Aerodynamic structure of a flat plate laminar boundary layer with diffusion flame

T. Ueda, M. Mizomoto

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An aerodynamic structure of a laminar boundary layer over a flat plate with uniform fuel injection from the flat plate and with diffusion flame is investigated numerically. Elliptic type conservation equations are used to take into account the pressure variation within the boundary layer. Velocities and the pressure are solved numerically by 'SIMPLER' algorithm. One step irreversible chemical reaction of methane is assumed. An Arrhenius type chemical reaction rate model is assumed and the pre-exponential factor is varied from 1.0 × 1012 to 1.0 × 1030 m3/(kg {black small square} s) as a parameter of the reactivity in order to elucidate the effect of the reactivity on the structure of the boundary layer. When the chemical reaction is very fast, the leading edge of the reaction zone reaches the flat plate. As the chemical reaction rate is decreased with a decrease in the pre- exponential factor, the leading edge of the reaction zone parts from the flat plate and it shifts downstream. The fuel is injected in front of the leading edge of the reaction zone, where the air is dominant, and the oxygen penetrates into the fuel dominant zone through the region between the leading edge and the flat plate. As a consequence, a premixed gas is formed around the leading edge of the reaction zone. The premixed gas seems to react in the region apart from the main visible flame.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-272
Number of pages10
JournalComputational Mechanics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1989 Jul 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics

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