TeachersHASHIMOTO, KeizoStaffInfo
Grade, SemesterYear 1 1st semest [Master's program, Division of Integrated Science and Engineering]
CategorySpecial Subjects
Elective, CreditsElective 2credit
 Syllabus Number

Course Description

The theory of combustion based on thermodynamics and fluid dynamics is presented using a text book written in English. Calculations of both heat and adiabatic flame temperature using JANNAF database will be demonstrated. The goal of this course is to get the quantitative understanding of the combustion phenomenon.

Course Objectives

Combustion plays an important role in various engines such as jet engines, gas turbine, rocket engines and so on. The physical chemistry of the combustion phenomenon will be demonstrated systematically and be able to applied in practical case. Furthermore recent topics on combustion research will be discussed.

Grading Policy

Mid-term reports (50%) and final report(50%)

Textbook and Reference


W.C. StrahleGordon & Breach Science Publisher (1986) ISBN:2-88124-608-7


This course is related with Chemistry1, Chemistry2, Thermodynamics and Fluid mechanics in undergraduate course. Answer the questions in each chapter and solve them.


group discussion


1Introduction and review
2Chemical Thermodynamics 1; ideal gas
3Chemical Thermodynamics 2; heat of reaction
4Chemical Thermodynamics 3; heat of formation
5Chemical Thermodynamics 4; adiabtic flame temperature
6Chemical Thermodynamics 5; Gibb's free energy
7Chemical Thermodynamics 6; Equilibrium and equilibrium constant
8Discussion 1 :answer the problems in textbook
9Chemical Kinetics 1; reaction rate
10Chemical Kinetics 2; radical
11Chemical Kinetics 3; explosion
12Discussion 2 :answer the problems in textbook
13Pre-mixed flames 1; the Hugoniot
14Pre-mixed flames 2; detonation, deflagration
15Recent Topics and discussion 3