Effect of electric fields on reattachment of lifted flame at low AC frequency

S. K. Ryu, Y. K. Kim, S. H. Chung

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The reattachment characteristics of propane lifted flames in laminar coflow jets influenced by AC electric fields have been investigated experimentally in low AC frequency range. The reattachment velocity and height have been measured by varying the applied AC voltage and frequency. The results showed that the reattachment of lifted flame occurred at relatively higher jet velocity with AC electric fields, comparing to that without having AC electric fields. The effect of AC electric fields became more effective at higher voltage and lower frequency in the AC frequency range large than 30 Hz. However, in the low frequency range below 30 Hz, the reattachment velocity decreased with decreasing frequency. Consequently, there existed a transition regime, for the frequency smaller than about 30 Hz. Also, when the AC voltage was applied to the fuel nozzle at very low frequency, the reattachment process exhibited an oscillatory behavior, synchronized with the applied AC frequency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication5th US Combustion Meeting 2007
PublisherCombustion Institute
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781604238112
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event5th US Combustion Meeting 2007 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Mar 25 2007Mar 28 2007

Publication series

Name5th US Combustion Meeting 2007


Other5th US Combustion Meeting 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Mechanical Engineering


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