Course Syllabus for

Turbulent Combustion
Turbulent förbränning

MVK045F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Spring 2020
Decided by: Anders Gustafsson / FUN(2)
Date of establishment: 2019-12-09

General Information

Division: Energy Sciences
Course type: Third-cycle course
Teaching language: English


The objectives of this course are to give a fundamental understanding of turbulent combustion process found in typical combustion devices; to give basic knowledge about the structures of the reaction zones in turbulent flames and how turbulence and the reaction zones affect each other; and to develop skills to analyze and model turbulent combustion processes in engineering combustion devices.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

The course starts by going through fundamental knowledge of thermo-chemistry, chemical kinetics, transport processes and fundamental equations for turbulent reacting flows. Then, laminar premixed and non-premixed flames will be studied, followed by turbulent flame theories and modeling of turbulent combustion. Existing models for turbulent combustion process will be discussed, based on systematical understanding on how turbulence and chemical reaction interact. The last part of the course deals with application of turbulent combustion theory and modeling to typical engineering combustion devices, e.g., gas turbines, piston engines and furnaces.

Course Literature

Turns, S. R.: An Introduction to Combustion: Concepts and Applications, 3rd Edition. McGraw-Hill, 2011. ISBN 9780071086875.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, seminars, exercises, project

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written exam, written report, written assignments. To pass the course the student has to pass a written examination. In addition to this, obligatory home works and project works must be carried out satisfactorily. The obligatory home works shall be presented in written form. Project work shall be presented both orally and in a written report form. The course ends with a written exam. In order to pass this course, all compulsory assignments, i.e., home works, laboratory exercises, and a written exam must be approved. Grades are based on the written exam. The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.
Grading scale: Failed, pass
Examiner: Professor Xue-Song Bai

Admission Details

Admission requirements: MMV021/MMV211/MMVF10 Fluid Mechanics
Assumed prior knowledge: MMVF01 Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, MVK140/MVKN90 Turbulence - Theory and Modelling.

Further Information

The course will be based on lectures, exercise, projects and home works

Course Occasion Information

Start date: 2024-01-15
End date: 2024-03-06
Course pace: Full time

Contact and Other Information

Course coordinator: Xue-Song Bai <>
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