A model for soot formation in a laminar diffusion flame

Ian M. Kennedy, Wolfgang Kollmann, J. Y. Chen

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A simple model has been developed for the prediction of soot volume fractions in a laminar diffusion flame. Measurements and computations of a counterflow flame have been used to evaluate the correlation between soot surface growth rates and the mixture fraction or fuel atom mass fraction. An average particle number density was used to permit the determination of the aerosol surface area. Equations for the momentum, mixture fraction, and soot volume fraction were solved numerically for an axisymmetric laminar diffusion flame. Good agreement was obtained with the measurements for two different experimental conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-85
Number of pages13
JournalCombustion and Flame
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering


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