Multiple mapping conditioning of turbulent jet diffusion flames

Vogiatzaki, K., Kronenburg, A., Cleary, M. J. & Kent, J. H. (2009). Multiple mapping conditioning of turbulent jet diffusion flames. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 32(2), pp. 1679-1685. doi: 10.1016/j.proci.2008.06.164

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Abstract

The multiple mapping conditioning (MMC) approach is applied to two non-piloted CH4/H2/N2CH4/H2/N2 turbulent jet diffusion flames with Reynolds numbers of Re = 15,200 and 22,800. The work presented here examines primarily the suitability of MMC to simulate CH4/H2CH4/H2 flames with varying Re numbers. The equations are solved in a prescribed Gaussian reference space with only one stochastic reference variable emulating the fluctuations of mixture fraction. The mixture fraction is considered as the only major species on which the remaining minor species are conditioned. Fluctuations around the conditional means are ignored. It is shown that the statistics of the mapped reference field are an accurate model for the statistics of the physical field for both flames. A transformation of the Gaussian reference space introduced in previous work on MMC is used to express the MMC model in the same form as CMC. The most important advantage of this transformation is that the conditionally averaged scalar dissipation term is in a closed form. The corresponding temperature and reactive species predictions are generally in good agreement with experimental data. The application to real laboratory flames and the assessment of the new conditional scalar dissipation model for the closure of the singly conditioned CMC equation is the major novelty of this paper. The results are therefore primarily examined with respect to changes of the conditionally averaged quantities in mixture fraction space.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2009 Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Uncontrolled Keywords: Turbulent diffusion flame; Modelling; Scalar mixing; Multiple mapping conditioning
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: School of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/13366

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