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Laser Diagnostics for Combustion Temperature and Species (Combustion Science & Technology) [Paperback]

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Laser approaches to combustion diagnostics are of considerable interest due to their remote, non-intrusive and in-situ character, unlimited temperature capability, and potential for simultaneous temporal and spatial resolution. This book aims to make these powerful and important new tools in combustion research understandable. Focuses on spectroscopically-based, spatially-precise, laser techniques for temperature and chemical composition measurements in reacting and non-reacting flows. Following introductory chapters on basic spectroscopy, laser physics, experimental methods and practical considerations, treats each of the major techniques in some detail, replete with measurement examples and references. Concludes with a treatment of field methods which employs the various techniques to perform measurements simultaneously over a two-dimensional slice of the medium being probed.

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Studio: CRC Press
Pages   632
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.5" Width: 6" Height: 9"
Weight:   1.8 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 10, 1996
Publisher   CRC
ISBN  9056995324  
ISBN13  9789056995324  

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Bible on Laser Diagnostics for Graduate and Undergraduate Students   Aug 22, 2005
I consider this book as Bible for graduate and undergraduate students just starting out a project on Laser Diagnostics in Combustion. This book provides a very comprehensive and in-depth review on most of the common laser-based diagnostics techniques. Even though lot of improvements and new findings on the common laser-diagnostics methods are made since the book is published, this doesn't change the fact that one needs to understand the basics before appreciating the improvements. It is true that this book doesn't provide a very thorough review on Polarization Spectroscopy or Degenerate Four-Wave Mixing, but if you look around and see what people are applying in most of the applications relevant to the design and characterization of combustors you will find that the diagnostic techniques covered in this book are in the forefront of applications.
If you are reading this then you know this is a good book  Jul 20, 2005
Chances are, you have searched for this book because of the numerous times its been referenced and the numerous times its been recommended to you by others. It is inarguably the definitive book on laser diagnostics for combustion. Of course, that doesnt really say much because how many books are there on such a topic? Nevertheless, it is an excellent book to give one an understanding of all the diagnostics that are available to the combustion scientist. It goes into all the gory math and physics of the techniques, but that is to be expected since all the diagnostics rely heavily on their modern physics backgrounds. Sometimes it can be extremely overwhelming to someone just wishing to use the diagnostic and not develop them, so it is not a practical book in that regard. However, when it comes time to understanding why a particular technique works the way it does, then the book serves well. Unfortunately, this book will make most sense to someone with a strong (and I mean a masters in modern physics) background in physics and most users of the book probably dont have that. One does wish that a similar book existed which outlined the techniques as used in practice. But alas, Eckbreth's is the only one out there and hence has all the details. It is not a standalone book, you must still sufficiently read other journal papers on the individual techniques. But it is not a neanderthal book and will remain to be referenced by many in those very journal papers even after other books on the topic have been written.
Outdated (neanderthal) and burdensome  Jan 2, 2003
The book appears to have been written by an individual who has not practiced in the field in more that 20 years. The material is hopelessly outdated - neanderthal is a word that comes to mind. The style is also somewhat overbearing and cumbersome. I would not recommend this book to anyone, anywhere. They would be better served by reading well written, current papers on the subject.
Book for all needs  Mar 16, 2001
I find this book to be filled with excellent explanations of fundamentals and practical information. It has been a great reference book during graduate school and beyond. I have been able to apply its content not only in the area of flame diagnostics but other investigations as well.

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