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Large eddy simulation of premixed and non-premixed combustion

Malalasekera, W, Ibrahim, SS, Masri, AR, Sadasivuni, SK and Gubba, SR (2010) Large eddy simulation of premixed and non-premixed combustion. In: Proceedings of the 37th National & 4th International Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power. 37th National & 4th International Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, Chennai, India. , Chennai .

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Abstract

This paper summarises the authors experience in using the Large Eddy Simulation (LES) technique for the modelling of premixed and non-premixed combustion. The paper describes the application of LES based combustion modelling technique to two well defined experimental configurations where high quality data is available for validation. The large eddy simulation technique for the modelling flow and turbulence is based on the solution of governing equations for continuity and momentum in a structured Cartesian grid arrangement. Smagorinsky eddy viscosity model with a localised dynamic procedure is used as the sub-grid scale turbulence model. A swirl flame is considered as the non-premixed combustion application. For non-premixed combustion modelling a conserved scalar mixture fraction based steady laminar flamelet model is used. A radiation model incorporating the discrete transfer method is included in the non-premixed swirl flame calculations. For premixed combustion where the application considered here is flame propagation in a confined explosion chamber a model based on dynamic flame surface density (DSFD) is used. It is shown that in both cases LES based combustion models perform remarkably well and results agree well with the experimental data.

Item Type: Proceedings Paper
Keywords: Large eddy simulation, Swirl, Combustion Modelling, Premixed, Non-premixed
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Process, Environmental and Materials Engineering (Leeds) > Centre for Computational Fluid Dynamics (Leeds)
Depositing User: Symplectic Publications
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2011 14:10
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 17:32
Status: Published
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/43095

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