Liberman, Michael A.

Introduction to Physics and Chemistry of Combustion Explosion, Flame, Detonation / [electronic resource] : by Michael A. Liberman. - Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2008. - XVI, 349p. 272 illus., 136 illus. in color. online resource.

Basic Concepts of Thermodynamics -- Chemical Thermodynamics -- Combustion Chemistry -- Self-Accelerating Reactions, Explosions -- Velocity and Temperature of Laminar Flames -- to Hydrodynamics of Ideal Fluids -- Energy Dissipation in Gases and Liquids -- Detonation and Shock Waves -- Hydrodynamics of Propagating Flame -- Regimes of Premixed Flames -- Internal Combustion Engines -- Combustion and Environmental Concerns.

Most of the material covered in this book deals with the fundamentals of chemistry and physics of key processes and fundamental mechanisms for various combustion and combustion-related phenomena in gaseous combustible mixture. It provides the reader with basic knowledge of burning processes and mechanisms of reaction wave propagation. The combustion of a gas mixture (flame, explosion, detonation) is necessarily accompanied by motion of the gas. The process of combustion is therefore not only a chemical phenomenon but also one of gas dynamics. The material selection focuses on the premixed gaseous combustion. Premixed gas combustion is of practical importance in engines, modern gas turbines and explosions, where the fuel and air are essentially premixed, and combustion occurs by the propagation of a front separating unburned mixture from burned gaseous products. The emphasis in the present work is on the study of the premixed combustion regimes as they hold the highest potential for practical applications. This text is intended for graduate students of different specialties, including physics, chemistry, mechanical engineering, computer science, mathematics and astrophysics.


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Chemistry, Physical organic.
Chemical engineering.
Hydraulic engineering.
Environmental protection.
Engineering Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer.
Physical Chemistry.
Atmospheric Protection/Air Quality Control/Air Pollution.
Engineering Fluid Dynamics.
Industrial Chemistry/Chemical Engineering.

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