**Undergraduate Courses**

**VM235: Thermodynamics (2021 Summer; 2022 Summer; 2023 Summer)**

- Introduction and miscellaneous concepts and definitions
- Energy
- Pure substance behaviors
- Energy analysis of closed systems
- Mass and energy analysis of control volumes
- The second law of thermodynamics; The concept of entropy
- Main applications: in power and refrigeration systems
- Introduction of compressible flows, gas vapor mixture

**VM432: Combustion (2021 Fall; 2023 Fall)**

- Modeling of chemical reaction rates and reaction mechanisms
- Simplified models for chemical reactors with combined chemical and thermal analysis
- Development of the conservation equations for reacting, multispecies flow
- Propagation of laminar premixed combustion waves (detonations and deflagrations)
- Physical and chemical effects on laminar, premixed flames (e.g., flame speed and thickness)
- Structure of laminar diffusion flames and burning droplets
- Time and spatial scales in turbulent flames
- Structure and governing processes in turbulent flames

**Graduate Courses**

**VM523: Computational Fluid Dynamics (2022 Fall; 2023 Fall)**

- Introduction of CFD: Why learning CFD? What is CFD? The impact of CFD
- Governing equations: Derivation; Physical meaning of each term; Presentations of forms for CFD
- Mathematical behaviors of PDE: Classification of PDE; General behavior of PDE of different classifications
- Finite volume method for diffusion problems; Finite volume method for convection-diffusion problems
- Pressure-velocity coupling in steady flows; Solution of discretized equation
- Finite volume method for unsteady flows; Implementation of boundary conditions