Flame stretch measurements in a premixed, lean methane-air, V-flame interacting with a Kármán vortex street have been made using a particle image velocimeter. The flame curvature and strain rate along the flame have been measured over the range of -2.0-1.0 mm-1 and -175-175 s-1, respectively, which corresponds to a range of flame stretch from -475-200 s-1. Results indicate that the curvature and strain rate are statistically independent. Flame stretch statistics based on individual flames are also considered since each flame represents a particular phase within the regular and periodic interaction cycle studied. These results indicate that for a particular flame the average stretch rate becomes independent of the average flame strain rate. A comparison among PIV measurements, OH planar laser-induced fluorescence (OH-PLIF) measurements, and numerical simulation reveals similar flame stretch statistics. Qualitative measurements concerning flame shape and the relative location of vortices within the reactant flow are also discussed.
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- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Fuel Technology
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Physics and Astronomy(all)