Due to the increasing demands for environment protection, the regulation of NOx emissions from aircraft engines specified by ICAO have become more stringent year by year. A combustor with lean staged fuel injectors is one of the effective methods to reduce NOx emissions. Kawasaki heavy industries Ltd GTBC and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have been conducting joint research on a lean staged concentric fuel nozzle for a high pressure ratio aero engine. High pressure combustion tests were performed to clarify the effect of the contour of the air flow passage of the main premix duct, the arrangement of the swilers and the fuel injection position on the NOx emission especially at high power. Visualization of the fuel spray at elevated pressure inside of the premix duct using a model with transparent walls and a laser diagnostics technique showed clear relationship between the distribution of the fuel spray and the NOx emission.

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