Detailed Spectroscopic Measurements of Chemiluminescence from Turbulent Premixed Flames in a Dump Combustor

  • Published : 2004.09.30


This paper presents results of experimental study of flame chemiluminescence from turbulent premixed flames in a dump combustor. A detailed spectroscopic measurement of chemiluminescence over the wavelength of 405-495 nm is made for various flow conditions. No effect of turbulence on the relationship between chemiluminescence and heat release is found, suggesting the overall chemiluminescence intensity collected be used as a measure of overall heat release for non-oscillating stable flame. The background-$CO_2^*$ subtracted $CH^*$ chemiluminescence is found to be more sensitive to the equivalence ratio and premixedness of fuel-air mixture than $CO_2^*$ chemiluminescence.