Journal article

Disturbance energy transport and sound production in gaseous combustion

Michael J Brear, Frank Nicoud, Mohsen Talei, Alexis Giauque, Evatt R Hawkes

JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2012

Abstract

This paper presents an analysis of the energy transported by disturbances in gaseous combustion. It extends the previous work of Myers (J. Fluid Mech., vol. 226, 1991, 383-400) and so includes non-zero mean-flow quantities, large-amplitude disturbances, varying specific heats and chemical non-equilibrium. This extended form of Myers' 'disturbance energy' then enables complete identification of the conditions under which the famous Rayleigh source term can be derived from the equations governing combusting gas motion. These are: small disturbances in an irrotational, homentropic, non-diffusive (in terms of species, momentum and energy) and stationary mean flow at chemical equilibrium. Under t..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Financial support from the Australian Research Council, the Centre Europeen de Recherche et de Formation Avancee en Calcul Scientifique (CERFACS), Toulouse, and Stanford University is very gratefully acknowledged, as is CERFACS' permission to use the code NTmix.