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This Third Edition of Glassman's classic text clearly defines the role of chemistry, physics, and fluid mechanics as applied to the complex topic of combustion. Glassman's insightful introductory text emphasizes underlying physical and chemical principles, and encompasses engine technology, fire safety, materials synthesis, detonation phenomena, hydrocarbon fuel oxidation mechanisms, and environmental considerations. Combustion has been rewritten to integrate the text, figures, and appendixes, detailing available combustion codes, making it not only an excellent introductory text but also an important reference source for professionals in the field. Key Features
  • Explains complex combustion phenomena with physical insight rather than extensive mathematics
  • Clarifies postulates in the text using extensive computational results in figures
  • Lists modern combustion programs indicating usage and availability
  • Relates combustion concepts to practical applications

Audience: Chemical engineers, mechanical engineers, fuel chemists, applied chemists, aeronautical engineers, and atmospheric scientists.

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Editorial Reviews

Provides students and practicing professionals with the underlying physical and chemical principles of the combustion field. This edition updates the second edition 1987 and corrects a number of printing errors in that edition, as well as providing numerous figures developed from computational combustion codes now available, an expansion of the appendixes to include the most useful combustion data. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780120885732
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 8/22/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 800
  • Sales rank: 1,243,308
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Irvin Glassman received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Chemical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University. In 1950 he joined Princeton University, and is currently Robert H. Goddard Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He has also been American Cyanamid Professor of Envirionmental Sciences and Director of Princeton's Center for Energy and Evironmental Studies. For 15years Dr. Glassman represented the United States as a member (and former chairman) of the Propulsion and Energetics Panel of AGARD/NATO. He has been a member of numerous committees, task forces, and research teams, and is currently a member of The National Academy of Engineering and many other professional and honorary societies. Dr. Glassman is listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Outstanding Educators of America, and American Men of Science.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Chemical Thermodynamics and Flame Temperatures 1

Ch. 2 Chemical Kinetics 43

Ch. 3 Explosive and General Oxidative Characteristics of Fuels 75

Ch. 4 Flame Phenomena in Premixed Combustible Gases 147

Ch. 5 Detonation 261

Ch. 6 Diffusion Flames 311

Ch. 7 Ignition 379

Ch. 8 Environmental Combustion Considerations 409

Ch. 9 Combustion of Nonvolatile Fuels 495

Appendixes 551

App. A Thermochemical Data and Conversion Factors 555

App. B Adiabatic Flame Temperatures of Hydrocarbons 653

App. C Specific Reaction Rate Constants 659

App. D Bond Dissociation Energies of Hydrocarbons 693

App. E Flammability Limits in Air 703

App. F Laminar Flame Speeds 713

App. G Spontaneous Ignition Temperature Data 721

App. H Minimum Spark Ignition Energies and Quenching Distances 743

App. I Programs for Combustion Kinetics 747

Author Index 759

Subject Index 769

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