Effect Of Pressure On Structure And Extinction Of Near Limit Hydrogen Counterflow Diffusion Flames
OSTP Journal Article
University of California - San Diego La Jolla United States
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Results of measurements of critical conditions for extinction and of temperature profiles in counterflow diffusion flames are reported. The fuel was a hydrogennitrogen mixture with 14 mole percent hydrogen, and the oxidizer was air pressures ranged from 0.1 MPa to 1.5 MPa measurements were made in a facility especially constructed for carrying out counterflow combustion experiments at high pressures. With increasing pressure, the strain rate at extinction first increases and then decreases, in qualitative agreement with predictions, but there are observable quantitative differences. Temperature profiles, obtained employing an R-type thermocouple at a fixed strain rate of100s, agree well with predictions, within experimental uncertainty. The results may help to improve knowledge of underlying chemical-kinetic and transport parameters at elevated pressures.