Combustion pp 33-48 | Cite as

Thermodynamics of Combustion Processes

  • Jürgen Warnatz
  • Ulrich Maas
  • Robert W. Dibble


In Chapter 3, the example of a flat one-dimensional flame was used to show that several ingredients are needed for the solution of the conservation equations. One of these ingredients is the thermodynamic properties of each species, i. e., enthalpy H, entropy S, and heat capacities c p of each species as a function of temperature and pressure. In this chapter it will be shown how H and S are generated and used. For example, one can predict the final temperature of a flame and the species composition at this final temperature using thermodynamics.


Heat Transfer Heat Capacity Internal Energy Combustion Process Standard Enthalpy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jürgen Warnatz
    • 1
  • Ulrich Maas
    • 2
  • Robert W. Dibble
    • 3
  1. 1.Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Wissenschaftliches RechnenUniversität HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Institut für Technische VerbrennungUniversität StuttgartStuttgartGermany
  3. 3.Dept. of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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