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Interaction of a premixed flame with a liquid fuel film on a wall

Desoutter, G and Cuenot, B and Habchi, C and Poinsot, T (2015) Interaction of a premixed flame with a liquid fuel film on a wall. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 30. pp. 259-265. ISSN 1540-7489

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© 2004 The Combustion Institute. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. In piston engines and in gas turbines, the injection of liquid fuel often leads to the formation of a liquid film on the combustor wall. If a flame reaches this zone, undesired phenomena such as coking may occur and diminish the lifetime of the engine. Moreover, the effect of such an interaction on maximum wall heat fluxes, flame quenching, and pollutant formation is largely unknown. This paper presents a numerical study of the interaction of a premixed flame with a cold wall covered with a film of liquid fuel. Simulations show that the presence of the film leads to a very rich zone at the wall in which the flame cannot propagate. As a result, the flame wall distance remains larger with liquid fuel than it is for a dry wall, and maximum heat fluxes are smaller. The nature of the interaction of flame wall interaction with a liquid fuel is also different from the classical flame/dry wall interaction: it is controlled mainly by chemical mechanisms and not by the thermal quenching effect observed for flames interacting with dry walls: the existence of a very rich zone created above the liquid film is the main mechanism controlling quenching.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Div A > Energy
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 20:24
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2020 13:34
DOI: 10.1016/j.proci.2004.07.043