Numerical investigations on premixed spherical flames for Lewis numbers larger than unity
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We present numerical simulations of premixed spherical flames under µg conditions using the thermo-diffusive approximation. The employed numerical method is based on a finite volume discretization with explicit Runge-Kutta time integration, both of second order. A multiresolution technique is used to represent the solution on an adaptive, locally refined grid, which allows efficient and accurate computations at a reduced computational cost. We study the ignition limit, i.e. the critical radius for which the flame extinguishes, for varying Lewis numbers larger than unity. We also present fully three-dimensional simulations of initially stretched spherical flames and show their relaxation towards spherical flames, which justifies the one-dimensional spherically symmetric simulations.
KeywordsLewis Number Finite Volume Scheme Flame Velocity Ignition Limit Spherical Flame
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