Impact of flame-wall interaction on premixed flame dynamics and transfer function characteristics

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/598563
Title:
Impact of flame-wall interaction on premixed flame dynamics and transfer function characteristics
Authors:
Kedia, K.S.; Altay, H.M.; Ghoniem, A.F.
Abstract:
In this paper, we numerically investigate the response of a perforated-plate stabilized laminar methane-air premixed flame to imposed inlet velocity perturbations. A flame model using detailed chemical kinetics mechanism is applied and heat exchange between the burner plate and the gas mixture is incorporated. Linear transfer functions, for low mean inlet velocity oscillations, are analyzed for different equivalence ratio, mean inlet velocity, plate thermal conductivity and distance between adjacent holes. The oscillations of the heat exchange rate at the top of the burner surface plays a critical role in driving the growth of the perturbations over a wide range of conditions, including resonance. The flame response to the perturbations at its base takes the form of consumption speed oscillations in this region. Flame stand-off distance increases/decreases when the flame-wall interaction strengthens/weakens, impacting the overall dynamics of the heat release. The convective lag between the perturbations and the flame base response govern the phase of heat release rate oscillations. There is an additional convective lag between the perturbations at the flame base and the flame tip which has a weaker impact on the heat release rate oscillations. At higher frequencies, the flame-wall interaction is weaker and the heat release oscillations are driven by the flame area oscillations. The response of the flame to higher amplitude oscillations are used to gain further insight into the mechanisms. © 2010 Published by Elsevier Inc. on behalf of The Combustion Institute. All rights reserved.
Citation:
Kedia KS, Altay HM, Ghoniem AF (2011) Impact of flame-wall interaction on premixed flame dynamics and transfer function characteristics. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 33: 1113–1120. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proci.2010.06.132.
Publisher:
Elsevier BV
Journal:
Proceedings of the Combustion Institute
KAUST Grant Number:
KUS- I1-010-01
Issue Date:
2011
DOI:
10.1016/j.proci.2010.06.132
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1540-7489
Sponsors:
This work was supported by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Award No. KUS- I1-010-01 and Research and Technology Center, Robert Bosch LLC, Palo Alto, CA.
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dc.contributor.authorKedia, K.S.en
dc.contributor.authorAltay, H.M.en
dc.contributor.authorGhoniem, A.F.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-25T13:32:13Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-25T13:32:13Zen
dc.date.issued2011en
dc.identifier.citationKedia KS, Altay HM, Ghoniem AF (2011) Impact of flame-wall interaction on premixed flame dynamics and transfer function characteristics. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 33: 1113–1120. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proci.2010.06.132.en
dc.identifier.issn1540-7489en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.proci.2010.06.132en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/598563en
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, we numerically investigate the response of a perforated-plate stabilized laminar methane-air premixed flame to imposed inlet velocity perturbations. A flame model using detailed chemical kinetics mechanism is applied and heat exchange between the burner plate and the gas mixture is incorporated. Linear transfer functions, for low mean inlet velocity oscillations, are analyzed for different equivalence ratio, mean inlet velocity, plate thermal conductivity and distance between adjacent holes. The oscillations of the heat exchange rate at the top of the burner surface plays a critical role in driving the growth of the perturbations over a wide range of conditions, including resonance. The flame response to the perturbations at its base takes the form of consumption speed oscillations in this region. Flame stand-off distance increases/decreases when the flame-wall interaction strengthens/weakens, impacting the overall dynamics of the heat release. The convective lag between the perturbations and the flame base response govern the phase of heat release rate oscillations. There is an additional convective lag between the perturbations at the flame base and the flame tip which has a weaker impact on the heat release rate oscillations. At higher frequencies, the flame-wall interaction is weaker and the heat release oscillations are driven by the flame area oscillations. The response of the flame to higher amplitude oscillations are used to gain further insight into the mechanisms. © 2010 Published by Elsevier Inc. on behalf of The Combustion Institute. All rights reserved.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Award No. KUS- I1-010-01 and Research and Technology Center, Robert Bosch LLC, Palo Alto, CA.en
dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.subjectDetailed chemistryen
dc.subjectFlame-wall interactionen
dc.subjectLaminaren
dc.subjectPremixeden
dc.subjectTransfer functionen
dc.titleImpact of flame-wall interaction on premixed flame dynamics and transfer function characteristicsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalProceedings of the Combustion Instituteen
dc.contributor.institutionMassachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, United Statesen
dc.contributor.institutionBOSCH Termoteknik San. Ve Tic. A.S., Manisa, Turkeyen
kaust.grant.numberKUS- I1-010-01en
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