3D tomography integrating view registration and its application in highly turbulent flames

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)429-440
Journal / PublicationCombustion and Flame
Online published28 Aug 2020
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2020
Externally publishedYes


Recently, reconstruction integrating view registration (RIVR) has been demonstrated as an improved method to significantly enhance the accuracy of three-dimensional (3D) measurements in nonreactive flows. This work extended the RIVR method to 3D measurements of highly turbulent reactive flows with two specific goals. The first goal was to examine if the RIVR method can be effectively applied to highly turbulent flame structures, which display distinctively different spatial features from nonreactive flows. This examination of RIVR was performed specifically using two performance metrics, accuracy and spatial resolution. The second goal was to quantify the end benefits the RIVR can bring about on key flame properties involved in turbulence-chemistry interaction, such as flame surface density. The results demonstrated that the RIVR method can effectively enhance reconstruction accuracy of the thin flame front marked by CH radicals in 3D distribution. Compared to past methods, the RIVR method reduced the reconstruction errors by ~48% on average and improved the spatial resolution by ~26% on average. Such accuracy enhancement ultimately led to a ~15% improved accuracy on the determination of the 3D flame surface density as an indicator of the total burning rate. ©2020 The Combustion Institute. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • 3D flame measurement, Tomography, View registration