An experimental study of the stability and structure of a propane gas jet flame in cross-flow at a low jet to cross-flow momentum flux ratio (0.024) is presented. The flame structure is characterized by two distinct zones. A two-dimensional flow recirculation zone attached to the burner tube in its wake forms the first zone. An axisymmetric flow follows the first zone downstream. The junction of the two zones is characterized by an intense mixing of jet and cross-flow streams. This paper deals with the structure of the first zone. The temperature and concentration profiles show that the physico-chemical processes and combustion in that zone are diffusion controlled.

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