Fundamentals of Combustion Processes is designed as a textbook for an upper-division undergraduate and graduate level combustion course in mechanical engineering. The authors focus on the fundamental theory of combustion and provide a simplified discussion of basic combustion parameters and processes such as thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, ignition, diffusion and pre-mixed flames. The text includes exploration of applications, example exercises, suggested homework problems and videos of laboratory demonstrations
Sara McAllister graduated with a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley and is currently a Postdoctoral Research Mechanical Engineer USDA Forest Service RMRS - Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory Missoula. Jyh-Yuan Chen is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. A. Carlos Fernandez-Pello is a Professor and Almy C. Maynard and Agnes Offield Maynard Endowed Chair of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley.
Preface.- Nomenclature.- Fuel.- Thermodynamics of Combustion.- Chemical Kinetics.- Review of Transport Equations and Properties.- Ignition Phenomena.- Premixed Flames.- Non-Premixed Flames (Diffusion Flames).- Droplet Evaporation and Combustion.- Emissions.- Premixed Piston IC Engines.- Diesel Engines.- Labs.- Properties of Fuels.- Properties of Air at 1 atm.- Properties of Ideal Combustion Gases.- Elementary Reaction Mechanisms.- Summary of Limits of Flammability.- Minimum Ignition Energy.- Antoine Equation.- Flash Points for Common Fuels.- Properties of Some Alcohol Fuels and Ammonia