Combustion: Physical and chemical fundamentals, modeling and simulation, experiments, pollutant formation

J. Warnatz*, U. Maas, R. W. Dibble

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages378
ISBN (Print)3540259929, 9783540259923
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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