Laminar Flame Proprieties and Flame Acceleration Prediction of Hydrogen-Methane Mixtures
NURETH-14 - 2011 September 25-30

Presented at:
2011 September 25-30
Toronto, Canada
Session Title:
C8-2 Advanced Design Features for Severe Accident Mitigation including Combustion and Fires

Kodjo Coudoro (IRSN and ICARE)
Nabiha Chaumeix (CNRS-ICARE)
Ahmed Bentaib (IRSN)
Claude Paillard (CNRS-ICARE)


The combustion of a binary mixture of methane and hydrogen has been studied using 2 different experimental setups: the spherical bomb to investigate the fundamental flame properties of this mixture with air, initially at 100 kPa, at different initial temperatures (300 - 363 K) and for a wide range of equivalence ratios (0.8 - 1.4) ; ENACCEF to investigate the flame acceleration phenomena in smooth tube for mixtures initially at ambient conditions and for equivalence ratios ranging between 0.57 and 0.84. A detailed kinetic mechanism has been used to derive the activation energies needed for the flame acceleration analysis.

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