Prof. Tim Lieuwen Authors Textbook Titled "Unsteady Combustor Physics"
AE Professor Tim Lieuwen has authored a textbook entitled "Unsteady Combustor Physics." This comprehensive study is unique in that it treats this subject in a systematic manner.
About the Book
While clean, sustainable energy systems are a preeminent issue of our time, most projections indicate that combustion-based energy conversion systems will continue to be the predominant approach for the majority of our energy usage. Unsteady combustor issues pose the key challenges associated with the development of clean, high-efficiency combustion systems such as those used for power generation, heating, or propulsion applications. This book is about unsteady combusting flows, emphasizing the system dynamics that occur at the intersection of the combustion, fluid mechanics, and acoustic disciplines - in essence, combustor physics. It is written for individuals interested in fluids and combustion and is organized to synthesize these fields into a coherent understanding of the intrinsically unsteady processes in combustors.
About the Author
Tim Lieuwen is a professor in the School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech. Dr. Lieuwen has edited two books, written seven book chapters and more than 200 papers and holds three patents. Dr. Lieuwen previously chaired the combustion technical committee of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and previously served for five years on the AIAA air breathing propulsion technical committee. He has served on a variety of major panels and committees through the National Research Council, the Department of Energy, NASA, the General Accounting Office and the Department of Defense. Dr. Lieuwen is interim editor-in-chief of the AIAA Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics series and has served as an associate editor of the Journal of Propulsion and Power, Combustion Science and Technology and the Proceedings of the Combustion Institute. He is a Fellow of the ASME and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the AIAA Lawrence Sperry Award, the ASME Westinghouse Silver Medal, ASME best paper awards, Sigma Xi Young Faculty Award and the NSF CAREER award.