The Effects of Non-Unity Lewis Numbers on Turbulent Premixed Flame Interactions in a Twin V-flame Configuration
Kingsbury, Nicholas Geoffrey
Combustion Science and Technology
Taylor & Francis
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Dunstan, T., Swaminathan, N., Bray, K., & Kingsbury, N. G. (2013). The Effects of Non-Unity Lewis Numbers on Turbulent Premixed Flame Interactions in a Twin V-flame Configuration. Combustion Science and Technology, 185 874-897. https://doi.org/10.1080/00102202.2013.763801
The influence of Lewis number on turbulent premixed flame interactions is investigated using Automatic Feature Extraction (AFE) applied to high-resolution flame simulation data. Premixed turbulent twin V-flames under identical turbulence conditions are simulated at global Lewis numbers of 0.4, 0.8, 1.0 and 1.2. Information on the position, frequency and magnitude of the interactions is compared, and the sensitivity of the results to sample interval is discussed. It is found that both the frequency and magnitude of normal type interactions increases with decreasing Lewis number. Counter-normal type interactions become more likely as the Lewis number increases. The variation in both the frequency and the magnitude of the interactions is found to be caused by large-scale changes in flame wrinkling resulting from differences in the thermo-diffusive stability of the flames. During flame interactions thermo-diffusive effects are found to be insignificant due to the separation of time scales.
flame stretch, flame surface density, data registration, turbulent flame modelling
EPSRC funding through grant number EP/F028741/1, and funding from Rolls-Royce is acknowledged.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00102202.2013.763801
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/246750