Chakravarthy, S. R.


This is a 14 module course covering topics including: a review of thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, mass transfer definitions: Fick's law, equations of conservation of species mass, momentum, and energy; multi-component diffusion equation, the Schvab-Zel'dovich formulation, the Rankine-Hugoniot relations, laminar premixed flames: Flame speed, flammability limits, flame stabilization, ignition and quenching, laminar diffusion flames: Burke-Schumann problem and droplet burning, partially premixed flames, introduction to turbulent flames: premixed and diffusion flames, solid Propellant Combustion, spray combustion, detonations: ZND model, and finally, combustion instabilities.

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National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL)

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