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A two-step chemical scheme for kerosene–air premixed flames

Abstract : A reduced two-step scheme (called 2S KERO BFER) for kerosene-air premixed flames is presented in the context of Large Eddy Simulation of reacting turbulent flows in industrial applications. The chemical mechanism is composed of two re- actions corresponding to the fuel oxidation into CO and H2O, and the CO − CO2 equilibrium. To ensure the validity of the scheme for rich combustion, the pre- exponential constants of the two reactions are tabulated versus the local equiva- lence ratio. The fuel and oxidizer exponents are chosen to guarantee the correct dependence of laminar flame speed with pressure. Due to a lack of experimen- tal results, the detailed mechanism of Dagaut composed of 209 species and 1673 reactions, and the skeletal mechanism of Luche composed of 91 species and 991 reactions have been used to validate the reduced scheme. Computations of one- dimensional laminar flames have been performed with the 2S KERO BFER scheme using the CANTERA and COSILAB softwares for a wide range of pressure ([1;12] atm), fresh gas temperature ([300;700] K), and equivalence ratio ([0.6;2.0]). Results show that the flame speed is correctly predicted for the whole range of parameters, showing a maximum for stoichiometric flames, a decrease for rich combustion and a satisfactory pressure dependence. The burnt gas temperature and the dilution by Exhaust Gas Recirculation are also well reproduced. Moreover, the results for ignition delay time are in good agreement with the experiments.
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B. Franzelli, E. Riber, M. Sanjosé, Thierry Poinsot. A two-step chemical scheme for kerosene–air premixed flames. Combustion and Flame, Elsevier, 2010, 157 (7), pp.1364-1373. ⟨10.1016/j.combustflame.2010.03.014⟩. ⟨hal-01272968⟩

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