Course Syllabus for

Fundamental Combustion
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FBR001F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Spring 2017
Decided by: Mats Ohlin
Date of establishment: 2017-11-14

General Information

Division: Combustion Physics
Course type: Course given jointly for second and third cycle
The course is also given at second-cycle level with course codes: FBR012, FYSD11
Teaching language: English


The aim of the course is to provide a fundamental understanding for the physical processes in combustion. Important areas are thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, radiation, transport processes. From this basic understanding combustion phenomena and systems can be analysed such as autoignition, flame propagation, extinction, and pollutant formation. Improved understanding of combustion processes is highly important to improve efficiency and decrease harmful emissions, which is of global importance since 90% of the energy usage in the world can be related to combustion processes.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

Introduction, thermochemistry, chemical equilibrium, adiabatic flame temperature, chemical kinetics, ignition processes, combustion physics, premixed and diffusion flames, turbulent combustion, pollutant formation, combustion diagnostics, and practical combustion systems. Compulsory tasks: Written exercise, Laboratory exercise in Combustion, and Project. Subject for project is chosen after discussion with teacher. Project must be presented orally and in a written report.

Course Literature

Own material and copies from different text books.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, seminars, laboratory exercises, exercises, project

Examination Details

Examination format: Written exam. To pass the course the student must pass the written examination, the laboratory exercises, the compulsory exercises, and the project. The grade is given from the result of the examination, but well performed compulsory exercise and project give additional points on the examination.
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Admission requirements: Basic knowledge of thermodynamics

Course Occasion Information

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