Flame Initiation and Spread Characteristics Within Homogeneous Streams of Methane-Air Mixtures

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G. A. Karim, G. Sarpal

Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

J. Energy Resour. Technol 111(3), 200-204 (Sep 01, 1989) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3231424 History: Received November 01, 1988; Revised April 24, 1989; Online October 22, 2009


The flame initiation and spread characteristics following spark ignition within a subsonically flowing homogeneous stream of methane and air inside a smooth cylindrical long tubular reactor were examined experimentally. The effects of the imposition of flow pulsations of known frequency and amplitude on the combustion processes and the extent of variations observed in the combustion processes when tests were repeated under otherwise identical conditions were also established.

Copyright © 1989 by ASME
Topics: Flames , Methane , Mixtures
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