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Combustion Physics - Chung K. Law

Combustion Physics

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Published: 23rd August 2010
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In the past several decades, combustion has evolved from a scientific discipline that was largely empirical to one that is quantitative and predictive. These advances are characterized by the canonical formulation of the theoretical foundation, the strong interplay between theory, experiment, and computation, and the unified description of the roles of fluid mechanics and chemical kinetics. This graduate-level text incorporates these advances in a comprehensive treatment of the fundamental principles of combustion physics. The presentation emphasizes analytical proficiency and physical insight, with the former achieved through complete, though abbreviated, derivations at different levels of rigor, and the latter through physical interpretations of analytical solutions, experimental observations, and computational simulations. Exercises are mostly derivative in nature in order to further strengthen the student's mastery of the theory. Implications of the fundamental knowledge gained herein on practical phenomena are discussed whenever appropriate. These distinguishing features provide a solid foundation for an academic program in combustion science and engineering.

'Combustion Physics is an excellent text that is comprehensive in coverage, rigorous yet expeditious in the analytical developments, insightful in the physical descriptions, and above all, very readable. It is not only an invaluable reference for combustion researchers, but its emphasis on clarity and logical presentation makes it particularly attractive for classroom adoption for a graduate course on combustion in aerospace, mechanical, or chemical engineering and the physical sciences ... The author is to be congratulated for having made this valuable, lasting contribution to combustion literature and education.' AIAA Journal

Introduction
Chemical thermodynamics
Chemical kinetics
Oxidation mechanisms of fuels
Transport phenomena
Conservation equations
Laminar nonpremixed flames
Laminar premixed flames
Limit phenomena
Asymptotic structure of flames
Aerodynamics of laminar flames
Combustion in turbulent flows
Combustion in boundary layer flows
Combustion in two-phase flows
Combustion in supersonic flows
References
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ISBN: 9780521154215
ISBN-10: 0521154219
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 742
Published: 23rd August 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.3 x 21.5  x 3.8
Weight (kg): 1.29