Combustion pp 205-210 | Cite as

Combustion of Liquid and Solid Fuels

  • Jürgen Warnatz
  • Ulrich Maas
  • Robert W. Dibble


Until now, this book has focused on combustion between fuel and oxidizer in the gas phase. However, in many practical combustion processes the fuel starts as a liquid, or as a solid, which is then burnt by a gaseous oxidizer. Examples of the combustion of liquids include that in jet aircraft engines, Diesel engines, and oil fired furnaces. Examples of combustion of solids include that of coal, wood (in forest and building fires), plastics, and trash.


Volatile Compound Diesel Engine Solid Fuel Droplet Diameter Ignition Delay Time 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jürgen Warnatz
    • 1
  • Ulrich Maas
    • 2
  • Robert W. Dibble
    • 3
  1. 1.Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Wissenschaftliches RechnenUniversität HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum für InformationstechnikBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Dept. of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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