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1. General information
Course:
COMBUSTION TECHNOLOGY
Code:
56369
Type:
ELECTIVE
ECTS credits:
6
Degree:
353 - UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROG. IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (CR)
Academic year:
2021-22
Center:
602 - E.T.S. INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING OF C. REAL
Group(s):
20 
Year:
4
Duration:
First quarter
Main language:
Spanish
Second language:
English
Use of additional languages:
English Friendly:
Y
Web site:
Bilingual:
N
Lecturer: ROSARIO BALLESTEROS YAÑEZ - Group(s): 20 
Building/Office
Department
Phone number
Email
Office hours
Politécnico/2-D15
MECÁNICA ADA. E ING. PROYECTOS
rosario.ballesteros@uclm.es

2. Pre-Requisites

The subject requires that students have certain prior knowledge to achieve the objectives of it. Between these previous acknowledgments highlight, mainly, those obtained by taking the subject of the third year of the Degree in Mechanical Engineering: THERMAL ENGINEERING. In addition to those related to the principles of thermodynamics and modes of heat transmission, both taught in the previous subject of Technical Thermodynamics. Students must also master aspects related to solving mathematical problems in engineering and basic concepts of fluid mechanics and general chemistry.

3. Justification in the curriculum, relation to other subjects and to the profession

This subject is part of the Mention in Energy Techniques of the Degree in Mechanical Engineering. The learning result that the student acquires by taking subjects from among the seven offered for this mention is specified in the knowledge and training necessary to understand and interpret the operation of energy facilities in general, as well as to manage, modify or design them. The value of this subject is related to the student's professional future. The vast majority of the mechanical and electrical energy consumed is obtained through thermo-mechanical type transformations, starting from the chemical energy contained in the fuels and using combustion, gasification and / or pyrolysis processes. This subject studies deeply different types of combustion processes (self-ignition, localized premixed combustion or diffusion, etc). This allows to understand the operation of different thermal machines, of undoubted practical application for the future graduate


4. Degree competences achieved in this course
Course competences
Code Description
A04 To be able to transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to a specialized audience.
A08 Appropriate level of oral and written communication.
A11 Ability to manage engineering project activities described in the previous competency.
F13
F14
F15
5. Objectives or Learning Outcomes
Course learning outcomes
Description
Deal with the design of an installation of combustible gases, including the aspects relating to storage containers, distribution networks and recipients
Understand biomass energy production systems
Calculate and design of heat exchangers, boilers and cooling towers
Identify the basic elements of an installation for the production of cold and/or heat, its function and working conditions
Additional outcomes
Description
6. Units / Contents
  • Unit 1: Introduction
    • Unit 1.1: Types of combustion
    • Unit 1.2: Combustion thermo-chemistry
    • Unit 1.3: Fuels
    • Unit 1.4: Ignition. Autoignition. Flammability limits
    • Unit 1.5: Premixture combustion
  • Unit 2: Types of combustion
    • Unit 2.1: Ignition. Autoignition. Flammability limits
    • Unit 2.2: Premixture combustion
    • Unit 2.3: Diffusive combustion
    • Unit 2.4: Pyrolysis and gasification
  • Unit 3: Applications
    • Unit 3.1: Homes
    • Unit 3.2: Burners
    • Unit 3.3: Boilers
    • Unit 3.4: Thermal ovens and dryers
  • Unit 4: Pollutant emissions
    • Unit 4.1: Pollution by combustion processes
7. Activities, Units/Modules and Methodology
Training Activity Methodology Related Competences ECTS Hours As Com Description
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Lectures 0.8 20 N N
Problem solving and/or case studies [ON-SITE] Combination of methods 0.8 20 N N
Class Attendance (practical) [ON-SITE] Combination of methods 0.4 10 Y Y
Other on-site activities [ON-SITE] Other Methodologies 0.08 2 N N
Project or Topic Presentations [ON-SITE] Group Work 0.24 6 Y N
Study and Exam Preparation [OFF-SITE] 3.6 90 N N
Final test [ON-SITE] Assessment tests 0.08 2 Y Y
Total: 6 150
Total credits of in-class work: 2.4 Total class time hours: 60
Total credits of out of class work: 3.6 Total hours of out of class work: 90

As: Assessable training activity
Com: Training activity of compulsory overcoming (It will be essential to overcome both continuous and non-continuous assessment).

8. Evaluation criteria and Grading System
Evaluation System Continuous assessment Non-continuous evaluation * Description
Practicum and practical activities reports assessment 20.00% 0.00% Three practical sessions of assistance and delivery of
mandatory memory. The delivery of the
same in time and form and the correct answer to
the questions asked. In addition, there will be a visit to a company in the energy sector.
Final test 50.00% 100.00% There will be a final test corresponding to the ordinary call. Said test will be composed of the following sections: · First part: evaluation of theoretical knowledge, including those taught in practices, and their correct assimilation. It will use test questions and / or short questions to develop. · Second part: application of knowledge and concepts to problem solving, with the help of a form and calculator. The qualification will take into account both the numerical result and the resolution procedure and the justification given. To pass the subject is necessary to have a total score (practices + test) equal to or greater than 5 points (out of 10).
Theoretical papers assessment 25.00% 0.00% Seminars will be proposed at the end of each topic that highlight the most important concepts of the same and that will serve to evaluate with the partial knowledge acquired by the student.
Assessment of active participation 5.00% 0.00% During each class (both theoretical and practical) will be proposed questions that will assess the attention and participation of the students.
Total: 100.00% 100.00%  
According to art. 6 of the UCLM Student Evaluation Regulations, it must be provided to students who cannot regularly attend face-to-face training activities the passing of the subject, having the right (art. 13.2) to be globally graded, in 2 annual calls per subject , an ordinary and an extraordinary one (evaluating 100% of the competences).

Evaluation criteria for the final exam:
  • Continuous assessment:
    First part: evaluation of theoretical knowledge, including those taught in practices, and their correct assimilation. It will use test questions and / or short questions to develop. · Second part: application of knowledge and concepts to problem solving, with the help of a form and calculator. The qualification will take into account both the numerical result and the resolution procedure and the justification.
  • Non-continuous evaluation:
    Evaluation criteria not defined

Specifications for the resit/retake exam:
The students who do not pass the final exam must recover it in the extraordinary call. This test will have the same characteristics as the final exam.
Specifications for the second resit / retake exam:
This test will have the same characteristics as the final exam.
9. Assignments, course calendar and important dates
Not related to the syllabus/contents
Hours hours

Unit 1 (de 4): Introduction
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 7
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Combination of methods] 10
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Combination of methods] 4
Project or Topic Presentations [PRESENCIAL][Group Work] 1
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][] 30
Final test [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] .5

Unit 2 (de 4): Types of combustion
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 7
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Combination of methods] 7
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Combination of methods] 4
Other on-site activities [PRESENCIAL][Other Methodologies] .5
Project or Topic Presentations [PRESENCIAL][Group Work] 1
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][] 30
Final test [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] .5

Unit 3 (de 4): Applications
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 5
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Combination of methods] 2
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Combination of methods] 1
Other on-site activities [PRESENCIAL][Other Methodologies] 1
Project or Topic Presentations [PRESENCIAL][Group Work] 2
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][] 20
Final test [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] .5

Unit 4 (de 4): Pollutant emissions
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 1
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Combination of methods] 1
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Combination of methods] 1
Other on-site activities [PRESENCIAL][Other Methodologies] .5
Project or Topic Presentations [PRESENCIAL][Group Work] 2
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][] 10
Final test [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] .5

Global activity
Activities hours
10. Bibliography and Sources
Author(s) Title Book/Journal Citv Publishing house ISBN Year Description Link Catálogo biblioteca
Calderas de vapor Asinel 1985  
DESANTES, J.M.; LAPUERTA, M Fundamentos de combustión Servicio de publicaciones UPV 1991  
ELVERS, B Handbook of Fuels Wiley-VCH 2008  
GLASSMAN, I Combustion Academic Press 2008  
González Olmedo, F. Transmisión de calor, combustibles, quemadores, ventiladores, hornos industriales Gráficas Salamanca 2000  
Griffiths, J.F.; Barnard, J.A. Flame and Combustion Blackie Academic and professional. 1995  
Liñan, A.; Williams, F.A. Fundamentals aspects of combustion Oxford Engineering Science Series 34 1993  
Lorenzo Becco, J.L. Los GLP Butano SA 1985  
Strahle, W. C. An introduction to combustion. Combustion Science and Technology Book Series, Volumen 1. Gordon and Breach Publishers. 1996  
Turns, S An introduction to combustion. Concepts and applications McGraw Hill 1997  
Warnatz, J.; Maas, U.; Dibble, R.W. Combustion Springer 2006  



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