Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2017, Page: 32-40
Modeling of Aluminum Nano-Particles Through Counterflow Combustion in Fuel-Lean Mixture
Mehdi Bidabadi, Mechanical Engineering Faculty, Iran University of Science and Technology, Narmak, Tehran, Iran
Yasna Pourmohammad, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Kashan, Kashan, Iran
Moein Mohammadi, Institute of Geophysics, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
Hamed Khalili, School of Mechanical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Narmak, Tehran, Iran
Received: May 29, 2017;       Accepted: Aug. 24, 2017;       Published: Oct. 7, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijfmts.20170304.11      View  1501      Downloads  69
Abstract
The combustion of aluminum nano-particles under fuel-lean conditions is studied in the counterflow configuration by means of analytical approach. The flame is assumed to consist of three zones: preheat, flame, and post flame regimes. By extraction and non-dimensionalizing of energy equations and then solving them in preheat zone and using perturbation method in the flame regime, analytical formulas for particles and gas temperature profile are presented. Then dimensionless ignition and ultimate flame temperatures, place of ignition point and flame thickness as a function of equivalence ratio in different strain rates are obtained. In addition, dimensionless ignition temperature, place of ignition point and flame thickness in terms of strain rate for different equivalence ratios are demonstrated. Reasonable agreement between the analytical solution of aluminum nano-particles counterflow combustion and experimental data is obtained in terms of flame temperature.
Keywords
Nano-Aluminum, Counterflow Combustion, Strain Rate, Flame Temperature
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Mehdi Bidabadi, Yasna Pourmohammad, Moein Mohammadi, Hamed Khalili, Modeling of Aluminum Nano-Particles Through Counterflow Combustion in Fuel-Lean Mixture, International Journal of Fluid Mechanics & Thermal Sciences. Vol. 3, No. 4, 2017, pp. 32-40. doi: 10.11648/j.ijfmts.20170304.11
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