TY - JOUR
TI - Numerical simulation of a premixed turbulent V-shaped flame
AU - El Khazen M I
AU - Benticha Hmaied
AU - Demoulin F X
AU - Jemni A
JN - Thermal Science
PY - 2011
VL - 15
IS - 2
SP - 311
EP - 320
PT - Article
AB - In this paper we simulate a turbulent premixed V-shape flame stabilized on a hot wire. The device used is composed of a vertical combustion chamber where the methane-air mixture is convected upwards with a mean velocity of 4 m/s. The flow was simulated running Fluent 6.3, which numerically solved the stationary Favre-averaged mass balance; Navier-Stokes equations; combustion progress variable, and k-ε equations on a two-dimensional numerical mesh. We model gaseous mixture, ignoring Soret and Dufour effects and radiation heat transfer. The progress variable balance equation was closed using eddy break up model. The results of our simulations allow us to analyze the influence of equivalence ratio and the turbulent intensity on the properties of the flame (velocity, fluctuation, progress variable, thickness of flame).This work gives us an idea on the part which turbulence can play to decrease the risks of extinction and instabilities caused by the lean premixed combustion.