Understanding Combustion

Understanding Combustion

Subject: Engineering, Chemistry
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ISBN 9780333929506
Binding Paperback
Imprints Macmillan Publishers India
Edition 1
Language English

About the Book

This book introduces, the subject of combustion to the general armchair reader. It treats basic aspects and applications in a simple, easy to follow style.
Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • List of Tables
  • List of Figures
  • List of Major Symbols
  • Why Should One Attempt to Understand Combustion?
  • What Do We Burn and Why?
  • Chemistry and Stoichiometry
  • How Much Heat? How High a Temperature?
  • How Does a Reaction Proceed? At What Rate?
  • Pre-mixed Flames
  • Inflammability, Quenching
  • Ignition
  • Stability, Extinction and Blow Off of Flames
  • Diffusion Flames – Gaseous Burner Flames, Droplet Combustion, Boundary Layer Combustion
  • Flames – Pre-mixed or Diffusion
  • Combustion in Rocket Motors
  • Stoves, Burners, Combustors and their Efficiency
  • Fire Spread and Fire Prevention
  • Is There More to Understand?
  • Further Reading
  • Index