151-0207-00L  Theory and Modeling of Reactive Flows

SemesterAutumn Semester 2020
LecturersC. E. Frouzakis, I. Mantzaras
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


151-0207-00 GTheory and Modeling of Reactive Flows3 hrs
Mon10:15-12:00ML F 38 »
14:15-15:00ML F 38 »
C. E. Frouzakis, I. Mantzaras

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AbstractThe course first reviews the governing equations and combustion chemistry, setting the ground for the analysis of homogeneous gas-phase mixtures, laminar diffusion and premixed flames. Catalytic combustion and its coupling with homogeneous combustion are dealt in detail, and turbulent combustion modeling approaches are presented. Available numerical codes will be used for modeling.
ObjectiveTheory of combustion with numerical applications
ContentThe analysis of realistic reactive flow systems necessitates the use of detailed computer models that can be constructed starting from first principles i.e. thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, chemical kinetics, and heat
and mass transport. In this course, the focus will be on combustion theory and modeling. The reacting flow governing equations and the combustion chemistry are firstly reviewed, setting the ground for the analysis of
homogeneous gas-phase mixtures, laminar diffusion and premixed flames. Heterogeneous (catalytic) combustion, an area of increased importance in the last years, will be dealt in detail along with its coupling with homogeneous
combustion. Finally, approaches for the modeling of turbulent combustion will be presented. Available numerical codes will be used to compute the above described phenomena. Familiarity with numerical methods for the solution of partial differential equations is expected.
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ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersC. E. Frouzakis, I. Mantzaras
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationoral 30 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationIn addition to the final oral examination, there is one compulsory continuous performance assessment. This will be of the form of completion of 4 to 5 computer exercises of course units/material presented in the lecture, which will be graded and counts for 25% of the final grade.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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