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Title: Multiscalar imaging in partially premixed jet flames with argon dilution

Abstract

Simultaneous imaging of depolarized and polarized Rayleigh scattering combined with OH-LIF and two-photon CO-LIF provides two-dimensional measurements of mixture fraction, temperature, scalar dissipation rate, and the forward reaction rate of the reaction CO+OH=CO{sub 2}+H in turbulent partially premixed flames. The concept of the three-scalar technique for determining the mixture fraction using CO-LIF with depolarized and polarized Rayleigh signals was previously demonstrated in a partially premixed CH{sub 4}/air jet flame [J.H. Frank, S.A. Kaiser, M.B. Long, Proc. Combust. Inst. 29 (2002) 2687-2694]. In the experiments presented here, we consider a similar jet flame with a fuel-stream mixture that is better suited for the diagnostic technique. The contrast between the depolarized and the polarized Rayleigh signals in the fuel and air streams is improved by partially premixing with an argon/oxygen mixture that has the same oxygen content as air. The substitution of argon, which has a zero depolarization ratio, for the nitrogen in air decreases the depolarized Rayleigh signal in the fuel stream and thereby increases the contrast between the depolarized and the polarized Rayleigh signals. We present a collection of instantaneous 2-D measurements and examine conditional means of temperature, scalar dissipation, and reaction rates for two downstream locations. The emphasis ismore » on the determination of the scalar dissipation rate from the mixture-fraction images. The axial and radial contributions to scalar dissipation are measured. The effects of noise on the scalar dissipation measurements are determined in a laminar flame, and a method for subtracting the noise contribution to the scalar dissipation rates is demonstrated.« less

Authors:
;  [1];  [2]
  1. Combustion Research Facility, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA 94551-0969 (United States)
  2. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520-8284 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20681467
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Combustion and Flame; Journal Volume: 143; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; FLAMES; JETS; CARBON MONOXIDE; HYDROXYL RADICALS; CARBON DIOXIDE; HYDROGEN; RAYLEIGH SCATTERING; COMBUSTION KINETICS; ARGON

Citation Formats

Frank, J.H., Kaiser, S.A., and Long, M.B. Multiscalar imaging in partially premixed jet flames with argon dilution. United States: N. p., 2005. Web. doi:10.1016/j.combustflame.2005.08.027.
Frank, J.H., Kaiser, S.A., & Long, M.B. Multiscalar imaging in partially premixed jet flames with argon dilution. United States. doi:10.1016/j.combustflame.2005.08.027.
Frank, J.H., Kaiser, S.A., and Long, M.B. Thu . "Multiscalar imaging in partially premixed jet flames with argon dilution". United States. doi:10.1016/j.combustflame.2005.08.027.
@article{osti_20681467,
title = {Multiscalar imaging in partially premixed jet flames with argon dilution},
author = {Frank, J.H. and Kaiser, S.A. and Long, M.B.},
abstractNote = {Simultaneous imaging of depolarized and polarized Rayleigh scattering combined with OH-LIF and two-photon CO-LIF provides two-dimensional measurements of mixture fraction, temperature, scalar dissipation rate, and the forward reaction rate of the reaction CO+OH=CO{sub 2}+H in turbulent partially premixed flames. The concept of the three-scalar technique for determining the mixture fraction using CO-LIF with depolarized and polarized Rayleigh signals was previously demonstrated in a partially premixed CH{sub 4}/air jet flame [J.H. Frank, S.A. Kaiser, M.B. Long, Proc. Combust. Inst. 29 (2002) 2687-2694]. In the experiments presented here, we consider a similar jet flame with a fuel-stream mixture that is better suited for the diagnostic technique. The contrast between the depolarized and the polarized Rayleigh signals in the fuel and air streams is improved by partially premixing with an argon/oxygen mixture that has the same oxygen content as air. The substitution of argon, which has a zero depolarization ratio, for the nitrogen in air decreases the depolarized Rayleigh signal in the fuel stream and thereby increases the contrast between the depolarized and the polarized Rayleigh signals. We present a collection of instantaneous 2-D measurements and examine conditional means of temperature, scalar dissipation, and reaction rates for two downstream locations. The emphasis is on the determination of the scalar dissipation rate from the mixture-fraction images. The axial and radial contributions to scalar dissipation are measured. The effects of noise on the scalar dissipation measurements are determined in a laminar flame, and a method for subtracting the noise contribution to the scalar dissipation rates is demonstrated.},
doi = {10.1016/j.combustflame.2005.08.027},
journal = {Combustion and Flame},
number = 4,
volume = 143,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 2005},
month = {Thu Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 2005}
}