Numerical analysis of combustion and heat transfer in porous radiant burners

S. B. Sathe, R. E. Peck, Wai Cheung Timothy Tong

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A numerical study of combustion and multimode heat transfer in porous radiant burners is performed. Burner characteristics such as flame speeds, radiant outputs and efficiencies are investigated using a one-dimensional conduction, convection, radiation, and premixed flame model. The porous medium is assumed to emit, absorb, and scatter radiant energy. Non-local thermal equilibrium between the solid and gas is accounted for by introducing separate energy equations for the gas and the solid phase. Combustion is described by a one-step global mechanism. The effect of the optical depth, scattering albedo, solid thermal conductivity, upstream environment reflectivity, and interphase heat transfer coupling on the burner performance are studied.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)461-468
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1989
Externally publishedYes
EventHeat Transfer Phenomena in Radiation, Combustion, and Fires - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: 6 Aug 19899 Aug 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Mechanical Engineering


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