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  Project summary

Project name:

Peroxid Poolflammen 

Project acronym: ZN11766_10 
Project duration: 01.10.2011 – 31.03.2014 
Financial support by: AiF (
Description: It has been shown that the commonly used surface radiation models without consideration of chemical reaction (combustion models) and without turbulence and soot formation models have to be re-considered.  Instead, fluid dynamically driven coherent structures and CFD simulations of interacting fires have to be considered using the above mentioned sub models which partly have to be developed.

In particular, the knowledge about the interaction phenomena between two or even more pool fires will be investigated both, experimentally and numerically using CFD simulations. Additionally the knowledge about the length of the so-called clear combustion zone, which is not covered by black sooting regions, has to be deepened. Also the knowledge on the specific radiation (SEP) of single and interacting black sooting fires needs to be extended.

Of high importance and a pre-requisite for success of the above mentioned goals the knowledge on the elementary chemical reactions in peroxide pool flames has to be deepened, especially with respect to soot formation in such hydro-carbon pool flames. For this, mechanisms of soot formation will be improved and reaction mechanisms for the combustion of organic peroxides will be developed and integrated into CFD tools. Such tools can be flamelet models, which will be used int the present research work.


Project responsible: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Henning Bockhorn
Scientific staff: Dr.-Ing. Nadia Sebbar