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Three-dimensional topology of turbulent premixed flame interaction

Griffiths, RAC and Chen, JH and Kolla, H and Cant, RS and Kollmann, W (2015) Three-dimensional topology of turbulent premixed flame interaction. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 35. pp. 1341-1348. ISSN 1540-7489

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© 2014 The Combustion Institute. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. The topology of turbulent premixed flames is analysed using data from Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS), with emphasis on the statistical geometry of flame-flame interaction. A general method for obtaining the critical points of line, surface and volume fields is outlined, and the method is applied to isosurfaces of reaction progress variable in a DNS configuration involving a pair of freely-propagating hydrogen-air flames in a field of intense shear-generated turbulence. A complete set of possible flame-interaction topologies is derived using the eigenvalues of the scalar Hessian, and the topologies are parametrised using a pair of shape factors. The frequency of occurrence of each type of topology is evaluated from the DNS dataset for two different Damköhler numbers. Different types of flame-interaction topology are found to be favoured in various regions of the turbulent flame, and the physical significance of each interaction is discussed.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Div A > Energy
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Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:41
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