Constant Volume Combustion Chamber

  • Knowledge of fundamental thermos-physical properties such as laminar burning speed and studying the burning characteristics (laminar burning speed, turbulent burning speed, and flame structure) is highly relevant in the internal combustion engine, gas turbine, and power plant.


  • Therefore, KAUST built a fan-stirred high pressure - high temperature spherical Constant Volume Combustion Chamber (CVCC) to gain deeper physical insight into chemical-turbulence interaction. The chamber and its specification are shown in Fig. 1.  Figure 2 shows FACE-C flames for Φ =1 and different turbulence intensity and pressures.