Domestic condensing boilers are equipped with perforated burners ensuring short-length premixed flames issues from a series of circular holes and slits. Despite some efforts that have been devoted to understanding the effect of hole diameter, pattern, and hole-to-hole distance on the resulting flames, very little is known about the flames from a series of slits. In this work 3-dimensional numerical simulations with skeletal kinetic mechanisms are performed to determine the structure of premixed methane-air flames issuing from two-slits patterns, often recurring in practical burner designs, i.e. several equally-spaced slits and a group of four slits. The arrangement of the slits greatly influences the resulting flames. A significant change in the flame behavior occurs depending on the inlet velocity; at low speeds, the flames issuing from the slits present a flat region, while increasing the speed they assume a conical shape along the slit length. Neighbour flames are distinct from each other at low speeds, while they interact strongly with increasing the velocity. Interestingly, a series of several slits produce a single long wedge-shaped flame, while the group of four slits generates a single conical flame.

Effect of slit pattern on the structure of premixed flames issuing from perforated burners in domestic condensing boilers

RACHELE LAMIONI
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LEONARDO TOGNOTTI;CHIARA GALLETTI
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2023-01-01

Abstract

Domestic condensing boilers are equipped with perforated burners ensuring short-length premixed flames issues from a series of circular holes and slits. Despite some efforts that have been devoted to understanding the effect of hole diameter, pattern, and hole-to-hole distance on the resulting flames, very little is known about the flames from a series of slits. In this work 3-dimensional numerical simulations with skeletal kinetic mechanisms are performed to determine the structure of premixed methane-air flames issuing from two-slits patterns, often recurring in practical burner designs, i.e. several equally-spaced slits and a group of four slits. The arrangement of the slits greatly influences the resulting flames. A significant change in the flame behavior occurs depending on the inlet velocity; at low speeds, the flames issuing from the slits present a flat region, while increasing the speed they assume a conical shape along the slit length. Neighbour flames are distinct from each other at low speeds, while they interact strongly with increasing the velocity. Interestingly, a series of several slits produce a single long wedge-shaped flame, while the group of four slits generates a single conical flame.
2023
Lamioni, Rachele; Bronzoni, Cristiana; Folli, Marco; Tognotti, Leonardo; Galletti, Chiara
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