EP8001 - Combustion Physics


New from the academic year 2022/2023

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 100/100 1 hours E

Course content

The course is taught every second year; spring 2023, then next time spring 2025. Thermodynamical basis, chemical kinetics, transport phenomena, fundamental equations and models for transport of species and heat. Premixed and non-premixed flames. Turbulence and turbulent flames. Extinction and ignition. Formation of various desired or undesired chemical species (chemical products or pollutants) in chemical reactions. Combustion models for turbulent combustion. Individually designed special issues.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The student gets insight into chemical kinetics, chemical mechanisms laminar and turbulent flames the interaction between turbulence and chemical reaction; how this can be expressed mathematically turbulence theory and modeling flame regimes, small and large scales (time, length) different combustion models; theoretical basis, underlying assumptions and usage Skills: The student should be able to -understand the relations between flow and combustion. -do simplified and detailed calculations for combustion. -select models (turbulence, combustion, chemistry) for use with computational fluid dynamics (CFD). -further work on special cases of combustion in the doctoral work. -understand and work on a wide spectrum of combustion cases. -transfer knowledge between different kinds of combustion cases. General competence: The student should have an understanding for -that fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer and chemistry is generic knowledge. -how to use the theory to solve new problems. -how combustion works and how it can be changed, e.g., to reduce pollution and increase energy utilization.

Learning methods and activities

Guided self study, colloquia. Excersises. To pass the course a score of at least 70 percent is required.

Required previous knowledge

The course requires knowledge that corresponds to TEP4125 Thermodynamics 2 and good knowledge of fluid dynamics and/or heat and mass transfer.

Course materials

Curriculum can be designed partly individually for each student.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
EP8101 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
DIO1002 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
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Version: 1
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2023

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Energy and Process Engineering
  • Combustion
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Energy and Process Engineering


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Oral examination 100/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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