COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Combustion Engineering
Course Code: 
15MEC247
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Type: 
Elective
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Combustion Engineering' is a course offered in the B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Thermodynamics of Combustion: Properties of mixtures - Combustion stoichiometry - Heat of reaction and formation - adiabatic flame temperature - chemical equilibrium.

Chemical Kinetics: Elementary reactions: Rate of reactions and their functional dependence - chain reactions, Pre-Ignition kinetics, Global reactions, Nitrogen Oxide kinetics, Soot kinetics.

Unit 2

Combustion of gaseous and vaporized fuels: Laminar premixed flames - laminar flame theory - Turbulent premixed flames - Mechanism of flame stabilization - Explosion limits - Mechanism of flame quenching - Flammability and ignition - diffusion flames - flame propagation - Gaseous combustion system.

Unit 3

Combustion of liquid fuels: Spray formation - size distribution - fuel injectors, spray dynamics - vapourisation of single droplets - spray combustion system.

Combustion of solid fuels: Solid fuel combustion mechanism - Drying of solid fuels - Devolitilisation of solid fuels - Fuel-bed combustion – suspension burning - fluidized bed combustion.

  • Borman G. L. and Ragland K. W. - ‘Combustion Engineering’ - McGraw-Hill - 2005
  • Turns S. R. - ‘An Introduction to Combustion’ – McGraw Hill - 1996
  • Kuo K. K. - ‘Principles of Combustion’ - John Wiley & Sons - 1984
  • Sharma S. P. and Chandramohan - ‘Fuels and Combustion’ - Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Company Limited - 1984
  • Heywood J. B. - ‘Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals’ – McGraw Hill - 1993