Stable detonation characteristics of premixed C2H4/O2 gas in narrow gaps

Stable detonation characteristics of premixed C2H4/O2 gas in narrow gaps The detonation initiation and propagation characteristics of premixed gas in a confined channel are greatly influenced by some external factors, such as the channel size and the initial pressure. The influences of different gap height and initial pressure of stoichiometric C2H4/O2 combustible premixed gas on the detonation characteristics were investigated using the self-made narrow gaps. The flame propagation processes were captured by the high-speed photography and the detonation trajectories were recorded by the soot-foil technology. The results show that the gap height is found to be proportional to $$P_{0}^{ - 1.493}$$ P 0 - 1.493 of the dividing lines, which are used to distinguish the three different detonation states. The detonation initiation process can be accelerated by either decreasing the gap height or increasing the initial pressure. Furthermore, the detonation velocity deficit is closely related to the gap height and the initial pressure, and the relation can be expressed as $$d_{\text{V}} \propto H^{ - 0.8} P_{0}^{ - 0.5}$$ d V ∝ H - 0.8 P 0 - 0.5 . http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Experiments in Fluids Springer Journals

Stable detonation characteristics of premixed C2H4/O2 gas in narrow gaps

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Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany
Subject
Engineering; Engineering Fluid Dynamics; Fluid- and Aerodynamics; Engineering Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer
ISSN
0723-4864
eISSN
1432-1114
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00348-017-2399-6
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Abstract

The detonation initiation and propagation characteristics of premixed gas in a confined channel are greatly influenced by some external factors, such as the channel size and the initial pressure. The influences of different gap height and initial pressure of stoichiometric C2H4/O2 combustible premixed gas on the detonation characteristics were investigated using the self-made narrow gaps. The flame propagation processes were captured by the high-speed photography and the detonation trajectories were recorded by the soot-foil technology. The results show that the gap height is found to be proportional to $$P_{0}^{ - 1.493}$$ P 0 - 1.493 of the dividing lines, which are used to distinguish the three different detonation states. The detonation initiation process can be accelerated by either decreasing the gap height or increasing the initial pressure. Furthermore, the detonation velocity deficit is closely related to the gap height and the initial pressure, and the relation can be expressed as $$d_{\text{V}} \propto H^{ - 0.8} P_{0}^{ - 0.5}$$ d V ∝ H - 0.8 P 0 - 0.5 .

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Experiments in FluidsSpringer Journals

Published: Aug 2, 2017

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