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Combustion Engineering, Second Edition
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Combustion Engineering, Second Edition maintains the same goal as the original: to present the fundamentals of combustion science with application to today’s energy challenges. Using combustion applications to reinforce the fundamentals of combustion science, this text provides a uniquely accessible introduction to combustion for undergraduate students, first-year graduate students, and professionals in the workplace.Combustion is a critical issue impacting energy utilization, sustainability, and climate change. The challenge is to design safe and efficient combustion systems for many types of fuels in a way that protects the environment and enables sustainable lifestyles. Emphasizing the use of combustion fundamentals in the engineering and design of combustion systems, this text provides detailed coverage of gaseous, liquid and solid fuel combustion, including focused coverage of biomass combustion, which will be invaluable to new entrants to the field. Eight chapters address the fundamentals of combustion, including fuels, thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, flames, detonations, sprays, and solid fuel combustion mechanisms. Eight additional chapters apply these fundamentals to furnaces, spark ignition and diesel engines, gas turbines, and suspension burning, fixed bed combustion, and fluidized bed combustion of solid fuels. Presenting a renewed emphasis on fundamentals and updated applications to illustrate the latest trends relevant to combustion engineering, the authors provide a number of pedagogic features, including:
- Numerous tables with practical data and formulae that link combustion fundamentals to engineering practice
- Concise presentation of mathematical methods with qualitative descriptions of their use
- Coverage of alternative and renewable fuel topics throughout the text
- Extensive example problems, chapter-end problems, and references
A solutions manual and additional teaching resources are available with qualifying course adoption.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #1531646 in Books
- Brand: Brand: CRC Press
- Published on: 2011-05-06
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 9.21" h x 1.19" w x 6.14" l, 1.90 pounds
- Binding: Hardcover
- 552 pages
- Used Book in Good Condition
About the Author
Dr. Kenneth Ragland is an emeritus professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Throughout his career, he taught courses in thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, combustion, and air pollution control. His early research was on solid fuel ram jet combustion, and gaseous and heterogeneous detonations. His research at UW–Madison focused on solid fuel combustion of coal and biomass as single particles, combustion in shallow and deep fixed beds, fluidized bed combustion, and combustion emissions. He served as chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering from July 1995 until his retirement in July 1999. In retirement his research has focused on the development of systems for planting, harvesting, and combusting biomass crops for energy. Currently, he is the vice president of Energy Performance Systems, Inc.
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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
Solid intro to CE. Material suited for upper level ...
Solid intro to CE.
Material suited for upper level UG and for grad courses.
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
It's OK... could be better
By A Customer
Quite well written, but the sections on combustion thermodynamics are a little weak and don't address enough of the issues usually expected in the treatment of thermo. Unfortunately there just is not one book on the market that can be called THE combustion text.