chapter  9
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ADVANCES IN ANALYTICAL DESCRIPTION OF TURBULENT REACTING FLOWS

Turbulent combustion remains as a very diÆcult, and perhaps the most impor-

tant, problem in chemical propulsion [1, 2]. The challenges in establishing a

thorough understanding of this phenomenon have been well recognized [3]. De-

spite being the subject of widespread research, there are many physical issues

in enhancing our understanding of turbulent combustion that are yet to be re-

solved. These issues are not only associated with turbulence, but also include

other phenomena such as chemistry of combustion, multiphase transport, scalar

mixing, thermal radiation, compressibility, etc. [4]. All of these have been sub-

jects of research on their own merits; they are substantially more diÆcult when

considered in conjunction with turbulent transport.