Scale Modeling of Magnetocombustion Phenomena

  • John Baker
  • Mark Calvert
  • Kozo Saito

Abstract

The effect of a non-uniform magnetic field on the height of a laminar diffusion flame is examined. Non-uniform magnetic fields impact flame height due to the paramagnetic and diamagnetic properties of the constituent species. To date, much of the experimental data on magnetocombustion behavior has been conducted on small-scale flames produced in a laboratory. In order to develop magnetocombustion technologies, it will be necessary to formulate scaling rules for the experimentally observed behavior. Such scaling rules are discussed and a simple theoretical model for the flame height of a two-dimensional diffusion flame in the magnetically-controlled regime is developed. A parametric study of the impact that the various dimensionless parameters have on the behavior of a magnetically-controlled flame has been conducted and the results of the study are discussed.

Keywords

Diffusion flame magnetic field magnetically-controlled regime theoretical modeling dimensionless parameters 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Baker
    • 1
  • Mark Calvert
  • Kozo Saito
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of AlabamaTuscaloosaUSA

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