Scaling of vortex-induced flame stretch profiles

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Scaling relations for flame stretch profiles (i.e. spatial distribution of flame stretch) induced by a vortex are provided in that the magnitude of the flame stretch profiles is found to scale with the maximum flame stretch (K*) determined by both the characteristic flow strain and flame curvature contribution, while the spatial extent of the flame stretch profiles scales as (r2 mK*/SL) where rmand SLare the vortex radius and laminar flame speed, respectively. In addition, temporal variations in flame stretch profiles can be approximated by assigning a parabolic function for the time-dependent peak flame stretch and appropriately scaling the magnitude and spatial extent of flame stretch profiles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)301-307
Number of pages7
JournalCombustion science and technology
Issue number1-6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1994


  • Flame stretch
  • scaling
  • vortex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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