Characteristics of combustion in a narrow channel with a temperature gradient

Kaoru Maruta, Takuya Kataoka, Nam Kim, Sergey Minaev, Roman Fursenko

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review

460 Citations (Scopus)


The characteristics of combustion in a heated narrow channel with a temperature gradient were studied experimentally, analytically, and computationally. Methane/air or propane/air mixtures of required equivalence ratios and flow rates were supplied to the channel through electric mass flow controllers. Stable flame branches in high and low mixture velocity regions were identified. In the intermediate mixture velocity region, various dynamic behaviors such as repetition of extinction and ignition, and pulsating flames were experimentally observed. Flames with cyclic behaviors and flames with mild heat release, as well as conventional flames, were potential heat sources with various characteristics in future applications in the area of microsystems. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 30th International Symposium on Combustion (Chicago, IL 7/25-30/2004).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2429-2436
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of the Combustion Institute
Volume30 II
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jan 1
Event30th International Symposium on Combustion - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: 2004 Jul 252004 Jul 30


  • Microcombustion*Mild combustion and pulsating instability*Microfluidics*MEMS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


Dive into the research topics of 'Characteristics of combustion in a narrow channel with a temperature gradient'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this