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Title: Reaction and diffusion in turbulent combustion. Progress report

Abstract

The primary objective of the research is to use Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS) to study turbulent non-premixed combustion. In DNS, the fluid mechanical and thermochemical conservation equations are solved by an accurate numerical method, without any averaging or turbulence modeling. In principle, then, DNS could be used to study a turbulent diffusion flame, for example. In practice, however, computational limitations severely restrict the flows that can be simulated. For non-reacting flows, DNS is restricted to simple geometries and moderate Reynolds number. For reacting flows there are severe restrictions on the thermochemistry. Our approach is to use DNS to study very simple turbulent reactive flows, that contain qualitatively the same phenomena real flames. Based on the insights and information gained, statistical models will be developed and tested. These models are then applicable to the turbulent flames of practical importance.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10117797
Report Number(s):
DOE/ER/14128-1
ON: DE92006684
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-90ER14128
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 2 Oct 1991
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; COMBUSTION; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; PROGRESS REPORT; FLAMES; CHEMICAL REACTION KINETICS; TURBULENT FLOW; THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESSES; NUMERICAL SOLUTION; ALGORITHMS; REYNOLDS NUMBER; 400800; 990200; COMBUSTION, PYROLYSIS, AND HIGH-TEMPERATURE CHEMISTRY; MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTERS

Citation Formats

Pope, S B. Reaction and diffusion in turbulent combustion. Progress report. United States: N. p., 1991. Web. doi:10.2172/10117797.
Pope, S B. Reaction and diffusion in turbulent combustion. Progress report. United States. doi:10.2172/10117797.
Pope, S B. Wed . "Reaction and diffusion in turbulent combustion. Progress report". United States. doi:10.2172/10117797. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10117797.
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