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Combustion in micro-channels with a controlled temperature gradient

Abstract : In recent years many studies were undertaken in the field of micro-combustion, experimentally and numerically. In the present work, a new experimental device was developed. It consists of a micro tubular channel with an external heating provided by three hydrogen/oxygen flames positioned at the downstream side of the tube. This system ensures a uniform heating inside the channel. As described in previous studies, three distinct flame behaviors were observed: stable flames at high flow velocity, flames with repetitive extinction and ignition (FREI) in the middle flow range, and weak flames, at low flow velocity. This experimental study on the combustion of methane/air mixtures in a microchannel was undertaken to provide detailed information on flame behavior over a wide range of equivalence ratios (0.5–1.5) and flow velocities. Finally, a detailed analysis on the flame instabilities was performed. The results show a good agreement with several numerical results, and the study on FREI frequencies reveals a particular trend of instability with the change of the experimental conditions.
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Annalisa Di Stazio, Christian Chauveau, Guillaume Dayma, Philippe Dagaut. Combustion in micro-channels with a controlled temperature gradient. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 2016, 73, pp.79 - 86. ⟨10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2015.09.020⟩. ⟨hal-01858439⟩



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