Countercurrent shear layer control of flame stabilization

E. Koc-Alkislar, L. Lourenco, A. Krothapalli, P. Strykowski

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The blow-out limit for jet flames issuing from an axisymmetric nozzle is increased by an order of magnitude by means of a shear layer control technique. The technique is based on the self excitation of a countercurrent shear layer which is established by the introduction of a reverse flow around the perimeter of an axisymmetric or rectangular jet. The mechanisms responsible for this remarkable increase of the blow-out limit are characterized by means of Particle Image Velocimetry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication28th Fluid Dynamics Conference
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
Event28th Fluid Dynamics Conference, 1997 - Snowmass Village, United States
Duration: Jun 29 1997Jul 2 1997


Other28th Fluid Dynamics Conference, 1997
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySnowmass Village


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