Lean Combustion: Technology And Control by Derek Dunn-rankinLean Combustion: Technology And Control by Derek Dunn-rankin

Lean Combustion: Technology And Control

byDerek Dunn-rankinEditorPeter Therkelsen

Paperback | July 6, 2016

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Lean Combustion: Technology and Control, Second Editionoutlines and explains the latest advances in lean combustion technology and systems. Combustion under sufficiently fuel-lean conditions can have the desirable attributes of high efficiency and low emissions. The book offers readers both the fundamentals and latest developments in how lean burn (broadly defined) can increase fuel economy and decrease emissions, while still achieving desired power output and performance. This volume brings together research and design of lean combustion systems across the technology spectrum in order to explore the state-of-the-art in lean combustion.

Readers will learn about advances in the understanding of ultra-lean fuel mixtures and how new types of burners and approaches to managing heat flow can reduce problems often found with lean combustion (such as slow, difficult ignition and frequent flame extinction).

This book offers abundant references and examples of real-world applications. New to this edition are significantly revised chapters on IC engines and stability/oscillations, and new case studies and examples. Written by a team of experts, this contributed reference book aims to teach its reader to maximize efficiency and minimize both economic and environmental costs.



  • Presents a comprehensive collection of lean burn technology across potential applications, allowing readers to compare and contrast similarities and differences
  • Provides an extensive update on IC engines including compression ignition (diesel), spark ignition, and homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI)
  • Includes an extensive revision to the Stability/Oscillations chapter
  • Includes use of alternative fuels such as biogas and hydrogen for relevant technologies
  • Covers new developments in lean combustion using high levels of pre-heat and heat recirculating burners, as well as the active control of lean combustion instabilities
Derek Dunn-Rankin is a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. His current research activities include a study of the electrical aspects of microgravity combustion; using optical methods for measurements in combustion systems, and the direct combustion of methane hydr...
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Title:Lean Combustion: Technology And ControlFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:July 6, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128045574

ISBN - 13:9780128045572

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction and Perspectives

2. Fundamentals of Lean Combustion

3. Highly Preheated Lean Combustion

4. Lean-Burn Internal Combustion Engines

5. Lean Combustion in Gas Turbines

6. Lean Premixed Burners

7. Combustion Instabilities in Lean Premixed Systems