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Network structure of turbulent premixed flames

Singh, Jasmeet and Vishwanath, Rahul Belur and Chaudhuri, Swetaprovo and Sujith, R I (2017) Network structure of turbulent premixed flames. In: CHAOS, 27 (4).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4980135


In this paper, a generalized description of the complex topology of turbulent premixed flames stabilized in a model gas turbine combustor is obtained using network analysis. Networks are created using the visibility algorithm applied to points on the flame edge obtained from Hydroxyl radical (OH)-Planar Laser Induced Fluorescence images of turbulent premixed flames. The network structure thus obtained showed the emergence of a few massively connected nodes which were found to represent the folded regions of the flame front. These nodes, which are called the hubs of the network, are vital for determining the overall structure of the flame front. Degree distribution of the formulated networks is used to characterize the flame-turbulence interaction inherent in the system. Turbulent flame front networks were found to be rigid enough to be unaffected by random perturbations but highly vulnerable towards coordinated removal of hubs or folds. These findings could serve as the first network-analytic approach to characterize turbulenceflame interaction dynamics with the use of a flourishing network theory, which enhances ongoing works based on vortex dynamics, hydrodynamic stability, and thermo-acoustic instability. Published by AIP Publishing.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: CHAOS
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the AMER INST PHYSICS, 1305 WALT WHITMAN RD, STE 300, MELVILLE, NY 11747-4501 USA
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 20 May 2017 05:30
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2018 11:44
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/56902

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