Modeling and large eddy simulation of deflagration dynamics in a closed vessel

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The paper describes a large eddy simulation model of gaseous deflagration in a closed vessel and simulation results for stoichiometric hydrogen-air premixed combustion initiated at the center of a closed 6.37-m3 spherical vessel. The model is based on the large eddy simulation approach to turbulence modeling and the gradient method to model the mass burning rate in premixed combustion. The method for simulated flame-front thickness reduction is suggested, and its performance is investigated. The solution-adaptive mesh refinement is used to decrease the CPU time required for simulation. The simulated deflagration-pressure dynamics is in agreement with published experimental data, and the flame-front velocity is in agreement with simulation results obtained according to the lumped parameter model for the same experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136-144
Number of pages9
JournalCombustion, Explosion and Shock Waves
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 1 Mar 2004


  • Combustion
  • Deflagration
  • Hydrogen
  • Large eddy simulation


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