This paper presents an evaluation of the density distribution in swirling turbulent premixed flames. The measurement principle is based on registration of spontaneous Raman scattering, when the reacting gas flow is illuminated by a laser sheet. Evaluation of 1D and 2D distributions of density and temperature were performed in a laminar Bunsen flame as a test case for validation of experimental technique. Time-averaged 2D images of the scattering during rovibronic transitions of nitrogen molecules were captured in turbulent premixed low-swirl and high-swirl (Re = 5000) propane-air flames in a wide range of equivalence ratio. The obtained density fields are useful for better understanding of heat and mass transfer in swirl-stabilized turbulent flames and for validation of CFD results.
Measurements of density field in a swirling flame by 2D spontaneous Raman scattering
D. K. Sharaborin, V. M. Dulin, A. S. Lobasov, D. M. Markovich; Measurements of density field in a swirling flame by 2D spontaneous Raman scattering. AIP Conf. Proc. 13 October 2016; 1770 (1): 030027. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4963969
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