Experimental and Numerical Investigation of CH* and OH* Chemiluminescence in Acetylene Combustion behind Reflected Shock Waves

  • M. Bozkurt
  • M. Fikri
  • C. Schulz
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Spontaneous light radiation from chemical excited species is responsible for the well-known emission of flames. Blue light emission due to the CH(A2Δ-X2Π) and UV emission from the OH(A2Δ-X2Π) transitions are specific features in hydrocarbon combustion and are most frequently employed in various applications. The simplicity of the detection of the spontaneous emission compared to laser-based diagnostics make chemiluminescence spectroscopy very attractive for the investigation of flames and potentially for combustion control. This, however, requires a fundamental understanding of the coupling of light intensities and spectral features to the underlying chemical processes in a practical combustion situation.


Shock Wave Shock Tube Ignition Delay Ignition Delay Time Lean Mixture 
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  • M. Bozkurt
    • 1
  • M. Fikri
    • 1
  • C. Schulz
    • 1
  1. 1.IVGUniversity of Duisburg-EssenDuisburgGermany

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