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MAK 587E - Combustion Fundamentals

Course Objectives

1. To provide essential knowledge on combustion of gaseous and liquid fuels
2. To give some example for practical combustion systems

Course Description

Review of Stoichiometric Relations, generalized reaction equations; Basic Definitions; mixture fraction, heat value, heat of reaction, adiabatic flame temperature; Chemical Reactions with Finite Reaction Rate and Thermo Chemical Equilibrium; reaction rate, rate coefficients, Arrhenius model, complex chemical equilibrium and dissociation, calculation of equilibrium constant and composition, models for combustion of hydrocarbon fuels, flame temperature calculation, Non-Equilibrium Processes; partially equilibrium assumption, Combustion Kinetics and Sensitivity Analyses; kinetics equations, solution methods for stiff ODE’s ; Reduction of Chemical Reactions; justification of steady state assumption, reduced mechanisms for hydrogen-oxygen, hydrogen-air, methane-air and higher molecule hydrocarbons-air mixtures, Ignition and Explosion theories; Auto-ignition temperatures and ignition delay, thermal explosion theory, explosion limits for fuel-air mixtures;
Conservation equations for multi component reacting systems; Flame phenomena; Flames in premixed combustible gases, Laminar flames, Turbulent flames. Vaporization and burning of a fuel droplet; Diffusion flames, soot formation and air pollution.

Course Coordinator
Alper Tolga Çalık
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