1st Edition

Modeling of Combustion Systems A Practical Approach

By Joseph Colannino, Joseph Colannino Copyright 2006
    680 Pages 109 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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


    Joseph Colannino