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An Introduction to Combustion


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Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Combustion and Thermochemistry Chapter 3: Introduction to Mass Transfer Chapter 4: Chemical Kinetics Chapter 5: Some Important Chemical Mechanisms Chapter 6: Coupling Chemical and Thermal Analyses of Reacting Systems Chapter 7: Simplified Conservation Equations for Reacting Flows Chapter 8: Laminar Premixed Flames Chapter 9: Laminar Diffusion Flames Chapter 10: Droplet Evaporation and Burning Chapter 11: Introduction to Turbulent Flows Chapter 12: Turbulent Premixed Flames Chapter 13: Turbulent Nonpremixed Flames Chapter 14: Burning of Solids Chapter 15: Emissions Chapter 16: Detonations Chapter 17: 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

About the Author

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.

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