In a recent publication [3], the authors tentatively explored the prediction of propane flame speeds using the calculated burned gas temperature (Tb) and the predicted flame extinction temperature (Ti). A formula was developed which utilised the above temperatures together with correction factors for inlet temperature and the oxygen/inert ratio.

The present paper has extended this technique so that data from 20 different fuels have been examined over a range of conditions which include significant variations of both inlet temperature and pressure.

Limitations of the technique are discussed, as are possible related applications to other premixed systems such as laminar flames and well-stirred reactors.

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