Topology of turbulent premixed flame fronts resolved by simultaneous planar imaging of LIPF of OH radical and rayleigh scattering
Planar images of Rayleigh scattering and laser-induced predissociative OH-fluorescence (OH-LIPF) have been obtained simultaneously in turbulent premixed jet flames on a single-shot basis. The geometric structure of temperature and OH isocontours were extracted for fractal analysis. A power-law fractal behavior can be identified in the ensemble-averaged flame length measure. It was found that the inner and outer cut-off scales of OH contours are larger than those of the iso-temperature contours; while the OH images show comparatively smaller fractal dimensions. The joint-pdf's between flame temperature and OH LIPF signals at different heights are also derived to evaluate the flame stretch effect on local flame structure. Comparison of image pairs near the extinction limit suggests that Rayleigh thermometry is more adequate to characterize the fine-scale flame front wrinkling in highly stretched turbulent premixed flames.
Experiments in Fluids
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