Velocity and scalar fields of turbulent premixed flames in stagnation flow

P. Cho, C. K. Law, R. K. Cheng, I. G. Shepherd

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Detailed experimental measurements of the scalar and velocity statistics of premixed methane/air flames stabilized by a stagnation plate are reported. Conditioned and unconditioned velocity of two components and the reaction progress variable are measured by using a two-component laser Doppler velocimetry technique and Mie scattering technique, respectively. Experimental conditions cover equivalence ratios of 0.9 and 1.0, incidence turbulence intensities of 0.3 to 0.45 m/s, and global stretch rates of 100 to 150 sec-1. The experimental results are analyzed in the context of the Bray-Moss-Libby flamelet model of these flames. The results indicate that there is no turbulence production within the turbulent flame brush and the second and third order turbulent transport terms are reduced to functions of the difference between the conditioned mean velocity. The result of normalization of these relative veleocities by the respective velocity increase across laminar flame suggests that the mean unconditioned velocity profiles are self-similar.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)739-745
Number of pages7
JournalSymposium (International) on Combustion
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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