Predictions of soot in laminar diffusion flames

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

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


A model for soot formation in diffusion flames is proposed in which a correlation between mixture fraction and soot surface growth rate is used. The correlation is derived from measurements in a stagnation point diffusion flame. The calculation solves the boundary layer form of the flow equations which include the continuity equation, momentum, mixture fraction and the enthalpy equations. The latter equation is included to account for radiation which earlier studies found to be important in determining the flame temperatures in sooty flames and the rates of soot reactions. Results are presented for two laminar flows. The first is an axisymmetric laminar jet diffusion flame and the second is a Wolfhard-Parker twodimensional flame. Good agreement has been obtained for both flows without adjustment of the model parameters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication28th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 1990
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
StatePublished - 1990
Event28th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 1990 - Reno, United States
Duration: Jan 8 1990Jan 11 1990


Other28th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 1990
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Predictions of soot in laminar diffusion flames'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this