Combustion: the technology that brings humanity closer to the stars
The James Webb Telescope has been launched to space using an Ariane 5 rocket. The telescope that promises a leap in our understanding of the universe weighs 6.5 metric tons and is be located at the Lagrange L2 point, 1.5 million km from Earth. How do we deliver something so big so far? We burn hundreds of thousands of kilograms of hydrogen and oxygen.
Combustion is one of the oldest technologies of mankind. The use of fire probably began before the advent of Homo Sapiens, and it is still the main source of energy today. We use combustion for heating, generating electricity, propelling vehicles on land, sea, air and space, and more. The widespread use of combustion has created many opportunities but has also led to many problems.
In this seminar we’ll review the basic principles of combustion and its selected uses will be offered - from heating homes to space flights. Modern challenges of the field will be discussed. A speculation regarding the future of combustion will be presented. No demonstrations are expected due to safety regulations.
About the presenter: Victor is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, ORT Braude College of Engineering. He holds a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering and specializes in rocket propulsion, combustion and fluid mechanics.
תאריך עדכון אחרון : 15/05/2022