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The fire monster

The fire monster

Afrit (Arabian mythology) - The Fire Monster

Prize for Artistic Merit, 2015 Combustion Art Competition, the Combustion Institute, by Sayan Biswas & Li Qiao, Purdue University

“High speed schlieren photography of pre-chamber generated turbulent jet ignition of lean CH4/air - potential solution to ultra lean combustion. Devil's face is made of wrinkled turbulent flames. Horns are composed of two flame-jets from pre-chamber combustion. The hot puff on top of devil's head represents initiation of ignition in main combustion chamber. This image contains all three phases of prechamber generated jet ignition process, namely, the pre-chamber flame-jet, main chamber ignition point and flame propagation.”