Combustion pp 157-178 | Cite as

Turbulent Reacting Flows

  • Jürgen Warnatz
  • Ulrich Maas
  • Robert W. Dibble


In previous chapters, premixed and nonpremixed reacting flows have been studied on the assumption that the underlying fluid flow is laminar. In most combustion equipment, e. g., engines, boilers, and furnaces, the fluid flow is usually turbulent. In turbulent flows, mixing is greatly enhanced. As a consequence, the combustion chamber is, for example, much smaller than possible with laminar flows. In spite of the widespread use of turbulent combustion, many questions are still open here. The improved understanding of turbulence is an active area of research.


Probability Density Function Shear Layer Turbulent Kinetic Energy Direct Numerical Simulation Flame Front 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jürgen Warnatz
    • 1
  • Ulrich Maas
    • 2
  • Robert W. Dibble
    • 3
  1. 1.Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Wissenschaftliches RechnenUniversität HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum für InformationstechnikBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Dept. of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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