71th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics (November 18, 2018 — November 20, 2018)

V0083: Numerical Simulations of Plume and Pool Fire Instabilities using Adaptive Mesh Refinement

Authors
  • Nicholas Wimer, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Caelan Lapointe, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Marcus Day, Center for Computational Science and Engineering, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
  • Amanda Makowiecki, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Jeffrey Glusman, University of Colorado Boulder
  • John Daily, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Gregory Rieker, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Peter Hamlington, University of Colorado Boulder

Visualizations from numerical simulations (large eddy and direct numerical simulations) are shown for a one-meter diameter methane pool fire and a one-meter diameter helium plume.  These flows are both buoyancy dominated and exhibit similar instabilities and behavior.

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