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Numerical study of oxy-flame characteristics in a burner with three separated jets

Abstract : Oxy-flames from burners with separated jets present attractive perspectives because the separation of reactants generates a better thermal efficiency and reduction of pollutant emissions. The principal idea is to confine the fuel jet by oxygen jets to favor the mixing in order to improve the flame stability. This paper investigates the effect of equivalence ratio on characteristics of a non-premixed oxy-methane flame from a burner with separated jets. The burner of 25 kW power is composed with three aligned jets, one central methane jet surrounded by two oxygen jets. The numerical simulation is carried out using Reynolds Average Navier-Stokes (RANS) technique with Realizable k-epsilon as a turbulence closure model. The eddy dissipation model is applied to take into account the turbulence-reaction interactions. The study is performed with different global equivalence ratios (0.7, 0.8 and 1). The validation of the numerical tools is done by comparison with experimental data of the stochiometric regime (Phi = 1). The two lean regimes of Phi = 0.7 and 0.8 are investigated only by calculations. The obtained results of the computational models with the experimental data are performed, and a good agreement is found. The velocity fields with different equivalence ratio are presented. It yields to increase of longitudinal and transverse velocity, promotes the fluctuation in interaction zone between fuel and oxygen also a better mixing quality and a decrease of the size of the recirculation zone.
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M. A. Mergheni, T. Boushaki, J. C. Sautet, S. Ben Nasrallah. Numerical study of oxy-flame characteristics in a burner with three separated jets. Applied Thermal Engineering, Elsevier, 2017, 111, pp.1-7. ⟨10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2016.08.060⟩. ⟨hal-01611168⟩



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