2016 journal article

The stabilization of partially-premixed jet flames in the presence of high potential electric fields


By: J. Kribs n, P. Shah n, A. Hutchins n, W. Reach n, R. Muncey n, M. June*, A. Saveliev n, K. Lyons n

co-author countries: United States of America πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
author keywords: Jet flame stability; Plasma excitation; Ozone formation; High potential electric field
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

Numerous research efforts have focused on flame stabilization and emissions. Based on initial experiments, specific mechanisms resulting from DC electric fields were chosen to be investigated, namely the chemical, thermal, and ionization mechanisms. Numerical simulations were performed on premixed propane-ozone-air flames to characterize ozone effects on flame speed resulting from the formation of ozone in high potential electric fields. These results were compared against partially premixed flame experiments to observe the dominant influences within leading edge stabilization within high potential electric fields. It was found that the electromagnetic or ionization influences, serve as the dominant effect on the combustion zone.