Thesis / Dissertation

A Numerical and Experimental Investigation of Autoignition

R Gordon, A Masri (ed.)

Published : 2008

Abstract

This body of research uses numerical and experimental investigative techniques to further the understanding of autoignition. Hydrogen/nitrogen and methane/air fuel configurations of turbulent lifted flames in a vitiated coflow burner are used as model flames for this investigation. Characterisation was undertaken to understand the impact of controlling parameters and the overall behaviour of the flames, and to provide a body of data for modelling comparisons. Modelling of the flames was conducted using the PDF-RANS technique with detailed chemistry incorporated using In-situ Adaptive Tabulation (ISAT) within the commercial CFD package, FLUENT 6.2. From these investigations, two numerical i..

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