Chemically Reacting Flow: Theory and Practice / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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Complex chemically reacting flow simulations are commonly employedto develop quantitative understanding and to optimize reactionconditions in systems such as combustion, catalysis, chemical vapordeposition, and other chemical processes. Although reactionconditions, geometries, and fluid flow can vary widely among theapplications of chemically reacting flows, all applications share aneed for accurate, detailed descriptions of the chemical kineticsoccurring in the gas-phase or on reactive surfaces. ChemicallyReacting Flow: Theory and Practice combines fundamental concepts influid mechanics and physical chemistry, assisting the student andpracticing researcher in developing analytical and simulationskills that are useful and extendable for solving real-worldengineering problems.
The first several chapters introduce transport processes,primarily from a fluid-mechanics point of view, incorporatingcomputational simulation from the outset. The middle sectiontargets physical chemistry topics that are required to developchemically reacting flow simulations, such as chemicalthermodynamics, molecular transport, chemical rate theories, andreaction mechanisms. The final chapters deal with complexchemically reacting flow simulations, emphasizing combustion andmaterials processing. Among other features, Chemically ReactingFlow: Theory and Practice:
-Advances a comprehensive approach to interweaving thefundamentals of chemical kinetics and fluid mechanics-Embraces computational simulation, equipping the reader witheffective, practical tools for solving real-world problems-Emphasizes physical fundamentals, enabling the analyst tounderstand how reacting flow simulations achieve theirresults-Provides a valuable resource for scientists and engineers who useChemkin or similar software
Computer simulation of reactive systems is highly effective inthe development, enhancement, and optimization of chemicalprocesses. Chemically Reacting Flow helps prepare both students andprofessionals to take practical advantage of this powerfulcapability.
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About the Author
ROBERT J. KEE, PhD, is the George R. Brown DistinguishedProfessor of Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden,Colorado.
MICHAEL E. COLTRIN, PhD, is a Distinguished Member of theTechnical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NewMexico.
PETER GLARBORG, PhD, is a Professor of ChemicalEngineering at the Technical University of Denmark in Lyngby,Denmark.
Table of Contents
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.
What People are Saying About This
"...one of the best books...on reacting flows...strongly recommended..." (Choice, Vol. 41, No. 1, September 2003)