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An Introduction to Combustion: Concepts and Applications
An Introduction to Combustion: Concepts and Applications

An Introduction to Combustion: Concepts and Applications, 4th Edition

ISBN10: 126047769X | ISBN13: 9781260477696
By Stephen Turns and Daniel C. Haworth
© 2021

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Introduction to Combustion is the leading combustion textbook for undergraduate and graduate students because of its easy-to-understand analyses of basic combustion concepts and its introduction of a wide variety of practical applications that motivate or relate to the various theoretical concepts. This is a text that is useful for junior/senior undergraduates or graduate students in mechanical engineering and practicing engineers. The fourth edition updates and adds topics related to the role of combustion in a sustainable energy future, and modern open-source software has been integrated throughout.

1 Introduction 2 Combustion and Thermochemistry
3 Introduction to Mass Transfer
4 Chemical Kinetics
5 Some Important Chemical Mechanisms
6 Coupling Chemical and Thermal Analyses of Reacting Systems
7 Simplified Conservation Equations for Reacting Flows
8 Laminar Premixed Flames
9 Laminar Diffusion Flames
10 Droplet Evaporation and Burning
11 Introduction to Turbulent Flows
12 Turbulent Premixed Flames
13 Turbulent Nonpremixed Flames
14 Burning of Solids
15 Emissions
16 Detonations
17 Fuels
18 Low-Carbon-Intensity Combustion
Appendix A Selected Thermodynamic Properties of Gases Comprising C–H–O–N System
Appendix B Fuel Properties
Appendix C Selected Properties of Air, Nitrogen, and Oxygen
Appendix D Binary Diffusion Coefficients and Methodology for their Estimation
Appendix E Generalized Newton’s Method for the Solution of Nonlinear Equations
Appendix F Computer Codes for Equilibrium Products of Hydrocarbon–Air Combustion
Appendix G Atomic Weights, Physical Constants, and Conversion Factors

About the Author

Stephen Turns

Stephen R. Turns received degrees in mechanical engineering from The Pennsylvania State University (B.S., 1970), Wayne State University (M.S., 1974), and the University of Wisconsin at Madison (Ph.D., 1979). He was a research engineer at General Motors Research Laboratories from 1970 to 1975. He joined the Penn State faculty in 1979 and is currently Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Turns taught a wide variety of courses in the thermal sciences and received several awards for teaching excellence at Penn State. In 2009, he received the American Society of Engineering Education’s Ralph Coats Roe award. Dr. Turns had conducted research in several combustion-related areas. He is a member of The Combustion Institute, the American Institute of Aeronautics, the American Society of Engineering Education, and the Society of Automotive Engineers. Dr. Turns is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Daniel C. Haworth

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