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Rayleigh Light Scattering Studies of Turbulent Mixing



William M. Pitts


Turbulent combustion remains a very active research area. This interest is justified due to the pivotal role it plays in a wide variety of technologically important processes. Development of models for combusting flows is crucial for the more efficient utilization of limited hydrocarbon fuel resources, reduction in environmentally harmful pollutants, more efficient chemical processes, and for the prediction of hazard associated with unwanted fire. An important subset of turbulent combustion is turbulent jet diffusion flames because they are relatively simple to generate, and because they provide an appropriate testbed for the development of more general theories for turbulent combustion.
Proceedings Title
Combustion Institute/Eastern States Section
Conference Dates
October 25-27, 1993
Conference Location
Princenton, NJ
Conference Title
Chemical and Physical Processes in Combustion


rayleigh light scattering, turbulent mixing, turbulent combustion, concentration measurement, flow fields, velocity measurement, turbulent jet flames, diffusion flames, axisymmetric jets


Pitts, W. (1993), Rayleigh Light Scattering Studies of Turbulent Mixing, Combustion Institute/Eastern States Section, Princenton, NJ, [online], (Accessed April 15, 2024)
Created October 25, 1993, Updated February 19, 2017