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Simultaneous visualization of OH, CH, CH2O and toluene PLIF in a methane jet flame with varying degrees of turbulence

Sjöholm, Johan LU ; Rosell, Joakim LU ; Li, Bo LU ; Richter, Mattias LU ; Li, Zhongshan LU ; Bai, Xue-Song LU and Aldén, Marcus LU (2013) In Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 34. p.1475-1482
Abstract
This paper presents simultaneous, single shot planar laser-induced fluorescence (PLIF) imaging of four species: OH, CH, CH2O (formaldehyde) and toluene (C6H5CH3) in methane/air jet flames. The jet flames were stabilized by a flat pilot flame generated using a McKenna type burner. Both flames were operated with a stoichiometric premixed methane/air mixture at room temperature and atmospheric pressure. Several flames, with varying jet flow speeds, were investigated, spanning from laminar (10 m/s jet exit velocity) up to highly turbulent flame conditions, with high Karlovitz numbers, (150 m/s jet exit velocity). Measuring the four species presented above provides detailed information on jet flame structures including the transition from fuel... (More)
This paper presents simultaneous, single shot planar laser-induced fluorescence (PLIF) imaging of four species: OH, CH, CH2O (formaldehyde) and toluene (C6H5CH3) in methane/air jet flames. The jet flames were stabilized by a flat pilot flame generated using a McKenna type burner. Both flames were operated with a stoichiometric premixed methane/air mixture at room temperature and atmospheric pressure. Several flames, with varying jet flow speeds, were investigated, spanning from laminar (10 m/s jet exit velocity) up to highly turbulent flame conditions, with high Karlovitz numbers, (150 m/s jet exit velocity). Measuring the four species presented above provides detailed information on jet flame structures including the transition from fuel (indicated by the fuel tracer toluene) via the preheat zone (indicated by CH2O) and the inner layer of the flame front (indicated by CH) to the oxidation layer and the postflame zone (both indicated by OH). Furthermore, the simultaneously recorded PLIF images enable the study of correlations between these key species. Especially, overlapping regions between the species in the flames is of interest. The result indicates that turbulence in the present jet flames affects primarily the mixing in the preheat zone and the wrinkling of the reaction layers. It does however not significantly affect the inner flame front structures, represented by the CH radicals, as the thickness of the CH layer remains fairly constant under the investigated flame conditions. (C) 2012 The Combustion Institute. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. (Less)
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PLIF, Jet flame, Simultaneous, Reaction zones, Turbulence-combustion, interaction
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10.1016/j.proci.2012.05.037
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  abstract     = {This paper presents simultaneous, single shot planar laser-induced fluorescence (PLIF) imaging of four species: OH, CH, CH2O (formaldehyde) and toluene (C6H5CH3) in methane/air jet flames. The jet flames were stabilized by a flat pilot flame generated using a McKenna type burner. Both flames were operated with a stoichiometric premixed methane/air mixture at room temperature and atmospheric pressure. Several flames, with varying jet flow speeds, were investigated, spanning from laminar (10 m/s jet exit velocity) up to highly turbulent flame conditions, with high Karlovitz numbers, (150 m/s jet exit velocity). Measuring the four species presented above provides detailed information on jet flame structures including the transition from fuel (indicated by the fuel tracer toluene) via the preheat zone (indicated by CH2O) and the inner layer of the flame front (indicated by CH) to the oxidation layer and the postflame zone (both indicated by OH). Furthermore, the simultaneously recorded PLIF images enable the study of correlations between these key species. Especially, overlapping regions between the species in the flames is of interest. The result indicates that turbulence in the present jet flames affects primarily the mixing in the preheat zone and the wrinkling of the reaction layers. It does however not significantly affect the inner flame front structures, represented by the CH radicals, as the thickness of the CH layer remains fairly constant under the investigated flame conditions. (C) 2012 The Combustion Institute. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.},
  author       = {Sjöholm, Johan and Rosell, Joakim and Li, Bo and Richter, Mattias and Li, Zhongshan and Bai, Xue-Song and Aldén, Marcus},
  issn         = {1540-7489},
  keyword      = {PLIF,Jet flame,Simultaneous,Reaction zones,Turbulence-combustion,interaction},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {1475--1482},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Proceedings of the Combustion Institute},
  title        = {Simultaneous visualization of OH, CH, CH2O and toluene PLIF in a methane jet flame with varying degrees of turbulence},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proci.2012.05.037},
  volume       = {34},
  year         = {2013},
}