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Flame surface statistics of constant-pressure turbulent expanding premixed flames

Saha, Abhishek and Chaudhuri, Swetaprovo and Law, Chung K (2014) Flame surface statistics of constant-pressure turbulent expanding premixed flames. In: PHYSICS OF FLUIDS, 26 (4).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4871021

Abstract

In this paper we investigate the local flame surface statistics of constant-pressure turbulent expanding flames. First the statistics of local length ratio is experimentally determined from high-speed planar Mie scattering images of spherically expanding flames, with the length ratio on the measurement plane, at predefined equiangular sectors, defined as the ratio of the actual flame length to the length of a circular-arc of radius equal to the average radius of the flame. Assuming isotropic distribution of such flame segments we then convolute suitable forms of the length-ratio probability distribution functions (pdfs) to arrive at the corresponding area-ratio pdfs. It is found that both the length ratio and area ratio pdfs are near log-normally distributed and shows self-similar behavior with increasing radius. Near log-normality and rather intermittent behavior of the flame-length ratio suggests similarity with dissipation rate quantities which stimulates multifractal analysis. (C) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC.

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Additional Information: copyright for this article belongs to AMER INST PHYSICS, CIRCULATION & FULFILLMENT DIV, 2 HUNTINGTON QUADRANGLE, STE 1 N O 1, MELVILLE, NY 11747-4501 USA
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering (Formerly, Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2014 07:29
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2014 07:29
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/49322

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