The evolution of a soot aerosol in a counterflow diffusion flame

Ian M. Kennedy

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The dynamics of a soot aerosol in a stagnation point diffusion flame have been simulated numerically. The impact of the flow velocity gradient on soot loading which was observed experimentally was found to arise simply from variations in aerosol residence times; the computed effect was consistent with constant particle formation and growth rates. The aerosol size distribution adopted a self-preserving form following the particle inception stage in spite of intense gas to solid conversion by surface growth; the inclusion of a retarded van der Waals interaction did not give rise to significant differences in the moments of the size distribution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalCombustion and Flame
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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