A flame index for the lagrangian probability density function method

Zhen Lu, Zhuyin Ren, Hong G. Im

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To separate the nonpremixed and premixed modes in partially premixed flame simulations with the transported PDF method, a flame index is proposed based on the subgrid mixing rate between Lagrangian particles. The mixing rate on local equivalence ratio and progress variable is compared to measure the combustion mode. With a renormalized progress variable, the proposed flame index is 0 for equilibrium solution of the nonpremixed flame, and 1 for the premixed flame with homogeneous cold flow. The index is validated on a series of constructed turbulent combustion subgrid particles and the partially stirred reactors with different mixing models. Tests demonstrate that the flame index for PDF method works well for nonpremixed flames with variant scalar dissipation rate. Furthermore, the index shows a consistent trend at different parameters. Results also confirms that the localness of the EMST model make it predict the physical process well.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2017
PublisherCombustion Institute
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2021-04-21
Acknowledgements: This research work was sponsored by King Abdul-lah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). The simulations utilized the computing resources at KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory.


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