a b s t r a c tNumerical simulations were conducted of the liftoff and stabilization phenomena of laminar jet diffusion flames of inert-diluted C 3 H 8 and CH 4 fuels. Both non-reacting and reacting jets were investigated, including multi-component diffusivities and heat release effects (buoyancy and gas expansion). The role of Schmidt number for non-reacting jets was investigated, with no conclusive Schmidt number criterion for liftoff previously arrived at in similarity solutions. The cold-flow simulation f…
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