Direct numerical simulation of turbulent counterflow nonpremixed flames

Hong G. Im*, Arnaud Trouvé, Christopher J. Rutland, Paul G. Arias, Praveen Narayanan, Seshasai Srinivasan, Chun Sang Yoo

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This paper presents our recent progress in terascale three-dimensional simulations of turbulent nonpremixed flames in the presence of a mean flow strain and fine water droplets. Under the ongoing university collaborative project supported by the DOE SciDAC Program [1] along with the INCITE 2007 Project [2], the study aims at bringing the state-of-the-art high-fidelity simulation capability to the next level by incorporating various advanced physical models for soot formation, radiative heat transfer, and lagrangian spray dynamics, to an unprecedented degree of detail in high-fidelity simulation application. The targeted science issue is fundamental characteristics of flame suppression by the complex interaction between turbulence, chemistry, radiation, and water spray. The high quality simulation data with full consideration of multi-physics processes will allow fundamental understanding of the key physical and chemical mechanisms in the flame quenching behavior. In this paper, recent efforts on numerical algorithms and model development toward the targeted terascale 3D simulations are discussed and some preliminary results are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012029
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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