Flame temperature predictions and comparison with experiment in high flow rate, fuel-rich acetylene/oxygen flames

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Abstract

Chemical models using complex gas-phase chemistry in one-dimensional flows have predicted some acetylene/oxygen flame temperatures which exceed the adiabatic flame temperature by over 800 K under fuel-rich, high flow rate conditions. In this work, laser-induced fluorescence was applied to measure the actual temperatures in these flames and to compare them with the predictions of a 1-D model. While the model predicts maximum flame temperatures which are typically within 100 K of the experimentally determined temperatures under low flow rate conditions, at higher flow rates, the actual maximum flame temperature rises much more slowly with increasing flow rate than predicted by the model. The discrepancy between model and experiment reaches 700 K at the highest flow rates studied. In addition, the experiments suggest that there may be important structural differences between the model-predicted and the experimentally observed flames.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)383-398
Number of pages16
JournalCombustion science and technology
Volume122
Issue number1-6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Acetylene/oxygen
  • Diamond growth
  • High temperature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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