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Chapter 1 Introduction and Perspectives Derek Dunn-Rankin, Matt M. Miyasato, and Trinh K. Pham 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Brief historical perspective 1.3 Defining lean combustion 1.4 Regulatory drivers for lean combustion technology development 1.5 Lean combustion applications and technologies 1.6 Brief highlights of the chapters Chapter 2 Fundamentals of Lean Combustion Derek Bradley 2.1 Combustion and engine performance 2.2 Burning in flames 2.3 Autoignitive burning 2.4 Recirculation of heat from burning and burned gas 2.5 Flame stabilization 2.6 Conclusions Chapter 3 Highly Preheated Lean Combustion A. Cavaliere, M. de Joannon and R. Ragucci 3.1 Introduction 3.2 MILD combustion 3.3 Simple processes in MILD combustion 3.4 Processes and applications of MILD combustion in gas turbines 3.5 Conclusion Chapter 4 Lean-Burn Spark-Ignited Internal Combustion Engines Robert Evans 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Performance of the ideal internal combustion engine 4.3 Engine combustion and emissions 4.4 Extending the lean limit of operation 4.5 Summary Chapter 5 Lean Combustion in Gas Turbines Vince McDonell 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Rationale for lean combustion in gas turbines 5.3 Lean gas turbine combustion strategies: status and needs 5.4 Summary Chapter 6 Lean Premixed Burners Robert Cheng and Howard Levinsky 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Pri


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About the author

Derek Dunn-Rankin

Derek Dunn-Rankin is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author/editor of the first edition of Lean Combustion. His current research activities include a study of the electrical aspects of microgravity combustion; an effort to develop techniques to measure the size of airborne droplets and particles in dense sprays; and developments in methane hydrate combustion. Dr. Dunn-Rankin also is studying combustion control, combustion at very high pressures, and water-laden fuel combustion. He acted as the co-editor for the Academic Press Combustion Treatise Series from 1997-2002, and is an Associate Editor for the journals Combustion Science and Technology and International Journal of Aeronautical and Space Sciences. He is also an International Executive Board Member and Treasurer of the Combustion Institute, and he has been the UCI Student Chapter Advisor of the Society of Automotive Engineers since 1989

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Irvine, USA