Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology

, Volume 23, Issue 9, pp 2417-2423

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Novel analytical model for predicting the combustion characteristics of premixed flame propagation in lycopodium dust particles

  • Mehdi BidabadiAffiliated withDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology
  • , Alireza RahbariAffiliated withDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology Email author 

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This paper presents the effects of the temperature difference between gas and particle, different Lewis numbers, and heat loss from the walls in the structure of premixed flames propagation in a combustible system containing uniformly distributed volatile fuel particles in an oxidizing gas mixture. It is assumed that the fuel particles vaporize first to yield a gaseous fuel, which is oxidized in a gas phase. The analysis is performed in the asymptotic limit, where the value of the characteristic Zeldovich number is large. The structure of the flame is composed of a preheat zone, reaction zone, and convection zone. The governing equations and required boundary conditions are applied in each zone, and an analytical method is used for solving these equations. The obtained results illustrate the effects of the above parameters on the variations of the dimensionless temperature, particle mass friction, flame temperature, and burning velocity for gas and particle.


Analytical model Different Lewis numbers Heat loss effect Flame temperature Burning velocity