Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. Optional for: M4. Course coordinator: Prof Xue-Song Bai,, Energy Sciences. Prerequisites: MMV021/MMV211 Fluid Mechanics. Recommended prerequisits: MMVF01 Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, MVK140 Turbulence - Theory and Modelling. Assessment: To pass the course the student has to pass a written examination. In addition to this, obligatory home works and project works must be carried out satisfactorily. The obligatory home works shall be presented in written form. Project work shall be presented both orally and in a written report form. Further information: The course will be based on lectures, exercise, projects and home works. Home page:

The objectives of this course are to give a fundamental understanding of turbulent combustion process found in typical combustion devices; to give basic knowledge about the structures of the reaction zones in turbulent flames and how turbulence and the reaction zones affect each other; and to develop skills to analyze and model turbulent combustion processes in engineering combustion devices.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

The course starts by going through fundamental knowledge of thermo-chemistry, chemical kinetics, transport processes and fundamental equations for turbulent reacting flows. Then, laminar premixed and non-premixed flames will be studied, followed by turbulent flame theories and modeling of turbulent combustion. Existing models for turbulent combustion process will be discussed, based on systematical understanding on how turbulence and chemical reaction interact. The last part of the course deals with application of turbulent combustion theory and modeling to typical engineering combustion devices, e.g., gas turbines, piston engines and furnaces.

Turns, S.R.: An introduction to combustion. McGraw Hill 2000.