This introduction reviews why combustion and radiation are important, as well as the technical challenges posed by radiation. Emphasis is on interactions among turbulence, chemistry and radiation (turbulence-chemistry-radiation interactions TCRI) in Reynolds-averaged and large-eddy simulations. Subsequent chapters cover: chemically reacting turbulent flows; radiation properties, Reynolds transport equation (RTE) solution methods, and TCRI; radiation effects in laminar flames; TCRI in turbulent flames; and high-pressure combustion systems. This Brief presents integrated approach that includes radiation at the outset, rather than as an afterthought. It stands as the most recent developments in physical modeling, numerical algorithms, and applications collected in one monograph.
Presents the most recent developments in spectral radiation properties and RTE solution methods
Emphasizes the importance of accounting for TCRI in Reynolds-averaged and large-eddy simulations
Highlights aspects specific to the high-pressure combustion systems that characterize most practical combustion systems (versus atmospheric-pressure laboratory flames)