Postgraduate course

Combustion Physics

Semester of Instruction


Objectives and Content

The subject describes combustion related to safety and energy, experimental description of combustion, thermo dynamical foundation, chemical kinetics, flame temperatures, equations and models for mass and energy transport, ignition and quenching, laminar and turbulent combustion in premixed flames and diffusion flames, droplet and dust combustion, creation of pollutants, detonations, modelling of gas explosions and simulation of explosions with the CFD simulator FLACS.

Learning Outcomes

After the course PTEK252 the student will be able to:

  • explain phenomena, concepts and theories related to combustion of gases, liquids and particles
  • discuss transport equations used to describe combustion in numerical models
  • calculate the adiabatic flame temperature of a gas mixture
  • set up and perform simple calculations with the explosion simulation program FLACS
  • discuss how pollutants are formed and can be restricted

Recommended Previous Knowledge

Basic knowledge of chemical engineering is recommended.

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Oral examination

    Withdrawal deadline