An Experimental Study on the Flame Characteristics of the Air/$\small{C_3}$$\small{H_8}$ Premixed Flame Using Large Axial Mean Velocity Variation

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An Experimental Study on the Flame Characteristics of the Air/$\small{C_3}$$\small{H_8}$ Premixed Flame Using Large Axial Mean Velocity Variation
Kim, Nam-Il; Lee, Eun-Do; Sin, Hyeon-Dong;

Abstract
Many previous researches on the premixed flame in a tube have treated the unsteady flame behaviors in which the shape, position and intensity of the flame varied, but more detail and fundamental research has been necessary. The flame stabilization condition in a tube, a unique steady state, and the unsteady behaviors, using the stabilization condition as an initial condition, were carried out in recent years. In this paper, propane-air premixed flame was stabilized in a tube and the flame behavior was observed when the mean velocity variation was imposed into the opposite direction of the initial mean velocity. The velocity variation is larger than the burning velocity and longer than the reaction time scale. During the period of the velocity variation flame is not extinguished. But after the period of the mean velocity variation the flame could be re-stabilized or be extinguished depending on the experimental conditions: equivalence ratio, period of velocity variation and magnitude of velocity variation. The extinction mechanisms were classified into the two cases, one is caused by the flame stretch in the shear layer near the wall, and the other is caused by the vortices and vortexes, which are generted by the acoustic waves.
Keywords
Premixed Flame;Flame Propagation in a Tube;Stretch;Velocity Variation;Extinction Boundary Layer;
Language
Korean
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