ch. 5

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

notes05.doc
8
Oct 11 - 15

Ch. 5

App. 2A

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

notes06.doc
9
Oct 18 - 22

Ch. 6


 

10
Oct 25 - 29

Ch. 3

 

 
11
Nov 1 - 5

Ch.6

Coupling Chemical and Thermal Analysis of Reacting Systems

 

notes07.doc
12
Nov 8 - 12

Ch. 3

Mass Transfer


notes08.doc
13
Nov 15 - 19

Ch.3

Premixed Laminar Flames

Midterm Assignment: midterm10.doc
14
Nov 22 - 26

Fall Break

 
15
Nov 29 to Dec 3

Ch. 8, 10

Premixed Laminar Flames; Droplet Evaporation and Combustion

notes09.doc
16
Dec 6 - 10

Ch. 15

Environmental Considerations: Smog, Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx), Particulate Matter

 
17
Dec 13 - 17


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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