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Title: Turbulent opposed-jet flames: A critical benchmark experiment for combustion LES

Abstract

Turbulent opposed-jet configurations have gained attention as a challenging test case to validate the mixing and combustion models used in the simulation of turbulent combustion. In general, validation requires comprehensive experimental information on flow and scalar fields, and the emergence of combustion large-eddy simulation (CLES) necessitated more advanced diagnostics. These laser-optical techniques allow measurements not only of single-point statistics but of structural information of the flame, such as correlations, gradients, and structure functions. This paper presents thorough experimental and numerical investigations of one isothermal and two reacting turbulent opposed jets with fuel jets consisting of partially premixed methane. Its focus is on one configuration at and one configuration close to the highest possible Reynolds numbers where flames could be stabilized. The experimental data presented comprise information on axial velocity, main species concentrations, temperature, mixture fraction, scalar dissipation rate, joint probability density functions, and structure functions. These quantities are compared to results of highly resolved CLES to show the configuration's suitability as a critical benchmark for state-of-the art combustion LES.

Authors:
; ;  [1];  [2]
  1. FG Energie- und Kraftwerkstechnik, TU Darmstadt, 64287 Darmstadt (Germany)
  2. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London, SW7 2AZ London (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20681468
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; 03 NATURAL GAS; BENCHMARKS; FLAMES; TURBULENCE; JETS; COMBUSTION KINETICS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; METHANE; COMBUSTION PRODUCTS

Citation Formats

Geyer, D., Dreizler, A., Janicka, J., and Kempf, A. Turbulent opposed-jet flames: A critical benchmark experiment for combustion LES. United States: N. p., 2005. Web. doi:10.1016/j.combustflame.2005.08.032.
Geyer, D., Dreizler, A., Janicka, J., & Kempf, A. Turbulent opposed-jet flames: A critical benchmark experiment for combustion LES. United States. doi:10.1016/j.combustflame.2005.08.032.
Geyer, D., Dreizler, A., Janicka, J., and Kempf, A. Thu . "Turbulent opposed-jet flames: A critical benchmark experiment for combustion LES". United States. doi:10.1016/j.combustflame.2005.08.032.
@article{osti_20681468,
title = {Turbulent opposed-jet flames: A critical benchmark experiment for combustion LES},
author = {Geyer, D. and Dreizler, A. and Janicka, J. and Kempf, A.},
abstractNote = {Turbulent opposed-jet configurations have gained attention as a challenging test case to validate the mixing and combustion models used in the simulation of turbulent combustion. In general, validation requires comprehensive experimental information on flow and scalar fields, and the emergence of combustion large-eddy simulation (CLES) necessitated more advanced diagnostics. These laser-optical techniques allow measurements not only of single-point statistics but of structural information of the flame, such as correlations, gradients, and structure functions. This paper presents thorough experimental and numerical investigations of one isothermal and two reacting turbulent opposed jets with fuel jets consisting of partially premixed methane. Its focus is on one configuration at and one configuration close to the highest possible Reynolds numbers where flames could be stabilized. The experimental data presented comprise information on axial velocity, main species concentrations, temperature, mixture fraction, scalar dissipation rate, joint probability density functions, and structure functions. These quantities are compared to results of highly resolved CLES to show the configuration's suitability as a critical benchmark for state-of-the art combustion LES.},
doi = {10.1016/j.combustflame.2005.08.032},
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}
}