Measurements of a conserved scalar in turbulent jet diffusion flames

I. M. Kennedy, J. H. Kent

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The light scattering technique is used to measure the statistics of a conserved scalar in a hydrogen jet diffusion flame. Measurements of the means, root mean square fluctuations and probability density functions are made for flames at two Froude numbers. The results are presented as conventional and as Favre quantities. Conventional means are near sampled composition measurements but Favre means drop considerably faster on the centreline. The probability density functions reveal that in the buoyant turbulent flame the profiles are intermittent and far from Gaussian downstream. Favre rather than conventional probability density functions in the flames are found to resemble isothermal data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-287
Number of pages9
JournalSymposium (International) on Combustion
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering


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