CFD & AMP Center
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
West Virginia University
This study focuses on improving the models used nowadays to numerically predict combustion processes primary in the context of RANS (Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes) models. The present study can be divided in two parts; experimental and numerical.
The experimental section includes the installation and instrumentation of a Mini-Sidney Bluff Body Burner. The objective of this experimental work is to provide validation data for evaluation of future numerical simulations. This burner is located at NETL Pittsburgh campus.
The numerical study includes the following sub-projects:
Schematic of bluff body burner Temperature contours obtained using eddy dissipation concept
Mean species and temperature profiles at x / d = 0.60
SimVal combustor geometry Mean and RMS Temperature Contour [K].
Schematic of the stream tube combustor and the corresponding
2D numerical simulations.
Stream Tube Wall Temperature vs axial position for Vfuel=75.89 m/s, Ф=0.67
OH mass fraction contours and pathlines for 3D simulation of swirl combustor
Temperature contours and velocity vectors for 3D simulation of swirl combustor