Experimental and numerical studies of a laboratory fire whirl

K. Hartl, H. M. Blackburn, A. J. Smits

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Abstract

Results from a laboratory study of a fire whirl with dimethyl ether fuel are introduced and discussed in relation to fundamental and semi-empirical scaling results. The laboratory study also forms the basis for a stabilised direct numerical simulation (DNS) study of convection with Boussinesq buoyancy. A comparison of results suggests the basic simulation methodology holds promise but that a tighter characterisation of simulation and experimental boundary conditions will benefit future work.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2014
PublisherAustralasian Fluid Mechanics Society
ISBN (Electronic)9780646596952
StatePublished - 2014
Event19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2014 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: Dec 8 2014Dec 11 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2014

Conference

Conference19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2014
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period12/8/1412/11/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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