AME 514 Applications of Combustion - Fall 2006
Assignment #1; Due Thursday 9/21/06, 4:30 pm.
Scanned and emailed homework is greatly preferred (please email directly to the
grader, David Clayton (email@example.com)), but paper copy (delivered to my
mailbox just outside my office, OHE 430J) is acceptable if scanning is too
Part 1: paper review
Read any one of the research papers (not review papers, not textbooks) listed in the reference
section of lectures 1 – 3. Some suggested papers and a few others are listed below (along with
the reason I think they're important papers).
If you have another paper relevant to the subjects of
lectures 1 – 3 that you'd really like to read instead of one of my references because it relates to
your research or work, I'll consider it, but you'll have to get my approval in advance
that most of these papers are somewhat older, but this is partly intentional since these papers
have “stood the test of time” at least in my opinion. Papers written by me are off limits, because
you need to be free to criticize the paper, which you might not feel comfortable doing to my
papers (at least, if you know what’s good for you…)
The hyperlinked papers are ready for download. I have most of the others in paper form; please
see me to get said paper copy (Brownie points for scanning your selected paper for me.)
Spalding, D. B.,
Proc. Roy. Soc
A240, 83 (1957).
(Classical theory of flame
extinction by heat loss. The mathematical techniques are obsolete but the physical
insights are timeless.)
Proc. Roy. Soc
A283, 134 (1965).
(Shows S = 0.3
gd at the
upward flammability limit.)
Jarosinsky, J., Strehlow, R. A., Azarbarzin, A.,
19th Symp. (International) on
, Combustion Institute, Pittsburgh, 1982, p. 1549. (Demonstration of limit
mechanisms for upward and downward propagating flames in tubes.)
Giovangligli, V. and Smooke, M. D.,
Combust. Sci. Tech
. 87, 241 (1992). (Numerical
study of adiabatic flames showing S
as mixture is made very lean or
Krivulin, V. N., Kudryavtsev, E. A., Baratov, A. N., Badalyan, A. M., Babkin, V. S.,
Combust. Expl. Shock Waves
17, 37 (1981). (English translation of Russian article on
centrifuge experiments showing S
Kono, M., Kumagai, S., Sakai, T.,
16th Symp. (International) on Combustion
Combustion Institute, 1976, p. 757
. (Good experimental study of the effects of spark
duration on minimum ignition energy).
Combust. Sci. Tech.
43, 99 (1985). (Elegant theoretical paper on flame
Champion, M, Deshaies, B., Joulin, G. and Kinoshita, K.,
(Very good combined experimental/analytical study of the effects of Lewis
number on flame ignition.)
Bachmeier, F., Eberius, K. H., Just, T. (1973).
Combust. Sci. Technol.
7, 77 (early
characterization of prompt NO formation)
Puchkarev, V., Gundersen, M. (1997). "Energy efficient plasma processing of gaseous