Direct numerical simulation of two dimensional premixed turbulent flame propagation (the effects of preferential diffusion)

Hiroyuki Kido, Toshiaki Kitagawa, Kimitoshi Tanoue, Hideki Kido

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Recently, Kido et al. have revealed experimentally that the difference in the molecular diffusivity of fuel and oxygen has an influence on turbulence burning velocity of premixed mixture. In this study, direct numerical simulation of turbulent flame propagation of premixed mixture was carried out in two dimensional space. In order to clarify the influences of molecular diffusivity of fuel on turbulent flame, the diffusion coefficient of fuel was varied from smaller to larger than that of oxygen keeping the other mixture properties constant. In the case that the diffusion coefficient of fuel was different from that of oxygen, equivalence ratio of the mixture near flame front was varied locally according to the flame curvature. This variation of local equivalence ratio depended on the relative molecular diffusion speed of fuel and oxygen regardless of the initial equivalence ratio of the mixture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1216-1221
Number of pages6
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, B Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part B
Issue number620
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1998


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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