Combustion Chemistry

Course content

From a chemical point of view, students can describe the combustion process in an engine with components and sequence. They are able to understand theoretical and experimental methods to study the combustion chemistry and to explain the relationships between radial chain reactions as the basis for self-ignition. The students are able to apply scientific statements and methods on chemical combustion properties of new fuel components to concrete, practical problems concerning self-ignition and pollutant formation. Students gain an insight into the principles of different diagnostic methods of combustion and are able to understand and assess new developments with regard to technical, economic and environmental aspects. They are capable of professional communication with specialists in measurement and engine technology.

  • Fundamentals of Combustion Chemistry
  • Reaction Kinetics and Detailed Modeling
  • Auto-ignition Chemistry
  • Soot Chemistry
  • Potential Energy Surfaces
  • Laser Diagnostics and Spectroscopy

Course information

Code 2536045 + 2536046
Degree programme(s) Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, Sustainable Energy Technology
Lecturer(s) and contact person Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Ravi Fernandes
Type of course Lecture + exercise course
Semester Winter semester
Language of instruction English
Level of study Master
ECTS credits 5