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Combustion physics

Author: Chung K Law
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
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This is a graduate-level text on the fundamentals of chemically reacting flows, intended for students and researchers in a variety of applied sciences and engineering. It is especially relevant to work in heat and power generation, burners and internal combustion engines, energy conservation, aero-propulsion, petroleum fuels and alternate fuels, pollution control, and fire and explosion hazards.
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Law, Chung K., 1947-
Combustion physics.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2006011565
(OCoLC)65978625
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chung K Law
ISBN: 9780511245848 051124584X 9780511648663 0511648669 9780511243578 051124357X 9780511754517 0511754515
OCLC Number: 575710414
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 722 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover --
Title --
Copyright --
Contents --
Preface --
Contents --
Dedication --
Preface --
Introduction --
0.1. MAJOR AREAS OF COMBUSTION APPLICATION --
0.2. SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINES COMPRISING COMBUSTION --
0.3. CLASSIFICATIONS OF FUNDAMENTAL COMBUSTION PHENOMENA --
0.4. ORGANIZATION OF THE TEXT --
0.5. LITERATURE SOURCES --
Introductory Texts --
Intermediate Texts --
Advanced Texts --
Specialized Texts and Monographs --
Journals --
1 Chemical Thermodynamics --
1.1. PRACTICAL REACTANTS AND STOICHIOMETRY --
1.1.1. Practical Reactants --
1.1.2. Stoichiometry --
1.2. CHEMICAL EQUILIBRIUM --
1.2.1. First and Second Laws --
1.2.2. Thermodynamic Functions --
1.2.3. Criterion for Chemical Equilibrium --
1.2.4. Phase Equilibrium --
1.2.5. Equilibrium Constants --
1.2.6. Equilibrium Constants in the Presence of Condensed Phases --
1.2.7. Multiple Reactions --
1.2.8. Element Conservation --
1.2.9. Restricted Equilibrium --
1.3. EQUILIBRIUM COMPOSITION CALCULATIONS --
1.3.1. Equilibrium Composition of Hydrocarbon-Air Mixtures --
1.3.2. The Major-Minor Species Model --
1.3.3. Computer Solutions --
1.4. ENERGY CONSERVATION --
1.4.1. Heats of Formation, Reaction, and Combustion --
1.4.2. Estimation of Heat of Reaction from Bond Energies --
1.4.3. Determination of Heat of Reaction from Kp(T) --
1.4.4. Sensible Energies and Heat Capacities --
1.4.5. Energy Conservation in Adiabatic Chemical Systems --
1.4.6. Adiabatic Flame Temperature and Equilibrium Composition --
2 Chemical Kinetics --
2.1. PHENOMENOLOGICAL LAW OF REACTION RATES --
2.1.1. The Law of Mass Action --
2.1.2. Reversible Reactions --
2.1.3. Multistep Reactions --
2.1.4. Steady-State Approximation --
2.1.5. Partial Equilibrium Approximation --
2.1.6. Approximations by Global and Semiglobal Reactions --
2.1.7. Reaction Order and Molecularity --
2.2. THEORIES OF REACTION RATES: BASIC CONCEPTS --
2.2.1. The Arrhenius Law --
2.2.2. The Activation Energy --
2.2.3. Collision Theory of Reaction Rates --
2.2.4. Transition State Theory of Reaction Rates --
2.3. THEORIES OF REACTION RATES: UNIMOLECULAR REACTIONS --
2.3.1. Lindemann Theory --
2.3.2. Rice-Ramsperger-Kassel (RRK) Theory --
2.3.3. Representation of Unimolecular Reaction Rate Constants --
2.3.4. Chemically Activated Reactions --
2.4. CHAIN REACTION MECHANISMS --
2.4.1. Halogen SystemStraight-ChainReactions:TheHydrogen- --
2.4.2. Branched-Chain Reactions --
2.4.3. Flame Inhibitors --
2.5. EXPERIMENTAL AND COMPUTATIONAL TECHNIQUES --
3 Oxidation Mechanisms of Fuels --
3.1. PRACTICAL FUELS --
3.2. OXIDATION OF HYDROGEN AND CARBON MONOXIDE --
3.2.1. Explosion Limits of Hydrogen-Oxygen Mixtures --
3.2.2. Carbon Monoxide Oxidation --
3.2.3. Initiation Reactions in Flames --
3.3. OXIDATION OF METHANE --
3.3.1. General Considerations of Hydrocarbon Oxidation --
3.3.2. Methane Autoignition --
3.3.3. Methane Flames --
3.4. OXIDATION OF C2 HYDROCARBONS --
3.5. OXIDATION OF ALCOHOLS --
3.6. HIGH-TEMPERATURE OXIDATION OF HIGHER ALIPHATIC FUELS --
3.6.1. The [beta]-Scission Rule --
3.6.2. Oxidation Mechanisms --
3.7. OXIDATION OF AROMATICS --
3.8. HYDROCARBON OXIDATION AT LOW TO INTERMEDIATE TEMPERATURES --
3.9. CHEMISTRY OF POLLUTANT FORMATION --
3.9.1. Oxides of Nitrogen --
3.9.2. Soot Formation --
3.10.
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