Heat Transfer Effects on a Fully Premixed Methane Impinging Flame
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European Commission's projectCOPA-GT - Coupled Parallel Simulation of Gas Turbines (EC-FP7-290042)
A numerical assessment of different thermal conditions for an impinging flame configuration is investigated using large-eddy simulation. The cases of study correspond to a turbulent methane flame at equivalence ratio ER = 0.8 and temperature T = 298 K exiting at 30 m/s with a nozzle-to-plate distance over diameter of H/D = 2. Computational cases based on different thermal conditions are compared to a conjugate case, in which fluid and solid domains are solved simultaneously. A solid material defined with enhanced conductivity properties is used to represent the wall in the conjugate case, so that the characteristic time scales of the solid are reduced. The results indicate that the heat transfer condition influences not only the mean temperature and gradients, but also the temperature fluctuations in the near-wall region. It is found that adiabatic, isothermal and more sophisticated Robin-type boundary conditions contribute to underpredict/overpredict the temperature field near the wall. As the time scales of fluid and solid are of the same order, the use of conjugate approaches is required to predict the correct flow fields near the wall and the skin temperature.
CitationMira, Daniel [et al.]. Heat Transfer Effects on a Fully Premixed Methane Impinging Flame. "Flow, Turbulence and Combustion", 09 Gener 2016, p. 1-23.
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