ESE2002 Fuels and CombustionBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs ENERGY SYSTEMS ENGINEERINGGeneral Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational QualificationsBologna Commission
Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
ESE2002 Fuels and Combustion Spring 2 0 2 4

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Must Course
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi İREM FIRTINA ERTİŞ
Course Objectives: By the end of this course, the students are expected to have learned the basic physical and chemical properties of solid, liquid and gaseous fuels. They are also expected to have understood the analyses of the chemical process calculations associated with combustion reactions; design fundamentals of combustion systems and the environmental impacts of combustion products.
To give basic understanding of design principles and considerations of combustion equipment, burners, and furnaces.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
I. Develop and understanding of the world’s need for fuel energy and related environmental issues
II. Classify different types of fuels
III. Recall basic combustion reactions
IV. Calculate the amount of energy released and by-products formed as a result of combustion reactions
V. Recognize the adverse effects of combustion reactions on the environment
VI. Define flame phenomena and Classify flames
VII. Calculate flame length
VIII.Compare laminar jet flames and turbulent jet flames
IX. Realize the combustion systems according to the fuel type

Course Content

Types of fuels, physical and chemical properties of fuels; chemical calculations regarding combustion processes; types of flames; flame length; combustion systems; combustion chamber design; environmental effects of combustion reactions; waste heat recovery; combustion processes in power plants

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Types of fuels; comparison of solid, liquid and gaseous fuels
2) Fuels, definition and classification of fuels, physical and chemical properties of solid fuels
3) Physical and chemical properties of fuels (Liquid Fuels)
4) Physical and chemical properties of fuels (Gas Fuels)
5) Calculation regarding the chemistry of combustion processes
6) Calculations regarding the chemistry of combustion processes (continued)
7) Equivalence ratio; calculation of combustion systems' volume, temperature and pressure
8) Midterm Exam
9) Types of flames, flame formation, calculation of flame length
10) Physical and chemical properties of flame types; flame types according to real-life applications
11) Combustion systems, parts and types of the combustion chamber according to the fuel types
12) Laminar Jet Flames, Turbulent Jet Flames
13) Environmental impacts of combustion products, carbon capture and storage
14) Preparation for the final exam


Course Notes / Textbooks: Ders notları dersten sorumlu öğretim elemanı tarafından sağlanacaktır.
References: 1. "An Introduction to Combustion”, Turns S.R., McGraw Hill, 2nd edition (2000)
2. “Combustion”, Glassman I., Yetter R.A., Academic Press-Elsevier, 4th edition (2008)

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Midterms 1 % 40
Final 1 % 60
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Workload
Course Hours 14 28
Study Hours Out of Class 16 80
Midterms 1 2
Final 1 2
Total Workload 112

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) Build up a body of knowledge in mathematics, science and Energy Systems Engineering subjects; use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve complex engineering problems. 4
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex Energy Systems Engineering problems; select and apply proper modeling and analysis methods for this purpose. 4
3) Ability to design complex Energy systems, processes, devices or products under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4) Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for solving complex problems in Energy Systems Engineering practice; employ information technologies effectively.
5) Ability to design and conduct numerical or pysical experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for investigating the complex problems specific to Energy Systems Engineering.
6) Ability to cooperate efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; and show self-reliance when working on Energy Systems-related problems
7) Ability to communicate effectively in English and Turkish (if he/she is a Turkish citizen), both orally and in writing. Write and understand reports, prepare design and production reports, deliver effective presentations, give and receive clear and understandable instructions.
8) Recognize the need for life-long learning; show ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continuously educate oneself. 4
9) Develop an awareness of professional and ethical responsibility, and behave accordingly. Be informed about the standards used in Energy Systems Engineering applications.
10) Learn about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; develop an awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.
11) Acquire knowledge about the effects of practices of Energys Systems Engineering on health, environment, security in universal and social scope, and the contemporary problems of Energys Systems engineering; is aware of the legal consequences of Energys Systems engineering solutions. 4