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Nazarov A.V., Litvinov I.V.

Institute of Thermophysics SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia


Nazarov, A.V. and Litvinov, I.V., (2015) Nonstationary combustion modes of tangential vortex burner, Modern Science: Researches, Ideas, Results, Technologies, Iss. #1(16), PP. 227 - 231.


swirling flow; burner; pressure pulsation; velocity profile; thermoacoustic oscillation; PVC


The paper presents the experimental investigation of the combustion process of propane-air mixture in the tangential burner device on 10% of power, which has two tangential inlets for supply of air-fuel mixture, and constrictive nozzle with 30 mm diameter. The paper presents the distribution of the mean and fluctuating velocity components of swirling flow, and spectra and cross-correlation functions of pressure pulsation at the nozzle exit of the burner are shown. Several modes of combustion is shown to occur with difference in the form and pattern of combustion. Generation of strong pressure pulsations was found to occur in the flame with the Reynolds number in the range 9300 ... 19400, which was changed with the volumetric flow rate of air in the supply system, and φ≈0,6. It is caused by the thermoacoustic oscillation and not related with the formation of the precessing vortex core (PVC) like at isothermal combustion.


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