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Numerical study of transient evolution of lifted jet flames: partially premixed flame propagation and influence of physical dimensions

Chen, Z and Ruan, S and Swaminathan, N (2016) Numerical study of transient evolution of lifted jet flames: partially premixed flame propagation and influence of physical dimensions. Combustion Theory and Modelling, 20. pp. 592-612.

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Abstract

© 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.Three-dimensional (3D) unsteady Reynolds-averaged Navier–Stokes simulations of a spark-ignited turbulent methane/air jet flame evolving from ignition to stabilisation are conducted for different jet velocities. A partially premixed combustion model is used involving a correlated joint probability density function and both premixed and non-premixed combustion mode contributions. The 3D simulation results for the temporal evolution of the flame's leading edge are compared with previous two-dimensional (2D) results and experimental data. The comparison shows that the final stabilised flame lift-off height is well predicted by both 2D and 3D computations. However, the transient evolution of the flame's leading edge computed from 3D simulation agrees reasonably well with experiment, whereas evident discrepancies were found in the previous 2D study. This difference suggests that the third physical dimension plays an important role during the flame transient evolution process. The flame brush's leading edge displacement speed resulting from reaction, normal and tangential diffusion processes are studied at different typical stages after ignition in order to understand the effect of the third physical dimension further. Substantial differences are found for the reaction and normal diffusion components between 2D and 3D simulations especially in the initial propagation stage. The evolution of reaction progress variable scalar gradients and its interaction with the flow and mixing field in the 3D physical space have an important effect on the flame's leading edge propagation.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div A > Energy
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:08
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2017 01:39
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