Turbulent Combustion of Hydrogenous Gas Mixtures

  • Boris E. Gelfand
  • Mikhail V. Silnikov
  • Sergey P. Medvedev
  • Sergey V. Khomik
Part of the Shock Wave and High Pressure Phenomena book series (SHOCKWAVE)


Turbulence affects combustion by influencing a flame surface. This phenomenon has a dual effect. On the one hand, the turbulence raises the rate of combustion due to the intensive transfer of heat and active particles to the unburned gas and from the increase of the flame surface area resulting from its curvature and fragmentation. On the other hand, the turbulence causes reduction of the velocity by the local stretch-effect. Therefore, intensive turbulence may result in flame extinction.


Explosion suppression Flame surface Optical diagnostics Turbulent burning velocity Turbulent pulsations 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Boris E. Gelfand
    • 1
  • Mikhail V. Silnikov
    • 2
  • Sergey P. Medvedev
    • 1
  • Sergey V. Khomik
    • 1
  1. 1.N.N. Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics RASMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Special Materials Corp.Saint PetersburgRussia

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