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Scalar transport in diffusion flame wrapped up by an air and fuel side vortex

Mishra, Shantanu and Santhosh, R and Basu, Saptarshi (2013) Scalar transport in diffusion flame wrapped up by an air and fuel side vortex. In: INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS IN HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER, 47 . pp. 32-40.

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Abstract

The present work involves a computational study of soot (chosen as a scalar which is a primary pollutant source) formation and transport in a laminar acetylene diffusion flame perturbed by a convecting line vortex. The topology of soot contours resulting from flame vortex interactions has been investigated. More soot was produced when vortex was introduced from the air side in comparison to the fuel side. Also, the soot topography was spatially more diffuse in the case of air side vortex. The computational model was found to be in good agreement with the experimental work previously reported in the literature. The computational simulation enabled a study of various parameters like temperature, equivalence ratio and temperature gradient affecting the soot production and transport. Temperatures were found to be higher in the case of air side vortex in contrast to the fuel side one. In case of fuel side vortex, abundance of fuel in the vortex core resulted in fuel-rich combustion zone in the core and a more discrete soot topography. Besides, the overall soot production was observed to be low in the fuel side vortex. However, for the air side vortex, air abundance in the core resulted in higher temperatures and greater soot production. Probability density functions (PDFs) have been introduced to investigate the spatiotemporal variation of soot yield and transport and their dependence on temperature and acetylene concentration from statistical view point. In addition, the effect of flame curvature on soot production is also studied. The regions convex to fuel stream side witnessed thicker soot layer. All numerical simulations have been carried out on Fluent 6.3.26. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: copy right of this article belongs to Science Direct
Keywords: Soot transport; Flame-vortex interaction; Diffusion flame; Thermophoretic transport
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2013 14:53
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2013 14:53
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/47571

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