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  • Vol. 44, Iss. 17 — Jun. 10, 2005
  • pp: 3565–3575

Flame temperature and location measurements of sooting premixed Bunsen flames by rainbow schlieren deflectometry

Alfonso F. Ibarreta and Chih-Jen Sung  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 44, Issue 17, pp. 3565-3575 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.44.003565


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Abstract

Rainbow schlieren deflectometry (RSD) provides a simple and nonintrusive way of determining the temperature field of axisymmetric flames. This technique is specially suited for the detection of large temperature gradients, such as those near the flame location. We explore the feasibility and accuracy of using RSD to obtain the flame location and thermal structure of premixed Bunsen flames for varying fuel types, equivalence ratios, and soot loadings. Uncertainty analysis is also carried out to provide various ways to reduce RSD experimental error. The RSD technique is demonstrated to give useful data even for moderately and heavily sooting flames.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.1290) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric optics
(120.4820) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical systems
(120.5710) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Refraction
(120.6780) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Temperature
(280.1740) Remote sensing and sensors : Combustion diagnostics
(280.2470) Remote sensing and sensors : Flames

History
Original Manuscript: February 16, 2004
Revised Manuscript: July 21, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: February 14, 2005
Published: June 10, 2005

Citation
Alfonso F. Ibarreta and Chih-Jen Sung, "Flame temperature and location measurements of sooting premixed Bunsen flames by rainbow schlieren deflectometry," Appl. Opt. 44, 3565-3575 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-44-17-3565


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