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Combustion

Physical and Chemical Fundamentals, Modeling and Simulation, Experiments, Pollutant Formation

Warnatz, J., Maas, Ulrich, Dibble, Robert W.

4th ed. 2006, XII, 378 p. 227 illus.

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Combustion is an old technology, which at present provides about 90% of our worldwide energy support. Combustion research in the past used fluid mechanics with global heat release by chemical reactions described with thermodynamics, assuming infinitely fast reactions. This approach was useful for stationary combustion processes, but it is not sufficient for transient processes like ignition and quenching or for pollutant formation. Yet pollutant formation during combustion of fossil fuels is a central topic and will continue to be so in the future.

This book provides a detailed and rigorous treatment of the coupling of chemical reactions and fluid flow. Also, combustion-specific topics of chemistry and fluid mechanics are considered and tools described for the simulation of combustion processes.

The fourth edition has been restructured: Mathematical Formulae and derivations as well as the space-consuming reaction mechanisms have been replaced from the text to appendix. A new chapter discusses the impact of combustion processes on the earth’s atmosphere, the chapter on auto-ignition is extended to combustion in Otto- and Diesel-engines, and the chapters o

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Combustion - combustion engines - engine knock - flames - fluid mechanics - hydrocarbons - modeling - nitric oxides - physical chemistry - reacting flows - reactive flows - simulation - soot - spray combustion - thermodynamic

Related subjects » Classical Continuum Physics - Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Engineering - Mechanical Engineering - Physical Chemistry - Pollution and Remediation

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Introduction, Fundamental Definitions and Phenomena.- Experimental Investigation of Flames.- Mathematical Description of Premixed Laminar Flat Flames.- Thermodynamics of Combustion Processes.- Transport Phenomena.- Chemical Kinetics.- Reaction Mechanisms.- Laminar Premixed Flames.- Laminar Nonpremixed Flames.- Ignition Processes.- Low Temperature Oxidation, Engine Knock.- The Navier-Stokes Equations for Three-Dimensional Reacting Flows.- Turbulent Reacting Flows.- Turbulent Nonpremixed Flames.- Turbulent Premixed Flames.- Combustion of Liquid and Solid Fuels.- Formation of Nitric Oxides.- Formation of Hydrocarbons and Soot.- Effects of Combustion Processes on the Atmosphere.- Appendix 1: Mathematics.- Appendix 2: Reaction Mechanisms.

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