Measurement of Laminar Flame Speeds of Dimethyl Ether-Air Mixtures at High Pressure

고압에서 DME-Air 혼합기의 화염속도 측정

  • 이수각 (안동대학교 기계공학과) ;
  • 이기용 (안동대학교 기계공학과)
  • Received : 2013.11.02
  • Accepted : 2013.12.06
  • Published : 2014.03.31


Spherically expanding flames are used to measure flame speeds, which are derived the corresponding laminar flame speeds at zero stretch. Dimethyl Ether-Air mixtures at high pressure are studied over an extensive range of equivalence ratios. The classical shadowgraph technique is used to detect the reaction zone. In analytical methodology the optimization process using least mean squares is performed to extract the laminar flame speeds. It is seen that the laminar flame speed of DME-Air mixture with the increase of pressure decreases rapidly showing a similar trend to other hydrocarbon fuels. At pressure of 2 and 10 atm the experimental data from the present study agree well with results reported in the literature. Especially the laminar flame speeds at 2 atm are in good agreement with those calculated in numerical work over the full stoichiometric range. At elevated pressure of 12 atm the measured data are slightly slower at fuel lean condition and show close agreement at fuel rich condition when compared with the numerical results.



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