Major Research Topics in Combustion

  • M. Y. Hussaini
  • A. Kumar
  • R. G. Voigt

Part of the ICASE/NASA LaRC Series book series (ICASE/NASA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Supersonic Combustion Status and Issues

    1. H. Lee Beach Jr
      Pages 1-15
  3. Discussion on Supersonic Combustion

    1. A. Kumar, M. Y. Hussaini
      Pages 16-20
  4. Flame Structure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. B. Rogg
      Pages 70-97
    3. A. Kapila, M. Matalon
      Pages 98-99
  5. Flame Stability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. J. Buckmaster
      Pages 103-130
    3. A. K. Kapila
      Pages 162-178
    4. Moshe Matalon
      Pages 179-196
    5. A. Kapila, M. Matalon
      Pages 197-198
  6. Flame Holding/Extinction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. I. G. Shepherd, J. R. Hertzberg, L. Talbot
      Pages 253-270
  7. Chemical Kinetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Richard A. Yetter, Frederick L. Dryer, David M. Golden
      Pages 309-338
  8. Turbulence/Kinetic Interaction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 357-357
    2. W. Kollmann, J.-Y. Chen
      Pages 359-402
  9. Transition to Detonation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 437-437
    2. Joseph E. Shepherd, John H. S. Lee
      Pages 439-487
    3. D. J. Singh, A. Kumar
      Pages 525-528
  10. Reacting Free Shear Layers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 529-529
    2. J. Swithenbank, B. C. R. Ewan, S. B. Chin, L. Shao, Y. Wu
      Pages 531-584
    3. J. P. Drummond
      Pages 648-650

About this book


The Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineer­ ing (ICASE) and NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) brought together on October 2-4, 1989 experts in the various areas of com­ bustion with a view to expose them to some combustion problems of technological interest to LaRC and possibly foster interaction with the academic community in these research areas. The top­ ics chosen for this purpose were flame structure, flame stability, flame holding/extinction, chemical kinetics, turbulence-kinetics in­ teraction, transition to detonation, and reacting free shear layers. The lead paper set the stage by discussing the status and issues of supersonic combustion relevant to scramjet engine. Then the ex­ perts were called upon i) to review the current status of knowledge in the aforementioned ;:I. reas, ii) to focus on how this knowledge can be extended and applied to high-speed combustion, and iii) to suggest future directions of research in these areas. Each topic was then dealt with in a position paper followed by formal discussion papers and a general discussion involving the participants. The position papers discussed the state-of-the-art with an emphasis on key issues that needed to be resolved in the near future. The discussion papers crit­ ically examined these issues and filled in any lacunae therein. The edited versions of the general discussions in the form of questions from the audience and answers from the speakers are included wher­ ever possible to give the reader the flavor of the lively interactions that took place.


Layer calculus combustion fuel instability kinetics knowledge layers mixing modeling stability turbulence

Editors and affiliations

  • M. Y. Hussaini
    • 1
  • A. Kumar
    • 1
  • R. G. Voigt
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering (ICASE)NASA Langley Research CenterHamptonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7708-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-2884-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0939-2483
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