Measurements of hydrocarbon flame speed enhancement in high-Q microwave cavity

S. H. Zaidi, E. Stockman, X. Qin, Z. Zhao, S. Macheret, Yiguang Ju, R. B. Miles, D. J. Sullivan, J. F. Kline

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Abstract

In this work we demonstrate that a small amount of microwave power below its breakdown threshold can be locally absorbed into a flame combustion zone. The absorbed microwave power can significantly change the flame speed of both laminar and turbulent flames. PIV technique was employed to measure the laminar flame speed. It was found that microwave assisted flame speed enhancement was greatly dependent on Q of the microwave cavity. Due to the unsteady nature of interaction, microwave assisted flame speed measurements were difficult to make, however, preliminary observations of the flame luminosity indicated that there was energy addition occurring without microwave breakdown and the flame speed was increased.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCollection of Technical Papers - 44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.
Pages14792-14806
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)1563478072, 9781563478079
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Event44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting 2006 - Reno, NV, United States
Duration: Jan 9 2006Jan 12 2006

Publication series

NameCollection of Technical Papers - 44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
Volume20

Other

Other44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting 2006
CountryUnited States
CityReno, NV
Period1/9/061/12/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Aerospace Engineering

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