ME 555 Combustion
Physical and chemical aspects of basic combustion phenomena are covered. Flames, including premixed flames and diffusion flames, will be studied from the perspectives of chemical thermodynamics, temperatures, classification, laminar speed, and the theory of flame propagation. Chemical equilibrium, kinetics, and reaction mechanisms as applied to detonation and theories of ignition, stability, and combustion efficiency are considered. Finally, fuels are discussed, including the atomization and evaporation of liquid fuels.
Admission to the MSME program, or permission of Engineering Department chair.