Checking date: 22/06/2021


Course: 2021/2022

Combustion
(15359)
Study: Bachelor in Aerospace Engineering (251)


Coordinating teacher: NAVARRO CAVALLE, JAUME

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS

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Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Fluid Mechanics I and II Thermal Engineering Chemical basis of Engineering
Objectives
Basic knowledge of combustion processes, their physical laws, and their applications to propulsion
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Introduction to combustion phenomena and fuels. 1.1. Combustion in aerospace and industrial applications. 1.2. Hydrocarbon basic nomenclature. 2. Thermochemistry. 2.1. Fundamental laws of Thermodynamics. 2.2. Adiabatic Flame Temperature and combustion heat. 2.3. Chemical equilibrium and dissociation processes. 3. Chemical kinetics. 3.1. Arrhenius' equation. 3.2. Complex and single-step combustion mechanism. 3.3. Pollutants formation. Zeldovich mechanism. 4. Analysis of simple reacting systems. 4.1. Closed systems: constant pressure/volume reactors. 4.2. Open systems. 5. Mass and heat diffusion of gas mixtures. Evaporation of liquids 5.1. Mass diffusion. Fick's Law and Stefan's Problem.
Learning activities and methodology
The methodology combines 1) lecture classes presenting the different subjects 2) problem solving sessions 3) computer lab sessions, development or use of simple numerical tools to describe different combustion phenomena 4) homework sets of exercises 5) quizzes Homework and quizzes and computational labs contribute to continuous evaluation mark. In the academic year 2020-21, approximately half of the sessions will be online (synchronous), the rest will be in normal class-rooms in small groups of students. Tutorials can be both personally or through Aula Global. In the academic year 2020-21 all tutorials will be on-line due to the COVID19 emergency.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • I. GLASSMAN, R. YETTER, N. GLUMAC. COMBUSTION, 5TH EDITION. ACADEMIC PRESS. 2015
  • STEPHEN R. TURNS. AN INTRODUCTION TO COMBUSTION, 3RD EDITION. MAC GRAW-HILL INTERNATIONAL. 2012
Additional Bibliography
  • C.K. LAW. Combustion Physics. Cambridge University Press. 2006
  • K.K. KUO. Principles of combustion, 2nd. edition. Wiley. 2005

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.