New lecture "Aerospace Combustion" in this winter semester

In this winter semester 2023/24 a new lecture "Aerospace Combustion" is starting. Here, basics of combustion as well insights in the numerical simulation of combustion will be provided.

Combustion will remain a necessary energy conversion mechanism in aerospace for the foreseeable future. Air breathing and rocket engines play a central role in the propulsion systems of aerial and space vehicles. These mobility applications are pivotal for multiple key strategic and economic activities. The course "Aerospace Combustion" provides basic and advanced insights on the combustion technologies relevant for modern aerospace applications. The lecture begins with foundational concepts on combustion phenomena discussing basic aspects on deflagration, detonation waves and laminar flame theory. This knowledge is used as a base to later introduce advanced concepts on turbulent combustion and detailed technical applications. Combustion models and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) numerical methods are discussed as well to provide an insight on commonly used tools in the industry. In addition, design aspects of injectors and combustion devices are introduced as well.

The following topics are covered:

  • Laminar flame theory
  • Deflagration and detonation waves
  • Premixed and diffusion flames
  • Turbulent combustion
  • Air breathing engines
  • Solid and Hybrid rocket motors
  • Liquid rocket engines
  • Combustion chamber and injector design
  • Combustion instabilities
  • Turbulent flows theory
  • Applied CFD to combustion applications
  • Spray combustion
Lecture: Tuesday, 4 pm - 5.30 pm Uhr (Prof. Dr- Ing Oskar Haidn)
Exercise: Tuesday, 5.45 pm - 6.45 pm (M.Sc Daniel Martinez-Sanchis & Dipl.-Ing. Andrej Sternin)
Language: Englisch
Location: 0608M, Otto-Lilienthal Hörsaal
Next date: 31. Oktober 2023


The registration of  "Aerospace Combustion" can be found here.