The filtered mass density function (FMDF) model (Jaberi et al. 1999 [1]) is employed for large eddy simulations (LES) of “high speed” partially-premixed methane jet flames with the “flamelet” and “finite-rate” kinetics models. The FMDF is the joint probability density function (PDF) of the scalars and is determined via the solution of a set of stochastic differential equations. The LES/FMDF is implemented using a highly scalable, parallel hybrid Eulerian–Lagrangian numerical scheme. The LES/FMDF results are shown to compare well with the experimental data for all flow conditions when “appropriate” reaction and mixing models are employed.

%B International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer %V 53 %P 2551-2562 %8 05/2010 %G eng %N 11-12 %0 Conference Paper %B National Combustion Meeting %D 2009 %T Large-Eddy Simulations of Turbulent Methane Jet Flames with Filtered Mass Density Function %A Yaldizli, M. %A Mehravaran, K. %A Jaberi, F.A. %XThe filtered mass density function (FMDF) model (Jaberi et al. 1999 [1]) is employed for large eddy simulations (LES) of “high speed” partially-premixed methane jet flames with the “flamelet” and “finite-rate” kinetics models. The FMDF is the joint probability density function (PDF) of the scalars and is determined via the solution of a set of stochastic differential equations. The LES/FMDF is implemented using a highly scalable, parallel hybrid Eulerian–Lagrangian numerical scheme. The LES/FMDF results are shown to compare well with the experimental data for all flow conditions when “appropriate” reaction and mixing models are employed.

%B National Combustion Meeting %I The Combustion Institute %C Ann Arbor, Michigan %8 05/2009 %G eng %0 Journal Article %J Combustion and Flame %D 2008 %T The Structure of Partially-Premixed Methane Flames in High Intensity Turbulent Flows %A Yaldizli, M. %A Mohammad, H. %A Mehravaran, K. %A Jaberi, F.A. %K DNS; Methane combustion %K turbulent reacting flows; partially premixed flames; reduced chemistry models %XDirect numerical simulations (DNS) are conducted to study the structure of partially premixed and non-premixed methane flames in high-intensity two-dimensional isotropic turbulent flows. The results obtained via “flame normal analysis” show local extinction and reignition for both non-premixed and partially premixed flames. Dynamical analysis of the flame with a Lagrangian method indicates that the time integrated strain rate characterizes the finite-rate chemistry effects and the flame extinction better than the strain rate. It is observed that the flame behavior is affected by the “pressure-dilatation” and “viscous-dissipation” in addition to strain rate. Consistent with previous studies, high vorticity values are detected close to the reaction zone, where the vorticity generation by the “baroclinic torque” was found to be significant. The influences of (initial) Reynolds and Damköhler numbers, and various air–fuel premixing levels on flame and turbulence variables are also studied. It is observed that the flame extinction occurs similarly in flames with different fuel–air premixing. Our simulations also indicate that the CO emission increases as the partial premixing of the fuel with air increases. Higher values of the temperature, the OH mass fraction and the CO mass fraction are observed within the flame zone at higher Reynolds numbers.

%B Combustion and Flame %V 154 %P 692-714 %8 09/2008 %G eng %N 4