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Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

Advanced Thermodynamics and Combustion

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati and NPTEL via Swayam


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About the course:“Advanced Thermodynamics” is one of the core courses in the curriculum of postgraduate (PG) syllabus in the Mechanical Engineering Discipline. Also, the fundamental course on “Combustion” is also offered as an electives for PG audience and research scholars of Mechanical, Aerospace and Energy Engineering disciplines. Classically, both courses are popular in most of the engineering colleges in the country. In these courses, the basic thermodynamic fundamentals are studied in details and the thermochemistry concepts are applied to combustion phenomena occurring in internal combustion (IC) engines, gas turbine (GT) engines, rocket propulsion etc. In this backdrop, a blended version of the course has been designed for the next generation learners. It is offered in the name of “Advanced Thermodynamics and Combustion” that highlights the thermodynamic concepts/equations in various combustion process. The course package is mainly composed of the following major contents: (a) Exhaustive discussions on entropy and exergy analysis in thermodynamic systems; (b) Thermodynamic property relations and its application to gas mixtures, phase change processes; (c) Combustion fundamentals involving premixed and non-premixed flames for laminar and turbulent combustion; (d) Combustion phenomena in practical occurring applications such IC and GT engines.PRE-REQUISITES: No specific pre-requisite is required but the knowledge on “Basic and Applied Thermodynamics” (commonly offered at UG Course Curriculum of Mechanical/Energy/Aerospace Engineering) is preferable.INTENDED AUDIENCE: Postgraduate students of Mechanical Engineering, Energy Engineering and Aerospace Engineering Discipline; Faculty member associated with teaching of Thermal & Fluid Streams; Practicing engineers and Scientists in Allied Thermal Streams.INDUSTRY SUPPORT:Practicing Engineers & Scientists working in area of engine combustion and gas turbine technologies will gain theoretical benefits of fundamental concepts on the topic of research.


Week 1: Review of Basic Thermodynamics Week 2:Entropy and Exergy Week 3:Entropy and Exergy Week 4:Thermodynamic Property Relations Week 5:Properties of Gas Mixture Week 6:Properties of Gas Mixture Week 7:Combustion and Thermochemistry Week 8:Chemical Kinetics Week 9:Thermodynamics of Reactive Systems Week 10:Combustion and Flames Week 11:Combustion and Flames Week 12:Combustion and Flames

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Prof. Niranjan Sahoo



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