Experimental Investigation of Flames

  • Jürgen Warnatz
  • Ulrich Maas
  • Robert W. Dibble


Computer simulations (which are treated in detail in some of the following chapters) are increasingly part of the discovery and design process. One can expect this growing trend to continue. However, in spite of the increasing level of sophistication of the numerical simulations, guidance from experiment is still necessary. Such guidance is needed for several reasons:
  • A first reason for comparison with experiment is that the discovery of previously unknown chemical reactions or physics may emerge. It is through this iterative comparison between simulations and experiment that progress is made (investigation).

  • Secondly, in the interest of obtaining approximate solutions in an acceptable time, the simulations must be done on modelled equation sets where one has knowingly left out or simplified terms in the equations. With experience, one learns what terms may safely be neglected on the basis that the removed terms contribute little to the features of interest. This experience is obtained through comparison of numerical predictions with experiment (validation).


Particle Image Velocimetry Laser Induce Fluorescence Light Sheet Rayleigh Scattering Turbulent Flame 
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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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