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Stochastic multiple mapping conditioning for a piloted, turbulent jet diffusion flame

Vogiatzaki, K., Kronenburg, A., Navarro-Martinez, S. & Jones, W. P. (2011). Stochastic multiple mapping conditioning for a piloted, turbulent jet diffusion flame. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 33(1), pp. 1523-1531. doi: 10.1016/j.proci.2010.06.126


A stochastic implementation of the multiple mapping conditioning (MMC) approach has been applied to a turbulent jet diffusion flame (Sandia Flame D). This implementation combines the advantages of the basic concepts of a mapping closure methodology with a probability density approach. A single reference variable has been chosen. Its evolution is described by a Markov process and then mapped to the mixture fraction space. Scalar micro-mixing is modelled by a modified “interaction by exchange with the mean” (IEM) mixing model where the particles mix with their -in reference space- conditionally averaged means. The formulation of the closure leads to localness of mixing in mixture fraction space and consequently improved localness in composition space. Results for mixture fraction and reactive species are in good agreement with the experimental data. The MMC methodology allows for the introduction of an additional “minor dissipation time scale” that controls the fluctuations around the conditional mean. A sensitivity analysis based on the conditional temperature fluctuations as a function of this time scale does not endorse earlier estimates for its modelling, but only relatively large dissipation time scales of the order of the integral turbulence time scale yield acceptable levels of conditional fluctuations that agree with experiments. With the choice of a suitable dissipation time scale, MMC-IEM thus provides a simple mixing model that is capable of capturing extinction phenomena, and it gives improved predictions over conventional PDF predictions using simple IEM mixing models.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Proceedings of the Combustion Institute. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Proceedings of the Combustion Institute Volume 33, Issue 1, 2011, Pages 1523–1531,
Publisher Keywords: Turbulent diffusion flame; Modelling; Scalar mixing; Multiple mapping conditioning
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering
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