Turbulent Combustion


Turbulent Combustion

The combustion of fossil fuels remains a key technology for the foreseeable future. It is therefore important to understand combustion mechanisms, in particular, the role of turbulence within this process. This monograph presents a thorough introduction to the field of turbulent combustion. After an overview of modeling approaches, Peters considers the three distinct cases of premixed, nonpremixed, and partially premixed combustion, respectively. By demonstrating the current theories of turbulent combustion within a cohesive presentation, this book makes a unified contribution to engineering and applied mathematics.


 Reviews:

"...this reviewer believes that Turbulent Combustion will probably be counted among the most significant steps of progress in turbulence...It will serve as a thorough, ready, and reliable reference for all combustion experts and modelers." Applied Mechanical Review July 2001

"...this book gives a superb account of the modern developments in turbulence models for reacting flows, and masterfully blends asymptotics, numerics, and experiments into a cohesive description of turbulent combustion...easy and enjoyable to read." SIAM Review

'… an essential book for all turbulent combustion experts who want an up-to-date summary of the works of N. Peters and his numerous co-workers.' Thierry Poinsot, European Journal of Mech. B Fluids

'… a valuable addition to the literature, and essential reading for serious students of the field, old and new alike.' St. B. Pope, ZAMM

'… this reviewer believes that Turbulent Combustion will probably be counted among the most significant steps of progress in turbulence … It will serve as a thorough, ready, and reliable reference for all combustion experts and modelers.' A. M. Kanury, Applied Mechanical Review

'… this book is well written and is an important contribution to combustion literature … the book contains a comprehensive review of the current literature on turbulent combustion. It is clearly a 'must have' for experience combustion modellers and experimentalists.' Markus Kraft, Measurement Science & Technology

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