Blowoff dynamics of lean premixed flames stabilized on a meso-scale bluff-body

Yu Jeong Kim, Bok Jik Lee, Hong G. Im

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Bluff-bodies have been used as effective flame holders for practical applications of premixed flames. While many studies about bluff-body stabilization have been done both experimentally and numerically, there is still the lack of understanding of blowoff mechanism. Direct numerical simulations are conducted to investigate dynamics of lean premixed hydrogen-air and syngas-air flames anchored on a meso-scale bluff-body flame holder. A two-dimensional square channel of 10 mm-by-10 mm with a square bluff-body of 0.5 mm is considered as a computational domain. The height of domain is chosen as an unconfined condition to minimize the effect of blockage ratio. Density ratio of the flame decreases by preheating to investigate hydrodynamic effects on flame dynamics in both hydrogen-air and syngas-air mixtures as ramping up the mean inflow velocity until blowoff occurs. Phenomenological descriptions of flame dynamics are presented, including the process of blowoff events. The objectives of this study are to understand blowoff mechanism and to investigate the hydrodynamic effects on the flame dynamics.
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 2020-12-31
Acknowledgements: This work was sponsored by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), and made use of the computing cluster provided by KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory (KSL).


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