Biofuel application and design of small waterfall flame

W L Chen, F L Chao, K T Lin
2019 International Journal of Smart Grid and Clean Energy  
For any product design to comply with regulations, knowledge of both combustion physics and safety is essential. In this study, a metallic and meshed wick structure was designed using fluid principles to reflect the increased demand of biofuel to replace alcohol. Biofuel has a flash point of up to 104°C . The maximum temperature at the tip of a cord can reach 900°C , and the fuel burns completely. Complete combustion ensures that a tabletop lamp is safe for use. Including a glass plate in the
more » ... lass plate in the design facilitates the chimney effect. A firepot displays 3D waterfall flash. A CAE tool was used to predict the flow pattern. Quadrilateral elements were used to model the device. Overheating of a flame lamp can be prevented by including a guiding channel and ventilation holes. Applying fluid mechanics principles, designers can include safety features from the early stage.
doi:10.12720/sgce.8.3.299-306 fatcat:kg5rvlawgrcvderj6dz3ztztwm