Numerical Study of the Direct Pressure Effect of Acoustic Waves in Planar Premixed Flames Articles
- Combustion and Flame Journal
- August 2010
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Recently the unsteady response of 1-D premixed flames to acoustic pressure waves for the range of frequencies below and above the inverse of the flame transit time was investigated experimentally using OH
chemiluminescence Wangher (2008) .
They compared the frequency dependence of the measured response to the
prediction of an analytical model proposed by Clavin et al. (1990) , derived from the standard flame model (one-step Arrhenius kinetics) and to a similar model proposed by McIntosh (1991) .
Discrepancies between the experimental results and the model led to the
conclusion that the standard model does not provide an adequate
description of the unsteady response of real flames and that it is
necessary to investigate more realistic chemical models. Here we follow
exactly this suggestion and perform numerical studies of the response of
lean methane flames using different reaction mechanisms. We find that
the global flame response obtained with both detailed chemistry (GRI3.0 ) and a reduced multi-step model by Peters (1996) 
lies slightly above the predictions of the analytical model, but is
close to experimental results. We additionally used an irreversible
one-step Arrhenius reaction model and show the effect of the pressure
dependence of the global reaction rate in the flame response. Our
results suggest first that the current models have to be extended to
capture the amplitude and phase results of the detailed mechanisms, and
second that the correlation between the heat release and the measured OH∗ chemiluminescence should be studied deeper.