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Autoignition of turbulent hydrogen jet in a coflow of heated air

Patwardhan, Saurabh S and Lakshmisha, KN (2008) Autoignition of turbulent hydrogen jet in a coflow of heated air. In: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 33 (23). pp. 7265-7273.

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Autoignition of hydrogen, leading to flame development under turbulent flow conditions is numerically investigated including a detailed chemical mechanism. The chosen configuration consists of a turbulent jet of hydrogen diluted with nitrogen which is issued into a coflow of heated air. Numerical simulations are performed with the Conditional Moment Closure model, to capture the transient evolution of the flow. Turbulence closure is achieved using the kappa-epsilon model. Simulations revealed that the injected hydrogen mixes with coflowing air autoignites and a stable diffusion flame is established Sometimes flashback,., of the ignited mixture is observed, whereby the flame travels upstream and stabilizes. It is found that the constants assumed in various modeling terms can severely influence the degree of mixing. Hence, certain modifications to these constants are suggested, and improved predictions are obtained. The sensitivity of autoignition length to the coflow temperature is investigated. The predicted autoignition lengths show a reasonable agreement with the experimental data and LES results. (c) 2008 International Association for Hydrogen Energy

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Publisher: Elsevier
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to International Association for Hydrogen Energy.
Keywords: Combustion;Numerical simulation;Autoignition;Jet flame; Turbulence;Vehicular applications.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2009 06:12
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:25
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/18731

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