Accession Number:

ADA275820

Title:

Similarity Solutions and Numerical Modeling in Buoyancy Controlled Turbulent Diffusion Flames,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV WASHINGTON DC DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-02-03

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The objective of this research was to develop a fundamental understanding of the behavior of buoyancy controlled axisymmetric diffusion gas flames and liquid pool fires. Specifically, we attempted to simulate two-dimensional axisymmetric profiles of the velocity, temperature, and species and soot concentrations. Knowledge of these profiles allowed us to determine the main characteristics of the flame i.e., the heat feed back, which in turn determines the mass burning rate of a liquid pool, the height of the flame and the power output of a fire source to the surrounding environment.

Subject Categories:

  • Combustion and Ignition
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE