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Numerical simulation of low Mach number reacting flows

  • Author(s): Bell, John B.
  • Aspden, Andrew J.
  • Day, Marcus S.
  • Lijewski, Michael J.
  • et al.

Using examples from active research areas in combustion and astrophysics, we demonstrate a computationally efficient numerical approach for simulating multiscale low Mach number reacting flows. The method enables simulations that incorporate an unprecedented range of temporal and spatial scales, while at the same time, allows an extremely high degree of reaction fidelity. Sample applications demonstrate the efficiency of the approach with respect to a traditional time-explicit integration method, and the utility of the methodology for studying the interaction of turbulence with terrestrial and astrophysical flame structures.

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