Flame-sound interaction in tubes with nonslip walls
Journal article, 2007
Flame interaction with sound is studied for a premixed flame propagating to the closed end of a tube with nonslip walls. The flow geometry is similar to that in the classical Searby experiments on flame-acoustic interaction [Combust. Sci. Technol. 81 (1992) 221]. The problem is solved by direct numerical simulations of the combustion equations. The flame-sound interaction strongly influences oscillations of the flame front. Particularly, sound noticeably increases the oscillation amplitude in comparison with that in an open tube with nonreflecting boundary conditions at the ends studied previously. Oscillations become especially strong in the second part of the tube, where flame pulsations are in resonance with the acoustic wave. Parameters of the flame oscillations are investigated for different values of the tube width and length. It is demonstrated that the oscillations are stronger in wider tubes, though the investigated tube width is limited by the Computational facilities. In sufficiently wide tubes, violent folding of a flame front is observed because of the flame-acoustic resonance. By increasing the Lewis number, one also increases the oscillation amplitude. (C) 2007 The Combustion Institute. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
CURVED STATIONARY FLAMES
direct numerical simulations