ME 340 Advanced Combustion Theory



Review of fundamental concept of and phenomenology of combustion. Singularities in nonlinear problems. Matched asymptotic expansion technique. Large activation energy, Danköhler number and rate ratio asymptotics. Ignition/extinction. Laminar burning velocity. Diffusion flame. Aerodynamic effect. Preferential diffusion, differential diffusion, and heat loss effects. Hydrodynamic and acousticnstabilities. Reduced mechanisms.
Course period02/4/12 → …
Course level300