Chemically Reacting Flow: Theory and Practice
The first several chapters introduce transport processes, primarily from a fluid-mechanics point of view, incorporating computational simulation from the outset. The middle section targets physical chemistry topics that are required to develop chemically reacting flow simulations, such as chemical thermodynamics, molecular transport, chemical rate theories, and reaction mechanisms. The final chapters deal with complex chemically reacting flow simulations, emphasizing combustion and materials processing. Among other features, Chemically Reacting Flow: Theory and Practice:
-Advances a comprehensive approach to interweaving the fundamentals of chemical kinetics and fluid mechanics
-Embraces computational simulation, equipping the reader with effective, practical tools for solving real-world problems
-Emphasizes physical fundamentals, enabling the analyst to understand how reacting flow simulations achieve their results
-Provides a valuable resource for scientists and engineers who use Chemkin or similar software
Computer simulation of reactive systems is highly effective in the development, enhancement, and optimization of chemical processes. Chemically Reacting Flow helps prepare both students and professionals to take practical advantage of this powerful capability.
The Conservation Equations.
Similarity and Local Similarity.
Mass Action Kinetics.
Reaction Rate Theories.
Numerical Solution of Stiff Equations.
Zero- and One-Dimensional Systems.
Appendix A. Vector and Tensor Operations.
Appendix B. Navier-Stokes Equations.
Appendix C. Boundary-Layer Behavior.
Appendix D. Solving Differential Equations in Excel.
Appendix E. The Chemkin Approach.
MICHAEL E. COLTRIN, PhD, is a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
PETER GLARBORG, PhD, is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark in Lyngby, Denmark.
- Advances a comprehensive approach to interweaving the fundamentals of chemical kinetics and fluid mechanics
- Embraces computational simulation, equipping the reader with effective, practical tools for solving real-world problems
- Emphasizes physical fundamentals, enabling the analyst to understand how reacting flow simulations achieve their results
- Provides a valuable resource for scientists and engineers who use Chemkin or similar software