Extinction of premixed flames by stretch and radiative loss

S. H. Sohrab, C. K. Law

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The extinction of laminar premixed flames by stretch and radiative loss is studied for the model problem of counterflow opposed-jet combustion by using the matched asymptotic expansion technique for the highly temperature sensitive processes of radiative heat loss and large-activation-energy reaction kinetics. Explicit expressions for the critical Damköhler number at extinction are derived and the influence of upstream vs downstream heat losses assessed. Results show that stretch exerts a much stronger influence than radiative loss on flame extinction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)291-300
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1984
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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