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ME52500 - Combustion

Spring 2017

Days/Time: TBA / TBA
Credit Hours: 3

Learning Objective:
To introduce fundamentals of combustion for analyzing product composition and temperature, combustor size, efficiency, pollutant generation, and safety.

Description:
Stoichiometry, thermodynamics of combustion, types of flames, flame speeds, flame propagation, flame structure, chemical kinetics, pollutant generation and control, treatment will include design and analysis.

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.

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

Applied/Theory: 50/50

Web Address:
https://engineering.purdue.edu/ME525/

Web Content:
In addition to the course website, syllabus, grades, homework assignments, solutions, frequently asked questions, and other references will be available via Blackboard.

Homework:
Approx. 6 assignments (10%). (Homework needs to be sent to Lucht@purdue.edu)

Projects:
None required.

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

Textbooks:
S. R. Turns, "An Introduction to Combustion: Concepts and Applications," 2nd ed., McGraw Hill. ISBN: 0071260722.
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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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Other Requirements:
None.

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