RESEARCH PAPERS: Gas Turbines: Combustion and Fuels

The Prediction of Laminar Flame Speeds for Weak Mixtures

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D. Kretschmer, J. Odgers

Département de génie mécanique, Université Laval, Québec, QC, Canada G1K 7P4

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 119(3), 566-572 (Jul 01, 1997) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2817022 History: Received February 01, 1996; Online November 19, 2007


In a recent publication [3], the authors tentatively explored the prediction of propane flame speeds using the calculated burned gas temperature (Tb ) and the predicted flame extinction temperature (Ti ). A formula was developed that utilized these temperatures together with correction factors for inlet temperature and the oxygen/inert ratio. The present paper has extended this technique so that data from 20 different fuels have been examined over a range of conditions, which include significant variations of both inlet temperature and pressure. Limitations of the technique are discussed, as are possible related applications to other premixed systems such as laminar flames and well-stirred reactors.

Copyright © 1997 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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