Syllabus academic year 2009/2010
(Created 2009-08-11.)

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand. Alternative for: I3. Optional for: F3, F3fs, F3mi, M4, M4fs, W4ea. Course coordinator: Per-Erik Bengtsson,, Fysik, kurslaboratoriet. Recommended prerequisits: Basic knowledge of thermodynamics. Assessment: To pass the course the student must pass the written examination, the laboratory exercises, the compulsory exercises, and the project. The grade is given from the result of the examination, but well performed compulsory exercise and project give additional points on the examination. Home page:

The aim of the course is to provide a fundamental understanding for the physical processes in combustion. Important areas are thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, radiation, transport processes. From this basic understanding combustion phenomena and systems can be analysed such as autoignition, flame propagation, extinction, and pollutant formation. Improved understanding of combustion processes is highly important to improve efficiency and decrease harmful emissions, which is of global importance since 90% of the energy usage in the world can be related to combustion processes.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Introduction, thermochemistry, chemical equilibrium, adiabatic flame temperature, chemical kinetics, ignition processes, combustion physics, premixed and diffusion flames, turbulent combustion, pollutant formation, combustion diagnostics, and practical combustion systems.

Compulsory tasks: Written exercise, Laboratory exercise in Combustion, and Project. Subject for project is chosen after discussion with teacher. Project must be presented orally and in a written report.

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