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MEN031 - Combustion engineering
 
Owner: TMASA
5,0 Credits (ECTS 7,5)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: A
Department: 47 - ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT


Teaching language: Swedish

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0197 Examination 5,0 c Grading: TH   5,0 c   19 Dec 2006 pm V,  25 Aug 2007 am V

In programs

TKEFA CHEMICAL ENGINEERING WITH ENGINEERING PHYSICS, Year 4 (elective)
TMASA MECHANICAL ENGINEERING - Energy technology, Year 4 (elective)
TKMTL CHEMICAL ENGINEERING(FOR ENGINEERS WITH U.C.IN CHEMICAL ENG), Year 2 (elective)
TKMTA CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, Year 4 (elective)

Examiner:

Professor  Henrik Thunman



Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Content

The course in combustion engineering is a 5 credit course (five weeks of full time studies). The aim is to introduce the student to combustion as related to energy conversion, i.e. the utilisation of a fuel by combustion in order to generate heat or power. The subject is of great importance for an engineer working in the field of thermal engineering, since energy conversion by com-bustion stands for more than 90 % of the total energy supply in the world.
The subject can be separated into two parts, see Fig 1.1; the first is related to the combustion process itself and can be de-noted combustion science. The second is related to the applica-tions and can be denoted combustion devices. The main part of course is related to combustion science, since that is fundamen-tal and essential for an understanding of the design and opera-tion of the various combustion devices extant.
Combustion science can be divided into two subparts; where the first is related to the basic knowledge of chemistry, physics and of the various fuels, which are needed for the sec-ond part. The second is related to combustion phenomena, such as: criteria for combustion, combustion of various fuels and generation and destruction of emissions.
The second part of the course covers combustion devices, and gives a brief overview of various types available, and is intended to acquaint the student with the most common tech-niques and designs in use today.

The course comprises four activities:
Lectures
Exercises on the separate parts of the course
Experiments on a combustion system
And a concluding written examination

The lectures aim to help the student through the material in this text. The exercises on the separate parts of the course are follow with the questions at the end of each chapter. The student is expected to tackle five assignments that enhance the under-standing of important sections of the material. Each student is expected to prepare an individual solution for each assignment. In order to link the different parts of the course to each other and to associate them with a real combustor, a final assignment is introduced, where the students, in groups of two to four, are to design a stationary fluidised bed boiler. The final part of the course is a written examination, where more than 40% of the questions test the knowledge gained from the six assignments completed by the student during the course.

Literature

Thunman, Henrik: Combustion Engineering, Department of Energy Conversion.

Examination


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