Conditional velocity statistics for high and low Damköhler number turbulent premixed combustion in the context of Reynolds Averaged Navier Stokes simulations
Journal article, 2013

The statistics of fluid velocity components conditional in unburned reactants and fully burned products in the context of Reynolds Averaged Navier Stokes (RANS) simulations have been analysed using a Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) database of statistically planar turbulent premixed flames for both high and low values of Damkohler number for different values of heat release parameter. It has been found that the contributions arising from chemical reaction to the conditional mean velocities and the conditional Reynolds stresses remain strong under high values of Damkohler number. The expressions for conditional mean velocity components and conditional Reynolds stresses, which are derived based on bi-modal probability density function of reaction progress variable for unity Lewis number flames, are modified in this study in such a manner that the new expressions can be used for low Damkohler number flames where bi-modal distribution is not realised. Suitable models for conditional surface-averaged velocity components and the Reynolds stresses have been identified, which are shown to work satisfactorily for all values of Damkohler number and heat release parameter considered in this analysed.

Direct Numerical Simulation

Reynolds Averaged Navier Stokes simulation

Conditional mean velocity

Bi-modal distribution


N. Chakraborty

Newcastle University

Andrei Lipatnikov

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Combustion and Propulsion Systems

Proceedings of the Combustion Institute

15407489 (ISSN)

Vol. 34 1 1333-1345

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Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics



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