A comprehensive investigation has been carried out of the structure and statistical properties of unconfined turbulent flames, both V-shaped and conical. Measurement techniques included conditioned velocity measurements using two component LDV, flow visualization techniques, and Rayleigh scattering. Additionally, a new time resolved technique, LARSLinear Array for Rayleigh Scattering was developed which makes possible the determination of the instantaneous location of the flame sheet within the turbulent flame brush. A major objective of these flame studies was to access the appropriateness of models such as the Bray-Moss-Libby BLM model for describing the structure of planar turbulent combustion zones. The results of these investigation have revealed that many of the predictions of the BML model accord reasonably well with experimental observations, although some of the constants chosen in the theory are not verified experimentally. Agreement is better for the V-shaped planar flame than for the conical flame, particularly in the vicinity of the flame tip. Studies of the flame stabilization region in the wake of flameholders showed evidence of vortex shedding in the wake and of diminished fluctuation intensity with increased heat release. It was also observed that reaction in the shear layer bounding the recirculating products does not occur until a finite distance downstream of the flameholder. This observation is confirmed by CH fluorescence imaging of the flame region.