Experimental Study on the Behaviors of Lean Premixed Flame of Propane/Air and Methane/Air in a Tube

관내 희박 예혼합 프로판/공기와 메탄/공기 화염의 거동에 관한 실험적 연구

  • 곽영태 (한국과학기술원 기계공학과) ;
  • 오광철 (자동차부품연구원, 환경부품연구부) ;
  • 신현동 (한국과학기술원 기계공학과)
  • Published : 2005.06.30


Behaviors of lean premixed flame of propane/air and methane/air flame anchored by a pilot flame in a tube were investigated experimentally varying the mean velocity from 10 to 140 cm/s and the equivalence ratio from 0.45 to 0.8. Behaviors of both flames are divided into five regions of stable, flash-back, tail-out, flickering and vibrating. General characteristics of each region and Le number effect are investigated. Two main instabilities, flickering and vibration, are both unstable but the instability mechanism, the frequency and the amplitude of pressure fluctuation are different. In the edge of the vibrating region, pressure fluctuation repeats generation and extinction. Repeated growth and decrease of the amplitude of pressure fluctuation are explained by Rayleigh#s index.