A coupled radiation-structure analysis of turbulent, non-premixed, strongly radiating acetylene/air flames is described. The analysis extends the laminar flamelet concept to include the effects of local radiative heat loss/gain. A new method for the calculation of the radiative source term is presented. New measurements of mean and fluctuating emission temperatures and radiation intensities, and previous data concerning flame structure are used to evaluate the predictions. Results show good agreement between measurements and predictions of flame structure similar to past uncoupled calculations. The mean emission temperatures and the mean visible radiation intensities are substantially underpredicted by the uncoupled analysis. The coupled calculations provide reasonable estimates of both quantities.

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