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Turbulent shear layer mixing with fast chemical reactions

Dimotakis, Paul E. (1989) Turbulent shear layer mixing with fast chemical reactions. In: Turbulent Reactive Flows. Lecture Notes in Engineering. No.40. Springer-Verlag , New York, NY, pp. 417-485. ISBN 0387968873.

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A model is proposed for calculating molecular mixing and chemical reactions in fully developed turbulent shear layers, in the limit of infinitely fast chemical kinetics and negligible heat release. The model is based on the assumption that the topology of the interface between the two entrained reactants in the layer, as well as the strain field associated with it, can be described by the similarity laws of the Kolmogorov cascade. The calculation estimates the integrated volume fraction across the layer occupied by the chemical product, as a function of the stoichiometric mixture ratio of the reactants carried by the free streams, the velocity ratio of the shear layer, the local Reynolds number, and the Schmidt number of the flow. The results are in good agreement with measurements of the volume fraction occupied by the molecularly mixed fluid in a turbulent shear layer and the amount of chemical product, in both gas phase and liquid phase chemically reacting shear layers.

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Additional Information:© 1987 Springer-Verlag. This work is part of a larger effort to investigate mixing and combustion in turbulent shear flows, sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research Contract No. F49620-79-C-01059 and Grant No. AFOSR-83-0213, whose support is gratefully acknowledged.
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Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)AFOSR-83-0213
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