Faculty Advisor

Rangwala, Ali S

Faculty Advisor

Tryggvason, Gretar

Abstract

The aim of this study is to calculate the laminar burning velocity of a premixed methaneair flame using two different experimental methods -- the slot burner, and the Bunsen burner technique. In both experiments flame angle and flame area are estimated by using a digital camera. The gas flow rates are measured using a flow meter. Results are compared with preexisting burning velocity data from the literature and good agreement is observed. In addition, the factors that influence the measurement of laminar burning velocity, including equivalence ratio, geometry of the burner, and influence of flame stretch are also analyzed.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2008

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Fire Protection Engineering

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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