Gas - gas and gas - solid laminar flat plate diffusion flame in microgravity: Structure and stability

  • Pierre Joulain
  • Thomas Vietoris
  • José Torero


The structure and the stability of a laminar diffusion flame established over a flat plate was studied in micro-gravity and for low Reynolds number. A two stages program was developed and tested during parabolic flights, drop tower and finally aboard a sounding rocket. Three different regimes were established either for gas-gas or gas-solid systems: two stable regimes for blue and yellow flames, a transition regime between the two and the extinction or non-propagating zone.


Diffusion Flame Free Stream Velocity Porous Plate Parabolic Flight Drop Tower 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratoire de Combustion et de Détonique UPR 9028 au CNRSUniversité de Poitiers - ENSMAFuturoscope CedexFrance

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