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Quantitative Temperature Measurement of High Pressure CH$_{4}$/O$_{2}$/N$_{2}$ Laminar Flames Using Laser Induced Thermal Grating Spectroscopy (LITGS)

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Hayakawa, A 
Lowe, S 
Takeuchi, K 
Yamagami, T 
Kudo, T 


Laser diagnostics for quantitative measurements of temperature are important in high pressure and high temperature environments. In this study, Laser Induced Thermal Grating Spectroscopy (LITGS) is employed for oxygen enriched CH4/O2/N2 laminar flames at elevated pressure. The wavelength of the pump beam was set for OH excitation. LITGS is a promising laser diagnostic for quantitative measurements of temperature at high pressure because the magnitude of LITGS signal increases with pressure due to higher quench rates and stronger density perturbations in more dense mixtures. As a result, LITGS signal can be successfully acquired at 0.5 MPa for various equivalence ratios. The derived temperature was close to the adiabatic flame temperatures for each condition and the maximum derived temperature was higher than 2600 K. Therefore, LITGS is also a promising diagnostic for quantitative temperature measurements in high temperature flames, such as rocket motors.



laser diagnostics, LITGS, temperature, quantitative measurement, high pressure

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Japanese Symposium on Combustion , November 23-25, Sendai, Japan

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54th Japanese Symposium on Combustion

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Combustion Society of Japan
This study was supported by the Collaborative Research Project of Institute of Fluid Science, Tohoku University. SL was supported by a DTA from EPSRC in the UK and grant EP/K02924X/1.