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Mechanical Engineering (M E)

M E 532 Turbulent and Two-Phase Combustion (3) Fundamentals of chemically reacting turbulent flows in homogeneous systems including turbulent flames, spray combustion, ignition, reacting boundary layers.

M E 532 Turbulent and Two-Phase Combustion (3)

M E 532 is the second course of two-course sequence. Continuing where M E 531 (Fundamentals of Combustion) left off, this course is devoted to the fundamentals of chemically reacting turbulent flows in both homogeneous and heterogeneous systems with special emphasis on turbulent flames in gases; heterogeneous combustion; chemical reactions in boundary-layer flows; spray combustion of liquid fuel droplets; two-phase combustion of solid particles; and, ignition of gaseous mixtures and condensed phases.

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
1) formulate a theoretical model to simulate a combustion problem, based upon knowledge of existing research.
2) identify the major mechanisms involved in a given combustion problem.
3) design a laboratory-scale test apparatus and test matrix to observe combustion phenomena and to take measurements.
4) interpret experimental results in terms of the trend of operating parameters.
5) validate the model using the experimental data and observations.
6) evaluate the merit of a model or experimental design presented in a technical article.
7) analyze realistic combustion problems using the basic principles of combustion and state-of-the-art technology.

Students will be evaluated on the basis of homework (20%), projects (25%), a mid-semester examination (25%), a final examination (25%), and class participation (5%).

M E 531 will be offered each spring with an anticipated enrollment of 12 students; M E 532 will be offered each fall with an anticipated enrollment of 12.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: F SC 421 orM E 430 orM E 531

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.

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