Turbulent Combustion: Theory And Modelling

By Prof. Ashoke De   |   IIT Kanpur
Learners enrolled: 297
Combustion is still the world's dominant energy conversion technology. The fundamental knowledge of combustion is expected to improve the design of the industrial combustion systems by enhancing the flame stability, improving the combustion efficiency, and reduction in pollutant formation. In this course, an integrated understanding of theoretical, and numerical aspects of combustion especially in the field of unsteady turbulent combustion would be covered. The discussion would continue on basic techniques and recent progress in the fields of turbulent combustion while establishing important connections with the underlying combustion basics.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Aerospace, Automobile, Chemical and Power Generation and Defense Industries. 
PREREQUISITES:          Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Basic Combustion, Basic turbulence
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Product Design
  • Computational Thermo Fluids
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 24 Jan 2022
End Date : 15 Apr 2022
Enrollment Ends : 07 Feb 2022
Exam Date : 23 Apr 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1:   Introduction + Basics of Combustion
Week 2:   Thermo-chemistry
Week 3:   Thermo-chemistry, Combustion chemistry
Week 4:   Heat & Mass Transfer, Coupling of chemical kinetics & Thermodynamics
Week 5:   Laminar Premixed flame
Week 6:   Laminar Non-premixed flame
Week 7:   Turbulence + Turbulence modeling
Week 8:   Turbulent premixed flames
Week 9:   Turbulent premixed flames (contd.)
Week 10: Turbulent non-premixed flames
Week 11: Turbulent non-premixed flames (contd.)
Week 12: Combustion in two-phase flows

Books and references

1. Tennekes, H. and Lumley. J.L., A first course in Turbulence, MIT Press. 
2. Pope, S., Turbulent Flows, Cambridge University Press, 2009 
3. Turns, Stephen, An introduction to combustion, McGrawHill, 2000. 
4. Peters, N., Turbulent Combustion, Cambridge University Press, 2000. 
5. Warnatz, J., Mass, U., Dibble, R.W., Combustion: Physical and Chemical Fundamentals, Modeling and Simulation, Experiments, Pollutant Formation, Springer, 4th Edition, 2006. 
6. Kuo, Kenneth, Principles of Combustion, John Wiley and Sons, Inc, 2nd Edition, 2005. 
7. Poinsot, T., Veynante, D., Theoretical and Numerical Combustion, Edwards, 2012. 
8. Law, C. K., Combustion Physics, Cambridge University Press, 2006. 

Instructor bio

Prof. Ashoke De

IIT Kanpur
Dr. Ashoke De is currently working as Associate Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. He leads large scale initiatives in the modeling of turbulent reacting and non-reacting flows at IIT Kanpur. So far, he has authored more than 130 peer reviewed articles in journals and conferences. His primary research focus is the emerging field of computational mechanics with particular interest in combustion and turbulent flows.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 23 April 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kanpur .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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