Combustion science and engineering by Kalyan Annamalai

By Kalyan Annamalai

Scholars embarking on their stories in chemical, mechanical, aerospace, power, and environmental engineering will face consistently altering combustion difficulties, comparable to toxins keep watch over and effort potency, all through their careers. forthcoming those demanding situations calls for a deep familiarity with the elemental concept, arithmetic, and actual thoughts of combustion. in keeping with greater than 20 years of educating adventure, Combustion technology and Engineering lays the mandatory foundation whereas utilizing an illustrative, hands-on process.

Taking a down-to-earth standpoint, the ebook avoids heavy arithmetic within the first seven chapters and in bankruptcy 17 (pollutants formation and destruction), yet considers molecular strategies and delves into engineering information. It starts with an summary of thermodynamics; fundamentals of thermochemistry and chemical equilibrium; descriptions of reliable, liquid, and gaseous fuels; chemical kinetics and mass move; and functions of idea to useful platforms. starting in bankruptcy eight, the authors offer an in depth therapy of differential varieties of conservation equations; analyses of gasoline combustion together with jet combustion and boundary layer difficulties; ignition; flame propagation; interactive and workforce combustion; pollutant formation and keep an eye on; and turbulent combustion.

In addition, this textbook comprises ample examples, illustrations, and routines, in addition to spreadsheet software program in combustion to be had for obtain. This software program permits scholars to determine the examples present in the textual content. Combustion technology and Engineering imparts the talents and foundational wisdom useful for college kids to effectively strategy and resolve new problems.

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He has edited a book on the environmental implications of combustion processes and the textbook Advanced Thermodynamics Engineering (with Kalyan Annamalai). Puri is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He was a 1993 American Association for the Advancement of Science-Environmental Protection Agency (AAAS-EPA) Environmental Fellow, and a 1992 NASA/Stanford University Center for Turbulence Research Fellow.

Metallurgical and chemical processes involving ‘‘fire” are global businesses. To the conservationist, it is obvious that this activity cannot continue indefinitely. There is enough oil and coal on earth to carry us forward another 20 to 200 years depending on what data one accepts, but clearly there is a finite supply that cannot be replenished. For many environmentalists combustion is an anathema, because it is the cause of global warming (through CO2 emission), smog (NOx and O3 generation), and acid rain (through SOx).

Q, δW , etc. , du, dh, dU, etc. 1 Introduction The mention of fire evokes familiar images and sensations: the warmth of a hearth fire, the holocaust of a forest fire, the flickering of a candle flame, the flaming exhaust of a jet engine, etc. [Blackshear, 1961]. For historians, fire is related to momentous events. First used by prehistoric humans about half a million years ago, fire was responsible for the survival of many tribes through periods of glaciation. Fire was the means by which humans emerged from the Stone Age, through pyrometallurgy.

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