Accession Number : ADA275820

Title :   Similarity Solutions and Numerical Modeling in Buoyancy Controlled Turbulent Diffusion Flames,

Corporate Author : GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV WASHINGTON DC DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Ramaker, David E.

Report Date : 03 FEB 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The objective of this research was to develop a fundamental understanding of the behavior of buoyancy controlled axisymmetric diffusion gas flames and liquid pool fires. Specifically, we attempted to simulate two-dimensional axisymmetric profiles of the velocity, temperature, and species and soot concentrations. Knowledge of these profiles allowed us to determine the main characteristics of the flame; i.e., the heat feed back, which in turn determines the mass burning rate of a liquid pool, the height of the flame and the power output of a fire source to the surrounding environment.

Descriptors :   *FLAMES, *TURBULENT DIFFUSION, *MATHEMATICAL MODELS, BUOYANCY, TWO DIMENSIONAL, AXISYMMETRIC, FIRES, VELOCITY, TEMPERATURE, HEIGHT.

Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition
      Fluid Mechanics
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE