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Modeling of Combustion Systems

A Practical Approach, 1st Edition

By Joseph Colannino

CRC Press

680 pages | 109 B/W Illus.

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Increasing competitive pressure for improved quality and efficiency on one hand and tightening emissions and operating requirements on the other leave the modern process engineer squeezed in the middle. While effective modeling can help balance these demands, the current literature offers overly theoretical treatments on modeling that do not translate quickly and easily to the immediate needs of the practicing engineer.

Based on more than a quarter-century of experience, Modeling of Combustion Systems: A Practical Approach introduces an approach to semi-empirical combustion modeling for better control, optimization, prediction, and description of industrial combustion processes. First, the author provides an introduction to modeling, the basic model categories, and analytical methods followed by an introduction to combustion that includes equipment and mathematical modeling. Next, he introduces the concepts and procedures of experimental design and provides detailed discussion on how to analyze non-ideal data.

The final chapter draws together the previous information to clearly demonstrate the construction of semi-empirical models. Fully worked examples and step-by-step derivations support the discussion along the way, and the book also includes a complete guide to nomenclature and supplies appendices for important physical and chemical properties, conversions, statistical tables, and much more.

Modeling of Combustion Systems: A Practical Approach provides concrete answers to real problems and is tailor-made to suit the needs of practicing engineers.

Table of Contents

Concordance of Nomenclature

Introduction to Modeling

Model Categories

Kinds of Testing

Analytical Methods

Perceiving Higher Dimensionality

Basic Data Classifications

A Linear Algebra Primer

Important Concepts and Notation

Least Squares



Introduction to Combustion

General Overview

Archetypical Process Units

Important Factors and Responses

Mass Balance for Combustion in Air

Conservation of Energy

Mechanical Energy Balance


Experimental Design and Analysis

Some Statistics

The Analysis of Variance

Two-Level Factorial Designs

Correspondence of Factor Space and Equation Form

Fractional Factorials

ANOVA with Genuine Replicates


About Residuals

Screening Designs

Second-Order Designs

Sequential Experimental Design


Analysis of Nonideal Data

Plant Data

Empirical Models

Ways to Make Designs Orthogonal

Regression Statistics and Data Integrity

Residual Analyses

Categorical Factors

Categorical Response Values

Mixture Designs


Semiempirical Models

NOx and Kinetics

Overview of NOx Reduction Strategies

NOx Models

CO Models

Response Transformations

Heat Flux

Flame Shape

Visible Plumes




Appendix A: Fuel and Combustion Properties

Appendix B: Mechanical Properties

Appendix C: Units Conversions

Appendix D: Properties of the Elements

Appendix E: Statistical Tables

Appendix F: Numbers in Binary, Octal, and Hexadecimal Representations

Appendix G: Kinetics Primer

Appendix H: Equilibrium Primer


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Energy