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Dynamical behaviour of a premixed turbulent open V-flame

  • Author(s): Rhee, CW
  • Talbot, L
  • Sethian, JA
  • et al.

The level-set approach of Osher & Sethian to tracking interfaces is successfully adapted to the simulation of a premixed turbulent open V-flame including the effects of exothermicity and baroclinicity. In accord with experimental observations this algorithm, along with a flame anchoring scheme, predicts flame cusping for a case in which a strong vortex pair interacts with the flame front. The computed velocity and scalar statistics obtained for the turbulent V-flame compare reasonably well with experimental results by Cheng & Shepherd, and demonstrate the importance of flame-generated vorticity in the determination of flame dynamics and product velocity characteristics. © 1995, Cambridge University Press. All rights reserved.

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