Define adiabatic flame temperature and explain its practical significance.

Mumbai university > MECH > SEM 3 > THERMO

Marks: 4M

Year: May 2014

1 Answer
  • In a given combustion process, that takes place adiabatically and with no work or changes in kinetic or potential energy involved, the temperature of the products is referred to as the ‘adiabatic flame temperature’.

  • Significance:

  1. It is used to characterize the quality of fuel

  2. It is used to determine suitability of fuel for an application.

  3. It is used Determine extent of substitution of a lower quality fuel to converse higher quality fuel

  4. The is adiabatic flame temperature is very important in design and scale-up procedures wherever heat transfer is a significant consideration

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