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Limit-Cycle Properties of a Rijke Tube

Matveev, K. I. and Culick, F. E. C. (2003) Limit-Cycle Properties of a Rijke Tube. Electronic Journal Technical Acoustics, 12 (12). pp. 1-13. ISSN 1819-2408.

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Thermoacoustic instability appears when unsteady heat release is favourably coupled with acoustic pressure perturbations. The important technical applications involving thermoacoustics are combustion instability in rocket motors and low-pollutant lean flames; noisy industrial burners; pulsed combustors; and thermoacoustic engines. The simplest device for studying thermoacoustic instability is a Rijke tube. In this work, a series of experiments is carried out to determine the nonlinear behavior of the transition to instability and the excited regimes for an electrically driven Rijke tube. A hysteresis effect in the stability boundary is observed. A mathematical theory involving heat transfer, acoustics, and thermoacoustic interactions is developed to predict the transition to instability and limit-cycle properties.

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Additional Information:© 2003, received 24.05.2003, published 12.06.2003.
Group:Guggenheim Jet Propulsion Center, GALCIT
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Official Citation:K. I. Matveev, F. E. C. Culick. Limit-Cycle Properties of a Rijke Tube. Electronic Journal “Technical Acoustics”,, 2003, 12.
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Deposited By: Ruth Sustaita
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