Course title
Combustion Engineering

SAITO Hiroyasu
Course description
In this lecture, the fundamentals of the combustion phenomena are discussed.
Note) This lecture will be conducted in the so-called flipped classroom style. Students are required to watch the video materials online in advance and prepare for each class. Exercises will be conducted during the class time.
Purpose of class
Combustion is an important method for obtaining energy of heat or power in our life. Combustion is a complex phenomenon including heat and mass transfer, fluid dynamics, and chemical reactions. In recent years, it has become possible to predict combustion phenomena by numerical simulation. However, there still remain lots of problems to solve. The purpose of the class is to understand the fundamentals of the combustion phenomena.
Goals and objectives

Goals and objectives Course Outcomes
1. Learn about the fuel used for combustion.
2. Learn about the structure and characteristics of the flame formed in the combustion field.
3. Learn about the chemical reactions undergoing in flames.
4. Learn the mathematical formulas that describe the events contained in the combustion field.
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Midterm examination Final Examination Total.
1. 10% 10% 20%
2. 10% 15% 25%
3. 15% 10% 25%
4. 15% 15% 30%
Total. 50% 50% -
Class schedule
  1. Introduction / fuels
  2. Thermodynamics of combustion (1)
  3. Thermodynamics of combustion (2)
  4. Chemical kinetics (1)
  5. Chemical kinetics (2)
  6. Transport equations and properties
  7. Midterm examination
    Test and commentary
  8. Ignition phenomena
  9. Premixed flames
  10. Non‐premixed flames (diffusion flame)
  11. Droplet evaporation and combustion
  12. Emissions
  13. Hydrogen explosions
  14. Final examination
    Test and commentary
Goals and objectives (Other Courses)
A:Fundamental Mechanical Engineering B:Advanced Mechanical Engineering C:Environment and Materials Engineering D:Chemistry and Biotechnology E:Electrical Engineering and Robotics G:Advanced Electronic Engineering F:Information and Communications Engineering L:Computer Science and Engineering H:Urban Infrastructure and Environment
Evaluation method and criteria
Evaluation method and criteria HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
Midterm examination (50%) and final examination (50%).
60 points or higher is acceptable. This is the level where you can think of standard combustion issues.
Review the contents of thermodynamics and fluid dynamics. 180分
- - 180分
Feedback on exams, assignments, etc.
ways of feedback specific contents about "Other"
Feedback in the class
Textbooks and reference materials
S. McAllister et al., Fundamentals of Combustion Process (Springer), etc.
Review the contents of thermodynamics and fluid dynamics.
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • If you have any questions, please email me at any time.
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
Active-learning course
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
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