2 Classes (24 Units)2.28 (12), 2.29 (12)
2.28 Fundamentals and Applications of Combustion
Fundamentals and modeling of reacting gas dynamics and combustion using analytical and numerical methods. Conservation equations of reacting flows. Multi-species transport, chemical thermodynamics and chemical kinetics. Non-equilibrium flow. Detonation and reacting boundary layers. Ignition, flammability, and extinction. Premixed and diffusion flames. Combustion instabilities. Supersonic combustion. Turbulent combustion. Liquid and solid burning. Fire, safety, and environmental impact. Applications to power and propulsion.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.
2.29 Numerical Fluid Mechanics
Introduction to numerical methods and MATLAB: errors, condition numbers and roots of equations. Navier-Stokes. Direct and iterative methods for linear systems. Finite differences for elliptic, parabolic and hyperbolic equations. Fourier decomposition, error analysis and stability. High-order and compact finite-differences. Finite volume methods. Time marching methods. Navier-Stokes solvers. Grid generation. Finite volumes on complex geometries. Finite element methods. Spectral methods. Boundary element and panel methods. Turbulent flows. Boundary layers. Lagrangian Coherent Structures. Includes a final research project.
2.29 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by P. F. J. Lermusiaux.
Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 5-134.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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