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Measurements of flat-flame velocities of diethyl ether in air
- Gillespie, Fiona, Metcalfe, Wayne K., Dirrenberger, Patricia, Herbinet, Olivier, Glaude, Pierre-Alexandre, Battin-Leclerc, Frédérique, Curran, Henry J.
- Energy 2012 v.43 no.1 pp. 140-145
- air, burning, ethyl ether, heat transfer, temperature
- This study presents new adiabatic laminar burning velocities of diethyl ether in air, measured on a flat-flame burner using the heat flux method. The experimental pressure was 1 atm and temperatures of the fresh gas mixture ranged from 298 to 398 K. Flame velocities were recorded at equivalence ratios from 0.55 to 1.60, for which stabilization of the flame was possible. The maximum laminar burning velocity was found at an equivalence ratio of 1.10 or 1.15 at different temperatures. These results are compared with experimental and computational data reported in the literature. The data reported in this study deviate significantly from previous experimental results and are well-predicted by a previously reported chemical kinetic mechanism.