, Volume 66, Issue 4, pp 489-502

Application of spontaneous Raman and Rayleigh scattering and 2D LIF for the characterization of a turbulent CH4/H2/N2 jet diffusion flame

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/H2/N2 diffusion flame. Important aspects of the measuring technique, such as accuracy, cross talk between different Raman bands, and the correction procedure for background from laser-induced fluorescence are discussed. In addition, a 2D LIF and Rayleigh imaging system were used to study the structures of OH, CH, NO, and temperature distributions in the flame. A comparison between two different CH detection schemes is presented. A main goal of the investigations was a detailed and accurate characterization of the investigated flame as well as the study of experimental techniques. Joint pdfs of the temperature and major species concentrations were determined at nearly 100 measuring locations covering the complete flame. Parts of the results are presented in the paper in order to discuss effects of differential diffusion, flame extinction, and interaction between flow field and chemistry. The measured data sets which are available on the Internet are well suited for testing and validating mathematical flame models.

Received: 8 July 1997/Revised version: 23 October 1997