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Course Name Combustion Engineering
Course Code 15MEC247
Program B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering
Year Taught 2019


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.

Text Books

  • 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

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