Acoustic scattering behavior of a 2D flame with heat exchanger in cross-flow

L.S. Chen, W. Polifke, N. Hosseini, O. J. Teerling, I.L. Arteaga, V. Kornilov, P. De Goey

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In practical heat production systems, premixed flames with cold heat exchanger in cross-flow is a widely used configuration. Self-excited thermoacoustic instabilities often occur in such systems. A practical way to predict the presence of the instabilities is the network model approach. In the present study, the configuration flame - heat exchanger is analyzed numerically. We first analyze the system as a network of segregated elements. Based on the resulting acoustic scattering matrix, the role of the heat exchanger as an amplifier of the flame resonant frequencies will be discussed. Then, results from the 1D network modeling are compared to results of compressible numerical simulations, performed for several distances between flame and heat exchanger. Finally, the limits to the validity of the segregated network model approach are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrom Ancient to Modern Acoustic : Proceedings of the 23rd International Congress on Sound and Vibration, 10-14 July 2016, Athens, Greece
PublisherInternational Institute of Acoustics and Vibrations
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9789609922623
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event23rd International Congress on Sound and Vibration, ICSV 2016 - Athens, Greece
Duration: 10 Jul 201614 Jul 2016
Conference number: 23


Conference23rd International Congress on Sound and Vibration, ICSV 2016
Abbreviated titleICSV 2016
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