Pattern formation of flames in radial microchannels with lean methane-air mixtures

Sudarshan Kumar, Kaoru Maruta, S. Minaev

研究成果: Article査読

45 被引用数 (Scopus)


Premixed methane-air mixture is introduced at the center of two parallel circular quartz plates separated by a millimeter scale distance (≤5 mm). Two plates are heated with an external heater to create a positive temperature gradient condition along the flow direction. The combustion characteristics of lean methane-air mixtures are investigated at □=0.67 and □=0.85 in the laminar flow regime (Re∼500-1800). Contrary to the general perception of a stable premixed flame front at a radial location, a large variety of unstable and dynamic flame front patterns are observed at □=0.67. At □=0.85, stable flame propagation mode dominated the regime diagram and unstable flame propagation modes are observed under limited conditions. In these unstable flame propagation modes, single and multiple flame fronts rotate around the center at a rate of 15-50 Hz.

ジャーナルPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
出版ステータスPublished - 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 統計物理学および非線形物理学
  • 統計学および確率
  • 凝縮系物理学


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