Analyzing the dynamics of cellular flames

Antonio Palacios, Dieter Armbruster, Eric J. Kostelich, Emily Stone

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Video data from experiments on the dynamics of two-dimensional flames are analyzed. The Karhunen-Loéve (KL) analysis is used to identify the dominant spatial structures and their temporal evolution for several dynamical regimes of the flames. A data analysis procedure to extract and process the boundaries of flame cells is described. It is shown how certain spatial structures are associated with certain temporal events. The existence of small scale, high frequency, turbulent background motion in almost all regimes is revealed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-161
Number of pages30
JournalPhysica D: Nonlinear Phenomena
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - 1996


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