Flow investigation in a channel reactor using chemically reacting boundary layer equations

Kenar, Doğu Hazar
In this study, an algorithm for the solution of chemically reacting flows in a channel reactor is developed by using boundary layer equations. The governing flow equations are simplified under certain assumptions with the application of similarity transformation. As a consequence of simplification, the characteristics of flow equations are changed to parabolic partial differential equations (PDE). Parabolic PDEs can be solved by numerical techniques initially designed for ordinary differential equations (ODE), such as a method of lines. The spatial terms of the equation set are discretized by the finite difference method. The resulting set of boundary layer equations is written in differential algebraic form. The set of equations is solved as a marching problem in the 2D domain with given initial and boundary conditions using MATLAB ode15i solver. The developed algorithm is used to investigate the formation of a flame in a reacting channel flow and the parameters affecting flame development.


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Citation Formats
D. H. Kenar, “Flow investigation in a channel reactor using chemically reacting boundary layer equations,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2023.