Short Communication: On Flame Propagation Through Periodic Flow Fields

William T. Ashurst, Gregory I. Sivashinsky

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Flame propagation through a periodic system of time independent eddies is studied. It is shown that at sufficiently low amplitudes of the velocity spatial variation, the effective speed of a passive flame has a global dependence on the underlying flow. However, at high amplitudes, the effective flame speed is determined by the local features of the flow. Simultaneously, the shape of the flame undergoes a transition from a smooth configuration to a cusped one.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-164
Number of pages6
JournalCombustion Science and Technology
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - 1 Nov 1991


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