Heat Recirculation Effect on the Structure of Wood Dust Flame Propagation


1 M. Eng., Iran University of Science and Technology (IUS

2 Factuly of Engineering, Ayatollah Borujerdi University


A model for heat-recirculating micro combustor is developed. It investigates the structure of laminar, one-dimensional and steady state flame propagation in uniformly premixed wood particles with considering the effects of heat recirculation caused by configuration of micro combustor. The flame structure is divided into three regions: a preheat-devolatilization zone where the rate of the gas-phase chemical reaction is small; a narrow reaction zone where convection and the rate of devolatilization of the fuel particles are small; and finally a convection zone where diffusive terms in the conservation equation are small. In this model, it is assumed that the fuel particles vaporize first to yield a gaseous fuel of known chemical structure. The analysis is investigated in the asymptotic limit. The overall investigation of this study leads to a novel non-linear burning velocity correlation that heat recirculation term is considered to calculate it. The results shows that heat recirculation affect the flame structure by different parameters.