ME52500 - Combustion

Spring 2017

Days/Time: TTh / TBD
Credit Hours: 3

Learning Objective:
To introduce energy and combustion fundamentals for analyzing modern combustion products and their size, efficiency, temperature, pollutant generation, and fire safety.

Design and analysis of modern combustors in the automotive, aerospace, propulsion, electric power, and manufacturing applications with emphasis on energy balance, reacting flows, chemical kinetics and control.
Spring 2015 Syllabus

Topics Covered:
Thermochemistry; Adiabatic flame temperatures and dissociation; Kinetics; Hydrocarbon combustion mechanisms; Mass and heat transfer in combustion; Coupling of chemical and thermal analyses; Simplified conservation equations for reacting flows; Detonations and Deflagrations; Introduction to turbulent combustion: Laminar premixed and diffusion flames; Turbulent Flames.

Undergraduate level courses in thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer, and fluid mechanics.

Applied/Theory: 50/50

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Web Content:
Syllabus, lecture notes, homework assignments, solutions, and other references will be available via Blackboard.

Approx. 6 assignments (10%). Homework needs to be sent to

None required.

Two one-hour exams (25% each) and a two-hour comprehensive final exam (40%).

Official textbook information is now listed in the Schedule of Classes. NOTE: Textbook information is subject to be changed at any time at the discretion of the faculty member. If you have questions or concerns please contact the academic department.
Tentative: REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: ISBN: 9780077300616 S. R. Turns, An Introduction to Combustion: Concepts and Applications, 3rd ed., McGraw Hill, ISBN 978-0-077-30061-6.

Computer Requirements:
ProEd minimum computer requirements. Course syllabus, assignments, solutions to past assignments, class notes, frequently asked questions and their answers, class e-mail list (with student approval) will be available on the class Web site. E-mail communications strongly encouraged.

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Jay P. Gore
Purdue University
School of Mechanical Engineering
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2088
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