Accession Number:

ADA256004

Title:

Chemical Reactions in Turbulent Mixing Flows

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. for period ending 14 May 1992

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA GRADUATE AERONAUTICAL LABS

Report Date:

1992-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

76.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this research is to conduct fundamental investigations of turbulent mixing, chemical reaction and combustion processes in turbulent, subsonic and supersonic flows. Our approach has been to carry out a series of detailed theoretical and experimental studies of turbulent mixing in both free shear layers and axisymmetric jets. To elucidate molecular transport effects, experiments and theory concern themselves with both reacting and non-reacting flows of liquids and gases, in fully-developed turbulent flows, i.e., in moderate to high Reynolds number flows. The computational studies are, at present, focused at fundamental issues pertaining to the computational simulation of both compressible and incompressible flows. Modeling has been focused on both shear layers and turbulent jets, with an effort to include the physics of the molecular transport processes, as well as formulations of models that permit the full chemical kinetics of the combustion process to be incorporated. Our primary diagnostic development efforts are currently focused on data-acquisition electronics to meet very high-speed, high-volume data requirements, the acquisition of single, or a sequence, of two-dimensional images, and the acquisition of data from arrays of supersonic flow sensors. Progress has also been made in the development of a dual-beam laser interferometercorrelator to measure convection velocities of large scale structures in supersonic shear layers and in a new method to acquire velocity field data using pairs of scalar images closely spaced in time. Turbulence, shear Layers, jets, mixing, combustion, numerical simulation, fractals, turbulent mixing modeling, velocimetry.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE