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TECHNICAL PAPERS: Combustion and Reactive Flows

Analytical and Experimental Study of Combustion and Heat Transfer in Submerged Flame Metal Fiber Burners/Heaters

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S. A. Leonardi, R. Viskanta, J. P. Gore

School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1288

J. Heat Transfer 125(1), 118-125 (Jan 29, 2003) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1527910 History: Received February 26, 2001; Revised September 04, 2002; Online January 29, 2003
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Figures

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Schematic of a one-dimensional porous burner. The relevant heat transfer modes are indicated with arrows; advection by the gas; convection and radiation from the faces; conduction (two phases), convection, radiation and chemical release inside the solid domain.
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Calculated gas and solid matrix temperature distributions inside the porous radiant burner/heater
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Comparison of the predicted and measured burner surface temperatures for different fuel inlet mixtures
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Comparison of the predicted and measured exit gas temperatures for different fuel inlet mixtures
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Comparison of the predicted and measured radiation efficiency for different fuel inlet mixtures

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