Course syllabus

Grundläggande förbränning
Fundamental Combustion

FBR012, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2013/14
Decided by: Education Board B
Date of Decision: 2013-04-10

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Elective Compulsory for: I3
Elective for: F4, F4-es, K4, M4-en, W4-es
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


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.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
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.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
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.


Required prior knowledge: Basic knowledge of thermodynamics.
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Alexander Konnov,
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