Fundamental Aspects of Combustion by Amable Linan

Fundamental Aspects of Combustion

byAmable Linan, Forman A. Williams

Hardcover | September 1, 1994

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This monograph focuses on the science of combustion, exploring its technological, social, and philosophical aspects. Presented here is a systematic overview of the field, with up-to-date treatments of topics of central importance: diffusion flames, deflagrations, detonations, flammability,and explosions. Special emphasis is given to turbulent combustion so that the many different approaches to this multifaceted subject can be exposed and categorized in a systematic manner. The author offers his projections for future developments, including identification of outstanding researchareas. This book is a concise and penetrating overview of the field of combustion history and research, and will be of interest to motivated non-specialists interested in more than a facile exploration of the subject.

About The Author

Amable Linan is at City University, Madrid. Forman A. Williams is at University of California, San Diego.

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Title:Fundamental Aspects of CombustionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublished:September 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195076265

ISBN - 13:9780195076264

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction. 2. Premixed Flames. 3. Diffusion Flames. 4. Flammability, Explosions, and Detonations. 5. Turbulent Combustion. 6. The Future.

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"The authors are to be commended for their effect and success in presenting the intricate details of a highly interdisciplinary and complex subject to nonspecialists. The publisher has done a superb job of printing and reproducing illustrations. The table of contents and the subject index arewell prepared....recommended for adoption as a supplementary text for a first-level graduate course in combustion or as an introductory guide for those interested in theoretical research in combustion science." --Applied Mechanics Review