Accession Number : ADA099735
Title : Transport Algorithms for Premixed, Laminar Steady State Flames
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
Personal Author(s) : Coffee, T P ; Heimerl, J M
Report Date : Mar 1981
Pagination or Media Count : 158
Abstract : The effects of different methods of approximating multispecies transport phenomena in models of premixed, laminar, steady-state flames have been studied. Five approximation methods that span a wide range of computational complexity are developed. Identical data for individual species properties have been used for each method. Each approximation method is employed in the numerical solution of a set of five H2-O2-N2 flames. For each flame the computed species and temperature profiles, as well as the computed flame speeds are found to be very nearly independent of the approximation method used. This does not indicate that transport phenomena are unimportant, but rather that the selection of the input values for the individual species transport properties is more important than the selection of the method used to approximate the multispecies transport. Based on these results we have developed a sixth approximation method that is computationally efficient and which provides results extremely close to the most sophisticated and precise methods used.
Descriptors : *ALGORITHMS , *FLAMES , *TRANSPORT PROPERTIES , APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS) , COMBUSTION , COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION , DIFFUSION COEFFICIENT , FLOW RATE , HIGH TEMPERATURE , LAMINAR FLOW , MIXING , ONE DIMENSIONAL FLOW , PRECISION , PROFILES , REACTION KINETICS , STEADY STATE , TABLES(DATA) , THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY , THERMAL DIFFUSION
Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics
Combustion and Ignition
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE