Suitable for junior/senior undergraduates or graduate students in mechanical engineering and practicing engineers, this title provides easy-to-understand analyses of basic combustion concepts and an introduction of a variety of practical applications that motivate or relate to the various theoretical concepts.
Stephen R. Turns received degrees in mechanical engineering from The Pennsylvania State University (B.S., 1970), Wayne State University (M.S., 1974), and the University of Wisconsin at Madison (Ph.D., 1979). He was a research engineer at General Motors Research Laboratories from 1970 to 1975. He joined the Penn State Faculty in 1979 and is currently Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Dr Turns teaches a wide variety of courses in the thermal sciences and has received several awards for teaching excellence at Penn State. He is an active combustion researcher, Publishing Widely, and is an active member of The Combustion Institute, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the Society of Automotive Engineers.
1: Introduction 2: Combustion and Thermochemistry 3: Introduction to Mass Transfer 4: Chemical Kinetics 5: Some Important Chemical Mechanisms 6: Coupling Chemical and Thermal Analyses of Reacting Systems 7: Simplified Conservation Equations for Reacting Flows 8: Laminar Premixed Flames 9: Laminar Diffusion Flames 10: Droplet Evaporation and Burning 11: Introduction to Turbulent Flows 12: Turbulent Premixed Flames 13: Turbulent Nonpremixed Flames 14: Burning of Solids 15: Pollutant Emissions 16: Detonations 17: A Closer Look at Fuels Appendix A: Selected Thermodynamic Properties of Gases Comprising C-H-O-N System Appendix B: Fuel Properties Appendix C: Selected Properties of Air, Nitrogen, and Oxygen Appendix D: Binary Diffusion Coefficients and Methodology for their Estimation Appendix E: Generalized Newton's Method for the Solution of Nonlinear Equations Appendix F: Computer Codes for Equilibrium Products of Hydrocarbon-Air Combustion