Simulation of heat release in premixed combustion

C.K. Chan, B. Stewart, Chun Wah Leung

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A Lagrangian front-tracking scheme incorporating Contour Advection with Surgery (CAS) is used to simulate turbulent premixed combustion. This paper presents results from calculations of methane/air mixtures and ethylene/air mixtures with equivalence ratios ranging from 0.8 to 1.6 with different turbulence intensities. The positions, thicknesses and half-angles of the turbulent flame zones are compared for each case by plotting contour maps of the time-averaged progress variable . These results are then used to calculate the overall heat release for each equivalence ratio.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEngineering Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • Flame surface density
  • Heat release rate
  • Premixed combustion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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