Large Eddy simulations of a premixed jet combustor using flamelet-generated manifolds: effects of heat loss and subgrid-scale models

F.E. Hernandez Perez, B.J. Lee, H.G. Im, A. Fancello, A. Donini, J.A. van Oijen, L.P.H. de Goey

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Abstract

Large eddy simulations of a turbulent premixed jet flame in a confined chamber were conducted using the flamelet-generated manifold technique for chemistry tabulation. The configuration is characterized by an off-center nozzle having an inner diameter of 10 mm, supplying a lean methane-air mixture with an
equivalence ratio of 0.71 and a mean velocity of 90 m/s, at 573 K and atmospheric pressure. Conductive heat loss is accounted for in the manifold via burner-stabilized flamelets and the subgrid-scale (SGS) turbulence-chemistry interaction is modeled via presumed probability density functions. Comparisons
between numerical results and measured data show that a considerable improvement in the prediction of temperature is achieved when heat losses are included in the manifold, as compared to the adiabatic one. Additional improvement in the temperature predictions is obtained by incorporating radiative heat losses. Moreover, further enhancements in the LES predictions are achieved by employing SGS models based on transport equations, such as the SGS turbulence kinetic energy equation with dynamic coefficients. While the
numerical results display good agreement up to a distance of 4 nozzle diameters downstream of the nozzle exit, the results become less satisfactory along the downstream, suggesting that further improvements in the modeling are required, among which a more accurate model for the SGS variance of progress variable can be relevant.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2017
Event55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, January 9-13, 2017, Grapevine, Texas, USA - Grapevine, United States
Duration: 9 Jan 201713 Jan 2017
http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/MASM17

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Conference55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, January 9-13, 2017, Grapevine, Texas, USA
Abbreviated titleMASM17
CountryUnited States
CityGrapevine
Period9/01/1713/01/17
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    Hernandez Perez, F. E., Lee, B. J., Im, H. G., Fancello, A., Donini, A., van Oijen, J. A., & de Goey, L. P. H. (2017). Large Eddy simulations of a premixed jet combustor using flamelet-generated manifolds: effects of heat loss and subgrid-scale models. Paper presented at 55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, January 9-13, 2017, Grapevine, Texas, USA, Grapevine, United States. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2017-0379