Although many books have been written on computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and many written on combustion, most contain very limited coverage of the combination of CFD and industrial combustion. Furthermore, most of these books are written at an advanced academic level, emphasize theory over practice, and provide little help to engineers who need to use CFD for combustion modeling.
Computational Fluid Dynamics in Industrial Combustion fills this gap in the literature. Focusing on topics of interest to the practicing engineer, it codifies the many relevant books, papers, and reports written on this combined subject into a single, coherent reference. It looks at each topic from a somewhat narrow perspective to see how that topic affects modeling in industrial combustion. The editor and his team of expert authors address these topics within three main sections:
Modeling Techniques-The basics of CFD modeling in combustion
Industrial Applications-Specific applications of CFD in the steel, aluminum, glass, gas turbine, and petrochemical industries
Advanced Techniques-Subjects rarely addressed in other texts, including design optimization, simulation, and visualization
Rapid increases in computing power and significant advances in commercial CFD codes have led to a tremendous increase in the application of CFD to industrial combustion. Thorough and clearly representing the techniques and issues confronted in industry, Computational Fluid Dynamics in Industrial Combustion will help bring you quickly up to date on current methods and gain the ability to set up and solve the various types of problems you will encounter.
Table of Contents
COMBUSTION MODELING, Charles E. Baukall, Jr.
Role of Modeling
Future of Modeling
UNSTRUCTURED MESH METHODS FOR COMBUSTION PROBLEMS, Jayathi Y. Murthy and Sanjay Mathur
Discretization of a Scalar Transport Equation
Solution Methodology for Combustion Problems
Examples and Validations
PCGC-3, Scott Hill
LOCAL INTEGRAL MOMENT METHOD, Werner Dahm. and Gretar Tryggvason
MODELING COFLOW DIFFUSION FLAMES WITH LOCAL MESH REFINEMENT, Mitchell D. Smooke
Local Mesh Refinement
CFD IN BURNER DEVELOPMENT, Vladimir Y. Gershtein, and Charles E. Baukal, Jr
Overview of Burners
Conventional Burner Development Process
CFD as a Tool for Burner Development and Optimization
MODELING IMPINGING FLAME JETS, Charles E. Baukal, Jr.
Impinging Flame Jet Geometries
CFD Modeling of Impinging Flames
Recommendations for Further Research
COMBUSTION MODELING IN ROTARY KILNS, Bakhtier Farouk and A.A. Kwesi Boaten
CFD MODELING FOR THE STEEL INDUSTRY, Xianming Li and David Moyeda
Introduction and Unique Modeling Challenges
Basic Oxygen Furnace
Electric Arc Furnace
Continuous Reheat Furnaces
Batch Reheat and Other Furnaces
ALUMINUM INDUSTRY, Vladimir Y. Gershtein and Charles E. Baukal, Jr.
Aluminum Industry Processes
Challenges in Modeling Aluminum Processes
Examples of CFD Models for Aluminum Industry
CFD MODELING FOR THE GLASS INDUSTRY, Bryan C. Hoke, Jr.
Combustion Space Modeling
Glass Bath Modeling
Coupled Combustion Space and Glass Models
Modeling Forehearth and Auxiliary Furnaces
BOILERS, Woodrow A. Fiveland
GAS TURBINES, Cornel Mueller
PETROCHEMICAL, Michael Henneke. and Rajesh Rawat,
DESIGN OPTIMIZATION, Richard W. Johnson and Mark D. Landon
The Philosophy of Optimization
Optimization Search Algorithms
Design Optimization Using CFD with Combustion
VIRTUAL REALITY SIMULATION, Lori Freitag.
Survey of Virtual Reality Technologies
Visualization of CFD Data
Open Issues and Related Technologies
"This handbook is a professionally written, extensive source of information relevant to the field of fluid mechanics. …very useful to government, industry, and university researchers to plan future research tasks in analytical, computational, and experimental methods and applications."
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