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Modelling the Effect of Pressure on Soot Formation in Varying-Pressure Coflow Laminar Diffusion Flames

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posted on 30.05.2022, 18:50 by Amin Mansouri

Soot formation from combustion devices is a health and environmental concern. Therefore, a comprehensive understanding of soot is a necessity; however, due to its complexity, it is poorly understood, especially with high-pressure combustion. In this thesis, a detailed numerical soot formation code, CoFlame, has been successfully utilized to model varying-pressure coflow laminar diffusion flames. The results of this thesis are divided into two sections; first, an investigation of  the impact of a novel pressure-based reaction rate of acetylene addition in the Hydrogen- Abstraction-Carbon-Addition (HACA) mechanism on soot formation in varying pressure flames  is addressed in chapter 4. Second, an assessment of the influence of pressure on the formation of recirculation zones along the centerline of the flame and the subsequent effect of the flow field on soot formation in elevated-pressure coflow diffusion flames is addressed in chapter 5.





Master of Engineering


Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Granting Institution

Ryerson University

LAC Thesis Type


Thesis Advisor

Seth B. Dworkin