Combustion characteristics of lean hydrogen/air mixture in a planar micro-channel with a bluff body were investigated experimentally and numerically. Effects of the inlet velocity and equivalence ratio on the blow-off limit, combustion efficiency and exhaust gas temperature were examined. The results show that the blow-off limit is greatly extended as compared with that of the micro-combustor without a bluff body. Moreover, the blow-off limit increases as the equivalence ratio is increased from 0.4 to 0.6. Furthermore, with the increase of inlet velocity, the flame front is prolonged and becomes narrower, and the high temperature segment of outer wall shifts downstream. In addition, the combustion efficiency and exhaust gas temperature increase first and then decrease with the increase of the inlet velocity. Finally, comparatively high combustion efficiency can be maintained over the whole combustible velocity range at a moderate equivalence ratio.
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