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Nonlinear dynamical behaviour of intrinsic thermal-diffusive oscillations of laminar flames with varying premixedness
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Bhatt، نويسنده , , David S. and Chakravarthy، نويسنده , , S.R.، نويسنده ,
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روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2012
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This study focuses on the thermal-diffusive oscillations of the full spectrum of co-flow laminar flames—from premixed to non-premixed through partially premixed flames for Lewis numbers sufficiently greater than unity. A premixedness parameter is identified using the analytical solution to the mixing field downstream of a splitter plate. Different premixedness levels ranging from zero (fully non-premixed) to unity (fully premixed) are then used as Dirichlet data for inlet concentrations of the reactants to the flame. The initial value problem is numerically solved by adopting a thermo-diffusive model and single-step finite rate chemical reaction and using higher-order compact schemes. A thumb-shaped region in the Damköhler number – premixedness parameter space is identified as corresponding to limit cycle oscillations of the flame. This fills the gap between what is reported for the pulsating instability of non-premixed edge flames recently and fully premixed flames earlier. The thumb-shaped region enlarges with increase in the Lewis number in the range of 1.5–1.7, with marked increase in the oscillatory amplitude of the total heat release. A subcritical Hopf bifurcation is seen to occur at the boundary of this region in the above parametric space. The mechanism of oscillations is studied: hysteresis is found between the upstream and downstream propagation of the flame due to the thermal-diffusive imbalance. The oscillations are plotted in the phase space of the domain-integrated mass and heat diffusive fluxes of and to the reactants. The area of the limit cycle peaks at a particular Damköhler number and premixedness parameter and drops to zero on both sides in this parametric space.
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Laminar flames , Premixedness , Partially premixed flames , Thermal-diffusive instability
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Combustion and Flame
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