Radiation effects in laminar flames

Michael F. Modest, Daniel C. Haworth

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Even in the absence of turbulence, radiative heat transfer has important influences on the global and local behavior of flames. There is a large and rapidly growing body of literature containing analytic, experimental and simulation studies aimed at isolating and quantifying the influences of radiation on (for example) laminar flame speeds and pollutant emissions in laminar flames. Radiation plays an especially prominent role in “threshold” phenomena, including flammability, extinction, and stability limits for laminar flames. These effects can be amplified in turbulent flames. In this chapter, several examples of important radiation effects in laminar and transitional flames are discussed, before returning to the fully turbulent flames that are the primary focus of this monograph. Spatially one-dimensional systems are considered first, followed by two-dimensional systems. Examples are provided for both premixed and nonpremixed flames.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages14
StatePublished - 2016

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
ISSN (Print)2191-530X
ISSN (Electronic)2191-5318

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Mathematics
  • General Materials Science
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • General Engineering


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