Journal article

Linear and non-linear forced response of a conical, ducted, laminar premixed flame

Nader Karimi, Michael J Brear, Seong-Ho Jin, Jason P Monty

COMBUSTION AND FLAME | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2009

Abstract

This paper presents an experimental study on the dynamics of a ducted, conical, laminar premixed flame subjected to acoustic excitation of varying amplitudes. The flame transfer function is measured over a range of forcing frequencies and equivalence ratios. In keeping with previous works, the measured flame transfer function is in good agreement with that predicted by linear kinematic theory at low amplitudes of acoustic velocity excitation. However, a systematic departure from linear behaviour is observed as the amplitude of the velocity forcing upstream of the flame increases. This non-linearity is mostly in the phase of the transfer function and manifests itself as a roughly constant pha..

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