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Unsteady Combustor Physics

  • ID: 2200884
  • Book
  • 426 Pages
  • Cambridge University Press
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Developing clean, sustainable energy systems is a pre-eminent issue of our time. Most projections indicate that combustion-based energy conversion systems will continue to be the predominant approach for the majority of our energy usage. Unsteady combustor issues present the key challenge associated with the development of clean, high-efficiency combustion systems such as those used for power generation, heating or propulsion applications. This comprehensive study is unique, treating the subject in a systematic manner. Although this book focuses on unsteady combusting flows, it places particular emphasis on the system dynamics that occur at the intersection of the combustion, fluid mechanics and acoustic disciplines. Individuals with a background in fluid mechanics and combustion will find this book to be an incomparable study that synthesises these fields into a coherent understanding of the intrinsically unsteady processes in combustors.
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1. Overview and basic equations;
2. Decomposition and evolution of disturbances;
3. Hydrodynamic flow stability part I: introduction;
4. Hydrodynamic flow stability part II: common combustor flowfields;
5. Acoustic wave propagation part I: basic concepts;
6. Acoustic wave propagation part II: heat release, complex geometry, and mean flow effects;
7. Flame-flow interactions;
8. Ignition;
9. Internal flame processes;
10. Flame stabilization, flashback, flameholding and blowoff;
11. Forced response part I: flamelet dynamics;
12. Forced response part II: heat release dynamics.
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Tim C. Lieuwen Georgia Institute of Technology.

Tim Lieuwen is a professor in the School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr Lieuwen has edited two books, written seven book chapters and more than 200 papers and holds three patents. Dr Lieuwen previously chaired the combustion and fuels committee of the International Gas Turbine Institute of the ASME. He is currently on the propellants and combustion technical committee of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and previously served for five years on the AIAA air breathing propulsion technical committee. He has served on a variety of major panels and committees through the National Research Council, the Department of Energy, NASA, the General Accounting Office and the Department of Defense. Dr Lieuwen is interim editor-in-chief of the AIAA Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics series and has served as an associate editor of the Journal of Propulsion and Power, Combustion Science and Technology and the Proceedings of the Combustion Institute. He is a Fellow of the ASME and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the AIAA Lawrence Sperry Award, the ASME Westinghouse Silver Medal, ASME best paper awards, Sigma Xi Young Faculty Award and the NSF CAREER award.
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