Premixed flame response to unsteady strain-rate and curvature [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 1996.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
- Physical Description:
- 25 pages : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Sandia National Laboratories, United States. Department of Energy, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- The interaction of a premixed stoichiometric methane-air flame with a counter-rotating vortex-pair is studied using a skeletal C₁ chemical description of the reaction process. The focus is on the modification to flame structure and dynamics due to unsteady strain-rate and curvature. The detailed description of flame structure and dynamics in response to unsteady flow is necessary to establish relevant extinction criteria in unsteady multi-dimensional flow, which, based on recent experimental evidence, may be significantly different from those of steady one-dimensional counterflow stagnation flames. Present results suggest that the increasing unsteady tangential strain-rate causes modification of flame structure that leads to reduced reaction rates of key chain-branching reactions which are active on the products side of the flame. This causes a reduction in the concentrations of active radicals, such as H, OH, and O, which are necessary for the breakdown of hydrocarbons on the reactants side of the flame.
- Report Numbers:
- E 1.99:sand--96-8514c
E 1.99: conf-960772--11
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- Published through SciTech Connect.
26. international symposium on combustion, Naples (Italy), 28 Jul - 2 Aug 1996.
Wyckoff, P.S.; Najm, H.N.
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