Course syllabus

Turbulent förbränning
Turbulent Combustion

MVKN85, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2023/24
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED M
Date of Decision: 2023-04-11

General Information

Elective for: F5, M4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


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.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
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.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
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.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Admission requirements:

Assumed prior knowledge: MMVF01 Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, MVK140/MVKN90 Turbulence - Theory and Modelling.
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Xue-Song Bai,
Examinator: Professor Xue-Song Bai,
Course homepage:
Further information: The course will be based on lectures, exercise, projects and home works.