Linear and non-linear forced response of a conical, ducted, laminar premixed flame

Karimi, N., Brear, M., Jin, S.-H. and Monty, J.P. (2009) Linear and non-linear forced response of a conical, ducted, laminar premixed flame. Combustion and Flame, 156(11), pp. 2201-2212. (doi: 10.1016/j.combustflame.2009.06.027)

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This paper presents an experimental study on the dynamics of a ducted, conical, laminar premixed flame subjected to acoustic excitation of varying amplitudes. The flame transfer function is measured over a range of forcing frequencies and equivalence ratios. In keeping with previous works, the measured flame transfer function is in good agreement with that predicted by linear kinematic theory at low amplitudes of acoustic velocity excitation. However, a systematic departure from linear behaviour is observed as the amplitude of the velocity forcing upstream of the flame increases. This non-linearity is mostly in the phase of the transfer function and manifests itself as a roughly constant phase at high forcing amplitude. Nonetheless, as predicted by non-linear kinematic arguments, the response always remains close to linear at low forcing frequencies, regardless of the forcing amplitude. The origin of this phase behaviour is then sought through optical data post-processing.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Karimi, Dr Nader
Authors: Karimi, N., Brear, M., Jin, S.-H., and Monty, J.P.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:Combustion and Flame
ISSN (Online):1556-2921

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