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Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Fundamentals of Combustion

Indian Institute of Technology Madras and NPTEL via Swayam

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To enable students to apply the knowledge of thermodynamics to combustion. To emphasize the basics of fuels, stoichiometry, chemical kinetics and equilibrium, mass transfer, and different types of combustion process. To explain the mathematics involved in transport processes of a reactive flow, simplifications involved and the parameters affecting different types of combustion processes. INTENDED AUDIENCE :UG, PG, MS and PhD students doing research in Combustion and related areasPREREQUISITES : NoneINDUSTRIES SUPPORT :TATA steels, Thermax, BHEL


Week 1:Fuels and their propertiesWeek 2:Review of basic thermodynamics of ideal gas mixtures Week 3:StoichiometryWeek 4:First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics applied to combustion; Heat, temperature and composition of products in equilibrium
Week 5:Mass transfer basicsWeek 6:Fundamentals of combustion kineticsWeek 7:Governing equations for a reacting flowWeek 8:General characteristics of combustion flame and detonation
Week 9:Laminar flame propagation-Flammability limits and quenching of laminar flames-Ignition-Flame stabilizationWeek 10:Gas jets and combustion of gaseous fuel jetsWeek 11:Turbulent premixed and non-premixed flamesWeek 12:Droplet evaporation and combustionWeek 13:Combustion of a carbon particle.

Taught by

Prof. V. Raghavan



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