Foster, James Roger (1956) Effects of combustion chamber blockage on bluff body flame stabilization. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-03222004-164002
The necessity for stabilizing a flame in a high speed flow of combustible gas has led to extensive studies of the mechanism of flame stabilization by bluff bodies. As a result of these studies it has been found that the stability limits depend directly on a characteristic wake length and that under certain conditions this characteristic dimension depends on the square root of the flame holder scale.
In the present investigation the geometry of the flame in the stabilization region is examined by means of photographic and probing techniques. The results of the studies show conclusively that for a constant blockage ratio, the wake geometry scales linearly with flame holder size. The observed square root dependence of the characteristic wake length, and hence of the blowoff velocity is shown to be directly caused by blockage effects.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Engineer's thesis)|
|Degree Grantor:||California Institute of Technology|
|Division:||Engineering and Applied Science|
|Thesis Availability:||Public (worldwide access)|
|Defense Date:||1 January 1956|
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|Deposited On:||23 Mar 2004|
|Last Modified:||26 Dec 2012 02:34|
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