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A Methodology for Soot Prediction Including Thermal Radiation in Complex Industrial Burners

A Methodology for Soot Prediction Including Thermal Radiation in Complex Industrial Burners - June 2014

 Guillaume Lecocq, Damien Poitou, Ignacio Hernández, Florent Duchaine, Eleonore Riber, Bénédicte Cuenot


Abstract

This paper proposes a method for modeling soot when performing Large Eddy Simulation of complex geometries. To obtain a good trade-off between CPU cost and accuracy, soot chemistry is included via a tabulated flamelet approach, combined to a turbulent combustion model for Large Eddy Simulation based on a simplified description of chemistry. A semi-empirical soot model is chosen and validated on laminar premixed and counterflow diffusion flames. A proposed procedure enables to calculate radiation with a Discrete Ordinates Method approach and optimized spectral models. The developed soot model is applied to a real configuration, being the combustion chamber of a helicopter engine. To evaluate the importance of radiative heat losses, two cases are studied, using either adiabatic conditions or accounting for radiative heat gains/loss.

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