Principles of Combustion Engineering (Dept Elec - II) (2181918)  

Syllabus

Sr. Topics Teaching Hours Module Weightage
1
Introduction to Chemical Thermodynamics
Introduction, Heat of reaction and formation, Free energy and the equilibrium constants, Flame temperature calculations – Analysis & Practical considerations, Sub and supersonic combustion thermodynamics – Comparisons & Stagnation pressure considerations
4
10 %
2
Chemical Kinetics
Introduction, Rates of reactions and their temperature dependence - The Arrhenius rate expression & Transition state and recombination rate theories, Simultaneous interdependent reactions, Chain reactions, Pseudo-first-order reactions and the “fall-off” range, The partial equilibrium assumption, Pressure effect in fractional conversion, Chemical kinetics of large reaction mechanisms – Sensitivity analysis, Rate of production analysis, Coupled thermal and chemical reacting systems & Mechanism simplification
9
25 %
3
Chemical and Thermal Systems
Constant pressure fixed mass reactor, constant volume reactor, well stirred reactor, plug flow reactor, application to combustion system modelling
5
10 %
4
Conservative Equations
Mass conservation, Species mass conservation, Multi component diffusion, momentum conservation, Energy conservation, onserved Scalar Concept
6
10 %
5
Laminar Flames
Laminar Premixed Flames - Physical Description, Simplified Analysis, Detailed analysis Factors influencing flame velocity and thickness, flame stabilization, ignition Laminar Diffusion Flames – non reacting constant density laminar jet, jet flame, flame lengths, soot formation and destruction, counter flow flames
9
20 %
6
Turbulent Flames
Applications of turbulent flames, Definition of turbulent flame speed, structure of turbulent premixed flames, wrinkled flame regime, flamelets, flame stabilization, Jet Flames
9
25 %