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Combustion Phenomena

Selected Mechanisms of Flame Formation, Propagation and Extinction

Edited by Jozef Jarosinski, Bernard Veyssiere

© 2009 – CRC Press

234 pages | 239 Color Illus. | 400 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

Extensively using experimental and numerical illustrations, Combustion Phenomena: Selected Mechanisms of Flame Formation, Propagation, and Extinction provides a comprehensive survey of the fundamental processes of flame formation, propagation, and extinction.

Taking you through the stages of combustion, leading experts visually display, mathematically explain, and clearly theorize on important physical topics of combustion. After a historical introduction to the field, they discuss combustion chemistry, flammability limits, and spark ignition. They also study counterflow twin-flame configuration, flame in a vortex core, the propagation characteristics of edge flames, instabilities, and tulip flames. In addition, the book describes flame extinction in narrow channels, global quenching of premixed flames by turbulence, counterflow premixed flame extinction limits, the interaction of flames with fluids in rotating vessels, and turbulent flames. The final chapter explores diffusion flames as well as combustion in spark- and compression-ignition engines. It also examines the transition from deflagration to detonation, along with the detonation wave structure.

With a CD-ROM of images that beautifully illustrate a range of combustion phenomena, this book facilitates a practical understanding of the processes occurring in the conception, spread, and extinguishment of a flame. It will help you on your way to finding solutions to real issues encountered in transportation, power generation, industrial processes, chemical engineering, and fire and explosion hazards.

Table of Contents

Challenges in Combustion, Jozef Jarosinski and Bernard Veyssiere

Measurements to Unravel Combustion Chemistry, Katharina Kohse-Höinghaus

Flammability Limits, Ignition of a Flammable Mixture, and Limit Flame Extinction

Flammability Limits: History and Mechanism of Limit Flame Extinction, Jozef Jarosinski

Ignition by Electric Sparks and Mechanism of Flame Formation, Michikata Kono and Mitsuhiro Tsue

Influence of Boundary Conditions on Flame Propagation

Propagation of Counterflow Premixed Flames, Chih-Jen Sung

Flame Propagation in Vortices: Propagation Velocity along a Vortex Core, Satoru Ishizuka

Edge Flames, Suk Ho Chung

Instability Phenomena during Flame Propagation

Instabilities of Flame Propagation, Geoff Searby

Perturbed Flame Dynamics and Thermo-Acoustic Instability, Sébastien Candel, Daniel Durox, and Thierry Schuller

Tulip Flames: The Shape of Deflagrations in Closed Tubes, Derek Dunn-Rankin

Different Methods of Flame Quenching

Flame Propagation in Narrow Channels and Mechanism of Its Quenching, Artur Gutkowski and Jozef Jarosinski

Flame Quenching by Turbulence: Criteria of Flame Quenching, Shenqyang S. Shy

Extinction of Counterflow Premixed Flames, Chih-Jen Sung

Flame Propagation in a Rotating Cylindrical Vessel: Mechanism of Flame Quenching, Jerzy Chomiak and Jozef Jarosinski

Turbulent Flames

Turbulent Premixed Flames, Roland Borghi, Arnaud Mura, and Alexey A. Burluka

Non-Premixed Turbulent Combustion, Jonathan H. Frank and Robert S. Barlow

Fine Resolution Modeling of Turbulent Combustion, Laurent Selle and Thierry Poinsot Other Interesting Cases of Combustion and Flame Formation

Candle and Jet Diffusion Flames: Mechanism of Combustion under Gravity and Microgravity Conditions, Fumiaki Takahashi

Combustion in Spark-Ignition Engines, James D. Smith and Volker Sick

Combustion in Compression-Ignition Engines, Zoran Filipi and Volker Sick

Deflagration to Detonation Transition, Andrzej Teodorczyk

Detonations, Bernard Veyssiere


About the Editors

Jozef Jarosinski serves on the faculty of theTechnical University of Lodz in Poland. Bernard Veyssiere works with the Laboratoire de Combustion et de Détonique, Futuroscope, Chasseneuil, France. Both are respected internationally for their pioneering research. In addition to other contributions to the text, their depth and breadth of knowledge is reflected in the book’s first chapter, which summarizes and defines challenges that are being addressed by current research.

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SCIENCE / Energy