The development of low-emission aero-engine combustors strongly depends on the availability of accurate and efficient numerical models. The prediction of the interaction between two-phase flow and chemical combustion is one of the major objectives of the simulation of combustor flows. In this paper, predictions of a swirl stabilized model combustor are compared to experimental data. The computational method is based on an Eulerian two-phase model in conjunction with an eddy dissipation (ED) and a presumed-shape-PDF (JPDF) combustion model. The combination of an Eulerian two-phase model with a JPDF combustion model is a novelty. It was found to give good agreement to the experimental data.
Issue Section:Gas Turbines: Combustion and Fuels
Keywords:gas turbines, two-phase flow, chemically reactive flow, combustion, emission, computational fluid dynamics, fuel, mixtures
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