Physics of Turbulent Jet Ignition

Mechanisms and Dynamics of Ultra-lean Combustion

  • Sayan Biswas

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 203-216

About this book


This book focuses on developing strategies for ultra-lean combustion of natural gas and hydrogen, and contributes to the research on extending the lean flammability limit of hydrogen and air using a hot supersonic jet. The author addresses experimental methods, data analysis techniques, and results throughout each chapter and:
  • Explains the fundamental mechanisms behind turbulent hot jet ignition using non-dimensional analysis
  • Explores ignition characteristics by impinging hot jet and multiple jets in relation to better controllability and lean combustion
  • Explores how different instability modes interact with the acoustic modes of the combustion chamber.
This book provides a potential answer to some of the issues that arise from lean engine operation, such as poor ignition, engine misfire, cycle-to-cycle variability, combustion instability, reduction in efficiency, and an increase in unburned hydrocarbon emissions. This thesis was submitted to and approved by Purdue University.


Greenhouse emissions Emission regulation Natural gas and hydrogen High-speed Schlieren and shadowgraph imaging PIV imaging Data processing parameters Supersonic nozzle designs Turbulence modeling Lean flammability limit and ignition delay Flame propagation process in the pre-chamber Modeling of combustion instability Infrared imaging Radiation intensity

Authors and affiliations

  • Sayan Biswas
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  1. 1.School of Aeronautics and AstronauticsPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-76242-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-76243-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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