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Combustion Kinetics (Verbrennungskinetik)

Combusstion Kinetics
x-t diagram of the pressure in a shock tube

Die Veranstaltung wird im Wintersemester auf Englisch und im Sommersemester auf Deutsch gehalten. Eine deutsche Kursbeschreibung befindet sich auf der deutschen Version dieser Webseite.

Time and location

This course takes place every Wednesday from 12:00 to 14:00 in room H 3007 and on Thursdays from 14:00 to 16:00 in room C 264. Lectures and exercises alternate as in an integrated class.


  • Thermodynamics of combustion processes, chemical equilibrium
  • Fundamentals of reaction kinetics of homogenous gas reactions
  • Oxidation of hydrocarbons, detailed kinetic modeling
  • Auto ignition
  • Laminar premix flames
  • Kinetics of pollutant formation
  • Methods for analysis of combustion reaction mechanisms
  • Experimental methods in combustion kinetics: measurement of laminar burning velocity, measurement of ignition delay time in shock tubes and rapid compression machine



For course attendance basic knowledge in thermodynamics, heat-, momentum and mass transport and some combustion fundamentals is preferable. There are no compulsory prerequisites for the course examination registration.


M. Sc. Lisa Zander
Prof. Dr.-Ing. N. Djordjevic

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