Valerie J. Lyons, Janice Marie Margle

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Velocity profiles in vertical laminar diffusion flames were measured by using laser Doppler velocimetry (LDV). Four fuels were used: n-heptane, iso-octane, cyclohexane, and ethyl alcohol. The velocity profiles were similar for all the fuels, although there were some differences in the peak velocities. The data compared favorably with the theoretical velocity predictions. The differences could be attributed to errors in experimental positioning and in the prediction of temperature profiles. Errors in the predicted temperature profiles are probably due to the difficulty in predicting the radiative heat losses from the flame.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNASA Technical Paper
StatePublished - May 1 1986

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering

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