On flame extinction by a spatially periodic shear flow

L. Kagan, G. Sivashinsky, G. Makhviladze

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It is shown that the adiabatic high Lewis number premixed gas flame spreading through a large-scale zero-mean time-independent periodic shear flow constitutes a bistable system with a hysteretic transition between stable propagation modes. A mildly non-adiabatic flame may be quenched provided the flow-field intensity exceeds a certain critical value. The study is motivated by the experimentally known phenomenon of flame extinction by turbulence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)399-404
Number of pages6
JournalCombustion Theory and Modelling
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1998


FundersFunder number
Belfer Foundation for Energy ResearchINTAS-96-1173, TMR-ERB4061 PL97-0159
US Department of EnergyDE-FG02-88ER1382
US National Science FoundationCTS-9521084
US–Israel Binational Science Foundation95-00011
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research CouncilGR/K95932
Israel Science Foundation15-95
Ministry of Science and Technology, Israel9685-1-97


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