Mathematical and Physical Simulation of the Cross-Flow Velocity Pulsation Effect on the Flame Structure during the Diffusion Mode of Methane Combustion

Authors: Arefyev K.Yu., Fedotova K.V., Krikunova A.I., Panov V.A. Published: 26.04.2020
Published in issue: #2(89)/2020  
DOI: 10.18698/1812-3368-2020-2-65-84

Category: Physics | Chapter: Thermal Physics and Theoretical Heat Engineering  
Keywords: flame structure, diffusion flame, methane combustion, cross-flow, acoustic impact, flamelet model, eddy dissipation concept model

The paper presents the results of calculation and experimental studies of the diffusion combustion of methane in the air cross-flow. We developed a mathematical model for describing a diffusion air-methane flame, the model being based on solving a system of averaged Navier --- Stokes equations in an unsteady setting. To calculate the combustion processes, we used the flamelet models and eddy dissipation concept (EDC) model. The mathematical model was supplemented by a detailed kinetic mechanism consisting of 325 elementary reactions involving 53 substances. Furthermore, we carried out calculations and comparative analysis of the flame characteristics using various turbulence models: k − ε, k − ω SST and Transition SST. The study introduces a diagram of the experimental setup for physical modeling of methane combustion in the air cross-flow, and presents the results of the calculation and experimental study of the cross-flow velocity pulsation effect on the flame structure, as well as the efficiency of methane combustion in the diffusion mode. We obtained data on temperature and concentration fields at pulsation frequencies of 0--100 Hz. Findings of research show that for the case under consideration, stable combustion occurs at pulsation frequencies of 0--90 Hz. The maximum observed flame lift-off is 3.2 times the diameter of the burner nozzle

This work was supported by the grant from the Russian Science Foundation (no. RSF 17-79-10503)


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