Reacting Flows

Coal Flame database

This document describes the database of experiments performed using coal and methane combustion in the Cambridge Coal Burner (CCB). Two series of experiments were produced:

  • CCB1: no bluff body
  • CCB2: with bluff body

Both cases have the same outer geometry, but series CCB2 is outfitted with a central bluff body to enhance flame stabilization and coal burnout.Cases with reacting flows are denoted RF, and non-reacting flow, by NRF.

The burner consists of a tube carrying the mixture of coal, methane, oxidizer and diluent (conditions listed below), surrounded by a swirling pilot of methane gas. Geometry files can be downloaded:

Side View CCB1

Side View CCB2

Outer swirler

Datasets

Data formats

Cite as

  • Balusamy, S., Schmidt, A. and Hochgreb, S. (2013), “Flow field measurements of pulverized coal combustion using optical diagnostic techniques”, Experiments in Fluids, 54(5):1534, doi:10.1007/s00348-013-1534-2

  • Balusamy, S., Kamal, M. M., Lowe, S. M., Tian, B. , Gao, Y. and Hochgreb, S. (2015), “Laser diagnostics of pulverized coal combustion in O2/N2 and O2/CO2 conditions: velocity and scalar field measurements”, Experiments in Fluids 56(5):0723-4864. doi:10.1007/s00348-015-1965-z

  • Balusamy, S., Schmidt, A. and Hochgreb, S. (2013), “Flow field measurements of pulverized coal combustion using optical diagnostic techniques”, Experiments in Fluids, 54(5):1534. `doi:10.1007/s00348-013-1534-2

Last updated on 1 Jan 0001