High-pressure hydrogen/carbon monoxide syngas turbulent burning velocities measured at constant turbulent Reynolds numbers

Chien Wen Chiu, Yi Chih Dong, Shenqyang Steven Shy

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Abstract

Using a double-chamber explosion facility, we measure high-pressure turbulent burning velocities (S T) of lean syngas (35%H 2/65%CO) spherical flames at constant turbulent Reynolds numbers (Re T ≡ u′L I/ν) varying from 6700 to 14,200, where the root-mean-square turbulent fluctuation velocity (u′) and the integral length scale (L I) are adjusted in proportion to the decreasing kinematic viscosity of reactants (ν) at elevated pressure (p) up to 1.2 MPa. Results show that, contrary to popular scenario for turbulent flames, at constant Re T, S T decreases similarly as laminar burning velocities (S L) with increasing p in minus exponential manners. Moreover, at constant p, S T/S L increases noticeably with increasing Re T. It is found that the present very scattering S T/S L data at different p and Re T can be nicely merged onto a relation of S T/u′ = 0.49Da 0.25, where Da is the turbulent Damköhler number and values of S T/u′ tends to level-off when Da > 160 and p > 0.7 MPa.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10935-10946
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Volume37
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2012

Keywords

  • High-pressure lean premixed turbulent combustion
  • Hydrogen/carbon monoxide syngas combustion
  • Turbulent burning velocities
  • Turbulent Damköhler number
  • Turbulent Reynolds number

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