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Spray Flame Measurements for CFD Model Validation



J F. Widmann, S R. Charagundla, Cary Presser


Experimental data were collected for the purpose of validating multiphase combustion models and submodels. A spray combustor was fabricated that permits well-defined boundary and input conditions, and measurements were carried out that characterize the fuel spray, wall temperatures, gas temperatures and species concentrations at the reactor exhaust. The operating conditions for the baseline case were defined by NIST personnel and industrial collaborators involved in model development. A methanol spray, generated with a pressure-jet nozzle, was studied with phase Doppler interferometry to measure the size, velocity, number density, and mass flux of the fuel droplets. Fouurier transform infrared spectroscopy was used to measure the species concentrations in the reactor emissions. The conversion of methanol in the reactor was found to be 80%.
Proceedings Title
3rd ASME/JSME Joint Fluids Engineering Conference
Conference Dates
July 18-23, 1999
Conference Location
Conference Title
ASME/JSME Joint Fluids Engineering Conference


CFD model validation, FTIR spectroscopy, multiphase combustion, phase Doppler interferometry, spray combustion


Widmann, J. , Charagundla, S. and Presser, C. (1999), Spray Flame Measurements for CFD Model Validation, 3rd ASME/JSME Joint Fluids Engineering Conference, Undefined (Accessed July 12, 2024)


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Created June 30, 1999, Updated October 12, 2021