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Applied Combustion

2nd Edition

By Eugene L. Keating

CRC Press

657 pages | 133 B/W Illus.

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The second edition of this practical text offers a broad introduction to the engineering principles of chemical energy conversion. Eugene L. Keating, Ph.D., P.E., a recognized authority within academia, government, and industry, examines combustion science and technology using fundamental principles. Thermochemical engineering data and design formulations of basic performance relationships appear in dual SI and English engineering dimensions and units, helping you save time and avoid conversion errors.

New in the Second Edition

  • Streamlined organization that progressively develops fundamental concepts

  • Extended section on fuel cells

  • New section on the nitrogen-oxygen reaction system

  • Additional coverage of environmental aspects of specific combustion characteristics

  • New chapter on thermal destruction

    Furnishing examples that demonstrate a proper engineering analysis as well as important concepts relevant to the nature of combustion devices, Applied Combustion, Second Edition explores the ideal oxidation-reaction equation, fuel heat release rates, chemical equilibrium, incomplete combustion, chemical kinetics, and detonation, thermal explosion, and basic flame theories. The book treats the features of chemical energy resources and presents a thermochemical overview of current and potential solid, liquid, and gaseous natural and synthetic fuel resources. It also describes the fuel-engine interface characteristics of important external and internal combustion heat engines in terms of fuel compatibility, consumption rates, pollution characteristics, emission controls, and energy conversion efficiencies.

  • Table of Contents

    INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED COMBUSTION

    Introduction

    Energy and Combustion

    The Fuel-Engine Interface

    Engineering Science and Combustion

    Engineering and Applied Combustion

    Problems

    COMBUSTION AND ENERGY

    Introduction

    The Conservation of Mass

    Thermodynamic Properties

    Heats of Reaction

    First Law for Reactive Systems

    Problems

    COMBUSTION AND ENTROPY

    Introduction

    Equilibrium and Chemical Reactions

    Entropy

    Gibbs and Hemholtz Functions

    Equilibrium Constants

    The Fuel Cell

    Problems

    FLUID MECHANICS

    Introduction

    Basic Conservation Equations

    The Rayleigh Line

    The Rankine-Hugoniot Curve

    The Chapman-Jouquet Points

    Calculation of Chapman-Jouquet Normal Detonation Parameters

    Detonation Theory and Experimental Evidences

    Problems

    CHEMICAL KINETICS

    Introduction

    Kinetic Theory of Gases

    Collision Theory and Chemical Reactions

    Complex Chemical Kinetics Mechanisms

    Nitrogen-Oxygen Chemical Kinetics

    Basic Flame Theory

    Problems

    SOLID FUELS

    Introduction

    Solid Fuel Thermochemistry

    Coal and Other Solid Fuel Resources

    Solid Fuel Combustion

    Solid Fuel Combustion Pollution Control

    Boiler Energy Balance

    Problems

    LIQUID FUELS

    Introduction

    Liquid Fuel Properties

    Crude Oil and Distillate Fuels

    Synthetic Liquid Fuels

    Unconventional Liquid Fuels

    Liquid Fuel Combustion and Burners

    Problems

    GASEOUS FUELS

    Introduction

    Gaseous Fuel Properties

    Natural Gas

    Coal-Derived Gaseous Fuels

    Biomass and Synthetic Natural Gas

    Hydrogen

    Gaseous Fuel Burners

    Problems

    COMBUSTION ENGINE TESTING

    Introduction

    Internal Combustion Engine Nomenclature

    Indicated Engine Performance

    Brake Engine Performance

    Engine Performance Testing

    The Cooperative Fuel Research (CFR) Engine

    Engine Emissions Testing

    Problems

    SPARK-IGNITION ENGINE COMBUSTION

    Introduction

    Thermodynamics and Spark-Ignition Engine Modeling

    Fuel Thermochemistry and Spark-Ignition Engines

    Spark-Ignition I.C. Engine Combustion Chemistry

    Spark-Ignition I.C. Engine Emissions

    Spark-Ignition Engine Fuel Alternatives

    The Wankel Rotary Engine

    Problems

    COMPRESSION-IGNITION ENGINE COMBUSTION

    Introduction

    Thermodynamics and Compression-Ignition Engine Modeling

    Fuel Thermochemistry and Compression-Ignition Engines

    Compression-Ignition I.C. Engine Combustion Chemistry

    Compression-Ignition I.C. Engine Emissions

    Compression-Ignition Engine Fuel Alternatives

    Advanced Spark- and Compression-Ignition Combustion Concepts

    Problems

    GAS TURBINE ENGINE COMBUSTION

    Introduction

    Thermodynamics and Gas Turbine Engine Modeling

    Gas Turbine Fuel Thermochemistry

    Gas Turbine Combustors

    Gas Turbine Engine Fuel Alternatives

    Gas Turbine Engine Emissions

    The Free Piston and Stirling Engines

    Problems

    THERMAL DESTRUCTION

    Introduction

    Thermal Destruction Combustion Chemistry

    Basic Elements of Thermal Destruction

    Thermal Destruction Components

    Thermal Destruction Configurations

    Environmental Regulations and Thermal Destruction

    Problems

    APPENDICES

    Dimensions and Units

    Some Thermochemical Properties

    Properties of Fuel Oil

    Properties of Saturated Water

    BIBLIOGRAPHY

    INDEX

    About the Series

    Mechanical Engineering

    A Series of Textbooks and Reference Books

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    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    SCI041000
    SCIENCE / Mechanics / General
    SCI065000
    SCIENCE / Mechanics / Dynamics / Thermodynamics
    TEC009070
    TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mechanical