Combusting flow simulation in an oil furnace

Yuji Ikeda, Nobuyuki Kawahara, Tsuyoshi Nakajima

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Combusting flow simulations in an oil furnace (0.1 MW) were carried out in order to investigate droplet behavior and the flame-holding mechanism. Measurements made by a phase Doppler anemometer were also examined to elucidate the followability characteristics in recirculation flow. The results show that a droplet under 30 microns can follow the flow but a droplet over 50 microns penetrates. The use of connective flux of O2 and CO2 both in the flame and the entire furnace was examined and the results demonstrated that it was very useful to show the self-recirculating flow in furnaces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2481-2489
Number of pages9
JournalNippon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, B Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part B
Issue number598
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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